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Informal Sling Meet Meath. All welcome

sling meet Dublin 15

1/10/14 at my house in Dunboyne, Co. Meath

sling meet is like a coffee morning with other parents/ mums-to-be, but everyone brings their slings along, and there is a babywearing consultant present with a stock of slings for you to try.   If you have a new baby and you are interested in buying a sling but don’t know where to start, this meet-up is for you!  It’s also great for parents of older babies who are looking for some new ideas with e.g. back carries or woven wraps, or moving from a regular size carrier to a toddler or pre-school carrier.

I also run a sling library, so all the slings below are available to rent:  €7.50 per sling for two weeks.  This way you can try them and see what suits you best before you go out and buy one.

Admission:  free

There’s no need to book.  Just come along.

Sling Meet Details

The sling meets take place at my house  on the first Wednesday of the month from 2-4pm.
Address:  The Bungalow, Castlefarm, Dunboyne, Co. Meath.  Google map.  The house is in a small country lane, almost opposite a small factory for the Dunboyne Reel Factory.  For printable directions, email Hilary.

  • Wednesday 3/9/14
  • Wednesday  1/10/14
  • Wednesday 5/11/14
Sling Meet Meath

Sling Meet Meath

Our Sling Library

Ring slings

  • Storchenweige (gathered shoulder)

Woven Wraps

  • Didymos medium woven wrap (size 5)
  • Little Frog long woven wrap (size 6) – BWI

Stretchy Wraps

  • Je porte mon bebe
  • Moby
  • Boba – BWI

Mei Tai

  • Hop tye (regular size)
  • Neobulle (regular size)
  • Melkaj (standrad size) – BWI
  • Melkaj (toddler size)

Soft Structured Carriers

  • Manduca (soft structured carrier)
  • Manduca (soft structured carrier) – BWI
  • Patapum (soft structured carrier)
  • Fraulein Hubsch (half buckle/ half mei tai)
  • Ergo classic with infant insert
  • Boba 3G with infant insert
  • Connecta – BWI
  • Kibi

More information about our slings
More information about babywearing

No need to book.  Just drop in.  For more information: contact Hilary:
087 917 2939

Sling Meet Dublin 15 Details

Wednesday 6th August from 2-4pm
25 College Gate, Castleknock, Dublin 15


‘Wearing a Hug’ Babywearing Fair in Dublin this Sunday 13/10

babywearing fair

The “Wearing a Hug” Babywearing fair is in its second year!  What started off as an idea for a Sling Demo at a conference, turned into an annual event to raise funds for Babywearing Ireland and awareness of Babywearing.

The 2013 “Wearing a Hug” fair will take place on the 13 October, 1pm – 5pm in Ashling Hotel.

Active Mum will have a stall all day, and a demonsrtation at 1:30pm.  Do come and join us!


Entry is 3 Euro per person or 5 Euro per family. Under 16s are free.If you are a member of Babywearing Ireland, you get 1 Euro off the entry fee 🙂 To join, register here.

The first 150 grown ups through the door will be going home with a fab goody bag.

Our venue is balloon-free!

Free facepainting on the day thanks to Panda Play Café

Virtual Sling-athon for International Babywearing Week

Sling-athon for International Babywearing Week

Celebrate International Babywearing Week 2013 by taking part in Sling-athon!

Take a photo of yourself with baby in a sling any time on Thursday 10/10/13 an post it to the Facebook event wall:

I’ll be there with my camera on Thursday at the sling & dance class to take pictures of anyone who would like to participate.  Details of the sling & dance class can be found here:

Sling and Dance Flash Mob in Dublin with Active Mum

Our sling and dance flash mob at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Dublin on 20/7/13

Baby Sling: Back carries

Sling Mums
Baby Sling back carry:  Mums in a line

Baby Sling back carry: Mums in a line