Theory

Baby’s physiology: a global approach, working for a text-book baby and a real one
Wearer’s physiology: a global approach, working for a text-book wearer and a real one
Special circumstances: multiples, disability, prematurity…
What is the consultant’s role and limitations?
How to set up a workshop
How to set up a consultation
How to make videos
Benefits of baby-carrying for both wearer and baby
Safety

Baby-carrying basics

The ergonomical position
In-arms carrying and baby handling
Positioning on the wearer: tummy to tummy, cradle, seated sideways, off-centered, on the hip, facing out, on the back
Finding the right carrying height for each babywearing pair
Different techniques to get a baby onto your back
Safety and official weight limits.

Woven wrap

Basic textile knowledge
How to handle a woven fabric
Mechanics of tightening
Mechanics of carries
Carries covered: Front Wrap Cross Carry, Kangaroo, Double Hammock Front Carry, Front Cross Carry, Simple Hip Carry, Slipknot Hip Carry, Robin’s Hip Carry, Nonono Tie, Rucksack, Back Wrap Cross Carry, Double Hammock, Flipped Double Hammock
Breastfeeding positions
Variations: adding tools to your tool box

Stretchy wrap

Basic textile knowledge
How to handle a stretchy fabric
Mechanics of tightening
Mechanics of carries
Carries covered: Pocket Wrap Cross Carry, Front Wrap Cross Carry, Double Hammock Front Carry, Slipknot Hip Carry, Robin’s Hip Carry, Back carries and their limitations
Breastfeeding positions
Variations: adding tools to your tool box

Ring sling

How to handle a ringsling and its mechanics
Flipping, twisting, rings on the back
Front, Hip and Back Carries
Variations: adding tools to your tool box

Mei tai

What are the different Mei tais
How to handle a meitai and its mechanics
Newborn, older babies and toddlers
Front, Hip and Back Carries
Variations: adding tools to your tool box

Buckle carriers

What are the different types
How to handle a buckle carrier and its mechanics
Newborn, older babies and toddlers
Front, Hip and Back Carries
Variations: adding tools to your tool box

 

Other carriers

Podeagis
Onbuhimos
Pouches, double pouches
Skin to skin garments
Kanga and other traditional carriers
Hybrid carriers
Quick overview

Skills developed

Empathy
Respect
Active Listening
Observation
Pedagogy
Self-awareness
Curiosity