Why does It’s A Sling Thing offer and aim for more than just slings? It’s in our name after all! Slings are an amazing tool for so many people.
Speaking to you all on a daily basis we hear your struggles adjusting to the wonderful world of parenting. You tell us about breastfeeding troubles, toddler tantrums, lack of sleep and all the attendant worries which come with being a parent. Sometimes you ask us for suggestions and support.
Parenting can be exhausting but it can also be lonely. Our society is very disconnected now with community support not being a part of many families day to day existence. More and more families are turning to online communities for support.
We firmly believe that all families need more support than is currently provided in our society. You need someone to listen, to provide appropriate information and tools to help you make your day to day life easier, simpler and calmer. We want to help you do that – so we are about more than just slings.
What does It’s A Sling Thing do that is more than just slings?
It’s A Sling This has partnered with CalmFamily to provide the CalmFamily shop and soon to provide BabyCalm and ToddlerCalm courses both online and in person.
The CalmFamily mission is to educate and support parents so that their families can have more harmonious relationships that optimise children’s development and ultimately helps them to be more well rounded adults. We want a better future for our society and have the tools to inform parents’ choices for calmer, happier families.
The range of products available from the CalmFamily shop and the workshops they run are all designed to support you as a parent. From tools for calming like comforters and blankets, to a selection of toys. The workshops cover sleeping, eating, playing, behaviour and development of your baby and toddler.
Alongside the range of slings you can hire from It’s A Sling Thing we also have a range of books available! There are books covering lots of subjects like carrying, general parenting, sleeping, eating, reflux and more. You can choose a book to have alongside your sling hire, or you can hire a selection of books on their own. If there are any books you think you’d really like to see added to our selection just let us know!
What will the future bring?
It’s A Sling Thing will continue to offer a range of services to support families in the UK. You can help us decide what you want to see us do! What services do you want to be able to access and can’t? Let us know!