We are Emily Taylor and Jenni Littlejohns and we are the new owners at It’s A Sling Thing! We want to extend our huge thanks to Kerry for giving us the opportunity to take over the brand she has built. We are very proud to be taking over the UK’s biggest postal library, and a brand with an excellent reputation for quality and customer service.
We would love to introduce ourselves, and give you some sneak peeks at the offers we will be running at It’s A Sling Thing to celebrate our new ownership and to say thank you to all the customers who have made this company what it is today.
Jenni is a mum to two boys who never stop moving, growing and developing and slings have been an essential tool in my parenting since my firstborn was born. I was a wheelchair user before, and throughout, my first pregnancy and so for me slings were going to be about how to safely move around my house carrying my baby. I never imagined that I would be carrying a three year old, or that I would be walking up mountains, around lakes, and in and around town everyday, but slings have been there on every step of this journey and we’ve changed what we use to suit our needs as they have changed.
I trained as a Slingababy Carrying Consultant in November 2016 and I’ve been volunteering, peer supporting and then consulting with Coventry Slings C.I.C since 2015.
When the boys are asleep I love reading and making things- knitting, crochet, sewing, jewellery, you name it, I’ll give it a go!
I’m Emily and I am one of the directors at Coventry Slings C.I.C. and have over 3 years experience running the sling library and consultancy in Coventry. I have two sons, and before taking on the sling library full time I was a software developer. My first child was my introduction to slings. I knew vaguely whilst I was pregnant I wanted to carry, but when he was born I discovered the reality of having a refluxy velcro baby and slings became a much greater part of my life, and a gateway to a support network and friendship group that I am incredibly grateful for. Outside of babies and slings I love books, specifically scifi and fantasy and crime fiction, I love keeping up (ha!) with my favourite TV shows and I love films when I can fit them in!
We are really passionate about continuing the brilliant service which It’s A Sling Thing has provided over the last 5 years. We have plenty of plans in place for both the postal library and slings for sale, but we’d like to reassure you that the excellent quality core services at It’s A Sling Thing will continue.
As part of a little celebration of our takeover look out for special offers for members, giveaways on Facebook, and even a special competition for people purchasing from It’s A Sling Thing. The next few weeks should also see new additions to library stock and to our slings for sale, so do keep an eye out!
Thank you for sticking with us, we look forward to helping you all!