It was a really amazing experience to learn new things from Slingababy.
I am very excited to take a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter course at Slingababy. J'nel was explaining the material very well, and the experiences that other participants shared opened up my mind. It was a very enjoyable experience and made me want to learn more with Slingabby and the other participants.
A fantastic first step on the path to breastfeeding peer support. I'm looking forward to continuing to learn in the attendees' group online, and from the resources mentioned in the course.
I feel the time was well distributed for a one day course, and as a starting point it was excellent.
Lorette's experience as a Trainer really shines through - not only in her ability to share her sling & carrying knowledge, but also as a facilitator of learning & of working with groups of people.
This was an intense & thorough day course, full of discussion, reflection, listening & learning. There were many advantages to it being online, which for me included no travel & less time away from my family - however, I do look forward to the prospect of possibly repeating the course in person!
It was not only Slingababy's excellent reputation that drew me to this course but also their flexibility regarding payment & what might happen if I couldn't attend last minute (I'm a Doula currently on-call) that made it an easy decision to book & I'm so glad I did.
Thank you Lorette & Team
Loved the feeling of community and trust. How to create a community across oceans. Thankyou for connecting me to a whole world of people with one shared goal.
For me attending this course was the achievement of a dream (since my baby was born 4years ago and I strated babywering).
The Course is very well organized, there are no dead or impossible tasks.
Lorette is an excellent communicator, who knows a lot about babywearing but not only. The interconnection between the various themes of the daily life of a family with babies/children (for example: breastfeeding) is very important, as babywearing does not happen isolated in our lives.
The contents are very clear and accessible and the possibility of reviewing the videos and participating in future courses to refresh the information is simply very good in terms of monitoring and the possibility of evolution.
Even at distance, but we feel welcome and respected.
I recommend Slingababy at 10 000%
Even with the language barrier (sometimes I felt I didn't have enough vocabulary or didn't know how to express myself), it was clear from the start that there would be no judgments about it and the communication always flowed.
Would definitely recommend this course to anybody who wants to become a babywearing consultant. Lorette is an amazing educator and passionate about her work
Brilliant course, delivered well in its online form with plenty of support. Was nice to have a small number in the 'class', making it feel more personal, and the tutorial videos were very well done.
I absolutely loved Lorette's teaching method. Having the opportunity to make mistakes on purpose and figure out how to correct them gave me so much confidence that I could help parents troubleshoot their carrier issues.
I have attended the Peer Supporter, Consultancy and Feeding in Slings courses. It's not exaggerating to say these are life changing. Slingababy courses are about so much more than slings, it's a whole new way of thinking and understanding people and the world. I'd recommend them as an essential life skill as well as a huge confidence boost for carrying professionals looking to upskill.
Absolutely wonderful company. I did a course with them last week and it was just brilliant. In the lead up to it I also had an issue with a doll another company was supposed to send me and despite it not being their responsibility at all Slingababy went out of their way to help me find a workable solution and find a last minute local replacement. They REALLY care. Their approach is sensitive, empowering, person-centred, humble and generally brilliant. I can’t wait to do their full consultancy course one day.
I honestly can’t put into words how brilliant this course was. I absolutely love Lorette’s way of teaching with slings and how it’s about encouraging personal reflection and mindful approach . I love how truly person centred her practice, that humans are diverse and everyone is different and that’s crucial and has to be central and what works for one won’t for another and that love comes through too for all of us in our differences. and her style is and that is also a central part of what she passes on, so that even if someone wasn’t on that path already (and was more didactic and this is right / that’s wrong), it encourages attendees to be so in skit practice and that this may also have an impact in places beyond even the sling world. Which is really powerful. And even in their own lives. I love that activism and responding to injustice was so central to this. I feel like slingababy is just so connected with my heart and what matters to me and I know I MUST stay connected with you guys to keep me inspired and buzzing and help me do the work I care about. The passion is so powerfuk and the heart is so strong.
Wonderful space holding. Respective, responsive trauma informed approach (or intuitively / instinctively good for anyone with trauma - I need such space and seek them), neurodivergent friendly, safe, culturally humble, generally brilliant I just can’t say enough good about this. I loved slingababy before but I am absolutely in adoration with slingababy after today.
This course was amazing. There is a lot of learn packed in, along with getting to chat with the other people on the course too. I really feel as if I got so much more out of it that it cost.
The consultancy course was a great introduction to not just different carriers and types of carry, but also the Slingababy ethos of being person-centered and meeting people and their needs where they are. It really made me evaluate why I would like to be a consultant and was a great starting point for my babywearing and consultancy journey. Lorette's teaching style is very effective and I left feeling like I had a good overview of the field and a better understanding of where I want to focus in on. Highly recommend even if you're really new to babywearing!
The Course was brilliant, such a wide range of carriers and styles included. Lorette was great, very thorough, explained everything in great detail whilst giving time for any questions. I attended the course to expand my knowledge in other styles of carriers and other ways of carrying and I absolutely felt I did that. I would highly recommend this course.
Intense and inspiring! The course covers so much, and is really well structured, with a great mix of practical skills and theoretical learning and development.
Being able to take part via zoom made the course so much more accessible (no need to factor in travel time and costs, or accommodation) and easier to fit around family life. It enabled attendees from across the world, which really enriched the learning experience. It also helped knowing that the video tutorials would be available to go back to, so that you didn’t need to worry about trying to remember or make notes on every detail.
The slingababy baby wearing consultant course is a intense and wonderful learning experience. Based on a growth mindset Lorette is providing a very good training to develop not only as a constultant but also as a person. Contentwise the course covers a really wide range of knowledge. I really would recommend this course to anyone who wants to start or to enhance his or her baby wearing consultant journey.
Fantastic informative, thought provoking course!
I thought Lorette was a fantastic facilitator, I was very nervous going in as someone that had little baby carrying experience but Lorette made me feel welcomed. She ensured information covered my knowledge base as well as more knowledgeable attendees.
Also brilliant at balancing the different views of the group to make it become a thought provoking conversation
I absolutely loved my peer supporter training! Even though it was held online, I felt like we all got to know eachother well. Lorette is an amazing tutor and is very lighthearted, which put all of us at ease to ask plenty of questions. The amount of wraps, carriers and styles she taught us went far beyond what I was hoping for and can't wait to use my skills at my baby group.
I highly recommend this course to anyone who would like to start their journey to supporting families in babywearing.
I loved it! It was great getting to ask all those silly questions and get an answer. I loved working with everyone and the knowledge I've gained
This is the second Slingababy course I have attended and the experience is like nothing else. You learn so much and come away feeling empowered and passionate to make a change
Lorette is the most inspiring trainer I have had the chance to meet in a while!
The tools I got from the course are an awesome resource to support families.
It was a pleasure to learn in such a safe, stimulating and open minded environment.
I highly recommend Slingababy’s courses!
I really love Lorettes approach to training. It's very gentle and clear, and she is able to transfer a lot of information in a very short time frame. I like that there is a lot of practical work alongside reflection of our own experiences and societal expectations.
Feeding and Carrying was my second course with Slingababy.
This course gave me another tool to add to my tool box, not only in terms of technique but in the way of approaching the subject and giving the options.
Lorette is a great teacher, that knows how to make her "students" be passionate about the topic. She shows you the path, but the choice is yours.
The course presented an ideal mix of theoretical knowledge, combined with practical skills, useful to implement in cases encountered in babywearing consultations, and more.
Amazing in depth, unbiased training. Very empowering and uplifting.
Just finshed my Slingababy training in New Zealand! It was so amazing! I have learnt so much more and Lorette is such an amazing teacher. I loved everything about it!
I trained with Slingababy when Lorette came over to New Zealand (Sept 2016). Wow what an experience, I would do it all again in a heart beat. It was worth every cent. I was amazed at how much I learnt after the first day and it meet every expectation and more. Lorette is such a kind, caring and passionate teacher. Thank you for taking the time to teach us, it was a valuable experience I'll always treasure.
Recently finished my consultancy 4 day training with Lorette, What an amazing experience and amazing tutor. It was very intense and I learnt more than I imagined possible. I still feel in a little bit of a daze from it all lol!, So so much to learn it was more than worth every penny. Lorette is such a kind and caring teacher. I would recommend it to anyone that wants to learn more about aiding others to carry. x
I can't talk high enough about Lorette and her consultancy course. I trained with her when she came to New Zealand in September this year. I am very grateful that my intuition lead me to choose Lorette's course over the others available in Australia. I flew to Christchurch from Sydney and it was worth every penny and every minute I spent at this course. I dare to say it changed my life in many aspects and I'm very grateful for that… Thank you and highly recommend!
What a wonderful, inspiring approach to teaching.
Chesterfield sling library now has more trained peer supporters who feel empowered with the experience and the new knowledge.
Amazing 4 days. I've learnt so much, but there's still so much more to learn! Thank you Lorette, I'll never forget all the BOOM moments!
Thank you so much for the awesome course, I learnt so much and more. Especially slip knots
Just completed my course with Lorette this weekend. What a course. It is so eye opening. It's exceeded all my expectations of the course and what I could possibly learn extra. Really highly recommend the course x
Just finished four days full of amazing knowledge and new techniques. So much more than I even thought! It's given me so much more confidence to help myself and my business. Looking forward to educate and enable so many more families to carry.
Thank you Lorette for sharing your passion and knowledge!
OP is BS for life
It's hard to explain the slingababy course, all I would say is that every babywearing education enthusiast should get on it , you will love it
A brilliant consultant training course that surpassed my expectations (I'd already read the wonderful reviews!). It is the most-comprehensive of the 3 consultant trainings I've done so far - in terms of the sling styles covered, attention to details which make learning & teaching others easier, and the physical and emotional aspects of baby carrying, teaching, learning and parent support. The course encouraged us to think in different ways that were more open-minded.
Lorette created an atmosphere of compassion and knowledge-seeking which made mistake-making and learning easier. There was challenge, and laughter. There was delicious food. And the welcoming group of colleagues for discussion afterwards is fantastic too.
The Slingababy consultant training course is the best training course i have ever been on. Not only does it provide fantastic training to prepare you for consulting, it makes you rethink what you have learned before and how you can support parents in the most effective way. This course has enhanced every part of all the work I do with parents and enhanced my life. I literally could not recommend anything more highly.
This literally changed my life. I had done other training but didn't feel confident in my abilities to show others. This gave me confidence and food for thought about how i dealt with things not just professionally but also in life.
Very recently done a peer support course. I left with more than I could have ever expected. I gained a new appreciation for sling, broadened my perspective on what carrying is, bolstered knowledge I already had and found new ways to apply all of this.
Got to meet some lovely people had fun. What more can I say.
I did the peer support course recently and throughly enjoyed it. It made me realise I can do the basics and with practice can get them better and that I am in a position to enable more people to carry safely and proudly. Lorette is great, fun and hilarious. Loved the banter but we have history of that. I hope I treated my doll well. Thank you
I went onto the course feeling lost and unsure why I was still running my sling library, the course has reignited my passion and made me focus on the WHY. I love Lorettes teaching method and it made me go back to basics and look at the ways I do things and teach things.
Thank you Lorette I'm now looking forward to my future in the world of slings
Having recently completed the four day course, I feel more complete as a person, this course is not just about slings but about how we listen and learn, it adds extra tools to the already existing tool box, it adds depth of hidden knowledge that you don't even realise you have, Lorette has given me the key to open this knowledge and to keep on growing.
Thank you very much, I am looking forward to my journey.
I just completed the four day course. The training is well thought through, I feel like I have lots of new tools for teaching, troubleshooting and solutions to offer. The course offered a way of reasoning when it comes to carrying children. Plus it was loads of fun.
Thank you Lorette! For stuffing me full of information and for presenting it in a way that made it possible to grasp. I'm amazed by your teaching skills and commitment. Along these four days we have laughed, learned, listened, discussed, tried, succeed, got stuck, solved things, answered questions, asked questions and repeated and repeated. All this in a very allowing environment. Exhausted but very excited to carry on would summarize my feelings right now. I'm so happy I took this slingababy consultant course and would highly recommend it to others.
I took the course with Lorette last year, having trained with another school some years back and been working as a consultant. I remember Lorette asking what we wanted from the course and responding that I hoped my mind would be expanded and I would see our work from another point of view. It was a tall order but she didn't disappoint- expanding minds and challenging our thinking is a big part of what Slingababy is all about.
The CPD weekends continue that process, as well as building connection amongst the Slingababy family. There is a real community here and any technical questions or confidence wobbles will always find support on the Facebook group. The course offers incredible value: not just mind-expanding but life-enhancing.
Thank you Lorette and team for all that you do xxx
Loved every minute of the course. I learnt so much in the 4 days and am continuing to learn using the principles that Lorette taught us. Having the support of the Facebook group & CPD days afterwards has been a real bonus and is hugely beneficial.
The course has reached far beyond my sling role and made me think about every aspect of the work we do with other families and our own children.
Thank you for a fantastic community!
The Slingababy consultancy course - an awesome experience!
Though I was familiar with other methods, I gained superb technical skills. I found Laurete's techniques simple and elegant. She revolutionised my ruck and her version of the buckle hip scoop is nothing short of ingenious.
I felt that the real added value of her approach lies in how to become a better consultant (and person) through empathy. In knowing how to support and empower parents. This part of the course alone was invaluable, and has transformed the consults I've done since.
Last but not least, Lorette is such a charming, positive and inspiring person - I have enjoyed every minute of our time together.
I completed the course feeling embraced and welcomed into a community of knowledgeable and supportive sling consultants, who help each other along the way. There are also CPD days and even a summer family camp. I am so excited and very proud!
I finally attended a Slingababy consultant course last year. It was all I imagined it would be and more. Lorette reminded me of everything I do know and how to increase my knowledge. I love the idea and reality of thinking around an issue and finding ways to make the sling experience safe and as good as it can be for the person carrying and the infant being carried.
I am also so happy to be part of the Slingababy Hive mind- a powerful and uplifting place where we are striving to learn more so we can help others more, while also helping each other get through the day.
The course with Slingababy has given me great knowledge. It's like a bank of knowledge ready to unfold itself whenever I need to take a new step in my development as a carrying consultant.
This is of course because you can return and redo the course, but also because there's a lot of layers to what is being teached. And furthermore the network given from other Slingababy consultants is always inspiring.
Even though distance makes it difficult for me to join CPD's I always feel informed about the newest research and experiences. Taking the course has also given me access to other courses of education too.
To become a better teacher you must work with yourself and have a safe space to do so. Even though Slingababy is 'only' a course of 4 days the lesson goes beyond and Lorette and the network she has created gives room to blossom in.
I'm not a native english speaker but have not felt this being a problem. Lorette is a much caring teacher and I'm impressed by how she adapts and controls her teachingstyle to fit anyone who is willing to learn.
Much love and thank you Slingababy.
A great and intense 4 days educational journey is over! Thank you Lorette, it was awsome
September 2018 I got the chance to train as a peer supporter with Slingababy and it was wonderful! in a single day I've learned so much about how I can support other mothers/fathers/carers with babywearing and it was such a wonderful day!
I attended the Slingababy consultants course last week and came away feeling so inspired and wanting to do more with all of the knowledge that Lorette imparted on us. and it was A LOT! you can see her passion for the skill and for supporting parents and it's impossible not to absorb that passion and want to run out and share it with everyone else. I recommend doing at least one of her courses, you'll come away glad that you did and amazed at all the information that you didn't know you didn't know.
The Slingababy Consultant training made a huge and positive impact on me, and not just in my Babywearing Consultant journey! This training is not just about transferring skills it’s about understanding human relationships, understanding how people learn and finding out how to nurture and enable families to make choices for themselves. Thank you Lorette for everything
A wonderful teacher, and a very intersting and intense four days. Would do it again in a heartbeat!
4 days of challenge, a lot of information and so much joy and love! Lorette capture the whole groups interest with humor and a responsive way to teach. My active brain sometimes have hard to follow so I really appreciated a learning environment “everything is ok, you take your time, do what you have to do”
Lorette is an amazing teacher, with so much knowledge and experience that she is open to share.
Being part of the Slingababy family feels like a a true privilege. So many open & welcoming humans who help & encourage each other daily.
Thank you for the gift of your teaching
Outstanding company delivering quality training and support by passionate, knowledgeable people. Feels like going home
Slingababy experience was the best training course of my job career! Not only because of its high quality contents, of its great teaching method, but also for Lorette, who was so unforgettable to me! Very very good way of teaching, involving my classmates and I in a very intensive 4-days course... An unique experience for mind and soul, and still goes on because Slingababy family won't leave you alone, even after succeeding the course! Top! Thank you every body at Slingababy
I can't recommend the Slingababy course highly enough for those wishing to deepen their understanding of many aspects of carrying consultancy. I had completed two other consultancy courses prior to Slingababy and I felt that Lorette helped me widen my view - a liberating experience! I feel much more empowered to work with families now and empower them in turn. Slingababy helped me understand the consultant/client relationship in a more rounded way and was thought-provoking at every turn, forcing me to be fearless in appraising myself and my skills, essential for making necessary changes. I love being part of the Slingababy community and look forward to the day when getting to the CPD workshops is easier for me - I'm greedy for more!
The Slingababy course is the third carrying consultant course that I have done. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn more about supporting people in their carrying journey.
The freedom to explore different solutions to problems and the different ways of working have really added to my toolkit and challenged the way I think.
I find the continuing online support invaluable, and am looking forward to attending the regular CPD courses where possible.
Studying with Slingababy was an amazing experience and then there's all the online support afterwards from the Slingababy consultants and twice annual meet ups. The course itself is thorough, fascinating, fun and full of revelations.
The Slingababy method of teaching is wonderful in that Lorette & Jody have a great deal of knowledge/experience, their methods of delivering information are clear, visual and are in followable/teachable steps. I appreciated the way that we are taught different methods for using each type of sling so that we have options to tailor demo's to a persons ability or situation.
What really struck me about Lorette is that she has a unique way of speaking: with incredible directness and kindness combined. It is a wonderful skill and very few people that I know have this quality to this level.
The Slingababy course is not a conventional sling consultancy course, it's so much more! It's truly inspirational. Lorette's and Jody's passion and ethics shine through in everything they do and it's contagious! Hence the thriving warm community of Slingababy consultants, it's more than that... It's a big family ready to help in your journey.
I don't know how they do it but no matter how much or how little previous experience you have, no matter whether it's a hobby or a profession for you... The Slingababy course is an inflexion point in anyone's life... You will leave after the intense 4 days truly inspired, empowered and believing in yourself and with a great toolset to make this world a tiny bit better.
I had a fantastic time on the Slingababy course. I had high expectations of it and it truly exceeded them.The content is rich, varied and inspiring. It covers everything you are likely to want to know as a trainee, and offers lots for practicing consultants also. I've said it enough times already, but this course could easily be double the length of time - you have so much to offer, and being in a room with other babywearers inspires interesting discussion. I've come away inspired to head in the direction I've been planning for a while, and that's down to the extra confidence I've gained from training with you. This course is worth every penny, for those starting out and practicing alike.
This was a superb course. Lorette is hugely experienced and an excellent teacher. There was plenty of time for practice and questions. She was very clear, very patient, and very good at describing and demonstrating. She really encouraged us to think for ourselves and come up with our own solutions, rather than just spoon-feeding us. She is obviously keen to give her trainees a real toolbox of skills to start their consultancies off well and to be of use to people as soon as possible. I certainly left feeling much better equipped than I came, and in fact far more aware of what I don't know!
My 4-day training was a truly wonderful & inspiring experience but it didn't end there! I feel that I've become part of a supportive group of consultants who are there every step of the way, empowering me to be the best consultant I can ❤ Lorette has a real gift, as well as an amazing knowledge, & I'm so pleased that she shared that with me.
I went on the Slingababy course expecting to learn more about carrying. I found parts of the course very intense, but came away so inspired and much more confident about teaching others to carry their children. Lorette is a calm and patient teacher, with a straightforward manner and a very clear way of explaining things. The course is so much about empowering parents to make choices for their family - I loved that aspect of it.
I've done a lot of courses in my career. This was definitely one of the best courses I've attended. Great balance between theory and practice. Lorette is extremely knowledgeable and gave us all a first hand example of how practical babywearing is. There is no way you could single-handedly teach a four day course with a cute baby in tow unless you were babywearing and breastfeeding!
Wow! What an intense course. I dont think you left anyt stone unturned. It was brilliant. Lorette is so wonderfully patient and i really enjoyed learning new ways of doing things. Thank you for all the teaching tips and for sharing your passion. I highly recommend this course and Lorette 🙂 Thank you x
I was an experienced wrapper when the slingababy consultancy course. My goal was to improve my wrapping technique and develop my ability to help others with carries. I achieved this and much more, my confidence skyrocketed and many people have benefited from my newfound teaching skills. The course is incredibly empowering and the continuing support is unparalleled. I would highly recommend slingababy to anybody interested in becoming a consultant or who wants to develop their skills
I have thoroughly enjoyed my training journey with Slingababy. From the easy booking process and Lorette putting up with my endless emails to the training days themselves to the endless support from the slingababy family.
Id recommend slingababy to anyone serious about doing babywearing consultancy training.
My training with Slingababy was about so much more than slings. I really feel like I joined a supportive community when I signed up to learn from Lorette.
The course is very informative and gives you the confidence to share your knowledge of carrying with others.
Just wish I could do it all over again - oh wait - I can! Yay! See you again soon for a refresher I hope Lorette.
I trained with Slingababy at the beginning of 2015 & it has made such a difference to the way I approach my work with families. So many aspects of babywearing 'clicked' during those 4 intense but exhilarating days. Lorette has a truly unique way of sharing her knowledge which really encourages you to challenge your current way of thinking. The post qualified support offered is exceptional. The online community is thriving with a real mix of experience that we all benefit from & the biannual CPD really goes above & beyond to maintain the high standards now expected of Slingababy Consultants. I feel privileged to be part of the family & proud to fly the Slingababy flag in my wee corner of the world.
I really loved this course! Having already done Consultancy training 2.5 years ago, and been working extensively as a Consultant since then, I wasn't really sure what to expect from doing additional training, or how much new information there would be. I learnt a massive amount on the course and also had a really fun and enjoyable 4 days. I just wish I'd done it when my two children were little enough to still be carried, so I could have tried everything out on them. Thanks Lorette - it was fab!
An absolutely wonderful course. Inspiring from start to finish. Highly recommended!
I've just completed the 4 day consultancy course, and can't thank Lorette enough for kindness and patience. She is an excellent teacher and so pleased i chose Slingababy to train with. Her knowledge and experience is incredible! I feel like this was a big step in my babywearing journey and looking forward to my next chapter, thank you Xx
The Slingababy course really opened my eyes. Lorette's teaching methods are brilliant and she really encourages you to forget what you already know and start thinking outside the box (or remove the box altogether). The 4 day course is very intense but I'd loved it! And the free CPD weekends every 6 months make it so worthwhile. The education of babywearing is continuous, and these free top-up weekends mean you are always kept up to date with the latest information. Lorette has also made available a dedicated facebook group for Slingababy Consultants. This allows us to discuss things in detail with Lorette and those who have taken the course. It really is like a family and I feel so privileged to be a part of it. I whole-heartedly recommend Slingababy. Whether you want to be a Babywearing Consultant, or just increase your knowledge. I cannot imagine a teaching school which offers more in the way of personal training and continuing training and support. Worth every penny.
Lorette has taught me so much in such a short period of time. Her way of looking at the world has not just affected my carrying skills and made me want to spread that knowledge but has affected the way I have been thinking about the world and my interactions with different people.
From a technical perspective I've learned so much about carrying in the four days and am eager to put that into practice in my own life and in teaching others. Lorette's knowledge is amazing.
I am looking forward to sharing what I have learned and continuing to hone my skills as part of the Slingababy family.