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Favorite ways to keep warm when babywearing

This January we ran a competition on the Slumber Roo Facebook page to win a Boba Hoodie or Vest in exchange for your best tips for keeping warm when babywearing. The response was amazing and we have some great tips to share. I've listed the favorites in traditional top ten order. Number 10 - Hoods Cardies or fleeces with hoods, hoods over hats and some of you had hoods on your baby carriers. Hoods don't get lost like hats. Number 9 - Tights Tights are great because they don't ride up like trousers. Lots of babywearers suggested tights under trouser ...

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Baby Bliss Sling Consultancy - Glasgow

Contact Details Linda Barrack, 07810 524295, linda@baby-bliss.co.uk, www.baby-bliss.co.uk Consultations £15 – 1 hour, £20 – 90 mins, £25 – 2 hours at BBHQ. In client's own home - £25 – 1 hour, £30 – 90 mins, £35 – 2 hours Why did you start the consultancy? The consultancy was established following my own experiences with carrying andd a local need for babywearingadvice and assistance What do you find most rewarding about running a consultancy? I love helping families who has specific requirements ...

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Bristol Sling Library

Bristol Sling Library is open 3 Tuesday afternoons a month in the north and south of the city with plans for more venues in the future. Advice and fitting is free and hiring costs just £6 a fortnight. You can try everything from ring slings to stretchies to buckles to mei tais to wovens and more! The deposit is the full retail value of the sling hired and you can hire for 2 weeks but you can always renew and reserve. Soft structured carriers are the most popular and the Beco Gemini is a favorite. The library was started because there was a clear need for it and in ...

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Love Beco? Help Spread the Love and WIN Prizes too!

Slumber-Roo are hugely proud to announce that Beco has been shortlisted in two categories at the annual LovedByParents Awards. The Beco Gemini has been nominated in the “Best Baby Carrier/Back Carrier” category and BECO has been shortlisted for the “Best Family Brand” award. We would love to receive your vote and more so your support for Beco. Voting is simple and takes less than 1 minute to complete - click here to cast your vote Simply enter your Name & EMail Address, together with the Category and the Product, for example: Best Ba ...

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Black Friday Weekend 2012

  Black Friday is back!! Sounds ominous, what is it?? Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the US Christmas shopping season and what better way to start the Christmas fun than a BIG, truly MEGA sale weekend and at Slumber-Roo, a minimum 20% discount on Black Friday and lots of lovely goodies over the weekend :) So, are we American? No :) but Slumber-Roo do distribute US brands so for the third year running, we've decided to join in the festivities with some truly amazing deals which will include some EU ...

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Babywearing - Not Just for Babies!

Our second guest blogger is Lindsay from Chesterfield Sling Library - only a year old (the library, not Lindsay!) but a wonderful support to local families :)  Here Lindsay shares with us her advice on wearing your little ones through the toddler years and beyond!   Once your baby starts getting mobile, I've found that people tend to be more opinionated regarding you carrying them in a sling. On numerous occasions I've had, “Oh, they will never learn to walk like that!” (all four of my kiddo's have walked between the ages of 9 and 12 months) or, &ldquo ...

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A day in the life of Eastbourne Sling Library

   During the coming months Slumber-Roo will be introducing a number of guest blogges ranging from skilled babywearers offering peer support in a voluntary capacity, through to health professionals and mummy (& daddy) bloggers who just want to share the fun of parenting! This week we're pleased to introduce, “A day in the life of the Eastbourne Sling Library” written by Roamy Hunt who I'm sure you'll agree, is a sling library inspiration!   Roamy says: “I didn't discover babywearing until my first son was 6-months old. Once I did, I r ...

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Easter Photo Competition

COMPETITION RESULTS: The Easter Competition was a lot more tricky to judge than we anticipapted so we enlisted the help of Victoria from the School of Babywearing to help us compile a short list.  Before we announce the winner I'd like to say a VERY BIG thank you to everyone who entered - all the pictures (& captions) were absolutely fabulous! Xx So, the three runners up: Liverpool Sling Library ... Kitty Caption: "Maybe I should have started with baby bear's bowl and not daddy bear's!" Joanna Murchie ... Beco Photo: Preci ...

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Valentine Prize Draw 2012 - The Winners

  We have four winners today each receiving a brand 'super' voucher offering 20% discount and a free gift accessory of their choice from the following selection: Monkey Mama 'Twiddle Buster' Necklace – examples can be seen here Trendsetters 'Sucking/Drool' Pads – examples can be seen here SlingView Mirror – example in the picture     Thank you everyone who entered!  Today's winners are: Moby ... Gemma Burke & Carolyn Sweeney Scootababy ... Helen Leake Beco ... Melissa Murfet Congratulati ...

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Valentine Competition Update 2012

Do you feel like sharing the LOVE this Valentine's Day? If you do, we have not 1, not 2 but 3 (!!!) opportunities for you to win a beautiful baby carrier from one of the following brands: Beco, Moby and Boba Xx A (or was that 3) little birdies have told us that each brand has a UK competition planned for February with details being announced on their individual Facebook pages during the next few days. The first to launch will be Beco UK here later this evening, with Moby & Boba following very, very soon! Most are going to be “quick-entry” competitions with ...

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Random Giveaway Results: 3 Sleepy Wraps + Boba Vouchers

I'd like to start this post by saying how inspired we were with all the personal nominations received during the past 2-days, both on Facebook and via e-mail. If we could possibly afford to (without going bankrupt and receiving a severe ticking off from our retail partners) we would absolutely give a Sleepy Wrap to every nominee 'and' nominator who took the time to take part .... then again, maybe it wouldn't be quite so much fun if we did – lack of anticipation! So, back to business with tonight's WINNERS who each receive a Sleepy Wrap (for their friend)* and for themselves, ...

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PRIZE DRAW: Custom Babyhawk & Vouchers

Hello Babyhawk Fans :)  We're going to keep tonight's Competition Blog Entry short and sweet but before we announce the winner we want to confirm that a further 'Jolly January' competition will launch later this week and just a little tip ... it's something to do with your favourite Babywearing pictures! Back to tonight's announcement, please remember there's quite a list of winners so be sure to check down through the full list – if you don't win the grand prize, you still have a chance to win one of the 'special' discount vouchers which can be applied to your choice o ...

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Jolly January ’Babyhawk’ Competition

Welcome to our first Jolly January Competition - they'll be another one next week and then lots of fundraising fun throughout the coming month (& beyond!) So ... we're going to start with something easy that Spreads the Babywearing Love :)  All you need to do is *share* this post (1) and then, (2) comment below our Facebook Competition Post with the following message: “Come and join in the fun (tag 4 friends here) and you could win your very own 'Custom Babyhawk' plus four Babyhawk discount vouchers for friends and family”   REMEMBER: you need ...

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PRIZE DRAW: Boba 3G & Pack

Hello 2012!! Today we're celebrating the New Year with an unexpected prize draw :) The SR Advent didn't manage to assign a winner during the final hours on Christmas Eve, so the draw was re-arranged for today and the prize? A fabulous Boba 3G Buckle Carrier & Co-ordinating Pack Xx So, without further delay, the winner is ... Kate Humpreys!! **Congratulations Kate & Happy New Year!** To claim your prize, e-mail: info@slumber-roo.co.uk as follows: Subject: *Insert* Boba 3G & Pack Prize Draw Message Text: *Insert* "I'm a Winner!!" & Your N ...

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PRIZE DRAW: 2,000 Facebook Fans

Today we're celebrating reaching 2,000 Slumber-Roo Facebook Fans with a Special Prize Draw to win a goregous Beco Gemini Carrier & cosy pair of Babylegs - customers/ FB Fans choice of colours from our current range of 'in-stock' colours & patterns! The winner has been chosen at random from our current fan base AND .... we have a winner ... *DRUMROLLL**  BIG Congratulations Emma Walters!!! Xx To claim your prize, e-mail: info@slumber-roo.co.uk as follows: Subject: *Insert* Beco Gemini & Babylegs Prize Draw  Message Tex ...

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Competition Results: Christmas Sling Library Bonanza

I have to start this post by saying a HUGE thank you to all the sling libraries (& their fans) around the UK and Ireland who joined in the fun and made the 'Christmas Bonanza' prize draw such an exciting event for 2011 -- wow, it just has to be said, "you really are amazing!"   The best part about the whole competition was seeing the support the fans were willing to offer their local libraries, libraries mostly run by volunteers who are dedicated to spreading the babywearing love and helping others along the way.   It was a very close com ...

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WINNERS PAGE, SR Christmas Advent 2011

  Please note: if you're reading this page and you haven't been sent here directly from the SR Advent Calendar (via Facebook) then unfortunately, you're probably not a winner ... ... if however, you've been re-directed after opening today's winning window and reading the “winners” notice, then read on and CONGRATULATIONS!   To claim your prize, e-mail: info@slumber-roo.co.uk as follows: Subject: *Insert* Winning Window Number & Prize Details (i.e. Winning Window 5 – I've won a Moby Wrap!) Message Text: *Insert* Yo ...

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Competition Rules - SR Advent Calendar

YOU'VE NAVIGATED TO THE 'Competition Rules' ... not the most exciting page, but definitely worth 5 minutes to read through the terms and conditions.  Once you've finished, the following link here will take you to the SR Christmas Advent 'announcement' page with links through to Facebook :)   Here's the small print: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Slumber-Roo Limited and not to Facebook. The information you provide will not be used for any p ...

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SR Christmas Advent 2011

On the first day of Christmas Slumber-Roo gave to me ?????  Join us on Facebook this evening, Thursday 1st December, when our 2011 Advent Calendar will be revealed!  Maybe you'll have today's winning click? Don't worry if you're reading this mid-way through the month, you can still participate from today onward, just visit www.facebook.com/slumber-roo and “like” our page to receive daily 'advent' updates. Every day throughout December up to Saturday 24th Slumber-Roo will have twenty-four (or more!!) gorgeous gifts to give away and everyone can be a winne ...

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Boba Wrap Sample Donations

The wonderful team at www.bobafamily.com recently gifted a selection of Boba products to be donated to Sling Libraries throughout the UK & Ireland.  The first of the samples were circulated in September 2011 and we're now pleased to be able to offer 10 more ... a gorgeous selection of NEW Boba Wraps in a rainbow of stunning colours!  After inviting nominations, the recipients of the donations have been randomly selected as follows: Isle of Man Sling Library Liverpool Sling Library North West Kent Sling Library Norwich Sling Library ...

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2011

What's Black Friday I hear you cry? Well, it's the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and what better way to start the Christmas festivities than a BIG, truly MEGA sale day! As many of the carriers Slumber-Roo offers for sale are designed in America, we've decided to join in the festivities for a second year with some truly amazing deals which for 2011 will include some of our fabulous EU brands too :) Starting at 6.01pm on Thursday 24th November ..... (yep, you read that right – we're star ...

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Halloween Prize Draw

Welcome to Slumber-Roo's Halloween Prize Draw to win not one but TWO carriers ... a Melkaj Mei Tai and snuggly Sleepy Wrap Baby Carrier in seasonal Pumpkin Orange!  The draw will take place during the evening on Wednesday 26th October and the winners parcel posted the following day to arrive no later than lunchtime on Friday 28th ready for all the weekend festivities and fun! Entering the draw is easy – just 'share' the link to this message on your Facebook Page and invite your friends along to join in the fun ... every new “like” we receive from today until the ...

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Black Friday MEGA Sale

Yippee .... Black Friday (& Cyber Monday) are on the way! LAST YEARS DETAILS BELOW -- 5 weeks and counting Xx What's Black Friday I hear you cry ... well, it's the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and what better way to start the Christmas festivities than a BIG, truly MEGA sale day! As many of the carriers Slumber-Roo imports and distributes are designed in America, we've decided to join in the festivities this year with these amazing offers. Starting at 12.01am on Friday 26th Nov ...

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PPP .... Products, Parenting & Photography!

In January 2011 Slumber-Roo will be introducting a new category to Blogger-Roo ... Guest & Celebrity Bloggers (watch this space!!)  These will include product reviews submitted by our wonderful customers, parenting stories from our fabulous facebook friends and special product features submitted by our partner Mumpreneurs which promise to be lots and lots of fun, and hopefully informative too! BUT ... before we start, we'd like to introduce you to our first Mumpreneur or more specifically, let her introduce herself:  My name is Sonia, I am 33 y ...

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Follow Slumber-Roo on Facebook ... Great Giveaways, Super Offers & lots of fun!

Who doesn't love free products and exclusive discounts? We love spreading the love at Slumber-Roo and would like all our customers to be included. Join us here on Facebook for great giveaways, super discounts and lots of fun! Why stop there, invite your friends and family along too. Just suggest our page to them and if they'd like to join in, they can select 'like' next to the Slumber-Roo logo at the top of the page.  Here's some of the great Facebook giveaways coming up this autumn: 150 Fans = Moby Design Wrap for one lucky fan & 5% discount for everyone ...

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Babyhawk Oh Snap is ’Feeling the Love’

We'd like to share with you today a lovely review sent in by one of our customers, Clair K who recently purchased the increasingly popopular Babyhawk Oh Snap. 'The Babyhawk  Oh Snap is a structured baby carrier that is suitable for babies from 15lbs upwards. As my son was quite large for his age, I started using the Oh Snap at 5 months. I tried out lots and lots of different carriers when my daughter was a baby 3 years ago, and gave up in the end as I couldn't find anything that I liked. I have pins in my hip due to a car accident some years ago, I also suffer fro ...

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Attachment Parenting International (API)

Do you want to know more or are willing to share your experiences with other breastfeeding, co-sleeping, babywearing mums? Devon API are organising monthly meetings in Totnes and/or Ashburton commencing October 2010. During each meeting, families will also be able to try out a selection of baby wraps and carriers kindly donated by retailers, manufacturers and members. The New Beco Gemini available from Slumber-Roo will be making an appearance during the coming weeks, along with the Beco Butterfly, Scootababy & Moby Wrap. For further details e-mail Michelle at: devonapi@yahoo.c ...

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Safe Babywearing with Slumber-Roo

In Spring this year (2010) several articles appeared in the national press concerning the safety of 'bag style' carriers which typically carry the baby low on the parents body, nestled in a deep pouch. Slumber-Roo do not sell 'bag-style' carriers which we consider unsafe, and we are delighted that at least one brand of these unsafe bag carriers has recently been recalled after years of lobbying by babywearing experts. For further details on the recall of the Infantino Sling Rider visit: Infantino Page 1 & Infantino Page 2 although please bear in mind that there are still a num ...

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Beautiful New Moby Prints In-Stock

We have some lovely new Moby prints and colours available at Slumber-Roo this month including the beautiful Born Free wrap. A Moby Stretch Wrap is a wonderful first baby carrier and with prices starting at just £36.50 also make a beautiful baby shower gift. They're soft, snugly and surprisingly simple to use. Slumber-Roo are offering a half-price Moby Pacific with every adult sized Moby purchased throughout September 2010 when you enter voucher code: moby-pacific at checkout - one for you and one for a friend!   ...

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Babygrowers Discount Card

Hey Mums and Dads, an innovative new discount card that can save you £££'s during your baby's first year all while raising money for your favourite charity .. it's a sure thing! The team behind Babygrowers are all parents themselves and know the cost of raising little ones is high, whether you're on a budget or not. With this in mind, they've created a unique partnership with a range of high street companies (Sainsburys, Butlins & Aviva) as well as smaller independent companies (Precious Memories, Green Child & Slumber-Roo) to offer a range of discounts. ...

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Beco Gemini … now available for pre-order

The most highly-anticipated product launch in Beco's history is finally here .. the revolutionary New Beco Gemini is now available to pre-order at Slumber-Roo for delivery week commencing 23rd August 2010. Beco's first front carry, facing-out carrier, the Beco Gemini is a 4-in-1 baby carrier offering four comfortable carrying positions – front facing in, facing out, hip and back carry. A comfortable, practical baby carrier with a definite sense of style! Available in all organic fabrics: Espresso, Lucas, Natalie, Metro Black & Paige, the Beco Gemini retails at £95. ...

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Baby Mamas (Put A Sling On ’Em)

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