Hiring a sling

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What do we stock?

Oldham and Rochdale library stock over 100 slings including stretchy and woven wraps, soft structured carriers, hybrids, ring slings, meh dai, podaegi and onbuhimo. We have carriers suitable from birth to preschool in brands such as Beco, Boba, Integra, Connecta, Tula, Ergobaby, Caboo, Hanababy, Didymos, Girasol, Firespiral, Lenny Lamb and Fidella.

You can browse our inventory online check availability and reserve for collection if you know what you’re looking for otherwise pop along to a meet, have a rummage and try on before you decide. It speeds up admin at the session if you have created an account on myturn in advance. Please consider signing up for free here before attending an event.

How do I hire?

Hiring from us is easy. We loan slings at our meets or you can collect them from our homes (Shawclough/ Failsworth) by prior arrangement. If you prefer one of us to come to you, more in-depth, private consultations are available for a small charge. Typically private consultations are up to an hour and cost £20. The types of things that can be covered in that hour are; learning to back carry, advanced woven wrap carries, using slings for twins, ring sling 101. Please contact us for details and to book.

Most of our carriers cost £8 per fortnight to hire and you can keep them for as long as you like. Stretchy wraps are £10 for 8 weeks so you can borrow those when you are pregnant and practice before your baby arrives. We prefer card payments or you can reserve and pay online.

Returns are during library sessions or by prior arrangement at a mutually convenient time and location. Alternatively, the carrier may be returned by recorded post to arrive on or before the returns due date.

Do you sell slings?

We don’t retail new slings but do occasionally sell off pre-loved library stock. We also have several discount codes available from retailers should you wish to purchase after a loan. Just ask if you would like one.