BBN Book Lending Library


The Bangalore Birth Network runs a book library - as well as a sling library (link to sling library page) – for those wishing to borrow books and CDs/DVDs related to pregnancy, birth and parenting. Please see the list of available titles at the bottom of this page.  The library also has a selection of related magazines, journals and childbirth education material which visitors are welcome to browse through.


Book Library Guidelines


- Membership is Rs 600 for six months or Rs 1000 for a year.  There are no limits on the books you can borrow as a member.

- You can borrow each book for four weeks, with an option to extend the loan period.  Please try to return each book you borrow on time as others may be waiting to read it.  If you don't return the book even after the library has sent a reminder, we will charge a late fee of Rs 100 per week.  

- We ask that you give a cheque deposit against each book.  Your cheque will be returned to you when you return the book, provided of course the book is returned is in good condition.

- The library is located in Koramangala.  If you find it difficult to come to the library in person, and no one can come on your behalf, you could collect and/or return the book at a BBN event (please give enough notice for us to organise this).

- Where it is really not possible for the book to be picked up in person, we can courier it to you, and you can courier it back after reading it. This involves a lot of back and forth with cheques, though, so we try to avoid it.

- If there's a book that you'd like to see in the library (please check the list of current titles below first), you are welcome to make a request that the library get a copy, and if possible we will do so.


To become a member, and for any other enquiries, please contact Venetia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Current Titles

Pregnancy and Birth

  1. What to Expect When You're Expecting – H.Merkoff, A.Eisenberg and S.Hathaway
  2. Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way – S. McCutcheon
  3. For a Blissful Baby: Healthy and Happy Pregnancy with Maharishi Vedic Medicine – K. Reddy, L Egenes and M.Mullins
  4. Birthing from Within: An Extra-ordinary Guide to Childbirth Preparation – P. England and R.Horowitz
  5. While Waiting – G. Verrilli and A-M Mueser
  6. The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth – S.Kitzinger
  7. Pregnancy, Childbirth and The Newborn: The Complete Guide – P.Simkin, J.Whalley and A.Keppler
  8. The Official Lamaze Guide: Giving Birth with Confidence – J.Lothian and C.DeVries
  9. A Simple Guide to Having A Baby – J.Whalley, P.Simkin, A.Keppler
  10. The Miraculous World of Your Unborn Baby: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your Pregnancy – N.Bradford
  11. Ayurvedic Garbha Samskar: The Art and Science of Pregnancy – B.Tambe
  12. A Doula Story: On The Front Lines of Teen Pregnancy (DVD)
  13. The Rough Guide to Pregnancy and Birth – K.Cooke
  14. Passport to A Healthy Pregnancy – G.Arjun
  15. The Mindful Way through Pregnancy: Meditation, Yoga and Journalling for Expectant Mothers – S.Piver
  16. Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method: A Natural Approach to A Safe, Easier, More Comfortable Birthing – M.Mongan (includes CD)
  17. Garbha Samskar, Feminine Balance – B.Tambe (music CDs)
  18. The Gentle Birth Method – G.Motha
  19. I'm Pregnant, Not Terminally Ill, You Idiot – L.Iyer
  20. The Complete Guide to Pregnancy After 30 - C. Winkelman
  21. Eating For Two - A. Grant
  22. Taking Charge of Your Fertility - Toni Weschler


  1. What to Expect The First Year – H.Merkoff, A.Eisenberg and S.Hathaway
  2. Baby Signs: How to Talk with Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk – L. Acredolo and S. Goodwyn
  3. The Discipline Book: How to Have a Better-Behaved Child From Birth to Age Ten – W. and M. Sears
  4. Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents – V.McClure
  5. Diaper Free: The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene – I. Bauer
  6. Your Amazing Newborn – M.H. Klaus and P.H.Klaus
  7. The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep through The Night – E.Pantley
  8. Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent's Guide – A.J. Romm
  9. Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, Birth to Age 5: The Complete and Authoritative Guide – S. Shelov, R. Hannemann
  10. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: La Leche League International
  11. Dr R.K.Anand's Guide to Child Care – R.K. Anand
  12. Breastfeeding: A Parent's Guide – A.Spangler
  13. The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby – W. and M.Sears
  14. Guide to Baby Products (Consumer Reports Buying Guide) – S.Jones
  15. The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems (by Teaching You How to Ask The Right Questions) – T.Hogg and M.Blau
  16. Hello Baby – J.Overend
  17. How Children Learn – J.Holt
  18. How Childen Fail – J.Holt
  19. The Continuum Concept – J.Liedloff
  20. Baby-Led Weaning: The Essential Guide to Introducing Solids – G.Rapley and T.Murkett
  21. A Celebration of Babies – S.Emerson
  22. Unconditional Parenting – A. Kohn
  23. How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk – A. Faber and E.Mazlish
  24. Disease-Proof Your Child: Feeding Kids Right – J. Fuhrman
  25. The Baby Book – W. Sears and M. Sears
  26. Soothe Your Baby the Natural Way – P. Rhatigan
  27. Potty Training – J.Gilbert
  28. Tantrums – E.Hayes
  29. The Book of Children - Osho
  30. Toddler Trouble: Coping with Your Under-5s - J. Douglas
  31. Dumbing Us Down - John Taylor Gatto
  32. Work and Play in Early Childhood - Freya Jaffke
  33. Understanding Waldorf Education - Jack Petrash
  34. Instead of Education - John Holt


BBN Sling Library


The Bangalore Birth Network runs a sling library for those wishing to try out and/or hire different slings, wraps and baby carriers for baby-wearing. If you wish to hire a sling, please go through the terms and conditions below carefully first.  Before lending you the sling, we will ask you to sign a form indicating your acceptance of these terms and conditions.  

The Bangalore Birth Network organises occasional sling meetups at different locations in the city.  You are encouraged to attend these to meet our babywearing mothers and see all of our slings in action before hiring one.  There will also be experienced babywearers who can offer advice and support.  For details of the next sling meetup, please join our Facebook pages:

Bangalore Birth Network

Bangalore Birth Network Sling Library

If you are not able to attend the sling meetup, or wish to hire/reference a sling before the next meetup, you may make an appointment to visit the sling library individually.  The sling library is located in Koramangala.  The library coordinator is available most week days, but please do make an appointment at least a day before you wish to come by emailing Venetia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you are interested in setting up a sling library in your city and wish to use the BBN Sling Library's terms and conditions, you are welcome to do so but please do contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know you are doing so.

Available Carriers

  1. Soul Sling (linen)
  2. Soul Sling (cotton)
  3. Soul Tai (mei tei style carrier by Soul Slings)
  4. Cookiie Pie Sling
  5. Cookiie Pie SSC standard (not for hire)
  6. Cookiie Pie SSC toddler (not for hire)
  7. Anmol SSC regular
  8. Anmol SSC basic
  9. Anmol Wrap
  10. JustLink Sling
  11. Moby Wrap
  12. Ergobaby
  13. Ergobaby Performance (not for hire))
  14. Bushbaby Premier Back Carrier