- Buying slings
- seeing happy babies and parents
- helping get a sling fit just right
- being able to pick the right sling for someone
- encouraging wrapping
Just over a year ago now, myself and Carol took part in an intensive training course and then had to complete a large coursework project and undertake several hours of consultation practise to become babywearing consultants. This training, in combination with our own years of babywearing experience, means that we can offer 1:1 consultations in addition to running our awesome sling library sessions.
A babywearing consultation takes place over the space of an hour or so, in the comfort of your home or mine, at a time that suits you and baby. It is just about you and your babywearing needs. We get the chance to focus on exactly what you need to learn and the slings you would like to try. We have lots of time to practise the particular aspect of babywearing that is suitable for you and baby.
Why do we offer 1:1 consultation times? Well, babywearing is a learnt skill, and there is an awful lot that can be learnt. Here are some of the key reasons why a consultation would be great:
It is a given, i suppose, but worth saying. A babywearing consultation is just about you and baby. We can work around baby's needs. Its no problem to stop while baby has a feed or nap or needs settling.
Brand new to babywearing
Perhaps you are pregnant and are keen to begin #babywearingfromthebeginning but you're not sure where to start? Do you have a newborn who suffers with colic or reflux and have heard that carrying your baby in a sling might help? A Consultation is a great oportunity to be able to consider all the options for a newborn, discuss optimal positioning and the benefits of carrying your baby.
You want to try on lots of different options
You know you want to find the perfect sling but you also know there are lots of options out there and so would like to try on as many different slings as possible. A consultation gives us the time, space and slings to be able to do this.
You or baby have a particular medical/health need
Sometimes, mum, dad or baby have particular medical or health needs that must be taken into consideration when babywearing. A consultation allows us to have the time to talk through these particular factors and make sure we have the right babywearing solution.
Back carrying - especially wrapping
I love teaching back carrying, it can really extend your babywearing journey where it otherwise may have ended. Back carrying especially wrapping is not something we have time or space to dedicate during sling library sessions. A consultation would allow us the chance to go through the different aspects of back carrying and have the time to practise safely to give you the confidence and tools to continue learning.
Super mums who babywear their multiples are awesome! Even more than carrying one baby carrying two takes that much more technique, practise and skill. A consultation would give us the time and space to be able to go through the different options and sling combinations.
Sling meet times don't suit you
Really practical, but perhaps sling meet times don't suit you (so many babies have better social lives than i do, meeting friends here, a class there, gym lessons...) booking a consultation around you and baby is totally fine by us!
We'd love to hear from you if you would like to book a 1:1 consultation (more information can be found on our 1:1 consultation page) x