This workshop is ideal for those parents-to-be, and parents/carers of babies up to six weeks of age, who want to find out more about why carrying matters for their newborn’s arrival.
Using a baby carrier is a wonderful way to keep your child close to you where they belong, while giving you your hands back and the freedom to get around. We will show you a range of carriers that are suitable for newborns and young infants, and show you how to put them on safely, using weighted demo dolls, and then your own young baby if appropriate. We will discuss the importance of protecting the airway and ensure you know how to do this confidently. There will be plenty of opportunities to practice and ask questions.
The £30 price of this workshop includes a free four week stretchy hire from the sling library. The ticket is per family unit.
In this session we will start with the basic "FWCC" and look at some other front carries and a hip carry as well if we have time.
£20 per person.
£20 per person, space for 6 people.
£20 per person, 2hrs long.
We love ring slings.. they are wonderful with small babies, big babies, toddlers and beyond! Brilliant for feeding, napping, up and downs.. and very versatile.
Come and learn how to use a ring sling and practice with dolls and your own child! We will show you plenty of tips and tricks to make them especially comfortable and we can show you how to feed in them too. Learn how to do a facing out carry with a ring sling (when baby is 4months plus) too!
All carriers will be provided, but do bring your own for practice!
Meh dais or their variants can be hired from the event as well to help
you carry on practising at home!
Suitable for babies and children from 6 weeks upwards, toddlers welcome.
Space for 6 people. £20 per person, 2hrs long.
I have never used a meh dai before, is this class suitable for me? Yes, we have carriers and demo dolls and places for your baby to rest while you practice.
Can I borrow a meh dai to practice with at home? Yes you are welcome to hire a wrap from our large collection.
Can I bring my own meh dai? Yes of course you can!
Is there parking nearby? Yes there is plenty of on
street parking and the Q park is just round the corner by the train
station. There is good public transport too.
I need to cancel my class, what do I do? Get in touch with us (firstname.lastname@example.org). Fees are non-refundable if cancelling within 48hours of the class.
Is my ticket transferable? Please contact us in advance if you are unable to attend the class and would like to pass the ticket to a friend.
Are you an absolute beginner looking for a crash course introducing you to slings for your young baby? Library sessions are often busy and help is limited to about ten minutes on busy days.
This is a great small group workshop, for families with babies (bumps to four/five months), demonstrating all the common and popular options for this age group (stretchies, woven, ring sling, meh dai and buckle carrier) with a chance to try them on (with demo dolls and your child) and hire your favourites.
One week hire of a carrier included or £5 off a purchase from the Sling Spot shop
This is a 2 hour workshop, £25 per family.