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After much consideration and in light of the latest government advice on COVID-19, it has unfortunately become necessary to postpone sling library sessions for now. This will be reviewed regularly as guidance is updated and we learn more about the virus.

If you have a sling on hire currently we will be in touch with you. Library services will continue remotely as much as possible – an announcement will be made here over the next few days.

Thank you for your continued support. 


What, where, when and who runs the library

Chester sling library is a well established, busy sling library and consultancy run by Amanda Brooks and Hazel Spencer.  We are highly qualified, insured and BABI  registered.  Having worked with hundreds of parents and children means we have extensive knowledge and experience in helping you choose the right sling.  Our sling library sessions allow you to try before you buy to find the sling that works best for you and your family.  We believe that there is a sling for everyone, no matter what your circumstance, and can help you on your path to confidently carrying your child.  At Chester Sling Library we can help you use a carrier safely, comfortably and with enjoyment.

The sling library is held every Monday 11am-2pm at The Shrewsbury Arms (see footer for address)



Carrying Consultant



Carrying Consultant


Read more about what we offer

The Library provides a free information service on all aspects of carrying your child in a sling or carrier, with advice from trained and experienced Infant Carrying Consultants and Peer Supporters.

We offer the opportunity to hire carriers for a small fee to ‘try before you buy’ and are able to recommend retailers and provide discount codes for library customers.

We also can sell directly at a discounted price a small selection of the slings we hire.

Chester Sling Library @The Shrewsbury Arms 

We are here to help the parents of Chester and surrounding areas find the best sling to carry their children safely and comfortably.

How does it work?

Come along to one of our library sessions where you can enjoy some refreshments, friendly chat with like-minded people and play with our collection of slings.

We will be there to offer advice, answer any questions or to help with any of the library slings, or your own if you wish to bring it along.

The slings will be available for demonstrations and fittings (including trying with one of our demo dolls) during the session and also to hire for a rental period of your choice for which there is a small rental fee and fully refundable deposit payable.

How much does it cost?

Sling hire fees are £5 per week.


In order to rent a sling from us we do ask you to leave a deposit which is refunded to you in full once the sling has been returned. The value of the deposit is £40 per sling.


For a one time donation to the library get half price sling hire and no deposits to pay – read more

How do I pay?

You can pay by cash, cheque, paypal or chip and pin card payment


We have a selection of discount code that library users can use, and we can also sell direct a number of slings and carriers. Please check out library pages to see what is available.


Read more about the benefits of membership

For a £25 donation to the library, you will be entitled to perks that are exclusive to library members..

For starters, we’d like to offer all members:

HALF PRICE HIRES. That’s just £2.50 per week!



Just think how many slings you could try out in that time… Babies, toddlers, preschoolers…

Simply bring a form of photo ID and proof of address to the library on Friday if you’d like to join.


Find out more about our wonderful team of volunteers



Peer Supporter



Peer Supporter

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