Sling Meets are a fantastic way of finding out more about babywearing, whether you are an experienced baby carrier user, looking for a newborn stretchy wrap carrier or want to try on a few carriers before splashing out on a new one.
It’s also a lovely social occasion – lots of room inside and out for children to play and a chance to meet local mummies (and the odd babywearing dad).
Exeter Sling Meets happen every month, usually on the second Friday of the month (please see the note re January’s meet below).
We meet at the Children’s Garden, 80 Merrivale Road, St Thomas, from 10-noon. It’s just off Buddle Lane (go up Saville Row, opposite Bubble It laundrette).
There is limited on road parking nearby and it is close to bus stops for the A, E and F routes.
Gill from the Sling Library attends the meets too, so there is a huge range of carriers and slings to try and hire for a small fee.
We do ask for a donation of £2 per family – it helps to cover the room hire cost – this does include tea and coffee and there are usually cakes too.
Arabella usually has real nappy demo kits for you to look at and bits and bobs to buy – flushable liners, reusable wipes etc so you can stock up too.
You can follow along on Facebook too – https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExeterSlingMeet/
The January meet will take place on Friday 16th, ie the THIRD Friday of the month.