How does a visit to the Wirral Sling Library work?
You will be welcomed to the library and asked to sign in by one of our lovely volunteers.
You may be seen straight away or there may be a wait, we try to keep these to a minimum but we can get very busy! You are invited to take a seat, grab tea and cake from the cafe, chat to other library users, and older children can use the play area (unsupervised) or do some colouring in. If you wish to borrow from the library, you can also use this time to register on our on-line system myTurn, either on your own smart phone or our iPad.
You will be seen by either a Consultant or a Peer Supporter. Both are trained to help you with a variety types of slings, either from the Library or your own. If you are looking to carry twins together, want to back carry or if either you or your child have specific medical needs, you will be seen by one of our Consultants who has extra training and experience in these areas. You may be seen individually or in small groups, depending on your needs. Once slings have been demonstrated you will be able to practice with one of our demonstration dolls, and with your own child. We will make sure that you are both safe and comfortable.
If you wish to hire a sling, we would invite you to return to the welcome desk where one of the volunteers will process the hire. They can also remind you of how to contact us between session, and answer most of the nagging questions that may have popped in to your mind!