About Me & The Library
I'm Lindsay, I live on the Surrey/Hampshire border with my husband, our 3 kids and a variety of small beasts.
I've used slings since 2011. When my second child was born, I used a narrow based carrier to make the school run simpler. This served us reasonably well until my shoulders started objecting. A friend recommended a meh dai carrier and I found it to be a significant improvement. It wasn't long before I had established a stash of carriers and a deep affection for wearing my baby close to me.
In 2014 I attended the 4 day Slingababy Consultant course. I immediately started a non-profit sling library despite having no idea how to run it or what I should be stocking. I had two small bags of carriers and two demo dolls (Ron and Hermione). I couldn't afford to hire a venue so I would turn up once a month at pubs in Ash Vale and Farncombe.
These days the library has expanded beyond anything I imagined. We have three beautiful venues in Farnham, Camberley and Godalming, and run between one and three sessions in any given week. I have a whole tribe of volunteers including nine trained peer supporters plus six volunteers who serve tea and coffee with a lavish hand and help with the paperwork. Ron and Hermione have been joined by Neville, Ginny and Luna.
I recently joined forces with two of my lovely Peer Supporters to form Wallababies, selling our absolute favourite baby carriers and beautiful clothes & accessories. Do check out our website!
Photograph courtesy of Katrina Shephard Photography.