I am a licenced Babywearing Peer Supporter trainer under the Born To Carry banner, a collaboration of some of the most experienced babywearing teachers and facilitators in the UK.
The Peer Supporter Course aims to enable people who work with parents to give robust, safe advice about babywearing and infuse the people they meet with excitement and confidence about using a sling. It is not a consultancy course, but designed to equip trainees with the tools they need to be able to support the parents they meet. It covers topics such as:
- the benefits of babywearing
- the physiological principles of baby positioning to protect airway, spine and hips
- demonstrating and discussing the safe use of slings in many circumstances (eg feeding)
- confidence with the most common types of sling
- practical teaching skills
- troubleshooting common difficulties
- assessing boundaries and liabilities
It would suit those planning to or currently running sling libraries or sling meets, doulas, midwives, BabyCalm practitioners, antenatal/postnatal teachers etc, and is reasonably flexible to meet the needs of the participants (there will be a pre-course questionnaire to complete on booking).
It is a one day course, usually 9-5pm, costing £75 for the day. Babes in arms are welcome, but mobile children may prove more complex. Group size is usually between four and eight, to ensure the best possible learning experience for participants.
If you would like to participate in a course, or arrange one in your area (no more than an hour’s travel) please get in touch via the contact form here and we will send you more information.
You can read more about the course and why I do it here.
Sheffield Course Sun Feb 15th 2015
Courses planned in Chester and Conwy in the spring
“Everything I had hoped for was met, I feel like a peer supporter now, not just someone who loves slings!”
“I loved the content of the day, the discussions, playing with different slings, learning new ways of slinging, wrapping etc. The course was well run, well organised and I felt empowered to speak, share and question.”
“I feel much more confident in my knowledge of both the benefits of babywearing, and how to go about enabling parents.”
“Rosie was born to teach people. Simply fantastic in the way information was relayed. Would highly recommend.”
“Rosie is sling consultancy at its best. I could never thank her enough for all the support and help she has given me along my baby wearing journey. She’s incredible! Under her guidance we’ve gone from newbies to peer supporters running demo sessions at local children’s centres. Her peer supporter course is simply fabulous. She’s given me the courage to help other mums share those special sling memories with their own children.”
“The whole day was so good! A key element was the ability to see and try so many different types of slings and to have time to go through basic principles regarding how to use them all. The role play aspects where we were able to troubleshoot carrier problems was also very useful.”
“My personal aims were met, it exceeded my expectations. I found the course was extremely enjoyable and covered so much subject matter but was not overwhelming. My aims were well and truly met. I now believe I could give a new babywearer good/correct advice and help in ways I was unsure about prior to the course.”