Families often have a lot of questions about using carriers, such as “what is a healthy hip position”, or “is it OK to face my baby out in a carrier?” “Will using a sling make my child clingy?” “What do I do in different weather conditions?”

This page links to many of the common concerns around slings; information sharing to allow people to make informed choices that work for themselves and their families.

We also off plenty of in-person hands on help (sling library drop ins, one to one sessions, and the online Sheffield Sling Surgery Virtual Community forum for local users to ask questions).

Slings and Exercise

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The Fuss about Facing Out

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Carrying While Pregnant

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Do Slings Create Clingy Children?

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Breast and Bottle Feeding Safely in a Sling

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How Babywearing Can Help with Post-Natal Depression

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Carrying in the Post-Partum Period

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No Guilt Needed (pram and sling use)

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The Last Days of Carrying

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Sleeping While Your Baby is Sleeping in the Sling

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Beginning to Back Carry

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Healthy Hips; Busting Some Myths

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Keeping Your Baby Safe in the Cold

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Keeping Your Baby Safe in the Sun

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Carry Me Daddy!

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Help, My Child Cries in the Sling!

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Carrying Older Children

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Common Sling Myths

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Beyond the Knee to Knee

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If you need more specialised support or have a query not covered here, please do get in touch with me!

You can find more educational resources here for downloading (such as infographics and leaflets and images) and you can read about carrying in some special circumstances here.


The Importance of Carrying

Seven Reasons to Carry Your Baby

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Attachment, Babies and Carrying

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Secure Attachment and the Fourth Trimester

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Why Carrying Matters (for Juno Magazine) issue 44

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