Here are some helpful contacts for you, some national and others local to the New Forest area. This directory is provided by us, after careful consideration. If you have any feedback for me on any of the recommendations I have made, please get in touch.

Local libraries and meets

New Forest Slings
Dorset sling lIbrary
Southampton sling library
Salisbury sling library
Fareham and Gosport sling library
Isle of Wight Sling library
Winchester Sling meet

Cant get what you need? Do postal hire at It’s a Sling Thing.

Local sling consultants

Emily Wilding Fackrell – New Forest- Waterside – Southampton
Alexandra Harris – Romsey
Rose Glendenning – Nappy Bliss
Lucy Junebug Howell – Gosport
Vickie Herbert – Dorset
Lucy Pritchard – Southampton
Gemma Boyle – Southampton
Scarlett Martin – Fareham
Emma Crossley – Isle of Wight

Become a carrying/sling professional

Become a parenting professional

It’s a Sling Thing


Little Possums

Pregnancy and birth support

Pregnancy Pliates with Priya
Antenatal Yoga – Juliette James
Fit back and bumps (ante and postnatal exercise)
Romsey Relax – Natal Hypnotherapy
Camilla Moore – Katherine Graves Hypnobirthing
Hypnobirthing – (Based in Bournemouth)
Mindful Birthing New Forest
Preparing for BabyCalm™ with EmbraceNatal

Family support

BabyCalm™ New Forest
ToddlerCalm™ New Forest
IAIM Baby massage New Forest
Tiny Talk
Aquababes – New Forest 
Baby Sensory
Water babies – Totton, Sandy balls
Jo Jingles 

Breastfeeding support

Bosom Pals – Hythe, Lymington
Association of Breastfeeding mothers
La Leche League
The Breastfeeding Network

Cloth nappies

The New Forest Nappy Network
 (Library and support in the New Forest)
Nappy Bliss laundry service – New Forest 
Organic Bliss – Reusable nappy retailer in Totton

Cranial osteopaths

Doulas and placenta services

Maggie Vaughn –
Amanda Denton – Doula and placenta specialist
Camilla Moore – Birth Doula and KG Hypnobirthing teacher
Emily Fackrell – Mindful birth consultant


Nicky Westlake
Karen Wiltshire
Rick Carter
Camilla Moore

Other key organisations

Count the kicks – Empowering awareness of fetal movement
Natalie Gamble Associates – Leading fertility law firm in the UK
Brilliant Beginnings – UK Surrogacy and Egg donation agency
IAIM – International Association of Infant Massage
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
Mindful mamma birthing