By Roberta Barcella
BABYWEARING mums are hoping to break a Guinness World Record next month at an event at Salford University.
Sling It!, a babywearing exhibition, will return to the North West after a successful event in Stockport last year.
Salford University will host the event on the 2nd April from 10am to 4pm and mums will be attempting to achieve the Guinness World Record of the most participants carrying their babies in a wrap
The organisers, Sling It! NW, are inviting all the mums in Salford to take part at the event and get involved in this great goal that was so close last year.
Elizabeth Luddington, organiser and Treasurer, says “Last year we made our first attempt at the record and it was a valiant attempt with over 100 people baby wearing but falling short of the 250 needed to achieve the record.
“This year we have a lovely setting just outside Salford Museum to try again and we are determined to get that world’s first! So please join us at 12.30 on the day to be a record breaker!”
The Sling It 2016 babywearing event won’t be only a meeting, but a great networking and learning opportunity.
Amanda Woodhouse, organiser, says “ We were very pleased with the success of the first Sling It event. We wanted to improve and become more accessible to both parents and Healthcare Professionals”.
This year’s event has plenty of activities like active sessions, workshops, where it is possible to learn the benefits of babywearing and a pop up “Sling Library” courtesy of “It’s a Sling Thing” for the mums who want to know more about it. There will also be an under-fives play area for the little ones.
It is also possible to buy a wrap in the ‘market place’ and meet the actual makers of the colourful slings.