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Jen and Em It's A Sling Thing takeover
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Jen and Em It's A Sling Thing takeover
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Hello! We’re Emily Taylor and Jen Littlejohns and we are the new owners at It’s A Sling Thing! We want to extend our huge thanks to Kerry for the opportunity to take over the brand she’s built. We are very proud to be taking over the UK’s biggest online sling library offering postal hires, and a brand with an excellent reputation for quality and customer service.

We’d love to introduce ourselves, and say thank you to the customers who’ve made this company what it is today.

Jen and Em: new directors of It’s A Sling Thing

Jen toddler carrying woven wrap firespiral

Jen

I’m a parent to two boys who never stop moving, growing and developing. 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. So for me slings were going to be about how to safely move around my house carrying my baby. I never imagined that I’d be carrying a three year old, nor that I would be walking up mountains, or around town everyday. Slings have been there on every step of this journey; 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!

emily tandem carry. director of It's A Sling Thing

Em

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 It’s A Sling Thing has provided over the last 5 years. We have plenty of plans for both postal library and carriers for sale. However, 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 will see new additions to library and retail stock, so do keep an eye out!

Thank you for sticking with us, we look forward to helping you all!

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