Sling Solutions

Sure Start Programme - Sling Solutions

Description: Sling Solutions is a programme to support carers who use slings to carry their baby/children.

We aim to run this programme on the first Tuesday of every month. This programme is for parents who are new to babywearing slings and those that already have some experience using slings.

This programme is suitable for both expecting parents and parents with babies and children under 4.

Wanting to learn more about carrying your baby?

This programme is hosted by Gail on the first Tuesday of each month at Dry Arch SureStart, Dungiven. Before attending please call us to ensure it is on.

The facilitator demonstrates the different ways of using a range of slings and baby carriers to meet individual needs. She also explains the benefits and potential disadvantages of different types of slings and baby carriers for specific parents’ needs. Parents also understand how slings should be worn safely and how the incorrect use of slings can affect the health and wellbeing of the parent and baby/child.

You can bring along your own sling or we have carriers available to try and to hire.

We can provide practical demonstrations and opportunities to try on a range of baby carriers while being supported by our Breastfeeding Peer support worker.

  • Learn to position your baby correctly and safely
  • Learn about the benefits of baby wearing
  • Share and gain knowledge from other parents
  • Explore which baby carrier best suits you and your child as they grow.

For further information please contact the Dry Arch Centre.