UPDATED TO OCTOBER 2023
A number of years ago I decided to compile a timeline showing the start dates of all the different Sling Libraries in the UK. If you click on the timeline you can zoom in and view more clearly or you can view/zoom in on the image here.
Some of these may no longer be running, but the timeline gives a great, visual representation of just how rapid the growth in Sling Libraries has been. It’s also interesting to note how this has then slowed down. Clearly the pandemic also had a significant knock-on effect on Sling Libraries. There are also a number of other reasons that may have caused this slow down:
1) The more mainstream carriers become, and the more knowledge there is about what’s available, buyers may feel they have sufficient information to go and buy without needing to try them out or receive specific advice.
2) The number of Sling Libraries has plateaued at a natural equilibrium.
3) Existing libraries have grown and expanded, rather than lots more smaller ones starting.
4) There are lots more running than are shown, but many do not use the Facebook Groups where this information is gleaned from.
4) A whole number of other factors that may contribute!
Please click on the image and use zoom to view the data, or you can view/zoom in on the image here
If you’d like more information on your local Sling Library or Baby-Carrying Consultant, you can find most of them listed on Sling Pages
Please click on the image and use zoom to view the data
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