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Getting To Know Your Business 

Do you have a shop front? Where are you based? 

The Ipswich sessions are held at Suffolk Babies, Kesgrave with consultations being held at WildGinger on Woodbridge Road. We also have monthly sessions in Colchester at Kingsland Church.

Tell me a bit about your business, what makes it special? 

With over 200 different slings/carriers in the Sling Library we are sure that we can find the best one to suit baby and wearer, as we know that there isn’t one that fits all !

Our Sling Library sessions are very friendly and anyone visiting can expect to feel welcomed and listen to, we appreciate how daunting it can be to arrive at a new group not knowing anyone and want to make your experience a pleasant one.

How long have you been in business? 

The Sling Library has been running for around 5 years now

What is your favourite part of being your own boss? 

Choosing my own hours and being able to be flexible

Do you offer products or services? Please give information about these products / services. 

Our main service is the monthly sling library sessions, we then offer workshops, one to one consultations and out of hours hire services.

What is your favourite product or service you offer? 

Home one to one consultations are great as they allow parents to try carriers in the comfort of their own homes and at their own speed, we offer these in Ipswich and Colchester.

A Home consultation is ideal for first time mums or children with specialist needs as the Sling Library session can often be loud and time is limited.

If I want to hire you for your services, how can I do this/find you? 

Our website is and we are on Facebook as Ipswich and Colchester Sling Library

Time to get a bit personal… 

What kind of family commitments do you need to juggle along with your business? How do you find balance? 

I have three children and also work as a Holistic Therapist with a Health and Beauty Salon recently opened in Ipswich, life is definitely a balancing act but as all three children are now at school ( one off to Uni next year)  it has got easier.

I have learnt my limits and recently reduced the Sling Library to two monthly sessions rather than four, this means that I can commit fully to the days we have.

What are your favourite tv shows, foods, or songs? 

I love Greys Anatomy,  The Walking Dead and trashy programmes like TOWIE and Geordi shores !   

I am Vegan and love food !  I also love to bake and will make Cupcakes for any occasion 

What can you be found doing when you have time off?

 Ha ha .. Time off ??

What is your favourite place to get away to? And why? 

I don’t have any one favourite place. – now that the children are older and can be left with Grandparents Hubby and I make the most of it and have a city break every October, my favourite so far has been Krakov.

And last but not least! Snog, Marry, Avoid: Mr Tumble, Mr Bloom, Mr Maker!! 

Snog Mr Tumble, Marry Mr Bloom and Avoid Mr Maker 

About Vicky Barbour-Andrews

The Baby Experts - All round crazy lady, owner of two businesses, two little people and a husband. I am one of those people who just doesn't stop. On both of my maternity leaves I have chosen to start up a new businesses with my new 'spare time'. Some may call me crazy, some may call me stupid but to me I am just me, take me as I am as I do anything for a hassle free life as I believe it is for the living and enjoying - grab it by the balls people as we don't know how long we have here!

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