Service prices - Consultations - Library - Workshops - Sling Purchases

Private consultations

All consultation include the option to hire a sling at £10 per four weeks or £7.00 per week

Within Portsmouth and Southsea Monday to Friday are rates are:

  • £20 for half an hour (recommended for those simply wishing to access our library out of the drop in session hours, who already know what kind of carrier/sling they are after)
  • £30 for an hour (for example,  suitable for an individual person to receive demonstrations of the slings they like and the chance to try a few options or receive in-depth trouble shooting )
  • £35 for up to an hour and half consultation (recommended for an initial consultation, also allows for a second person to try a couple of slings out too)
  • Every 15 minutes over an hour and half consultation is charged at £5.
  • Weekend and evening (5pm onwards) rates are half hour consultation £40, an hour £60 and an hour and a half £70 - every 15 minutes extra will be charged at £10.
  • £5 Mini Consult (no reduced hire cost) This service allows you to collect a sling/carrier and receive a brief demonstration - total cost with hire £25.
    You need to have previously contacted Southsea Slings for this service in order to check specific sling/carrier availability.
    The optional hire fee of £15 for four weeks applies to this service.
    This service takes place in one of our homes and is not available at your home.


Outside Portsmouth we charge 45p/mile travel expense plus any parking costs incurred.

Subject to our availability we can carry out consultations in your home or at Southsea Slings Ltd base (currently also family home).

Library drop in sessions

  • optional sling/carrier hire £7.50 per week or £15 for four weeks
  • If you wish to access the library and hire without a consultation - outside library drop in sessions our hire prices are £10 per week or £20.00 for four weeks. If you require a 15 minute demonstration this will cost £5 on top of the hire charge.
  • All hires and hire periods are at Southsea Slings Ltd discretion


We aim to hold a workshop once a month between drop in library sessions - offering a opportunity to gain new skills and boost confidence in babywearing in a relaxed informal small group. Running for two hours:

  • generally between £15 per adult (e.g. for home based workshops in Portsmouth area) - up to £25 (those sessions run from a public venue)

Sling Purchases

Most of the slings and carriers available for hire may bought directly from us. We are also able to source slings and carriers that may not be in the current library collection.

We welcome any enquiries and if we're unable to source the item you require, we'll be able to sign post you.

We also offer stalls at local events with the opportunity to touch, try and get face-to-face advice before you purchase slings and carriers that are not available on the highstreet.

Making a Payment - Payment Details

If you need to make a payment to us using a method other than paying by cash or a cheque here are our details for paying via bank transfer please contact us for our bank account details.