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 and Rachel Hammerton. Fully qualified and insured Babywearing Consultants; trained with School of Babywearing CIC & Slingsbaby respectatively. Established in 2012 - using slings and carriers since 2004 when their first children were born.


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.

Southsea Slings runs free to attend drop in sessions, as a pop-up shop service, in Portsmouth, Southsea, Havant and Chichester. Head over to Southsea Slings Facebook page to view full listings of the events. These drop in sessions are an opportunity to access to valuable babywearing safety information, watch demonstrations, the opportunity try items on with your babies or before they arrive, to hire and buy slings/carriers and have a chat and a cuppa! You are able to hire and buy from these sessions; our slings to buy, start from £36 - we often have pre-loved items too. We do not take a deposit for you to hire but we do need to see ID with your residential address. Hire for one month is £29.90 per item (50% off - monthly hires only - if you are on Social Security Benefits such as Income Support). Weekly hire is £9.90 per item and fortnightly is £19.90.

Do you own a sling or carrier already? Unsure about whether you are using it correctly, or think it could be more comfortatble? We offer a troubleshooting service at our drop in sessions, pay £7.50 at registration and we will advise you, including demonstrations and assist you with trying it on with your baby. We will do all we can to ensure that you get the best from anything you already have. If you then decide you wish to hire any items from our own collection for a month, we will deduct the service charge from your hire fee.

You can hire outside the hours of our drop in sessions, by booking a private consultation or if you already know what carrier or sling you are after you can arrange a door step collection from our Southsea homes. Full price details 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 Southsea Slings attends coffee mornings or other organisations' events, for instance the Breastfeeding Support group with Breastfeeding Matter in order to offer our services with a particular focus. Once a month we also offer our services at a fitness class designed for babywearers at The Box Portsmouth.

The Southsea Slings currently includes a wide range of slings including woven wraps, stretchy wraps, wrap tais, soft structured carriers, ring slings, pouches Meh Dais/Bei Dais (formerly known as Mei Tais) Some of the brands we currently stock Ergo Baby, Integra, Boba, Beco, Tula, Hana Baby Wraps and Carriers, Neko Slings, Wearababy: Walabi, Wombat, Numbat, Manduca, Tula, and Mini Monkey, Scootababy, Firespiral, Je Porte Mon Bebe.


We're at Breastfeeding Matters with the IBCLC Lactation Consultant Lynn Timms