We know that carrying your child has to be safe, comfortable, and enjoyable. We're active parents, and living in the Lake District with two tiny adventurers, we soon found that we needed a baby carrier to be comfortable for us and for our babies. We began to search for super comfortable, better designed and better made carriers. We're constantly looking for and trying all sorts of different baby carriers, so that we can share them with you and your family......
Hello, I'm Carissa and I own Koala Slings. I started Koala Slings in 2014, to share my love for carrying my children. I want to help you find a great solution to introducing the world to your little person. I specialise in tandem baby carrying, and helping twin families to carry their little ones. Helping twin parents to find a safe and comfortable twin baby carrier has led to Koala Slings becoming the authorised distributors for the TwinGo Carrier in the UK and Ireland early in 2015.
Carrying your baby (or babies!) in a sling is more than just a help with practicalities like getting into the outdoors or doing the housework. It's a lovely way to soothe upset babies, whether they're tired, teething or needing cuddles. It's also a wonderful way to bond with your littles ones and help you feel confident as a parent. Having twins, babywearing has been empowering for me as a mother, enabling me to give my babies the closeness they need while still getting out and about doing a lot of the things I love to do.
Koala Slings is based in Kendal, in the beautiful Lake District. As well as selling all sorts of lovely slings, baby carriers, and accessories, I run the Kendal and Lake District Sling Library. We do in-person and postal hires, so please contact us if you want to try anything out! If you've come to the Lake District on holiday, and need a carrier for exploring this wonderful area, please get in touch to arrange that too.
I'm a Slingababy trained carrying consultant, and offer one-to-one sessions and workshops.
If you need to find us, we're at:
20 Collin Road
Kendal LA9 5HN
We source all of our slings and carriers from established, reputable manufacturers. We take pride in offering you high quality baby carriers, and we choose a range of colours and fabrics so that we'll have something in stock that you'll love! Most of the companies who supply us are small, family-owned businesses, based in Germany, Poland, Romania, the United Kingdom, India and the United States.