Welcome to Southsea Slings

Southsea Slings Ltd (Co-op registered in England Reg 31897R) is a not for profit workers co-op. Southsea Slings is run by Sophy Yildirim (Fully qualified and insured Babywearing Consultant trained with School of Babywearing CIC) and Elizabeth Jones (Fully qualified and insured Babywearing Consultant trained with School of Babywearing CIC) and Rachel Hammerton. Established in 2012 Sophy and Elizabeth draw on their own use of slings since 2004.


Southsea Slings offer various services, all carefully designed to help you achieve your babywearing goals, be it carrying your first baby (or babies!) for the first time, perfecting a toddler back carry or trying something new with the wrap you've been using for years.

They are running the Southsea Sling Library, holding publicly open fortnightly sessions in venues across Southsea. They hold monthly sessions in Havant. Join the Southsea Sling Llibrary Facebook group to find out more....

Southsea Sling Library holds a minimum of one fortnightly meeting at venues in Southsea, Portsmouth, UK, to allow people wishing to carry their babies/toddlers, access to babywearing safety information, the opportunity try on and hire slings/carriers, the opportunity to chat and have a cuppa!

Sling hire outside the library drop in sessions for £7.50 per week, or £20 per four weeks, this does not include any advice, it is simply a matter of collecting the sling from our premises, at a mutually convenient time, completing a form and paying the appropriate fee. Alternatively if you wished to have advice you could book us for a consultation, 30 mins £20, 60 mins £30 or up to 90 mins £35 - full details on prices etc can be found on the Prices page.  We also offer bespoke group services, e.g. if you had a a group of friends and you wanted to have a session we can arrange this for you.

Each month workshops and coffee mornings also allow you to access various focus social events, for example from 'Workshop - An Introduction to Back Carrying' to an informal coffee mornings for those wishing to get tips on slings they already own, or simply meet other sling users.

The Southsea Sling Library currently includes a wide range of slings including woven wraps, stretchy wraps, mei tais, soft structured carriers, ring slings and pouches. The brands we currently stock include Kibi, TwinGo! Connecta, Lenny Lamb, Storchenweige, Didymos, Moby, Wearababy: Walabi, Wombat, Numbat, Manduca, Boba, Tula, Babyhawk and Girasol.