THREE mums who have a business renting out baby slings to new parents and offering free support are looking for help to buy more stock to help others.

Babywearing consultants Rachael Cunliffe from Newton-le-Willows, Adele Pye from Garswood and Jess Morrissey from Culcheth run Supportive Sloths, a sling library supporting parents in St Helens, Warrington and Wigan for more than 10 years.

For six of those years, they have been running a scheme where parents can hire the baby sling for four weeks free hire for babies six weeks and under.

As a part of this scheme, parents of newborn babies can come and visit them for free and be taught how to wear their newborn safely and confidently.

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But, Jess explains that due to frequent use, the slings now need replacing for optimum safety standards.

The mum-of-two said: “Unfortunately, our current wraps are coming to the end of their life and we need to replace them to continue offering this free scheme.

“We are currently fundraising to attempt to replace all of our stretchy wraps.

“We used a brand called Hana but we are looking to replace them with local company Joy And Joe's bamboo stretchy wraps which are based on Bold Industrial Estate, so a local firm.

“There is no funding available for us at this time and we are unable to wait as the wraps are deteriorating, which is why we are fundraising ourselves to replace them.

Warrington Guardian: Supportive Sloths with owner of Joy and Joe Bisi Osundeko Supportive Sloths with owner of Joy and Joe Bisi Osundeko (Image: Supportive Sloths)

“The benefits of babywearing are huge, for me personally I have a son who was diagnosed with autism at three and a half and being in public and crowded places was distressing for him, I was already used to babywearing and continued that with him to bring him comfort, then I had another baby and wore the baby so I could run around after my son as well.

“It allows for the incredible skin-to-skin, comfort and ease for parents, especially those whose children want to be held all the time.

“We love what we do and we want to continue but to do that we need a bit of help to offer more parents the ability to hire the baby slings on our scheme.”

The trio are looking to raise £500 to replace the slings.

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