Prenatal Preparation ... Babywearing 101 with Certified Educators.
Would you like to learn how to soothe your baby easily, improve your breastfeeding success + enhance your baby's development? Or perhaps you'd like to learn how to more easily transition to life with a new baby, whether this is your first baby or your forth? Are you concerned about the safety of baby carriers? Learn from Certifed Babywearing Professionals and explore ‘Babywearing’ - a parent's best kept secret.
With 10 years experience helping thousands of parents safely + comfortably wear their baby's close, the certifed babywearing educators at Parenting By Nature will provide you with the information you need to babywear confidently.
This is the most comprehensive babywearing class North of Toronto - the only one taught by a formally trained + certified CBWS (Center for Babywearing Studies) instructor and Lactation Educator with more than 100 hours of professional training specific to the babywearing industry.
Pre-registration is required and must be paid for in advance of the workshop. A $10.00 registration fee per person is required to hold your space and is non-refundable. This fee is donated to the Parenting By Nature Cloth Diaper Bank program, and used to help provide cloth diapers to families in need. Please click here for details.
Time: This workshop is approximately 1.5 hours, with time allotted for exploring the various types of baby carrier options. Certain dates/times of our workshops may be during hours which the boutique is usually closed. We are happy to allow time after the workshop for registrants to make purchases.
Location: Babywearing workshops are held at the Parenting By Nature store, 5 Ontario Street in Orillia, ON.
Babies in arms are welcome! This course is designed for parents that are expecting, or currently with an infant under 4 months of age. For older babies, please contact us with your needs, and we can let you know if this is an appropriate course for your requirements.
About this Workshop:
Babywearing 101 is tailored to meet the needs of expectant + new parents who have little to no experience in babywearing. Babywearing is a learned and practiced skill which is easily accomplished during pregnancy or with a new baby. This workshop presents an overview of how babywearing may benefit your family, and gives parents a chance to see various styles of carriers in action.
Babywearing 101 covers:
- The benefits of babywearing for caregiver & child
- Babywearing + breastfeeding success
- An overview of the main types of carriers (Sling, Wrap, Mei Tai + Soft Structured Carrier)
- The advantages + limitations of the various styles of baby carriers
- How to confidently choose a carrier that suits you and your lifestyle
- Flawless Babywearing based on the science of infant physiology
- Current guidelines for safe Babywearing
After the presentation, there is time for parents to try on different carriers and receive hands on help. This is an exploration experience with unique weighted babywearing dolls.
Babywearing 101 does not cover lessons in use for each style of carrier as this takes about 30-45 minutes per style of carrier. All baby carriers purchased from Parenting By Nature include a complimentary lesson in use, technique, troubleshooting + getting the most out of your carrier. You may register for your lesson at the time of your purchase, or if you're expecting, when your new baby arrives.
For Babywearing Lessons, please enquire about our Better Babywearing Workshops for the carrier of your choice, or if you have specific needs or requirements, a Private Consultation may be the right choice for you. We offer lessons for ring slings, wraps, and mei tai's. For structured carriers, we offer a Fitting Service, which includes a lesson in use, should you decide to purchase a carrier during your fitting.
Our teachers work hard to prepare in advance for classes. Your registration fee holds your space, preventing others from attending. Classes are non-refundable, however if you are unable to attend, your payment can be applied towards a future class when space allows. Thanks for understanding!
About your Instructor:
Tamara Champion is the founder of Parenting By Nature, and has been passionately sharing her love of babywearing for more than 10 years with parents across Canada. Tamara is continually keeping up on the latest in safety, skills + advancements in babywearing, and is a Certified Babywearing Educator through the Center for Babywearing Studies (New York). She has also completed training with the Canadian School of Babywearing (Level I and Level II), is a Lactation Educator and Postpartum Doula (DONA). As well, she is a Charter member of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) and has completed more than 100 hours of professional training specific to the babywearing industry.
Tamara Champion is the mother of two children that have both been worn close in carriers from birth through toddlerhood. She's excited to share her love of babywearing with expectant and new families.