brilliant reasons to use a sling #16-20


#16 It’s a handy immobilisation device to stop my little boy from running away when I have to pay for stuff. On a more serious note the closeness and more practically, slings go places prams don’t, like the beach.



#17 to hit the beach


#18 Because I can have my hands free for other things. Because it helped me come to terms with not breast feeding. Because I can take her with me wherever I go regardless of terrain or circumstances. Because it allows me to keep her close occasionally. Because it makes us both happy


#19 Because sometimes you don’t want a pushchair – on cobbled streets, so you can nip in and out of shops, up stairs in castles, and so on. And sometimes, after a day of running around all day, they just need a cuddle and a sleep!



#20 Because I like to keep them close and snuggly. Because they like to be close to me. Because sometimes it’s the only way they’ll sleep!




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To find out more about using a sling: Rachel from The North East Sling Library visits the Birth & Baby Cafe on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month

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I am an antenatal teacher, doula, baby massage instructor, postnatal educator, life coach, writer, mum, wife, friend and, sometimes, just me. As an experienced and qualified practitioner, I specialise in pregnancy, birth and early parenting - my aim is to listen, inform, support and reassure when needed. I have worked with parents since 2002 and I set up Birth, Baby & Family in 2011 to provide good information, a different perspective and links to the best products and services for families. I set up the Birth, Baby & Family Centre in 2014 to provide a welcoming, friendly and supportive space for parents across Tyneside.

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