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Scarborough Gets a Sling Library

Continuum Sling Library Scarborough

A new fortnightly Sling Library called 'Continuum' will launch this month at The Street community facility on Wednesday 11th November at 1:30pm.

Those that are interested in babywearing are invited to the launch where The North East Mini Monkey Gym will also be running a free soft play taster session!

Continuum is a new venture set up and run by local mum, Ruth Webster.  Ruth started babywearing in 2014 when her newborn son had difficulty feeding and would not settle in either a cot or pram.

Speaking of her own experience as a new mum Ruth said:

"Babywearing is simply a term referring to carrying your child in either a sling or carrier.  It wasn't something I had expected to do but it quickly became the natural way for me to parent.  However, I found filtering my way through a lot of misinformation on what was best for my baby a lengthy, often confusing process, and that prompted me to help others get appropriate advice by setting up Continuum and the sling library."

Continuum Sling Library sessions are due to be run fortnightly and attending does not obligate you to hire.  They are aimed primarily at those interested in babywearing that have children from newborn up to preschool ages.  The ever expanding library catalogue currently includes a selection of stretchy wraps, woven wraps, ring slings, soft structured carriers (SSC’s) and mei-tais, all of which are available to hire for a small cost-covering fee and returnable deposit.

Continuum also offer qualified personal consultation not just for those starting out in babywearing but also those with experience that want to learn more, resolve issues with what they already own or would like to try a different sling or carrier.

Ruth explains:

"Babywearing is an additional parenting tool that helped me and I strongly believe can do the same for others.  The practical and emotional benefits for parent and child are hugely rewarding."

"My training to become a babywearing consultant gave me exposure to many different types of slings and carriers and the multitude of ways to tie and wear them.  What is good for one person may not be suitable for another so it was important for me to be able to offer a wide selection in the library right from the start."

"Please feel free to get in touch via email or Facebook, or pop along to the library, even if it’s just to get out for a natter." 

With future expansion plans that include starting libraries in other locations, running a variety of predefined consultancy sessions and even creating their own line of slings and other merchandise, Continuum hopes to become a well established brand not just in local community but also the wider babywearing world.

Find out more about Continuum, the sling library, consultancy and babywearing by visiting their website  Also find them on Facebook at

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