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Sling Library

Choosing a sling can be daunting - there are so many different types, styles and prices - mostly only available online and nothing can compare to actually using and testing a sling to decide whether it is right for you. 

Island Slings operates a sling library based in Hobart. Members can access a range of different slings and baby carriers to borrow for a short period before they decide what to buy. The Library is a not-for profit service and all fees charged will be invested back into the library.

Membership of the Sling Library costs $10 per year or is included with your Hobart Mums Network membership. Slings can be hired for $10 each. These charges allow us to replace slings that succumb to wear and tear and to purchase new slings to expand the library.

Hire periods are for between two and four weeks depending on the availability of the library at meets and on the demand for a particular carrier. Please talk to us to come to an arrangement that suits you.

Slings available for hire
We currently have the following slings in the library:
  • Calin Bleu gauze wrap (medium)
  • Girasol woven wrap (medium)
  • Hoppediz Light woven wrap (long)
  • Ellaroo woven wrap (short)
  • Caboo (formally Close Baby Carrier) - kindly donated by Oz Baby Trends
  • Baby K'Tan Baby Carrier  - kindly donated by Tiny Little Elephants
  • Hug-a-bub stretchy wrap
  • Moby stretchy wrap
  • Simply Good Cozy Wrap (stretchy)
  • Manduca soft structured carrier - kindly donated by Fertile Mind
  • Ergo Baby soft structured carrier - kindly donated by Babes in Arms
  • Pikkolo (by CatBirdBaby) soft structured carrier
  • Baby Hawk mei tai
  • Maya Tie mei tai
  • Freehand podegai
  • Maya Wrap Ring Sling
  • Linen Ring Sling
  • Peanut Shell Pouch
  • Nurture Slings Pouch
We also have the following slings available to try and view at Sling Library events but these are not available for hire.
  • Ellevil Zara woven wrap (medium)
  • Didymos Elburg Fische woven wrap (medium)
  • Ocah half-buckle wrap conversion
  • Napsack Baby mei tai
  • Girasol conversion ring sling
Where to find us
The Sling Library is available on the first Wednesday of every month at The Haven, 71 Murray Street, Hobart between 11am and 1pm. Entry is by gold coin donation. If you run a playgroup or parenting group and would like to host the Sling Library please contact us. You can also visit the sling library in Blackmans Bay by appointment.

Please be aware that Sling Library events can get very busy and I can't always give everyone individual attention. If you want to explore the different options in a more relaxed environment with one-to-one advice, please contact me to arrange a consultation.