Sling advice

  • Classes are suitable for babies from 6 weeks upwards* as long as the mom has had her 6 week postnatal check with her healthcare provider (12 weeks in the case of a C-section delivery)
  • Babies should be in a wrap, sling or soft structured baby carrier and can be worn on the front, hip or back.
  • According to baby wearing recommendations babies and toddlers should be worn facing the adult whilst being carried on the front.
  • Spare slings and carriers are available to try out at the sessions.

*Recommended minimum age for baby is 6 weeks as by this time they are stronger and more able to  be carried comfortably in a sling or carrier

You may use whatever carrier/sling that you wish to but we recommend using one that is safe and comfortable. Younger babies will probably be best in the tummy to tummy upright position seated nice and high and facing mum or dad. Older/heavier babies may be easier and more comfortable for you on your back but the important thing is you do what is best for you and your infant

At the bottom you will find links to websites and documents for baby wearing and various slings and remember if you are not sure there will be a small selection of different slings and carriers on the day that you will be able to try.

It is important that you wear something that you feel comfortable and cool in as you will be moving about whilst wearing your baby. Shoes should be flat (trainers etc)

We recommend that your baby/infant wears only one layer of clothing as they will also be wearing the sling/carrier and may get too warm

Please feel free to take a break and/or tend to your baby at any point during the class and take things at your level. The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the class

Finally due to the nature of the class and there being movement involved Sling Swing have been advised to have a disclaimer in place on top of our public liability insurance. We have kept it as user friendly and useful to you as possible but we will need a signed copy from yourself before the class commences. You can either print a copy off and bring it with you to your first session or come along and sign a copy that will be available on the day.

Handy links

The T.I.C.K.S Rule for Safe Babywearing
Ten reasons to wear your baby
Babywearing UK