Are you interested in attending babywearing courses either online or in person? Perhaps you would like to become a peer supporter or a babywearing consultant.
Here is a list of organisations that offer babywearing courses both peer support and consultancy, in alphabetical order. Please click on the links for more information.
Peer Supporter Babywearing Courses
Peer Supporters are usually parents who love using slings and want to share this with their local communities. They have attended one day of training from one of the two main providers in the UK and have sufficient knowledge to support parents on a peer to peer level. Many run sling libraries. Many use this training alongside other qualifiations, such as antenatal classes, fitness classes, babycare classes and so on. Many will have a greater depth of experience than their training will suggest; there is a huge variation!
Babywearing Consultant Training Courses in the UK/Ireland
A sling and carrier consultant is one who has taken their training to the next level of professionalism, attending courses that are often three or four days long. They are teachers, who have a greater depth of knowledge and expertise in sling use than peer supporters. Many run library sessions as well as more personal services such as small group workshops, antenatal classes or one to one teaching sessions. Just like peer supporters, consultants may vary widely in their experience and expertise.
There are several different babywearing courses on offer in the UK and it is worth investigating further which will suit you best. The majority are BABI recognised (the British Association of Babywearing Instructors is the UK professional body.) Some courses offer ongoing CPD (continuing professional development).
Here is a helpful article from Lorette (at the Slingababy School) about how to choose which one might suit you best.
ClauWi (by arrangement only)
Je Porte Mon Bebe (by arrangement only)
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