DROP-IN LIBRARY SESSIONS
All drop-in sessions are cancelled for the foreseeable future due to Covid-19.
Please check our facebook page for further updates or e-mail us at
NEW FOR SEPTEMBER 2020
Unfortunately we're unable to run the drop-in sessions (more details below) and so we have introduced a bookable sling clinic session to fill the gap between the drop-in sessions and the consultations.
Like a drop-in session, Sling Clinics allow for around 10-15 minutes of quick fit advice on your own sling or one of ours but they are a bookable slot rather than a drop-in. Due to Covid-19, I need to know exactly how many people I am seeing at one time and cannot allow for multiple families to attend at once like used to happen at drop-in sessions.
You are able to try a couple of options out and hire, too. Each 15 minute slot costs £5.00 and hire charges remain the same (£5.00 for the first week and £2.50 a week after that).
You can book onto a Sling Clinic here.
Under normal circumstances, below you would find details of all upcoming library events including library sessions (we usually have a sling library most weeks!) as well as workshops.
Sessions can be found on facebook - this is visible even if you don't have a facebook account.
Please do check the events as they do tend to be more up-to-date, especially as when last minute changes have to be made it's not always possible to update the website.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT A DROP-IN SESSION
Drop-in sessions can get very busy and they are volunteer led which means you will have a wait to be seen and so your patience is appreciated.
Pop along to the session and write your name down on our sign-in sheet; please note that the venue may also require you to sign in but that is separate to our sheet. If you don't sign in, we won't know you need help. You then wait to be called - please note down on the paper if you will be unable to hear us calling you and we can make sure to come and find you. Once called, you get around 10-15 minutes of quick fit and safety advice to try a sling/carrier. Please note that as we have so many families to help, we do have to be quick; if this isn't your cup of tea, you can book a consult here.
Doncaster - all cancelled
NCT Playgroup, Wheatley Hills
Woodfield Farm Restaurant, Balby
Rotherham - all cancelled
Play Valley, Manvers
Tesco, Rotherham center
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.