All of the Slingababy trained consultants

Team Members

Maria at Beautiful Bonds in Colchester and Tendring

Consultant, Feeding and Carrying Advocate

I took over the Colchester half of Ipswich and Colchester sling library in 2019, but I kept it low key and simple as I was expecting baby number 3. In January 2021 I launched Beautiful Bonds, my vision was to develop a place where parents could get support, not only with carrying, but with birth […]

Ruth Grint at the Wirral Sling Library

Consultant, Peer Supporter

I’m Ruth, a babywearing fanatic! I have helped hundreds of families over the last 6 years to find a sling that they love, and to carrying confidently, comfortably and above all safely. When not running Wirral Sling Library, I work on the front line in the NHS, and have a hubby and 2 sons who […]

Lisa at The Carrying Midwife in Worcester


I am a sling consultant, community midwife, antenatal and postnatal teacher and starting solids facilitator based in Worcestershire. I have 12 years of midwifery experience and am passionate about empowering families, enabling them to have the best possible experience throughout pregnancy, childbirth and in their new roles as parents! Baby wearing using slings and carriers […]

Lucy at Oxford Sling Library

Consultant, Peer Supporter

Oxford Sling Library has been running since 2008, making us the oldest continually running sling library in Britain. Fuelled by amazing volunteers over the years (in particular Guinevere Webster and Josie Hadjiev) it is now run by sling consultant Lucy Hawkins as a social enterprise. I volunteered with Oxford Sling Library after my son was […]

Laura at The Cuddle Collective in Shropshire/Powys

Consultant, Feeding and Carrying Advocate

I have worked with families for the last twenty years. I live with my family and our fearless feline leader Kitty Boo Boo. Initially studying education and playwork and later lactation and birthwork I had gathered a great toolkit for supporting families before completing Slingababy Consultant training in 2016. Website  

Bob Betts at Derby and Nottingham Sling Library and Consultancy

Consultant, Feeding and Carrying Advocate

Hi, I’m Bob, I run Derby and Nottingham Sing Library, a not for profit, 100% volunteer ran sling library, I have been babywearing since 2010, running the library since 2014. We offer in person meets at many locations across the Derby and Nottingham areas as well as in person consultations and postal hires, we have […]

Kimmy at Mid Kent Parenting in Maidstone and Kent

Consultant, Feeding and Carrying Advocate

Hi I am Kimmy! (She/Her)   As a mother who had 2 children under 2 babywearing became an essential skill to get anything done! As a Fat woman I have particular knowledge and passion to help other fat people to be included, represented, and comfortable on their own carrying journeys. I am AuDHD as is […]

Gillian at The Baby Room Exeter and Exeter Sling Library and Consultancy

Consultant, Feeding and Carrying Advocate

I love helping people carry their babies and children and I like to think this lightens their load in other ways. I am passionate about supporting families through their struggles and aim to be kind and non judgemental. I am part of a CIC in Exeter which has become a full time shop and venue […]

Jessica at Carry with Jess in Colchester


While pregnant with my first in 2016, I knew I wanted to carry them.  I’m an active, enthusiastic and gentle parent with a passion for helping families safely carry their children and enjoy life to the full. Sea swimming, dog walking and cuddles with my kids!
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