Three years ago I had an itch to do something different, learn new skills, find my vocation, start something fun and rewarding. Something that would be an inspiration to my children, while working from home, and most importantly, sharing my passion for carrying my children or 'babywearing'.
I loaded herself with as much information as I could, brainstormed ideas, laboured over name ideas, business concept, went on a babywearing consultancy course with the School of Babywearing, taught myself as much as possible to fill in any gaps in my knowledge and skills. I slowly filled the sling library up with popular brands so we could familiarise ourselves with them, and to lend out to parents to try.
And then we launched! I carefully chose a small range of slings and carriers to stock that we personally loved ourselves, and I started offering free sling consultations initially, and Mr Carry My Baby assisted me in sling library sessions while we looked after our first, who was one at the time.
This week we celebrate our third birthday, since launching on June 6th 2012, with a giveaway in the pipeline on our Facebook page, 50% off a workshop on Monday 8th June with code 'birthday', and we want to hear more about how we can grow and adapt in the years to come to meet your needs as a parent in terms of the services and products we offer. And if you have any memories to share of how we inspired you!
I've met so many lovely families and babies these last few years, many who have now grown into little boys and girls and have baby siblings since. We had our second son ourselves in July 2013, only a year into being established in Leicester as a sling library, consultancy and shop.
At this week's sling library drop in, for every sling hire you will receive a voucher for a free 2 week sling hire to pass to a friend or use yourself on your next visit, and the first visitor will receive a free gift!
I also plan on their being cake, so this is certainly a good week to come to visit!
Here's to three more years? :)
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