Our library

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Below is the inventory of slings available for hire at the library.We are always replenishing and expanding the library to meet demand, so don’t hesitate to ask if you’re looking for a particular sling. Enquire to reserve a sling.

Stretchy Wraps and Close Caboos

Hana stretchy wrap, cotton, bamboo and elastane, 2-way stretchy.

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We have the Standard and Organic versions.
Comes in different colours and lengths. We have some Hana wraps available for purchase (below retail price).


Je Porte mon bébé stretchy original, 2 way stretchy

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Je Porte mon bébé stretchy hybrid, a very sturdy strechy

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Izmi stretchy wrap, 2 way stretchy, bamboo

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we also have a Moby wrap (grey) and other types of 1 way strechies.


Close Caboo: stretchy wrap material adjustable through rings, come in different colours, pocket on the front, can also be used as a ring sling.

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Buckles carriers

Ergo Omni 360 Cool Air: Particular great for warm weather. Allows for four positions carrying. 3.2kgs-20kgs. Infant insert not needed. Straps can be crossed on the back. Sleep hood and pocket.

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Ergo 360 Four positions: Allows for all positions carrying. 5.5kgs-15kgs. Newborn insert needed to carry smaller babies (available from the library). Headrest and sleep hood.

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Ergo Adapt: Three positions carry (facing outward not available). 3.2kgs-20kgs. No newborn insert needed, head rest and sleep hood.

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Ergo original. Three positions carry. 5.5kgs-20kgs. With sleep hood. Newborn insert also available.

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Boba air: Front and back carries, a super light sling, foldable, 7-20kgs. Comes in black or grey.

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Tula Free to Grow and Free to Grow Coast cool air mesh: Front and back positions carry, 3.2kgs-20kgs, adjustable waist belt. No newborn insert needed. Sleep hood, pocket. The mesh is great for hot days!

 


Tula baby carrier: Front and back carries positions, from 7kgs to 20kgs or 3.2kgs with the newborn insert, sleep hood, pocket.

 


Tula toddler: Front and back carries, 11kgs to 27kgs, min. 81cm tall, sleep hood, pocket.


Izmi baby carrier, 100% cotton, suitable from 3.2kg to 15kg, can be used with newborn cushion, sleep hood, Spreadable shoulders, front and back carry, you can even tandem carry!


Izmi Toddler carrier, 100% cotton, suitable from 8kgs to 27kgs, from 9 months onwards


Connecta carrier: front and back carry, from 3.5kgs to 24kgs, can be adjusted for newborns, sleep hood.


Beco Gemini: Allows for all positions carry, from 3.2kgs to 16kgs, no insert needed, headrest, pocket, available in 2 styles, 100%cotton.


Beco toddler: Front and back carry, 18 months onwards, 9kgs to 27kgs, pocket, detachable zipper clutch.


Beco Soleil: Front and back carry, From birth with newborn insert to 20kgs, sleep hood and pocket

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Storchenwiege half buckle carrier: Front and back carry, 100% cotton, suitable for bigger babies and toddlers, Sleep hood and adjustable straps, cynchable wait belt, buckles clips.

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Mamaruga Zensling (stretchy fabric), suitable from birth (3kgs) to toddlerhood (20kgs max), Front and back carry options, fully adjustable in length and width, sleep hood, buckles clips. Also comes in purple and black ocean.

 

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Patapum. Not suitable for very small babies

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Woven Wraps

Our woven wraps come in different lengths, weights, type of weave, fibres and styles. If you want to try a particular blend (e.g., cashmere, silk, wool), weave, length that is not available in the library, get in touch. I have many more wraps in my personal stash you can have a play with (not for hire)!

Liora Rae Brooke, 100% Egyptian cotton, 350g/m², size 6

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Baby Monkey Koi, 50% linen 50% cotton, 250g/m², size 6.IMG_2693

 


Mamaruga Poppy field blue, 100% combed cotton, 265g/m², size 6.

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Yaro Magnet Violet Aqua-Green, 100% cotton, 330g/m², size 7.

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This an extra long wrap, great for fancy finishes, extra length to wrap around your lower back or close a front carry on the front, or to try a tandem carry!


Soul Slings Corallium, 100% cotton, 280g/m², size 6.

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Soul Slings Topaz, 100% cotton, 255g/m², size 6.

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Yaro Turtle blue, 100% cotton, 230g/m², size 4.

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Yaro La vita Dark blue violet, 100% cotton, 230g/m², size 6

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Didymos Eva, 100% cotton, 195g/m², size 5.

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Hoppediz Delhi, 100% cotton, size 6. This wrap also includes a pocket on the tail.

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Didymos Iris, 100% cotton, 200g/m², size 4.

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Yaro LaVita Autumn rainbow, 100% cotton, 230g/m², size 6.

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Yaro La fleur Summer rain, 100% cotton, 230g/m², size 3.

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Didymos Tanzanite dyed burlesque red, 100% cotton, 240g/m², size 4

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Liora Rae Wovens Una Natural, 100% Egyptian combed cotton, size 5.

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Oscha Starry Night, 75% organic cotton, 25% wild silk, 268g/m², size 2.

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A short wrap perfect for quick carries!


Diva Milano Essenze Perla, 100% cotton, 250g/m², long size 5, wide.

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Diva Milano Essenze Smeraldo, 50% cotton, 50% linen, 255g/m², long size 5, wide.

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Tinge garden Moss leaves, 88%cotton, 12% linen, 250g/m², size 5.

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Woven Wings Banquo, 87% cotton 13% merino, 322g/m2, size 3.

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Thin Wraps

Java Bali Breeze,  very thin cotton, size 1.

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Ellaroo Patapum Jan, 100% cotton handwoven, very thin wrap, size 6, fringe on one tail.

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Calin Bleu Gauze wraps, 100% gauze, sizes M and L (about 5 and 6), come in different colours. Some for sale!

Fil’up mesh wrap: a bit of a wildcard but more supportive than you’d think! Up to 15kgs, size 1 (fits sizes S-M, 4.2m long)

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Ring slings

Littlefrog Stoney Opal Ring sling, 100% cotton, 240g/m², 1.7m.

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Yaro La Vita Lemon Ring Sling (conversion), 100% cotton, 230g/m², 1.7m.

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Littlefrog Sandy Agate II Ring sling, 100% cotton, 240g/m², 1.7m.

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Diva Milano Viola Ring sling, 100% cotton.

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Oscha  Boutique Ring sling, 50% Sea Island organic combed cotton, 10%cotton, 40% bamboo.

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Storchenwiege Ring sling, 100% cotton

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Pouches and hip seat

Liffts pouches: Front and hip carry, size 1 (fits women sizes 8-10) and size 2 (fits women sizes 12-14)


Suppori mesh pouch: Great for hot weather!

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Hippychick hip seat. For carrying your baby on the hip. (This is not hands-free)

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Meh dais, podaeghis, onbuhimos

Diva Milano Savannah toddler Meh dai, 100% cotton, 250g/m², suitable from 6 months to 3 years (woven wrap meh dai). Also comes in the original version, suitable from birth to 2-3 years old, teal colour.

We retail Diva milano slings as well.

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Big baby and Toddler Meh Dai, 100% cotton (non-woven wrap meh dai)

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Catbird meh dai

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Oscha wrap conversion Podaegi, 100% cotton

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Ling ling meh dai (mid tai) 100% cotton (non-woven wrap meh dai)

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Nova carrier buckle onbuhimo: No waistband, up to 15kgs

 


Workshops

All our workshops can be run on demand. We need a minimum of 3 paying participants (discounts for couples). Workshops can be tailor-made to you and your friends’ needs, and can be run from Wrap a Hug HQ in Bethnal Green, Under the Willow tree cafe in Stoke Newington, or you can also suggest a location.

Most popular workshops include: Front, hip or back carry with a woven wrap; Introduction to slings.

Prices:

  • Introduction to slings: £20 (£30/couples)
  • Front, hip or back carry with a woven: £15
  • Other workshops: tbc
  • 1 sling hire for 2 weeks included

Coming up (mornings):

  • Introduction to slings: Stoke Newington, 19.09; Canada Water 06.10
  • Front carry in a woven wrap: Stoke Newington, 25.09

All our workshops, library dates, sling meets and other events can be found on our Facebook page

February workshops

We have organized a series of workshops for February 2017!

Workshops are a great place to learn alongside others and meet other babywearing parents.

Here are the details:

Front carry workshop

Saturday 25th of February, 2pm-4pm, Wrap a Hug, Whitechapel E1, ran by Mel and Azzura, £30 per person

A two hours workshop to learn how to carry our little one in a long woven wrap in two front carries: a front wrap cross carry, a very supportive carry great for long walks, and a front cross carry, a pre-tied, poppable carry perfect for quick ups and downs.Woven wraps can be borrowed for free during the class.

Woven wraps can be borrowed for free during the class. Hire can be arranged at no extra cost depending on availability.

To book your place and for more information write to Mel at mel.wrapahug@gmail.com

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Hip carry workshop

Friday 24th of February, 10am-12pm, Wrap a Hug, Whitechapel E1, ran by Mel and Azzura, £30 per person

A two hours workshop to learn how to carry our little one in a woven wrap in two hip carries: The first carry is very supportive, great for long walks and long periods of carrying.The second one is pre-tied and great for quick ups and downs.

Woven wraps can be borrowed for free during the class. Hire can be arranged at no extra cost depending on availability.

To book your place and for more information write to Mel at mel.wrapahug@gmail.com

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Introduction to babywearing workshop

Saturday 25th of February, 10am-12pm, Wrap a Hug, Whitechapel E1, ran by Mel and Azzura, £25 per person

What are the benefits of carrying a baby in a wrap?
When is a carrier really ergonomic and safe?
How can I choose the perfect carrier for me and my baby?
What’s the difference between a stretchy wrap and a woven wrap?

You will find all the answers to your babywearing questions and much more at our introduction to babywearing workshop.

You also will have the chance to try on different carrier and wraps with our support.

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Back carry workshop

Sunday 26th of February, 10am-12pm, Wrap a Hug, Whitechapel E1, ran by Mel and Azzura, £30 per person

A two hours workshop to learn how to carry your baby on your back in a rucksack carry.

Back carries are really comfortable and handy, leaving you hands-free!!

During the workshop, we will learn how to easily and safely bring our baby on our back, how to tie a rucksack carry and different ways of finishing it. We will also learn how do to a double hammock, which is a more supportive carry for bigger kids.

It is preferable that you have some experience with carrying your little one in a woven wrap. Let us know if you are new to wrapping.

Babies should have good head control. Check with us if you’re unsure if you can back carry.

Woven wraps can be borrowed for free during the class. Hire can be arranged at no extra cost depending on availability.

For more information or to book your place write at mel.wrapahug@gmail.com

 

Wrap a hug London is starting again

Good news to babywearers in London: Wrap a hug is starting again!

Mel is joining forces with Azzura to open a sling library and consultancy service focused on woven wraps in East London. She is finishing her babywearing consultant training and is setting up a library with lots of woven wraps and other slings. It will be open very soon and parents will be able to come over, try some slings and get advice. Private consultations and workshops will start in early 2017. Mel co-runs a large sling social group (Sling social East London, join our Facebook group) and is an experienced babywearing mum and passionate about woven wraps and supporting parents.

Opening hours, lists of wraps for hire and more details coming soon.

Meanwhile feel free to email her at mel.wrapahug@gmail.com or use the contact form to get in touch!

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Front and Back carries workshops

Hello all!

Azzura is going to be in London this week so we have organised 2 workshops for you!

Front carry workshop, Thursday 24th of November, 4-6pm, Masiel Baby, 56 Abbey Gardens, London NW8 9AT

A two hours workshop to learn how to carry our little ones in a long woven wrap in two front carries: one very supportive and the other one very quick and pre-tied, perfect for up and downs and traveling.
Cost of the class is £ 35 per person.

Woven wraps can be borrowed for free during the class.

Woven wraps are the only carrier which can be used from birth to any age of your child.
They are the most comforrtable and nurturing way to carry our babies.

Learn more on www.wrapahug.com

To book your place and to have more information write to wrapahug@gmail.com

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Back carry workshop, Saturday 26th of November, 1.30pm-3.30pm, Flat 12, 67 Vallance road, London E1 5BS

A two hour workshop to learn how to carry your baby on your back in a rucksack carry.

Back carries are really comfortable and handy leaving mum’s hands and arms free!!

During the workshop we will learn how to easily and safely bring our baby on our back, how to tie a rucksack carry and different ways of finishing it.

Price £ 30 per person.

Woven wraps can be borrowed for free at the class.

For more information or to book your place write at mel.wrapahug@gmail.com

nb: we will be running the workshop from Mel’s place in Whitechapel. The flat is on the third floor with no lift (buggies can be left in the entrance at the owner’s own risk). Three cats leave here but will be locked away in a bedroom.