If your child can be held and carried in arms, there is likely to be a way to carry them safely in a sling. Twins can be carried in slings, as can a baby and a toddler at the same time (tandem carrying). There are ways to carry safely in pregnancy, to carry after birth, to carry premature babies. We will help you to carry your child if you have a disability, or if your child has special needs or physical health concerns. We are here to help you find a way to keep them close.

This page links to some useful information; personal stories about carrying in special circumstances, professional advice and so on.

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).

Carrying in the Post-Partum Period

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Carrying While Pregnant

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How Carrying Can Help with Post-Natal Depression

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Carrying With Epilepsy

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Hip Dysplasia and Slings; the facts

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Hip Dysplasia – a Mother’s Story

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Carrying Twins

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Carrying Twins part 2

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Carrying with Reflux

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Ableism in Carrying

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Carrying a premature baby, Kay’s experience

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Carrying with PND – Ellie

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Adoption and Fostering

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The benefits of babywearing in adoption

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Carry the Connection (attachment and adoption)

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Here is an excellent downloadable article on Potential Therapeutic Benefits of Babywearing by Robyn Reynolds-Miller.

You can find more educational resources here for downloading (such as infographics and leaflets and images)

If you need more specialised support or have a query not covered here, please do get in touch with me! We accept referrals from health care professionals in some circumstances via our Building Bonds scheme.