Carrying Advocacy and Peer Supporter Course

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Admission / entry price options

£90 per person


This CAPs course is held at The Snug, 71 Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE (unless it is a privately commissioned course elsewhere).

Organiser: about

Rosie is one of the UK's most well-known and experienced sling and carrier consultants, and has trained over 300 peer supporters through the independent Born to Carry initiative.

She is the author of Why Babywearing Matters and travels around the UK and Europe speaking about the importance of holding children close and why carrying matters.

Organiser: contact details

Carrying Advocacy and Peer Supporter Course

About / description

On this course you will learn

the benefits of babywearing
how to talk to people about the importance of carrying
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 demonstrating skills
troubleshooting common difficulties
assessing boundaries and responsibilities
babywearing in a historical/sociopolitical context

The course would suit those planning to or currently running sling libraries or sling meets, doulas, midwives, BabyCalm practitioners, antenatal/postnatal teachers etc, as well as parents who want to feel more equipped to share their love of slings. 


The ticket price (£90 per person) includes a copy of Rosie's book, Why Babywearing Matters, published by Pinter and Martin.

We will send you the pre-course forms on receipt of your booking. This is essential.

More information about the course can be read here

Sling Fitness Training queries - please note that due to the complexities of bringing together different fields of expertise I can only offer training to those who already have a qualification in postnatal fitness and a particular commitment to babywearing as a central part of the class. I reserve the right to decline training. Please contact me before you book on.  Read more here.  

Please note that training with me is NOT an endorsement of any class, and Rosie Knowles/Carrying Matters is not (and never has been) affiliated in any way with any fitness or dance class.


The Carrying Advocacy and 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 carrying and using a sling. It is not a consultancy course (therefore does not cover advanced techniques such as back carrying or complex woven wrap techniques), but is designed to equip trainees with the tools they need to be able to support the parents they meet.

Parking / transport

There is parking on the nearby streets £5 per day, also in various carparks nearby. The train station/interchange and bus stations are within easy walking distance.

Additional information

Space for 10 people, £90 per person.


Can I bring my baby? . . Babies in arms are welcome. Mobile toddlers can impact on learning throughout the day, so please consider carefully if child care on the day may be better; please email me if you need to discuss, we will do our best to accommodate. . . I need to cancel my space, what do I do? Course fees are non-refundable under normal circumstances, in many situations the ticket can be transferred to another course, or transferred to another participant, by agreement. Please contact me to discuss. .