Small workshops

These last for two hours with a 15-minute tea break in the middle (light refreshments provided).

Bring along  a friend with a baby of a similar age/at the similar stage of development for any of those themed workshops.

Some topics of the small workshops offered:
Carrying your baby on your front 101. Suitable ages, demonstration of several options with two types of carriers of your choice, learning (in a step-by-step process) one of the demonstrated carries that you both choose to learn.

You will see that there is a choice of ways to carry your baby on your front, and would be able to learn some of them. The awareness of the options available may mean that you could be able to adopt you carrying to suit the situation’s needs.

Carrying your baby on your hip 101. Suitable ages, demonstration of several options with two types of carriers of your choice, learning (in a step-by-step process) one of the demonstrated carries that you both choose to learn.

Hip carry (when done safely and comfortably) may be an excellent choice for such situations as when baby wants to see more of the world, or when a person carrying a baby has weaker pelvic muscles or diastasis (obviously, please consult your healthcare provider if have either of those conditions and in doubt). You will see that there is a choice of ways to have your baby on your hip, and you can get to learn one that seems most suitable.

Carrying your baby on your back 101. Suitable ages, mechanics of safe backcarrying, tips and hints, demonstration of several options with two types of carriers of your choice, learning (in a step-by-step process) one of the demonstrated carries that you both choose to learn.

Why you may want to have your baby on your back? Once s/he is ready for it developmentally, and you are ready for it, having him/her on your back may mean that you may be able to have your hands free and not (which may or may not be the case with your older baby) have a small person on your front within grabbing distance of whatever it is that you are doing! So, many parents find being able to put the baby on their back in a sling useful, yet the first time may seem daunting. Many parents have found it easier to learn with the Trageschule step-by-step approach and skilful consultants.

Newborn carrying 101 (covers the aspects of carrying a baby 0-4 months old). See the demonstration of and learn to use either a ring sling in a tummy-to-tummy carry or a front wrap cross carry or a kangaroo carry. Aspects of carrying a newborn in a way that supports spinal and hip development and protects the airway are emphasised in this workshop. Questions are answered about getting out and about with your newborn, going out in different weather etc.

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