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New course! The Advanced Stretchy Wrap course

The long awaited course for advanced stretchy wrap skills has arrived! If you want to get your stretchy wrap teachings to the next level, this course is for you! The Advanced Stretchy Wrap course is designed to support baby-carrying professionals. It is beneficial for baby-carrying consultants but also for doulas, antenatal course providers and health […]

When is Slingababy going to start running in-person courses again

When is Slingababy going to start running in-person courses again?! This question keeps being asked. We are finding it tricky to plan with restrictions, uncertainties, travel limitations and with feeling that people are uneasy about big logistical commitments in advance. We have now decided on course dates for 2022 (click here!). We are currently planning […]

New course! Boobies and more

We are so excited to announce that we have partnered with the incredible J’Nel Metherell to deliver a brand new course: Slingababy breastfeeding peer support course! We wanted to bring some extra depth to those who have attended the Feeding and Carrying Advocacy Course and it was really important to us to be done by […]

Spotlight on a Slingababy Consultant: Rachel Coy

Spotlight on a Slingababy Consultant: Rachel Coy Can you give us a quick introduction as to who you are? I’ve been carrying for 11 years after I discovered the dog wanted to go places the “all terrain” buggy didn’t. I’ve been running sling library for almost 10 years and consultant for 9. I’m I am […]

Spotlight on a Slingababy Consultant: Emma Cooper

Spotlight on a Slingababy Consultant: Emma Cooper Can you give us a quick introduction as to who you are? I am mum to two, older child is 6, younger child is 20weeks – finding my sling skills so helpful with needing to care for two children! I live in south Gloucestershire, I am one of […]

Spotlight on a Slingababy Consultant: Kimmy Milham

Spotlight on a Slingababy Consultant: Kimmy Milham Can you give us a quick introduction as to who you are? I am mother to Thomas (7) and Matilda (5) and I have a stepson Blake (12) with my husband Simon who is also a Peer Supporter in our Library. We live in Maidstone, and run Mid […]

Spotlight on a Slingababy Consultant: Marta Mróz

Spotlight on a Slingababy Consultant: Marta Mróz Can you give us a quick introduction as to who you are? I’m Marta, Pole living in Italy (since 2006) with my family: two girls born in 2013 and 2016, husband nerd and two cats (polish one, that made 1700km from Poland 15 years ago in a car). […]

International Pricing

Going online to teach has brought an amazing international dimension to our courses. We have always loved travelling and meeting people from various cultures but as always, money has been a barrier for many. Since the start of Slingababy, we have been committed to making our courses affordable and to facilitate spreading costs. Despite our […]

Spotlight on a Slingababy consultant: Laurna Hislop

Spotlight on a Slingababy Consultant: Laurna Hislop Can you give us a quick introduction as to who you are? I am a carrying consultant and sling library based in the Scottish highlands. I have been trained and working for 6 years. I offer one to one sessions, workshops and training sessions. Recently I have been […]

Change, grief and joy

A  lot has changed in the last year. Of course, this comes as no surprise and I am sure has affected you also in many ways. Slingababy moved to online teaching and the slings stayed in storage. We hoped things would return to the previous format but it looks like we will be in limbo […]

Spotlight on a Slingababy Consultant: Emily Taylor

Spotlight on a Slingababy Consultant: Emily Taylor Can you give us a quick introduction as to who you are? I’m Em! I live in Coventry in the UK with my husband – who is also a Slingababy consultant – and two sons. Everyone in our house is neurodivergent, our children are home educated and I […]

Spotlight on a Slingababy consultant: Becky Young

Spotlight on a Slingababy Consultant: Becky Young Can you give us a quick introduction as to who you are? I’m Becky and I run Northamptonshire Sling Library & Consultancy with a great team of consultants and peer supporters. We have been running since 2015 and in non Covid times hold sessions all over the county. […]

Spotlight on a Slingababy Consultant: Kia Roberts

Spotlight on a Slingababy Consultant: Kia Roberts Can you give us a quick introduction as to who you are? Mother to five boys in Derby. Owner of Cariad Babi – a not for profit eco store raising funds to provide support to vulnerable families. In June 2020, 6 months pregnant with four more at home, […]

Spotlight on a Slingababy Consultant: Zoë Woodman

Spotlight on a Slingababy Consultant: Zoë Woodman Can you give us a quick introduction as to who you are? I have 3 children aged 12, 7 and 5. I live in Surrey Hills Uk. I have a Psychology degree. I started the sling library in 2012. Can you tell us more about your journey from […]

Spotlight on a Slingababy Consultant: Deborah Moore

Spotlight on a Slingababy Consultant: Deborah Moore Can you give us a quick introduction as to who you are? I’m Deborah , mum to two girls. Aged 3 and 7 and wife to Tim. We live in Essex, Uk. I am a hairdresser by trade and still do mobile work. I trained as a Babywearing […]

The Perfectly Good Enough Human

At the latest Slingababy CPD (Continuing Professional Development), my dear colleague Emily who runs CalmFamily and I got into a discussion about language and semantics. We were discussing how so many parents, specifically mothers in this discussion, carry the self-loaded extra weight of aiming to be perfect in every way. They want to be the […]

Good night 2017 and good morning 2018!!!

  First of all we want to wish everyone a wonderful year ahead, full of love, full of connection, full of growth, full of learning, full of laughter, full of life!   2017 has been a busy year and 2018 will likely be just the same which makes us very happy. So here are the […]

Learning and growing, how about marketing?

At Slingababy, we do take a lot of pride in how we support our existing consultants. Once the course is completed, the support is delivered in three main areas: a very active Facebook support group, constant growth of the course and Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Explaining how these three key elements work always feel like […]

The refuelling station, or the importance of self care for doulas and birthworkers

Click here to read The refuelling station, or the importance of self care for doulas and birthworkers

Avoiding wrapping your belly during pregnancy

Click here to read the article. Avoiding wrapping your belly during pregnancy

30 Ideas for Mother Blessing Ceremonies

Click here for 30 ideas for Mother Blessings

Are baby bouncers and car seats to blame for the rise in Flat Head Syndrome

Click here to read the article – Are baby bouncers and car seats to blame for the rise in Flat Head Syndrome?

Carry Me Daddy!

Click here to read the article – Carry Me Daddy!  

Three Ways to Learn The Art of Babywearing

Click here to read the article – Three Ways to Learn The Art of Babywearing

Babywearing- a Transition from womb to world

Click here to read the article – Babywearing- a Transition from womb to world

Saving My Baby

Click here to read – Saving My Baby

I want to carry my little one, but which sling? Where do I start?

Click here to read the article – I want to carry my little one, but which sling? Where do I start?

Onion Mothers and Shoe Salesmen

Click here to read the article – Onion Mothers and Shoe Salesmen

When did we become so blooming closed minded?

I remember a particular teacher during my school career who used to shout at us, “QUESTION EVERYTHING”, “NEVER ACCEPT THE STATUS QUO”, “NEVER ASSUME YOU’RE RIGHT”. We giggled and pretended to ignore her, too cool for school at the back of the class. But somewhere, sometime, somehow, those words have stayed with me and I’ve […]

When did we become so blooming unkind?

A couple of days ago, my dear doula friend Maddie McMahon published a blog post entitled “When did we become so blooming close minded“. It prompted me to finally write the “twin” post on kindness that I’ve been meaning to write for the last year or so.

Babywearing Exercise: Some Steps in the Right Direction

As more and more parents in the UK discover the advantages of carrying their children close in slings and carriers, there is an increase in the number of ‘babywearing’ exercise classes. These classes are often marketed as being fun for parent and child, and helpful for mothers to regain fitness after giving birth.

That fiddly baby carrier chest strap.

hest strap, back strap, connecting strap – what ever you call it, that fiddly baby carrier chest strap is often the one thing that puts people off using a baby carrier in a front carry when the straps can’t be crossed over your back. Here are a few ideas to help you fasten that strap […]

Adventures in Twinwearing

When I found out I was going to have twins, one of the things I was most excited about was trying out slings with two babies. I learned a lot about tandem babywearing during my School of Babywearing peer support and consultancy courses, and I had worked with a few twin parents prior to getting […]

My Conversation With Co-Sleeping Expert James McKenna

Dr. James J. McKenna is a professor of anthropology and the director of the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. He is a world-renowned expert on infant sleep — particularly the practice of bed sharing in relation to breastfeeding. In our conversations, he shared his insights on co-sleeping and bi-phasic sleep […]

EastEnders, Stacey and the Sling

Click here to read the article from Barnet Sling Library on  Eastenders, Stacey and the Sling

Why you need to write a postnatal recovery plan

Click here to read Why you need to write a postnatal recovery plan

A safety checklist for using baby carriers

Click here to read the article – A safety checklist using baby carriers

Making a Seat in a Woven Wrap

Click here to read the article on making a seat in a woven wrap

The Slingababy work-life balance

When I founded Slingababy, it was very important to me that I would find a new way of living, a way that embraced my family life as well as my passion for my job. One thing that I always tell the Slingababy consultants is that there are many shapes and sizes for our businesses. Some […]

What are you sitting on?!

Lorette wrote this article for Natural Mamas about the differences in positioning in terms of comfort and practicalities.

How can I become a Babywearing Consultant?

Lorette wrote this article for Natural Mamas about how to become a carrying consultant.

Back carrying with a stretchy wrap

Lorette wrote this article for Natural Mamas about back carrying and stretchy wraps.

Back carrying and “the plank”

Lorette wrote this article for Natural Mamas about techniques for back carrying.

Take one Mei Tai, and call me in the morning

How to pimp a mei tai

How to Make a Woven Wrap Hammock

One way of making an under table hammock

Back Carrying: The French are Right (and Tight)

Click here to read about back carrying and its benefits to the pelvic floor

Terminology for Parts of Wrap Carries

A useful glossary of wrapping terms

Ring Slings – the lowdown on the different shoulder styles and how to use one!

How to choose a ring sling

NOSY Syndrome – letting carried babies see the world

How to sling a baby who wants to see more of the world.

Increasing breastfeeding duration: One Sling at a Time!

Article explaining the research paper published in acta paediatrica

Use of baby carriers to increase breastfeeding duration among term infants: the effects of an educational intervention in Italy

Research paper on the use of baby carriers to increase breastfeeding duration among term infants – the effects of an educational intervention in Italy

Baby-Wearing ~ Toddler-Wearing ~ Eleven-Year-Old-Wearing

A personal story about a family doing long-term carrying to include their child who uses a wheelchair

I’ll love you forever

Ramblings behind the beautiful picture of an elderly mother being slung.

Sling time is not tummy time

This post delves into the differences between sling time and tummy time.

Saving my baby

A beautiful story on how carrying her baby saved her baby’s life.

Did you use a Crotch Dangler?

A third lesson on tolerance and inclusion for supporting other parents.

What Do You Do When You See Someone Wearing …

A very clear message of tolerance and inclusion by Canadian Babywearing School

Golden rule of babywearing

A lesson in tolerance and kindness.

Slow Bone Loss During Breastfeeding: Strap on a Baby Carrier!

Boba discusses the physical benefits to the breastfeeding mothers who carry their babies.

Three ways to learn the art of babywearing

The Sling School explains the different methods of learning, their benefits and their drawbacks.

Strollers, Baby Carriers and Infant Stress

Boba discusses positioning and the benefits of upright carrying.

Beyond Bonding: The Power of Positioning in Babywearing

Natural Parents Network gives us an insight as to the evolving practice around positioning.

Therapeutic benefits of babywearing

A brief overview of the therapeutic benefits of carrying.

Why Babywearing?

Boba looks into the benefits of carrying in this article.

Biomechanics of Babywearing: Part 1 – Baby Positioning

An exert on baby’s positioning by Dr. Andrew Dodge, DC  

Ten reasons to wear your baby

Ten reasons to wear your baby A look at some of the reasons why you might want to consider the use of a sling