Sling Library to "Try Before You Buy"

  • Free for TAP members ($20/year) although non-members may pay a refundable $20 deposit per sling. Please read the terms and conditions below for details.
  • Browse the sling library and learn about different styles of slings.
  • Borrow a sling at a TAP meeting, or contact the sling librarian at
  • Ready to buy? When you want a sling for the long term, there are alternatives to buying new. Slings are commonly available secondhand and inexpensively on craigslist and elsewhere.
  • Ready to donate a sling your family has outgrown? Please contact the sling librarian at

Sling Library Terms and Conditions

This service is free for current TAP members. TAP membership is $20 per year and allows access to the sling and book libraries and discounts on workshops.  For non-members there is a $20 cash deposit, which will be refunded when the sling is returned, clean and in lendable condition. Please return the carrier when you are done with it, or if another person requests to try that carrier we will contact you to arrange for return.

Please note manufacturer's care instructions. Carrier should be washed if needed prior to return.

Takoma Attachment Parenting cannot be held liable for any injuries sustained to wearer or child while using the carrier(s). Please read and follow manufacturers' wear and carry instructions carefully.

If carrier is lost or damaged, borrower is responsible for cost of identical replacement.

When you are ready to return your sling, please contact the sling librarian at