Babywearing Wellington holds a free monthly slingmeet where you can come along to find out about babywearing, get help with choosing and using various carriers, or simply chat with like-minded people.
The first Friday of the month, from 10am until 12pm at the Southern Cross.
The third Wednesday of the month from 10:30am until 12pm at Petone Community House.
The Southern Cross, which is located at the top of Cuba St, on the corner of Abel Smith St.
There is free parking for one hour on the street (which isn't long enough for a whole slingmeet!), or there is plenty of paid parking on the street or in nearby parking buildings. Or you could chuck your baby in your carrier and walk/bus/train ;)
Petone Community House is at 6 Britannia St, Petone, opposite the library. There is plenty of free parking on the street nearby.
All welcome: mums, dads, caregivers, parents to be and their supportive friends and family. Please feel free to invite anybody you think may be interested.
Thanks to the kindness of the Southern Cross in providing us with a free venue for slingmeets we don't have to charge you a thing for our central Wellington meets.
We do appreciate a koha for our Petone meets, if you can spare it, to help us cover costs.
A note about food and drink
We encourage slingmeet attendees to support the Southern Cross by partaking in their delicious food and beverages, however, with so many small children in attendance, we have some guidelines to keep your children and your morning tea out of harm's way. We ask that you keep your food and drink to the raised booths as anything on low tables may be subject to the depredations of toddlers and those learning to walk. As well as allowing you to enjoy your food and drink yourself, this should help the Southern Cross staff by reducing mess and breakages and keep children safe from scalding and unintentional exposure to things they may have allergies to.
We provide tea/coffee/hot chocolate supplies for our Petone slingmeets and you are welcome to bring your own morning tea to have there.