Babywearing for Birth Workers
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Created for pre- and post-partum professionals and volunteers, this workshop will equip the birth worker to provide sound advice and support to their client families.
- Why Promote Babywearing? Benefits for the infant and caregivers.
- A History of Carrying in Modern Times. Regulations which affect the baby carrier product category.
- Babywearing Safely. Easy to use safety tips to assist your clients in wearing safely.
- Hands-on instruction and education in each of the main carrier categories. Ring Sling, Wraps, Mei Tai/Meh Dai, Soft Structured/Buckle Carriers.
Intended Audience and Outcome
This course is designed to give you tools to effectively teach others in the art of babywearing. Those who work with expectant families, pregnant people, infants and families with children under age two will benefit from this information. Upon completion you will have an understanding of the evolution of baby carriers in modern times and the data which has guided safety regulations. You will know what to look for when helping clients choose and use safe carriers including best practices for infant positioning. You will be able to give one-on-one instruction in the four major carrier styles and have an easy-to-remember vocabulary of helpful phrases so you can feel confident your clients will be able to replicate safe babywearing on their own. You will also be energized with the knowledge of how being carried positively affects the human infant which will guide your encouragement of this practice.
Sunday, May 21 at 2pm
This workshop will have a minimum of four hours of instruction. We will take comfort breaks and a break for dinner. Expect to be in class until 7:30pm. Wear comfortable clothes.
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