Since setting up the Library in July 2011 (first called Eastbourne Sling Library, then East Sussex Slings, before relocating to Hampshire and renaming as South East Slings) we have helped over 2000 different families (as at November 2019). Here are a few of the lovely comments, testimonials and feedback we’ve received over the years. Hearing such positive comments makes us very happy!
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“I was really happy with the advice I received about which carrier would suit my needs and also pleased with the good value and very speedy delivery. Thanks East Sussex Slings.” E Croisdale
“Thank you so much! I had my luna bug in it all afternoon, she was comfortable and promptly fell asleep, my back didn’t complain, and even my husband reckons he will use it (as it’s more manly haha).
Thank you so much for your help and patience today. I even managed to help another mum tie her hana wrap properly this afternoon after watching your demonstration to the lady before me.
Thank you 🙂 xxx” C Leone
“I cannot recommend Roamy and the sling library enough!
My son has reflux and hates his car seat and pram so I quickly realised he’d be better off being carried. A friend of mine raved about her Ergo baby carrier so I initially hired this without seeing Roamy, but I didn’t find it that comfortable.
A month or so later (feeling trapped in the house because the baby hated every other method of transport!) I bumped into Roamy at the NCT nearly new sale and thought I might give the Ergo another try. When I explained that I found it uncomfortable, she said the Beco Gemini would probably be better for my frame so we hired that. We both absolutely loved it and bought one as soon as the hire period was up (an amazing deal, with the hire cost discounted and an additional 15% off for buying as a result of the nearly new sale). I’m not exaggerating when I say the carrier changed our lives! The baby is so happy in the carrier and doesn’t cry at all.
I learnt that Roamy’s knowledge is so valuable, as finding the right carrier is a really personal choice. It’s definitely worth seeing her in person” – L Anderson
“Roamy is so helpful and friendly, hiring from the library is easy and cheap (if only I had know about it when my first was born) being able to try before you buy is so important for a carrier and the little tips and tricks that Roamy has loads of are invaluable for a comfy (I could do this all day) carry, we are very happy with the carrier we hired and then went on to buy through the library, Thank you Roamy” – T Spencer
“I was very nervous when I started my baby wearing journey but Roamy has stuck with me through my fears and opened up the world of baby wearing to me. She was very kind and patient and both myself and my partner have fully embraced carrying our son. We love it and it’s all down to her!” – V Langley
“I first contacted Roamy after my little girl outgrew her stretchy wrap. Wanting to carry on wrapping, I found Roamy and booked a consultation. With great patience, she showed me how to use a woven wrap in a front and back carry. Roamy is relaxed, friendly and above all patient (wrapping takes practice)! I think anyone considering wrapping should pay the Sling Library and Roamy a visit for support, help and expert advice” – N Degl’innocenti
“I had a great experience with Roamy – I asked her to help me find a suitable back carrier for my (then) 9 month old. I purchased a Connecta and was very pleased with Roamy’s helpful and practical advice. I back carry my little man whenever I can and find that it makes us even closer as a family” – J Duke
“We started with a Connecta hired from Roamy and now have an arsenal of slings! Can’t remember the last time we even used the pram, we are so happy baby wearing. Roamy has been so helpful on our baby wearing journey, from replacing our beloved Connecta to helping when we were struggling with back carries, she has been patient and understanding. She is always on hand to offer advice on Facebook as well. I have not hesitated to recommend her and the Eastbourne Sling Library to ALL my friends with new babies, even the ones who don’t live in Eastbourne!” – C Christou
“I hired a Joey Slings Mei Tai from the sling library. I was looking to move from my stretchy and ring sling. That hire opened my eyes to all the other carriers available. I’m still carrying my boy and he’s 3 on Friday and I doubt I’d be doing so without Roamy and East Sussex Slings” – R Cordery
“Roamy is a lovely friendly lady who is always happy to help with all aspects of babywearing” – S Strickson
“When my daughter was 2 weeks old Roamy answered my desperate plea. My daughter hated her pram, car seat etc and had awful colic (which Roamy experienced in its glory during our consultation). Roamy came to my home and showed me a number of slings she was patient and kind and very knowledgeable. We ended up borrowing a hana wrap and it was a life saver. We looked at her you tube video countless times to try and get the fit right and we were away. myself and my husband both wearing our daughter. It was great for settling her during difficult times, going out and about and even cooking dinner and going to the loo. When my daughter was older and nosier we went back to see Roamy at a local NCT sale to inquire about a different carrier as my daughter wanted to start facing out. She helped us to decide on a beco which again was brilliant. I can’t recommend the sling library enough to anyone who mentions they have similar difficulty. Roamy is always at the end of an email, Facebook message etc for queries and advise. It’s such a valuable service and I can’t thank them enough” – K L Smith
“I saw Roamy for a 1-1 consultation after my 2nd Son was born. I first met her at a bumps and babies group locally and was very impressed with her selection of slings, knowledge and kindness. I wanted to experience sling wearing and because my Son was/is so demanding (wanted to be held constantly due to feeding/ illness/ teething) I thought this would be a great solution.
The consultation was fantastic, Roamy made me feel very relaxed, calm and confident throughout the meeting. We tried different ones and she was very patient with my needs (I suffer a very bad back) and my Son who cried alot. I eventually settled on borrowing the Hana Baby wrap which was lovely, stretchy and very easy.
Overall Roamy offers a fabulous sling service that is safe, personalised, convenient and fantastic value. I cannot wait to go back in October when my 3rd Son is born!” – L Tidey
“I had a great experience with Roamy from the sling library. When my first baby was newborn she demonstrated and let my try a number of different slings, from which I selected the Connecta Baby carrier to borrow for a few weeks. I liked it so much that I ultimately bought one of my own and am now using it with baby number two! I found it really useful to get Roamy’s advice as there are many different designs of carrier available on the market and she helped me to find one that suited not only me but my husband” – J Dixon
“Roamy initially helped me get to grips with a carrier I already had, and once we grew out of that one, helped us find, hire and then buy a fabulous Boba 4G which we all love. My daughter has loved being carried and when she was little it turned supermarket shopping from a nightmare into a dream! Now she’s a bit older (nearly 1) and likes to be involved in everything, carrying her on my back is the only way to get things done around the house! Roamy was extremely knowledgeable, and friendly and reassuring throughout. I have already recommended her to everyone I know! A really great service whether it’s helping you use what you’ve got or finding something new” – J Roylance
“Roamy is very knowledgeable on such a wide variety of carriers that I found her really helpful when choosing. She helped me position my daughter comfortably and correctly. She is so friendly and approachable” – E Flanaghan
“Roamy recently came along to our playgroup and noticed me trying to run the ‘cafe’ whilst giving my nearly 3 year old the attention she wanted. Obviously I ended up holding her on one hip and doing a one handed coffee serve! So Roamy recommended a hip sling for when we were busy or when she was needy. It’s been really helpful for those tricky moments when two hands would be easier, I used it at a family party at the weekend too where I knew the number of adults and new faces would be just a bit too much for my daughter. Thanks for the advice and understanding that some toddlers still need to be held” – R Godwin
“After having my first child and using a very uncomfortable non-ergonomic carrier, I had heard more and more about baby wearing/carrying and the wonderful world of slings. Having had baby no.2 I wanted to be able to carry her and still have my hands free for her older toddler sibling. I was recommended to see the ‘expert’ Roamy, who attends our local NCT bumps and babies group every two weeks. I was a bit apprehensive as I had no clue where to start. She gave me all the options of what to try, based on the ‘ideas’ I had, she listened to me implicitly. She very competantly showed me how they all fitted and got me to try them all myself. On the basis of this I made a hire and fell in love with my Beco Gemini. Even my husband will use it. My baby is growing fast so I will be back to see Roamy for further advice on the next toddler stage carrier. I cannot recommend Roamy highly enough and know that she has helped many people” – M Dixon