Lending Library

Babywearing International of NYC has 7 Lending Libraries: 2 in Manhattan, 2 in Queens, 2 in Brooklyn and 1 in the Bronx. Together there are over 160 carriers! We are constantly adding more, listening to our members' needs and requests.

Our members love the Lending Libraries, here's what they say:

"We don't borrow necessarily at every meeting, but we love that we can try out new carriers and wraps and really figure out what could work for us before making a purchase.

Last year we borrowed a Baby SaBye mei tai from the Woodside library and fell in love with the ease and comfort of mei tais.

We also borrowed a size 3 Silver Linings Sling wrap. I figured a size 3 would be a perfect size to wrap a front baby in a tandem front back carry, but I never imagined I would enjoy using a short wrap all by itself, specially for quick back carries. Borrowing that wrap was also helpful in starting to find out what attributes I like on my woven wraps (we're still exploring!)."

 

"Skin to skin made possible with the Bronx lending library wrapsody stretch hybrid."

"Skin to skin made possible with the Bronx lending library wrapsody stretch hybrid."

"Recently checked out at the Inwood library, Caprice!! And it's GOOOOOORGEOUS. Like..... I WANT TO KEEP IT. Risaroo. My 25 pounder feels weightless. It is cool to the touch. This is wrong side out. It's so pretty!! Easy to wrap with, comfy. It's like my favorite wrap ever."

"Recently checked out at the Inwood library, Caprice!! And it's GOOOOOORGEOUS. Like..... I WANT TO KEEP IT. Risaroo. My 25 pounder feels weightless. It is cool to the touch. This is wrong side out. It's so pretty!! Easy to wrap with, comfy. It's like my favorite wrap ever."

"Going to our first new mom group meeting in the Bronx! Bronx library bbtai. And first day baby wore his sunglasses. So torn between the bbtai I borrowed last month from the Bronx library and the surprisingly cool Lillebaby I have this month. Looking to buy my own bbtai now. I didn't want to return it! And as much as I dislike buckle carriers in favor of wrap styles I must admit this is not bad at all! Next up: try a shorter wrap so I can put baby in a ruck without a 3' tail wrapped around us midsummer!"

"Going to our first new mom group meeting in the Bronx! Bronx library bbtai. And first day baby wore his sunglasses. So torn between the bbtai I borrowed last month from the Bronx library and the surprisingly cool Lillebaby I have this month. Looking to buy my own bbtai now. I didn't want to return it! And as much as I dislike buckle carriers in favor of wrap styles I must admit this is not bad at all! Next up: try a shorter wrap so I can put baby in a ruck without a 3' tail wrapped around us midsummer!"

"Hanging out with a baby at two weddings last weekend! Catbird from Greenpoint library was a savior! My baby even fell asleep in it and slept when I sat at the table and enjoyed a crab cake (before loud music woke her up!;)))) and still after that my little girl enjoyed a party sitting in a sling! Yey babywearing!"

"Hanging out with a baby at two weddings last weekend! Catbird from Greenpoint library was a savior! My baby even fell asleep in it and slept when I sat at the table and enjoyed a crab cake (before loud music woke her up!;)))) and still after that my little girl enjoyed a party sitting in a sling! Yey babywearing!"

"Sleepy guy and daddy in the Bronx lending library's toddler Tula"

"Sleepy guy and daddy in the Bronx lending library's toddler Tula"

"I borrow A LOT from the library, mostly Inwood. It's been a great way to up my own knowledge of what's out there and what I find comfy. My first loaner was a stretch hybrid last summer. Since then, I've borrowed SSCs, a water RS, shorty wraps, a gauze wrap, and this month I've got the new onbu!'

"I borrow A LOT from the library, mostly Inwood. It's been a great way to up my own knowledge of what's out there and what I find comfy. My first loaner was a stretch hybrid last summer. Since then, I've borrowed SSCs, a water RS, shorty wraps, a gauze wrap, and this month I've got the new onbu!'

Judy: "On the 3 train, while sporting the Bronx Library's Ring Sling."  

Judy: "On the 3 train, while sporting the Bronx Library's Ring Sling."

 

Joanna: "Trying Lillebaby borrowed from Bronx Lending Library."

Joanna: "Trying Lillebaby borrowed from Bronx Lending Library."

Courtney: "The Andalusian in Greenpoint's library is one of my faves! Airy weave with a really cool texture, yet super supportive for my big kids (this is my 5 yr old!)."

Courtney: "The Andalusian in Greenpoint's library is one of my faves! Airy weave with a really cool texture, yet super supportive for my big kids (this is my 5 yr old!)."

Benedetta: "Didn't get a.chance to borrow it but had my first onbu experience in Astoria and fell in love. I still dont own one but being able to comfortably carry my almost 2 year old while 9months pregnant was great!"

Melisa: "Argh, no pics to share at the moment! I am, however, a 'borrow-a-new-&-shorter-wrap-at-each-meeting-I-attend' type of member. I cannot express how great it has been to learn more about each kind of wrap and am so glad to have discovered the shorty love! As of now the Didy Pfau from the Astoria lending library is my all time favorite. Can't wait to try out some more."