Prior to Covid, drop-in library sessions would be held across Doncaster and Rotherham. We have now had to adapt these sessions to be able to run them safely. The venues we used to use are not open currently and we cannot have lots of families accessing the service at one time like we used to.
The drop-in sessions have now been replaced with a bookable session here at our home (garden where the weather permits!) in Conisbrough for the foreseeable future. If the weather is not on our side, the session will be moved inside and I request masks are worn inside by those who are able to.
If you would like to attend you can do so here; booking is essential so that we can control how many people are here at one time.
Upcoming session: Tuesday 5th October
WHAT TO EXPECT AT A BOOKABLE LIBRARY SESSION
Book your slot here and then come along on the day to get 10-15 minutes of advice, try on a maximum of two slings and/or hire a sling. These slots cost £5.00 but this cost is taken off the price of your hire. If you do not hire, this cost covers your slot and advice. Please note that this cost is not refundable if you cannot attend.
Hire costs are £5.00 per week per sling and a reduced £15.00 for a four week period.
If you need more in-depth advice, for example you have twins or higher multiples or if there are other considerations such as a disability which may effect comfort and/or safety for either the wearer or the "passenger", please book a consult.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Abby is amazing and so helpful. Have hired from the library several times as well as attending workshops.
We’ve had a great experience with Abby - she’s been incredibly helpful and knowledgable. We weren’t sure what carrier we needed or whether we would use it enough to warrant buying a new one. We had a zoom meeting where Abby presented me with several options as well as helping with my confidence in putting my boys on my back alone - that service alone was invaluable. We then chose a carrier to hire for a month and have used it multiple times for both children.
We’ve always been keen walkers, but for several years have stuck with pushchair friendly routes. Now our boys are older (2 and 4) we’ve been venturing further afield but found it was too far for little legs. This is where the carrier came in as it saved us from shoulder rides and piggy backs and allowed us to take on longer walks on varied terrain.
It’s great to have a carrier that is comfy for both children and can accommodate a 4.5 year old as easily as a 2 year old.
I have no hesitation in recommending Abby - we will definitely be back if we ever need another sling for holidays etc. Thank you 😊
I had a consultation with Abby before and just after my first child (because let’s face it there are a million slings/carriers.
I I have rented a few and gone on to buy three carriers.
When my second daughter arrived two weeks ago I went for another consultation to remind myself how to carry a newborn. With a 23m age gap a carrier is definitely needed and as usual it has sleepy dust on it and my second falls asleep within a minute!! of putting her in it. I can do laundry/cook/look after my toddler all with a sleeping baby on me.
Abby is patient, extremely knowledgable and so friendly.