Babywearing 101 is the perfect opportunity to learn safe and proper carrying of babies from newborn to toddler. Although there are many different styles and brands of baby carriers, this class covers the very basics on the five different styles of baby carriers. It is designed to be an introduction to baby slings. Babywearing 101 is ideal for those who have never worn a baby and have little or no experience with carriers and even those who have worn their babies but may be looking for more education. We will discuss the different styles and explore your family’s unique needs to help you discover the right carrier for you.
Topics covered include; one-shoulder vs. two-shoulder carriers, respiration issues, spinal stress issues, correct carrying positions. Also, we will offer demonstrations of the different style of carriers: pouches, ring slings, Asian style carriers (or “mei tais”), soft-structured carriers (“buckle carriers”), stretchy wraps, woven wraps. There will be an informal Q & A period followed by an opportunity to try-on the carriers that interested you the most. Please feel free to bring any carriers you may have or may need a fitting with. Class will last 1-2 hrs depending on number of attendees, Q & A, and fittings.