Rotary club slings some support to Childbirth Trust - The Leamington Observer

Rotary club slings some support to Childbirth Trust

Maisie Jeynes 25th Jul, 2017   0

SOUTHAM Rotary Club have donated more than £300 to the local branch of National Childbirth Trust (NCT).

Money will go directly towards new baby slings, which the NCT says are increasingly hard to find in shops.

Slings, also called baby carriers, can be an incredibly helpful tool for parents of new-born babies through to toddlers. They help with bonding, can reduce crying and support the carrier’s back.

The Southam NCT runs a monthly sling library where parents and carers can try on a range of slings, while enjoying tea and a chat. Slings are also available to hire from the group, with prices starting from £5 for two weeks.

Southam NCT co-ordinator Helen Everitt, said: “Thanks to funding from the Rotary Club the sling library is now able to offer a wider selection of slings to support more parents in the community.”

Southam and villages NCT sling library meets on the second Friday of the month between 10.30am and 12pm at the Graham Adams Centre in Southam, alongside a ‘bumps and babies’ group. The meeting is free to attend, with an optional donation of £1 per family for refreshments.

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