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Volunteers

The Derby and Nottingham Sling Library is ran completely by volunteers, no one takes a wage or payment for any of the time given to help the library. The volunteers have a variety of knowledge and experience with babywearing and as a parent too. At the meets you will meet a variety of volunteers in different roles from meeting you at the door, to offering you help and advice with a sling or carrier to completing the forms with you at the end. 

Bob

Bob owns and runs Derby and Nottingham Sling Library and has been babywearing since 2010 he was originally part of Derby Babywearers and developed the library from the need in the area and in 2014 the library was born. Bob has four girls and has carried them all, and now quite regularly borrows other little ones for slingy cuddles. Bob is at most of the meets and sends out all the reminder emails and social media posts. He also manages all of the out of meet services.

Role: Babywearing Consultant and Peer Supporter Trainer

Meets: Derby, Nottingham, Sutton in Ashfield, Melbourne, Toton, Keyworth, Ilkeston, Ripley, and Bingham.

Sarah

I have been babywearing for nearly 16 months (that's the age of my little boy), I was given a stretchy wrap by a good friend and went to Derby and Nottingham sling library when Findley was a week old to check we were using it right. We have never looked back since. Babywearing has been an amazing tool for myself and Jono, keeping Findley close has definitely not slowed him down but has made us more responsive to his needs and helped us all adjust to parenting. We were regulars at the sling library trying all the slings. Our addiction continues and now I volunteer with the library too. As I was keen to learn more about safe sling use and how to use all the slings I did my slingababy consultant training. I am now enjoying sharing my skills and continue to learn from all the experienced babywearing who also attend the library

Role: Babywearing Consultant

Meets: Mansfield Woodhouse

Aj

Aj

Role: Babywearing Consultant

 

Meets: Mansfield Woodhouse

Claire

Using carriers and slings has simply made life easier for our family. From soothing an over tired baby to going on long woodland adventures with a toddler and of course having 2 hands free is always a bonus! I love volunteering and hearing how babywearing has helped other parents too.

Role: Peer Supporter

Meets: Derby and Ashbourne

Sophie

Sophie.

Role: Peer Supporter

Meets: Derby and Toton

Kat

I started volunteering for Nottingham Sling Meet and then carried on when it became Derby and Nottingham Sling Library. I enjoy meeting new people and assisting in helping them start or continue their babywearing journey. The joy on peoples faces when they leave with a sling that suits them.

Role: Peer Supporter

 

Meets: Nottingham

Nicky

I volunteer because I absolutely love babywearing and in particular using woven wraps with my daughter. Slings have been invaluable to me as a first time mum, and I’ve connected with a wonderful babywearing community both in person and online since my daughter arrived. I wanted to give something back and have recently done my peer supporter training and we help out now at the Derby meet.

Role: Peer Supporter

Meets: Derby

Tara

Tara

Role: Peer Supporter

Meets: Ripley and Belper

Jade

I volunteer because I want to help others discover babywearing and all the benefits that come with it. As a mum of 4 babywearing has helped me tremendously, weather it be practically to carry my newborn whilst I read their siblings a bed time story, allowing me my hands free to hold theirs whilst we cross roads or emotionally being able to cuddle them close after they have had their jabs or are feeling unwell but still allowing me to be able to move around for school runs, preparing dinner etc... Different types of carriers have also helped me at stages of my babies lives so I love being able to show people something new.

Role: Peer Supporter

Meets: Mansfield Woodhouse

Emily

Emily

Role: Peer Supporter

 

Meets: Mansfield Woodhouse

Rebecca

I volunteer as the library is accessible and gives so much more than just a sling. For me using a sling gives me hands free for all my children and access to so many mere places. It means I get to enjoy those snuggles, be close to my little ones and always be there.

Role: Peer Supporter

Meets: Derby

Amy

Amy.

Role: Peer Supporter

Meets: Bingham

Sarah

Sarah

Role: Peer Supporter

 

Meets: Toton and Nottignham

Jenny

Jenny

Role: Admin

Meets: Ripley

Jordy

Jordy

Role: Admin

 

Meets: Derby

Katy

Katy

Role: Admin

Meets: Bingham