What is babywearing? Simply put, it’s carrying your child, from birth to toddler/pre-school age, in a wrap, sling or carrier. There are so many benefits to carrying your baby in this way and so many different carrying options, it can be incredibly confusing for parents – something we often hear at babyshows.  

That’s why we run a pop-up sling library at The Baby & Toddler Show. Just looking across the carriers that we sell, which come from two brands, (Manduca and ByKay) we have a mix of:

  • Stretchy wraps
  • Mei Tais
  • Ring slings
  • Woven wraps
  • Soft structured carriers...confused yet?

You can see how overwhelming this might be if you don’t know anything about babywearing. Visit our pop-up library at the show and you’ll get expert advice from independent consultants and our trained team (everyone at Cheeky Rascals has been trained by expert consultant Emily Williamson who runs South London Slings), plus the chance to borrow a carrier whilst you shop around.

Research confirms that babywearing promotes their physical, social and cognitive development, can help reduce colicky symptoms and even crying. Just as important is the convenience that it gives you, the parent: popping out to the shops, managing everyday tasks and being generally ‘hands free’ makes life with a baby just a little easier.