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Slingbabies & NZ Babywearing Groups

See here for Other Babywearing Groups in NZ

Slingbabies is two real-life groups:

West Auckland and SouthEast Auckland. 

It is free to attend, but a gold coin donation is appreciated.

The West Auckland branch meets each 1st Friday of the month, at the Sturges West Community House, 58 Summerland Dr, Henderson, West Auckland. The meeting runs from 10am -12noon, babies/toddlers welcome.


The SouthEast Auckland branch
meets each 3rd Sunday of the month, 1.30-3.30 at the Anchorage Park Community House (rear room) 16 Swan Crescent, Pakuranga.
(Both venues are baby/toddler friendly with baby toys and playgrounds.)


New people/members are always welcome, so come along and see what the excitement is about!

When you join Slingbabies, you get the use of the sling library, monthly meetings, support and sling help, and get to know other babywearing parents.

Annual membership of the library is $25. See below for more details.

 

 

 Slingbabies 'sling library' 

The main reason for our sling library is for people to trial carriers they are curious about or are considering buying.  

It is not a long-term hire service, and carriers are to be loaned once only.

Use of the sling library is primarily for Slingbabies real-life members only.  (Any exceptions are entirely at our discretion)

Lending conditions are as follows:

You must be a paid Member of Slingbabies to loan out a carrier. 

Membership is $25 per year with the first fortnight's loan free.  Subsequent loans are $10 per fortnight or $15 for the month. 

You may take out one carrier per loan. 

(Non-members may not borrow carriers but are welcome to try on at meetings.)

A $5 late fee applies for carriers not returned on the due date.

Loaning conditions:

  • You take full responsibility for the safety of your child whilst using a Slingbabies loaner carrier.
  • Carrier loan is $5 per two weeks for members, payable in advance and additional to membership.
  • There is a $5 late fee if not returned by the due date.  You can opt to post a carrier back at your cost, via Track & Trace.
  • You are liable to pay 50% replacement cost up to a limit of $100 should a carrier be damaged in your care and/ or need replacing.
  • You agree to take excellent care of any carriers loaned, and not to wash them.

WEST AUCKLAND SLINGBABIES SLING LIBRARY - AS OF JANUARY 2013

Pouch Slings

Small
HANDMADE JackieO 62cm, SERENITY Grey/White 63cm, PEANUTSHELL Beige 64cm, UNIDO Tattoo 64cm(onsite only)

Medium
UNIDO Green Spots 67cm, UNIDO Star Anise 67cm, DULCE&ZOET Pink/Cream 67cm, NESTLING Tan 67cm, NELLY Dupion Gold 68cm, UNIDO Pollen Sunrise 68cm

Large
HANDMADE Black/Silver 71cm, DULCE&ZOET Navy Stripes 72cm, NESTLING Merino 74cm, SNUGGLEZ Gold Stripes 82cm

Ring Slings

NATURE'S SWAY Tan, NATURE'S SWAY Organic, KEONI Pink, KEONI Blue, KEONI Solarveil Water Sling, TAYLORMADE Water Sling, DR SEARS Original Baby Sling, SERENITY Leopard Print, STORCHENWIEGE Leo Black & White, WARN OUT Pink Spots, ZOLOWEAR Pink, FANCY BABY SLING Red Oriental, BABA SLINGS Green Embroidered

Asian Style Carriers

KOZY 'Kozy' Red, KOZY Pocket, NURTURED LITTLE ONE Pink Butterflies, BABYHAWK Horse & Pocket, SNUGGLEZ Koru, ELLAROO Buckle-tai, LITTLE LOVE Guitar Rock, JUNGLEMAMA Floral, PODAEGI Spots, CHUNEI Denim, HMONG Embroidered, MINI ZONE Obi Brown Ivory, TANGELO CRAFT Half-buckle carrier

Soft Structured Carriers

BONDOLINO Black/Red, ERGO Critters & Insert, ERGO Camel, ERGO Sport, BECO Butterfly II, BECO Gemini, PATAPUM Toddler size, MANDUCA Red (& Fumbees), MANDUCA Natural (& Fumbees), CATBIRDBABY Pikkolo, TULA carrier



Stretchy Wraps

JE PORTE MON BEBE green, POPIT Black/Blue, HEART2HEART Black, HEART2HEART Cream, MOBY Slate, MOBY-D Sage, NATURE'S SWAY CARRY WRAP Natural

Woven Wraps

VATANAI Maruyama pink/choc 4.6, CALIN BLEU Red (hybrid type) Med - 4.6, STORCHENWIEGE Inka 4.6, STORCHENWIEGE Anna 4.6, DIDYMOS Dresden Trageschule 4.6, DIDYMOS Standard Green 5m, HOPPEDIZ Delhi 4.6, WRAPSTAR Berrylicious 4.5, WRAPSTAR Candyfloss 2.2

Resources:

 

DVDs: Tummy2tummy (3 copies)

Book: 'Babywearing' by Maria Blois, M.D*

Magazines: Natural Parenting Issues 1-9

Various other instructions available.

 
 
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