A sling library is a place where you can see, touch and try on different types of carriers and wraps.You can then choose to hire a sling for two weeks or more to be sure it’s the right one for you before buying it.
Detailed guidelines can be found here
Wrap a Hug is a sling library like no other; we specialize in woven wraps. We really believe that they are the most comfortable, ergonomic and nurturing way of carrying your baby and we want to help parents learn to wrap.We also have ring slings, mei tais, stretchy wraps and other types of carriers for you to try.
Wrap a Hug’s library is a space where you can see, touch and try different kinds of wraps and find the one that suits you and your baby best. It is a friendly, homely atmosphere where you can meet other parents with whom you’ll be able to share experiences and joys. Whether you are pregnant, completely new to babywearing, want to try woven wraps or already a bit experienced and are looking to learn new carries and sizes, we are here to offer advice, help you become confident babywearers and accompany you in your babywearing journey. That’s why we offer free follow ups after our initial consultation.
You will find expert people supporting you and explaining to you the benefits of babywearing. We offer different services to meet your needs depending on your knowledge.
You can find all the wraps for hire here
Opening times and location:
The library is currently held in Mel’s (spacious) living room in Whitechapel near Spitalfields city farm until a more suitable space is found (access by stairs only).
Friday mornings, 10am-12pm (flexible opening times upon request)
Dates: the library will be closed on Friday 30th of December.
Appointments are not needed but we ask that you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before you come so that we can book you on the service most suitable for you.
Explanation and demonstration of the different types of carriers, professional support to try the wraps on with your baby or our demo doll, free of charge
Wrap a Hug’s beginners’ pack: 2 weeks hire + 20 mins. consultation for new wrappers/sling users, £25
20 mins consultation with your own wrap/sling, no hire, £15
Hire only for 2 weeks (for wrappers/sling users with some experience): £10
Troubleshooting (10 minutes consultation, no hire): £7
Follow-ups on Skype, whatsapp, email, phone: free of charge
Late return fee, £5 per day
We require a £50 deposit when you hire a wrap/ring sling which will be refunded to you immediately upon return of the wrap. If the wrap is damaged, the person who borrowed it will be required to pay the costs of repairing or replacing the wrap. If the wrap is lost or stolen whilst being borrowed the person will be required to pay the costs of replacement.
Payments can be made prior to the library session via bank transfer, paypal (gifted) or on the day in cash or cheque.