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Colchester Sling Library

The library currently has over 80 slings of all shapes and sizes.

There are wraps (both woven and stretchy) and mah dai style carriers, there are ring slings and half buckles. Newborn and toddler sizes

And there are almost 30 different styles of buckled carrier, which we are adding to all the time.

So get in touch, because we are sure to find the best carrier for you!

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Library Membership


Membership includes;

Sling/carrier hire.

Free 15 minute library sessions

Earn loyalty points to spend towards hire.

Reserve slings/carriers.

Discounts on workshops.

Advise on buying, including some discounts.

Discount codes towards other local businesses, including

Sling Swing

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Library Sessions

When and where?

Three sessions a month.

Every 3rd Friday of the month

at Kingsland church.

Every 1st Tuesday of the Month

at St Johns Community centre.

Every 4th Tuesday of the month at Tendring village hall.

What to expect?

15 minute sessions

Drop by any time during the session

Try 1 or 2 sling/carrier options.

Get a quick stretchy tutorial.

Get help making your own sling more comfortable.

Sling Hire

Sling/carrier hired on a monthly basis


Door stop hire available

(contact for more details)

Non-contact pick up from a drop box


Stetchy wrap deal

Hire a stretchy wrap, 3 months for the price of 2!


Coming soon....

Lend Engine

A site where you will be able to browse slings to see availability and reserve for a library session

Kingsland Church

84 London Road



St Johns Church Community centre

St Johns Close



Tendring Village Hall

The Street


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Happy Clients

Super helpful and knowledgeable with the slings. We had a fabulous, socially distanced, appointment at Kingsland Church and I have now hired a super comfy sling for my new little girl. Thank you


"Helpful advice and Maria is always on hand to help when you need it. Great to be able to try the slings, if you’re thinking of buying, so you know you’ve got the right one."


"game changer! visiting the sling library has given me my hands back! after a few hours of borrowing a ring sling I have a tidier house and a napping bubba. very happy customer!"


"I've been chatting and using Colchester slings for about 8 months. I used Maria mainly to help me find a toddler carrier, in that time I have become pregnant again and she has been a wealth of knowledge helping me carry my toddler safely during the pregnancy. I have purchased from her retail side too now as she helped me find something suitable for both a toddler and the new baby when they arrive. I will absolutely be using her again once the baby is here to help with sling use for breastfeeding and and participating in the sling walks where I can too. I can't recommend her enough. So many options whether it's help with your own, looking at a different carrier or wanting to try out carrying for the first time."