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Hello everyone,

After over six years of serving the local community, the time has come to close Noah's Arc Sling Library.

This decision, although not an easy one, has been coming for a very long time. As many of you know, I’m also a Doula, Abby Hopewell, Doula and a Photographer, Abby Hopewell, Photography. I also have other things in the works and I can no longer give the sling library the love and time that it deserves.

It has been an honour and a privilege to help so many families across the years, many of whom became volunteers and close friends.

Running the sling library has allowed me to meet so many incredible people and I’m so very grateful for that.

Thank you, to each and every one of you for supporting this little business of mine over the years, whether that was through hiring, attending the popular workshops that always had me creating more, to booking consults and to raving about the library to friends and family. I appreciate you all.


Thank you to all the other local businesses who have allowed us to set up shop for our drop-in sessions over the years; you can’t beat local businesses supporting local businesses.

The sling library organically grew into a beautiful, supportive community and I’ll be forever proud of being a part of that as it was very special. This has all had a profound effect on my own parenting journey.

The biggest thank you goes to the volunteers who gave up their free time every week to help other parents; I could not have done it without you. I also can’t do this post without thanking my husband, Mark, who also trained as a consultant, helped at the libraries and did so much heavy lifting when he was around.

I will be keeping a small consultancy/doula stash of slings but the others will be sold or moved on. This will allow me to still run consults where required, but with a much smaller selection.


Again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.



Me and my 3 month old baby Ava attended the introduction to baby wearing yesterday morning and it was great. We are new to baby wearing and the session covered all the basic info regarding health and safety, different slings and wearing styles. Also I learnt about different cultures and people's views on baby wearing. I feel so much more confident now and I'm looking forward to more sessions. We was also made to welcome and comfortable as soon as we arrived. Thank you x

- Charlotte

Always extremely helpful, with lots of guidance available during and after! I would never of had the great experience of baby carrying if it wasn’t for Noah’s arc sling library!

- Rachel

We’ve just returned a Beko Toddler - it has been a dream. We love to walk on our holidays to the lakes but didn’t go last year because our toddler was too big for the backpack but too small to walk, this year despite him being 3 1/2 and quite a tall boy we were able to hire a carrier that meant everyone had a great holiday and he loved being in it too. Abby and the team were amazing at every step - thoroughly recommend!! Amazing 😊😊

- Cate