International Babywearing Week Playdate: Wed 10 Oct 10am (& Party Photos!)

The next sling meet will be on Wednesday and in honour of International Babywearing Week we shall be treating ourselves to a trip out! The plan is to meet at 10am in Franklins Deli (Tower House cafe) where you can purchase a coffee and snack if you wish.  I will set up in the old smokers area that is raised up next to the hairdressers. If the weather holds out we may take a little walk along the prom later on. I’m sure my smallest would be delighted with a visit to the playground along the prom. Due to the sheer amount of items we now have, I won’t be able to bring all of the library along, but I will happily bring carriers on request, so please do let me know if there’s anything in particular you would like to try or borrow.  I will definitely bring at least one of each style of carrier and we can always arrange a pick up later on if there is something anyone desperately wants to  borrow that I left behind.

I will do a proper post a bit later to introduce the new items but I received a very exciting pack from and Slumber Roo for our IBW 2012 playdate packed full of useful and gorgeous slings and accessories. I’m particularly loving the purple Babasling, Manduca suck pads and the Close Parent Cocoon weather cover which I’m sure will be in demand this winter, and there were lots of other goodies and leaflets to share.

Thank you to all the mums who came along to our Birthday Party last time.  I hope you all had a great time.  It was fantastic to have so much help on the day and there are a few people who deserve particular mention notably Siobhan for making the yummy cake, Nicki for taking such beautiful photos some of which are attached below, Gill, Katie and Siobhan for helping set up and clear away, and Carole for donating the gorgeous cake topper (498491 for delicious and beautifully decorated cakes for any occasion).  I’d also like thank these other mums for their specific contributions over the last year: Mary Burley from the Ellan Vannin Chiropractic Clinic for hosting our very first meeting (, Debs for donating slings and Katie for helping out at meets. And, of course, thanks and well done to all the mums and dads who carry their babies, spread the word and make our Sling Meet & Library a lovely place to be.

Sam x



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