Library

At Stork and The Bees we carry a large selection of slings, carriers and cloth nappies, so we can help you find your perfect fit.

During a face to face library session you would usually be welcome to browse our stock, but due to the current restrictions you will only be able to try on one or two options.

Our libraries are donation based, we suggest £2 per visit but more is welcome 🙂

All our sessions need to be prebooked online. Please visit our lending system, register if needed, then go to the events section and book your slot.

You will get approximately 10 minutes with one of our Consultants or Peer Supporters, and we will be able to help with the basics such as:

  • Sling safety
  • Newborn wearing
  • Single carrier
  • Front carry
  • Cloth nappy basics
  • Nappy or sling troubleshooting

You will also be able to hire from us.

Standard hire prices1 month3 months
Sling£15£30 (up to 12 weeks of age)
Nappy kit (20)£60
Concession hire prices1 month3 months
Sling£10£20 (up to 12 weeks of age)
Nappy kit (20)£30

Extra charges:

  • £5 for help with your own sling or carrier. Waived if you decide to hire from us instead.
  • £5 out of hours hire (collect from us outside a library session). Includes 10 minute doorstep fitting session.

When your loan expires, you may extend it, or if you don’t want to extend your hire, please contact us for the return address. You are welcome to drop off in person (drop box or doorstep) or post. Please put all returns in a plastic bag so we can leave it 72 hours before opening as a precaution.

If you need guidance between libraries, or have a less straightforward situation, please contact us to book your 1-1 consultation. Consultations can be useful for a newborn, twins, back carries, if you are uncomfortable, a child crying in the sling, feeding in the sling, or getting your carrier fitted correctly. Or any questions you might have!