What is babywearing?

Babywearing has been the only mean to carry one’s child for millennium…until the invention of a pram or buggy. Research has found that baby in slings cry less, learn more, have better motoring skill earlier and have better bonding with mother AND father. To be honest, we just find it extremely handy to navigate the city. You can see from the above pictures – grocery shopping, going for walks, taking public transport, going on holiday, even vinyl shopping!

I was born in Hong Kong where babywearing was the norm growing up, I did back carry since I was a little girl! When I became a mother, wearing my baby is a natural option for me. Then I realise that’s not the norm in the western world!

I am a trained Trageschule UK Babywearing Consultant. I finished my Advanced level on 2016 and will get my Certification level this spring on 2017. I am passionate to help normalize babywearing to the western world.

What is a consult? 

Well, it depends on what you want and I will meet you where you are!

90 minutes full consult : 35 Euro

You are a beginner: you know nothing about babywearing and but you want to start.

I will come in with a wide range of slings. I will explain:

  • overview of babywearing – history and benefit
  • the pros and cons of each kind of sling and help you to decide which sling is suitable to your body shape, lifestyle and budget.
  • hip and spine Development
  • optimal position
  • babywearing safety
  • demonstration of major carrier in the market
  • We will make sure you (and your partner, if you wish) will be confident with the use of at least one sling to do one carry before the end of the consult. A weighted demo ‘baby’ will be used to practise.

60 minutes demi consult : 25 Euro

You are already a babywearer:

  • but the baby is getting bigger so you want to go out and about, you want to upgrade to a new sling
  • or the baby is getting ‘fussier’ (usually starts at 3-4 months when they start to be more alert!) you want to try a different sling.
  • or you got a new sling and need some guidance how to put it on
  • or you want to learn back carry because baby wants to look around

I will come in with a few style of slings that you particularly want to try. A weighted demo ‘baby’ will be used to practise. You can then decide what kind of sling you want to upgrade to. Or if you already got a sling, I can show you how to use it or do back carry. We will make sure you (and your partner, if you wish) will be confident with the use of at least one sling to do one carry before the end of the consult.

30 minute mini consult : 20 Euro

You need troubleshooting: you are happy babywearing, but there is just some problem, you are not sure what it is…

I will come in to check your sling and see what the problem is and solve a specific problem. I also recommend you to check out peer support in your locate area. Sometimes a little adjustment is all you need. Check out Babywearing Ireland sling meet in your area.

Bump to Baby Package : 65 Euro

Perfect package of expectant parents! Two 90 minute sessions – 1 before baby and 1 after the you have the baby. (Thoughtful gift idea for expectant friend around you! Talk to me for a gift certificate!)

Before baby –

  • overview of babywearing – history and benefit
  • the pros and cons of each kind of sling and help you to decide which sling is suitable to your body shape, lifestyle and budget.
  • hip and spine Development
  • optimal position
  • babywearing safety
  • demonstration of major carrier in the market

After baby –

  • I will come in with a few style of slings that you particularly want to try. A weighted demo ‘baby’ will be used to practise.
  • We will make sure you (and your partner, if you wish) will be confident with the use of at least one sling to do one carry before the end of the consult. A weighted demo ‘baby’ will be used to practise.

Group consult : 20 euros per person (max. 3 people)

2 hour of class for a specific subject of your choice, e.g. introduction to babywearing, front carry of a particular sling, back carry, etc. Feel free to come up with a subject and we will work something out.

Demonstration and talk : FREE

If you belong to any group that are interested to know more about babywearing, e.g. mom and baby group, church group, school, creche, public library, etc. Please be in touch.

I can talk about:

  • History of babywearing
  • Physiology of newborn infant
  • Benefit of babywearing
  • Babywearing around the world
  • Babywearing in Dublin
  • Demonstration of different carriers

### If none of the above applies to you, give me a shout, we can tailor made a consult that works for you.###

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