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STORK AND THE BEES: Baby support group from Croxley celebrates helping more than 1,000 families

 Published on: 12th February 2024   |   By: Sophia Sheera   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Croxley-based nappy and sling group has helped more than 1,000 young mothers since it was founded in November 2016.

Not-for-profit community group Stork and the Bees offers young mothers the chance to borrow reusable nappy kits and more than 60 types of baby sling. Since 2016, a total of 1,052 families have attended monthly drop-in sessions and borrowed kits from the volunteer-led organisation.

Founder Helena Jackson said: “When I discovered slings, I was able to parent my baby in a completely different way. We could walk around and go shopping, all because I was able to soothe my baby.”

Alongside educating young mothers on the benefits of carrying babies in slings, Stork and the Bees also teaches caregivers how to switch from disposable nappies to sustainable alternatives. Each family that signs up to the project is given 30 reusable nappies and a kit guiding them through the transition from single-use diapers.

Stork and the Bees meets once a month at Croxley Green Library, where everyone from pregnant mothers to grandparents is welcome to drop in.

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