Baby wearing is not only a great mode of transport but a beautiful parenting tool that can help calm and soothe a tired, unsettled, sick, moody, needy or clingy child, all while being hands free.
There are many types of carriers available on the market from structured carriers, wraps, slings and mei tais. Each carrier has its pros and cons while others may take a little more learning to use. Once you dive into the world of baby wearing, it can be daunting as there are so many options. As a trained baby wearing consultant I can help you find the best carrier to suit your lifestyle or teach you how to use your carrier safely and comfortably. Most people require help with learning to wrap, however there are some simple steps that can drastically change the comfort and fit of your structured carrier.
What should I expect from a Prenatal Consultation?
These consultations are designed for pregnant mums who are looking to buy a carrier before their baby is born but don’t know where to start. It can also be for those who already have a baby, but don’t have a carrier yet or finding what they have unsuitable for their needs. These consults are best run in small group workshops, but are also offered in 1-1 consultations for approx. 75min.
You will learn:
- The benefits of baby wearing
- Baby spinal development
- Safe and Optimal baby wearing principals
- What to look for in a carrier
- Pros and Cons of various types of carriers
- Soft structured carriers, woven wraps, stretchy wraps, ring slings & mei tais
- You will also be able to try these carriers on the best you can over your bump
From here you will know what type of carrier will suit you best. You can then purchase you carrier, and return to Philippa after you have had your baby to learn how to use it in the best way for you.
What should I expect from a 1-1 Babywearing Consult?
These consultations are designed so that you will learn critical steps on how to safely and optimally wear your baby. It will give you the confidence to practice further at home. Baby wearing is not mastered overnight, but the foundations are essential for comfort, safety and long term wearing. In a 1 hour consultation with Philippa you will learn ONE carrying position only e.g. How to perform a Ruck carry with a woven wrap. In this hour you will have an opportunity to practice numerous times with a life-like weight baby wearing doll before practicing with your own actual child. We will normally only practice with your child approx. 2 times at the end so that they don’t become too agitated with the learning phase. Partners, grandparents and children are always welcome at consultations but please just advise us first.
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