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Baby Carrying – Peer Supporter Course – Aberdeen 2019

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm BST

This full day course will qualify you as a Born To Carry Peer Supporter for Baby Carrying. It costs £90 – although there will be a discount for those wanting to volunteer at Close and Calm Drop In Sessions, and for Maternity Staff / Healthcare Professionals – please get in touch.

This price includes a copy of the book Why Babywearing Matters.

A £35 non-refundable deposit will be taken at the time of booking, with the remainder due 2 weeks before the course date.

Course Overview:

The Benefits of Carrying Your Child Close and Skin to Skin.
Covering Bonding and Brief history.

Including Safety vs Optimum Positioning.
T.I.C.K.S. Guidelines: What are they and why are they important.
How to carry a child safely, paying particular attention to airways, risks of overheating, positioning, hips and spine.
Safety in common circumstances, e.g. feeding, when cold.

Inviting Inclusivity
Discussing Baby Box, the normalisation of carrying – carrying becoming mainstream and how we must ensure it is not exclusive. Refer to Carriers without Barriers (free long term hire)

The Role of Peer Supporter
Boundaries and Limitations. When to refer on to Consultants / Healthcare Professionals. Insurance.

Practical Demonstration of the Most Common Carrier Types:
One Method will be fully explored and taught, the rest will be demonstrated and discussed.

Stretchy Wrap (including one way)
Woven Wrap
Buckle Carriers
Ring Slings
Meh Dais

Communication and Demonstration Skills
Covering confidence, clarity, and ensuring speech is encouraging / not accidentally judgemental /assumptive.

The Born to Carry peer support course offers a day of varied learning about slings, carriers, supporting and empowering parents, the history of carrying and attachment. Each course is tailored to the group and if there is something you are especially keen to have covered during the day you will be able to let me know on your pre-course assignment.

Courses cost £90 per person – Please get in touch if you’d like to know more:

Please Note, this is a Peer Supporter Course, not a Consultancy Course, and as such does not cover advanced techniques such as back carrying. It would suit those who love carrying and would like to feel more confident at helping other parents safely, those helping at Sling Libraries, Doulas, Midwives, Nurses, Antenatal / Postnatal Teachers.

For more info about Jess see here:

Times: This is an all day workshop, I ask that everyone is at the venue for 9:00 and we will start at 9:15. The official end time is 3:30pm and I will be available until 4:30pm for extra questions and so we can run over if needed.

Carriers /Slings: During the workshop we will explore different methods of carrying a baby in different types of carriers. I will provide the carriers but please feel free to bring any you’d like to learn more about.

Dolls: All practicing during the workshop is done with dolls. A small number of weighted dolls is provided during the workshop. If you have a weighted doll please let me know so I can prepare for the course knowing how many we have available.

Babies in arms and toddlers: Babies in arms are welcome to attend the workshop with their parent if needed. Please be advised that we ask that the other participants do not experience a disruption to their learning. In reality looking after a baby whilst also attending the course may impact on our own learning. We are not normally able to accommodate toddlers at the course, if this is an issue for you please let me know so we can discuss if there are any options.

Refreshments: Tea, coffee and water will be provided at the venue. If you are able and willing I would like to ask you to take something to share for break times. There will be a longer break for lunch; you are responsible for bringing your own lunch.

Preparation for the course: When you book your space you will receive a pre course questionnaire, please return this to me as soon as possible and no later than 7 days before the course. If you want to put forward a topic for consideration please let me know as soon as possible.

Please let me know if you have any more questions
Jess x


September 7
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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