The peer support course is designed to provide an exploration into the world of carrying to any carrying enthusiast. Whether you want to share the love and passion, whether you want to help at your local sling library, whether you support families in the early stages, you will be walked through the many aspects involved into carrying support. Not only will you gain technical skills and knowledge, you will also explore how to handle families sensitively whilst understanding the science behind carrying, and early years development.
We pride ourselves on the quality of all the add-ons you get with the course
– A one-day course, covering theoretical and practical knowledge (See detailed content at the bottom of this page), helping you gain the confidence to support parents and grow your knowledge base as soon as you have attended the course.
– Handouts: We understand that there is a lot to take in and that you want to pay full attention to what is being taught without worrying about taking too many notes. All handouts provided are kept up-to-date and you will always be given access to the most recent versions.
– Access to a support group: the support group is held on Facebook and benefits from other peer supporters’ experience. If you do not wish to be on Facebook, you can always contact your trainer directly for support. Your trainer can also contact the Facebook group on your behalf.
– The right to re-attend the course as many times as you like! (with a nominal admin fee): The course is built so that every person will gain something from it, whether you are completely new to baby-carrying or have years of experience.
All of this for as little as £100! (for a remote course or in-person course in mainland Great Britain, please contact us for courses further afield)
– Brief history of carrying
We will explore how carrying came about and discuss how it has evolved in various parts of the worlds.
– Debunking some myths
There are many myths surrounding parenting. Carrying did not escape the trend so we will look into the common myths and discuss the science behind them.
– Role and limitations of a peer supporter:
We will discuss our options as a peer supporter and visit the concepts of when to step in, when to help, when to refer, when to stay out and how to do so sensitively.
– Benefits of carrying
We will discover the many physiological and emotional aspects of carrying both for parents and babies and how it can benefit society as a whole.
– Safety and carrying
Whilst most carrying is straightforward, there are associated risks that need to be discussed in order to limit issues. We will visit guidelines and how to relate them to most baby practices.
– Basics of baby’s physiology and anatomy
We will explore the ergonomical position in line with baby’s development and look for the most commonly discussed issues.
– Perceived advantages and drawbacks of the different types of slings
We will explore what the general recommendations surrounding the different types of slings are and discuss how flexible these guidelines are.
– Basic front tying skills on various sling types
We will look at various sling types and learn a basic step-by-step for them all. We will explore common mistakes and how to troubleshoot in a time-restrained setting.
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