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Aly Sanders, Peer Supporter

I began volunteering as a peer supporter at the library just before COVID hit!


I gave birth to my daughter Zen in the summer of 2019 and my love for babywearing evolved. We had a hard time with evening crying for the first three months and nothing soothed her. We hired a sling from the library and she loved the movement and closeness. The sling allowed me to know I was meeting my daughter's desire to be close but have my hands free to feed and take care of myself. 

Zen was exclusively worn in the sling for her first 5 months of life which I am sure has contributed to our incredible bond and her outgoing personality!

Use of the sling was the most valuable tool I had as a new mum. And the connection we have formed as a result of it is lifelong. 

I look forward to supporting other mums, dads, grandparents in this incredible journey...after all it takes a village!


Jan 2020-Peer Supporter training with Maria at Beautiful Bonds

2017-HypnobirthMidwivesUK teacher

2012-Qualified Midwife



New Member package

from £35

60-90 minute consultation.

1 month sling hire.

Library membership.


Bump to Baby package

from £55

Two 60-90 minute consultations.

(1 antenatal, 1 postnatal)

Two months sling hire.

Library membership.


Stretchy Wrap package

from £60

Brand new Lifft

stretchy wrap to keep.

60-90 minute consultation.

Library membership.

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Beautiful Bonds

Colchester Sling Library     Supporting Pregnancy and Beyond

Have a private session with a fully qualified carrying consultant to find your perfect carrier or learn a new skill.

Choose a sling/carrier to hire or bring your own one for a fit check

Join us for our monthly social to mingle with other parents.

Group workshops are available covering some common carrying topics

Get in touch to find out our bespoke one to one sessions


Coming soon....

Lend Engine

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


Stretchy wrap deal

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

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