Sling Spot is a small family baby carrier business with a strong social purpose, focusing on helping parents and their children stay close.
Welcome to Sling Spot, we’re here to help!
If you need support choosing a carrier, we offer booked appointments for online and in person support. If you are local, you can also visit our Sheffield shop, open 10-2 Monday to Saturday for general shopping, hiring and browsing.
We at Sling Spot pride ourselves on our personalised, expert service and our choice of comfortable and long lasting buckle carriers, wraparound slings and babywearing coats of high quality.
We believe that families thrive when children are held close; it helps to build happy brains. We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for several small business awards in our few years of running, and for Sling Spot to be featured as one of the 2019 Small Business Saturday UK winners at the House of Lords.
As the season begins to cool down in Autumn and we look forward to Christmas and a snowy winter, we can enjoy the warmth of snuggly carriers and wet/cold-weather clothing. Here at Sling Spot we have a range of carriers and clothing options to keep you and your little one cosy whatever the weather.
As the temperatures drop, and people love to venture outside for walks and trips in the crispy chill, our range of Sleepy Nico buckle carriers come into their own again. They’re the perfect follow on carrier from a stretchy wrap (the Coracor and Bobas are brilliant), with gorgeous prints on corduroy lining and so very easy to use! The Mamaruga Zensling and the Ergo Embraces are perennial bestsellers for those who want to go straight to a cuddly buckle carrier with their newborn. Our woven wraps are excellent options for multilayer warm carries and so versatile, and the half buckles are a superb alternative for those who prefer the simplicity of a panel carrier but love the feel of wraps.
If you’re looking for a coat to keep you and your child warm outdoors, the Mamalila jackets are stylish, practical and adjust as your little one grows. They are available as either a raincoat or a lined soft-shell jacket, suitable for all weathers, or a snuggly winter jacket. The Wombat range of raincoats and winter coats are superbly bright and gorgeous too! We have lovely leggings for little legs and snuggly snoods too, as well as waterproof sling covers.
Looking for a gift for a special someone embarking on parenthood? Why not help them get off to a flying start with one of our carefully designed Babywearing Starter Kits, with a choice of beautiful warm or cooler weather stretchy wraps, and everything they could need to feel confident in their choice to keep their child close and build secure attachments.
If you spend £30 with us we will despatch your items for free! We aim to despatch within 1-2 working days, using Royal Mail. If you select standard shipping at checkout, this is is next day delivery. We ship worldwide (excluding the US/Canada). If your country is not in the drop down menu please contact us for a shipping quote.
Our babywearing starter kits are beautifully packed boxes containing everything a new parent could need!
Designed to build closeness and confidence, they make an excellent gift, and include personalised support.
Sling Spot (and the sister service Sheffield Sling Surgery and Library) is run by Rosie Knowles, an international author and speaker on the subject of babywearing, and a team of experienced, trained staff, led by Kiri Porter. We love to carry our own children and want to help you love it too. If you come to our Sling Spot shop, we’ll help fit you and your baby into a carrier, show you how to use it, and welcome you into the Sheffield sling community! New parents may find our 4th Trimester service very helpful. You won’t find this expert service anywhere else.
If you’re out of town we offer online support, speedy shipping and are always ready to answer your queries or make suggestions. Email us with your queries!
In addition to our many buckle carriers, and wraparound slings for newborns, woven wraps, meh dais and ring slings we have a range of babywearing jackets and raincoats to keep you and your little one snuggly together.
We have fleeces and carrier covers, baby ear defenders and sunglasses and a wide range of baby leggings and legwarmers, suck pads and accessories.
We have year round bargains in our sale shop.
Don’t forget that we offer free shipping within the UK for orders over £30 (and we ship to most of the world too).
Sling Spot is a Sheffield-based retailer of baby carriers and accessories. We pride ourselves on our customer service and our choice of safe carriers that offer the highest quality and greatest comfort for parents and children as well as excellent value for money. We have trained staff on hand to help and guide.
Our shop in Sheffield is open 10am-2pm Monday to Saturday, at 73 Leadmill Road, S1 4SE. Our online service is speedy and we are always ready to answer any questions! Our sister service, the Sheffield Sling Surgery and Library, based in the Snug next door, is here to help offer support, education and hires.