Here to support you on your babywearing journey!
Wrap a Hug is a sling library and consultancy based in east London. It is ran in the UK by Mel mama of 2 boys and Azzura in Italy, certified babywearing consultants.
Wrap a Hug was born from the desire of a mother to share a great passion with other parents. Carrying a baby can be really helpful in the first months after the birth, but also later on as your child enters toddlerhood. Carrying isn’t just about practical help. Having your baby close to you in a sling can be a really emotional and powerful bonding experience! The benefits to babywearing are countless.
At Wrap a Hug, you will find the support you need to start your babywearing journey, from pregnancy all the way through early years. We are here to help you and offer a personalised service to suit you and your baby’s needs. We are non-judgemental, welcome anybody and want to share our passion for babywearing with you.
A sling library is a place where you can see and try on different types of slings. You can then choose to hire a sling for two weeks or more to be sure it’s the right one for you before buying it.
At Wrap a Hug sling library we have a variety of slings for you to try and find the one that works for you and your baby. We stock ring slings, meh dais, stretchy wraps, close caboos, buckles carriers, a wide choice of woven wraps and more! We are always acquiring new slings.
Whether you are pregnant, completely new to babywearing, or an experienced babywearer, we are here to offer advice, help you become confident carrying your baby and accompany you on your babywearing journey. That’s why we offer free follow-ups after our initial consultation.
We offer different types of services to meet your needs, whether you are new to babywearing an experienced wrapper or sling user who wants to try different carries or slings.
We run a regular sling library service on various sites, workshops and private consultations.
We also run a sling social group and organise free monthly sling meets.
A private, tailored-made babywearing 1-to-1 session to learn more about slings and learn how to use them. During a private consultation, we teach you how to:
- Tie a woven wrap on the front, hip or back using techniques and carries that work for you.
- Tie a stretchy wrap.
- Use a ring sling, meh dai or other carriers.
- or a combination of the above to introduce you to babywearing and help you find the sling that works for you.
- This type of consultation is longer than the ones offered at the sling library and are adapted to you and your needs. Private consultations are suitable for expectant parents, new 6. parents or parents of toddlers.
- Currently, private consultations are held at the consultant’s home (Bethnal Green). Please be advised that the consultant works with her baby. Consultations at the client’s home may 7. be arranged at the weekends.
The consultant will build a unique lesson following your specific needs and requests.
All our workshops can be run on demand. We need a minimum of 3 paying participants (discounts for couples). Workshops can be tailor-made to you and your friends’ needs, and can be run from Wrap a Hug HQ in Bethnal Green, Under the Willow tree cafe in Stoke Newington, or you can also suggest a location.
Most popular workshops include: Front, hip or back carry with a woven wrap; Introduction to slings.
ABOUT MEL & AZZURRA
We are Mel and Azzurra and we run Wrap a Hug, a sling library and consultancy service. Azzura is the brain behind Wrap a Hug and is based in Italy. Mel runs the East London branch.
At Wrap a Hug we are extremely passionate about babywearing and we build relationships with parents and help them become confident sling users. We accompany you through your babywearing journey and are always on hand from the first meeting.
At the library, parents can see and try different types of slings and learn how to use them. We also help you fit your own slings and here to give you tips and advice. We also organise a variety of workshops, and offer one-on-one private consultations and run a free monthly parent meet-up/sling meets with Tower Hamlets Family meet-up and Sling Social East London.
We do our best to meet your needs and are open to your suggestions, so don’t be shy to get in touch!