Here is an overview of the personal services I offer.
Consultations – One to One
The Sheffield Sling Surgery offers personalised one-to-one consultations by arrangement. The session can be tailored to you and your baby’s needs, and typically last from 90mins to two hours, to allow adequate time for discussion, demos and practice, both with a weighted demonstration doll, and your own baby. The content of the session is up to you! For example, we can do an “introduction to slings” with a chance to try on a few and see what works best, or a more advanced session practising particular types of carries with woven or stretchy wraps, getting the best fit out of a buckle carrier or a ring sling, or learning how to do a back carry.
Prices range from £20 to £30, depending on time of day or if two people are attending.
Please note that I ask for an upfront, non-refundable 50% deposit to confirm your booked consultation, via paypal or bank transfer, with the rest to be paid at the session.
Bump to Baby Packages
I also offer bump to baby consultations for those enjoying pregnancy – providing advice and options for future babywearing. This is split into two pre and post birth sessions of an hour each.
Each daytime sessions is £10 for one person, £12.50 for two people. Each evening sessions is £15 for one person and £20 for two people. Please note that I ask for an upfront, non-refundable 50% deposit to confirm your booked consultation, via paypal or bank transfer, with the rest to be paid at the session.
Out of Hours Consultations
Out of Hours consultations in the evening or at weekends are available if necessary, but to protect family time I only offer one weekend slot a month and four evening slots per month.
This is £30 for the session for one person. Please note that I ask for an upfront, non-refundable 50% deposit to confirm your booked consultation, via paypal or bank transfer, with the rest to be paid at the session.
Workshops are available on request, for a small group of no more than three or four people (this is to ensure there is enough time for each person to get sufficient attention and practice). Typically this is just one sling and a single carry, such as a Ring Sling workshop, or a Back Carry with a Full Buckle workshop. These are advertised on the FB page or can be arranged for a group of friends
£7.50 per person.
Short Clinic Sessions
I also offer short half-hour/one hour “clinic” sessions (such as troubleshooting, or helping to tweak a particular carry, or a more focused introduction to one kind of carrier). These are usually available at reasonably short notice.
Vouchers are available to be given as gifts (such as a consultation with a week’s sling hire)
Please see the Prices tab for more information on charges. If you are in need or unwaged, please do get in touch, I am keen to help as much as possible.
Slings can be hired from the consultation, depending on demand later on in the week. There is a fixed charge of £5 per week for this. Please see the Sling Hire tab for more information on terms and conditions.
Sling Library Drop ins
These are arranged regularly, please see the FIND ME tab for the dates and locations!
The biggest sling library session is Slings in the City, on alternate Thursday afternoons, at the Montgomery Hall on Surrey Street.
Please note, library drop in can be busy. It can be fun, and you can learn a lot by watching other people be fitted, or seeing other babies being carried. There may be a wait, but do make yourselves comfortable and make friends with your fellow visitors! If you feel that a group space is not for you, are pressed for time, one to one sessions are available.
The Fourth Trimester
This is a drop in session run by Rosie Knowles and Lindsay Snow (BabyCalmToddlerCalm Sheffield), to help parents with bumps or small babies (under 4 months) find out all they need to know about this precious stage in their lives. Read more here.
Please see the Cancellation policy here if you need to cancel your slot.