The Parenting Collective is a diverse, open and welcoming group of experienced women looking to provide parenting support in Manchester, as well as guidance for new parents/carers and new families as they make their way through the first steps of parenting and beyond! We were founded by three friends, all new mothers themselves, who found that the support they needed when they had children just wasn't there. There was no one to talk to, nobody to understand what they were going through, nowhere they could go to meet peers in the same situation as them. Not anymore! The team has since adapted and grown to meet the needs of their local communities. The Greater Manchester Sling Library is here for you, helping you navigate birth and grow in confidence as you welcome your little one into the world.
The sling library in Manchester is comprised of a whole host of different babywearing slings. We offer sling-wearing support, delivered by certified babywearing consultants and peer supporters. You can come with your own sling, if you're just after babywearing advice and support, or we can show you how to use one of our slings, with the option to hire it for a time at the end.
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You will learn, at the sling library in Manchester, to develop a specific skill or gain knowledge on a carrying style in a 2-hour session, within a group setting, where all questions are welcome as we learn and grow together.
We offer peer support training for individuals or companies wanting to learn safe baby wearing techniques within their lifestyles, at home, at work or out and about.
When it comes to choosing the right sling for you, there are so many options, it can make your head ache!
The Greater Manchester Sling Library is always open for a chat. Please get in touch with us for more information about our 1 to 1 consultations, workshops, group training, working with us or anything other advice and support we can provide!
Head to our About Us page to learn more about these beautiful, passionate women!
Please visit our booking site: The Parenting Collective CIC
A session at the sling library in Manchester is comprised of a 15-20-minute slot with a Babywearing consultant or Peer supporter, to support you with your own sling, or to try one of two carriers that we'll demonstrate.
If you require more in-depth advice or wish to learn skills with woven wraps or back carrying then please book on to one of our workshops or a 1-2-1 consultation.
N.B We are unable to show “back carrying” in a library session.
We offer infant feeding support and run Fourth Trimester support groups known as the “Cake for Breakfast” Club.
We charge £7 for fit checks and support with your own sling, we accept cash or card payments for this.
£12 for 4 weeks
£28 - 4 weeks
£35 - 6 weeks
Additional 2 weeks charged at £14
The Greater Manchester Sling Library also has accessories, such as babywearing covers, that can be hired for a small fee, too. Just ask about them at one of our sessions! (Low income discount available. Please ask)
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