We are all about community and family, and that means building close relationships with like-minded organisations. This means we can serve parents in the best possible way. All the people with whom we work believe in empathy, equality and empowering parents, all on a foundation of evidence, excellence and ethics. We work closely with the organisations below because we support their work, their aims, and their approach.
Little Possums (including its pre-loved scheme) is a wonderful service for families offering slings and carriers, and advice in as accessible a way as possible. It also offers a sensible funnel for sling libraries to move slings on through a sustainable channel. Jeni checks slings, and where safe makes them available for families. Unsafe slings and carriers provide parts to safely repair other slings.
Little Possums is a very close partner of CalmFamily.
Slingababy is also a close partner with CalmFamily. Four of the directors met through this wonderful organisation and community. Slingababy is all about spreading the gift of love through carrying.
Mamaruga are a family run business, with a family and community ethos. They love to help grow local economies. They believe in creating products with a low environmental impact taking an ethical approach during manufacturing. Mamaruga create irresistible products using the finest fabrics.
We demonstrate the Mamaruga Zensling, as an example of an excellent carrying tool.
In 2003, TotsBots revolutionized the industry by developing an eco-friendly and ultra-performing reusable nappy. Made from bamboo, reportedly an eco-friendly fabric, the ‘Bamboozle’ was the first ever reusable nappy to win the Mother and Baby Gold Award.
We work with Tots Bots to demonstrate an excellent example of the reusable nappies on offer, and show parents that there are many nappy options, both reusable and disposable.
Cuski's vision was to create a comforter which would be small enough for little hands to explore, compact enough to tuck into a pocket or bag when travelling, gentle, soft and cuddly enough for a baby’s sensitive skin, fully machine washable and - most importantly - a comforter easily replaced if it went walk-about!
The Cuski brand has evolved to include a wide range of beautiful products that meet NHS protocols and are used in hospitals and NICUs throughout the UK.
We work with Cheeky Wipes to educate parents about choices in cloth wipes, rather than sole reliance on disposable wipes. The drive behind Cheeky Wipes was the founder, Helen's, eczema. She established Cheeky Wipes making skin friendly, reusable baby wipes kit in 2008.
Cheeky wipes provide simple, cost effective, sustainable and ethically sourced and produced products to parents. Their products are waste reducing and kind to the skin of both children and adults.
Babycup was founded by mum Sara Keel and came on the back of being frustrated by the fact that most drinking cups for infants are relatively gigantic for little heads and mouths (and hands). Sara also disliked the idea of children constantly drinking from a spout or teat. Delving deeper into the subject Sara found a body of growing concern amongst health professionals, about potential teeth, jaw and palate issues related to spouts and no-spill valves.
Babycup was born; an open drinking cup: a little cup for little people.
CalmFamily demonstrate and retail Babycups because they offer better opportunities for infant development and learning, whilst minimising health impacts.
Slumber-roo are a passionate team of people providing a wonderful service supplying us with carrying tools, and teaching resources. Their mission statement is:
- To offer innovative products with the potential to be market leaders
- To ensure our products are packed with care and dispatched quickly
- To offer outstanding customer service and support
- To continually evolve to meet the needs of our customers and suppliers
Chewigem sees a world where sensory seekers are accepted and embraced. Where their needs are met through discreet tools that make them feel part of the world, not different. A supportive worldwide community of like minded people who offer value and encouragement. A community that feels like coming home.
Sling school are a wonderful small team who offer carrying education and produce high quality stretchy wraps. They work with us to supply our consultants with stretchy wraps to educate and support families.
Their packaging is minimalist and plastic free to reduce environmental impact as far as possible.