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Carrying Advocacy and Peer Supporter Course, Stockport, April 27th 2017
Thu 27 April 2017, 09:00 – 17:00 BST
This CAPS course is held at The Brook House, Brook Street, Hazel Grove, SK7 4QZ near Stockport. There is parking in various carparks nearby.
Space for 12 people, £80 per person. £25 Deposit due on booking. Please book your space here and we will send you an invoice for the deposit and then for the remainder two weeks before the course. Please ensure your email is correct.
The Carrying Advocacy and Peer Supporter Course aims to enable people who work with parents to give robust, safe advice about babywearing and infuse the people they meet with excitement and confidence about carriying and using a sling. It is not a consultancy course (therefore does not cover advanced techniques such as back carrying or complex woven wrap techniques), but is designed to equip trainees with the tools they need to be able to support the parents they meet. It covers topics such as:
the benefits of babywearing
how to talk to people about the importance of carrying
the physiological principles of baby positioning to protect airway, spine and hips
demonstrating and discussing the safe use of slings in many circumstances (eg feeding)
confidence with the most common types of sling
practical demonstrating skills
troubleshooting common difficulties
assessing boundaries and responsibilities
babywearing in a historical/sociopolitical context
It would suit those planning to or currently running sling libraries or sling meets, doulas, midwives, BabyCalm practitioners, antenatal/postnatal teachers etc, as well as parents who want to feel more equipped to share their love of slings.
Babies in arms are welcome. Mobile toddlers can impact on learning throughout the day, so please consider carefully if child care on the day may be better; please email me if you need to discuss, we will do our best to accommodate. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
More information about the course can be read here http://www.sheffieldslingsurgery.co.uk/further-resources/born-to-carry-training/
Please note that due to the complexities of bringing together different fields of expertise I can only offer training to those who already have a qualification in postnatal fitness, and it will depend on the type of class you are offering. If you want to discuss whether your qualification is suitable for entry on this course or if your proposed class would be suitable, please email me. My thoughts on fitness/dance classes while babywearing can be read here (www.sheffieldslingsurgery.co.uk/slings-and-exercise)