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March Antenatal Baby Sling/Carrier Workshop

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Congratulations on your impending arrival! This 1 hour workshop for up to 4 couples will cover 3 key areas: normal infant behaviour and development, sling and carrier safety and an overview of the different kinds of baby slings and carriers available. These can include buckle carriers, stretchy or woven wraps, ring slings or tie on carriers. You will be shown different ways to carry your new baby and be given the confidence to know how to do so safely.

Using a sling has so many benefits for both child and carer. Being carried offers a child a warm, comfortable safe place to be, which can reduce crying, improve sleep and support positive attachment with their caregiver (this doesn’t have to be a mother – fathers, grandparents, aunts/uncles and even siblings can enjoy the snuggles!). When a baby is so close to you, you learn to recognise their cues and wants more quickly, which leads to a more settled baby and a less stressed carer. A happy baby is ready to receive the world, and for older children new or busy situations can be navigated with the close contact of their carer.

A baby has spent the last 9 months in a wonderful cocoon, receiving immediate nutrition, reassuring movement, a constant supply of food and the sound of their parents’ voices. Early use of a sling can help a new baby adjust to “life on the outside”, enabling them to feel swaddled (to support the regulation of their arms and legs), hear a heartbeat, enjoy soft movement and fall asleep even while their carer cannot give them 100% of their attention.

Babies who arrive early can especially benefit from skin-to-skin contact and being carried – physical closeness can support them in regulating their physical responses and some research has even shown that premature babies who are carried can gain weight and are generally healthier than those who are not.

Babywearing can also benefit a breastfeeding journey, keeping baby close and being able to immediately respond to their needs (without even necessarily needing to move them from their carrier) supports the responsive, frequent feeding that new babies need. In turn, a sling can provide cover for a mother that would prefer this when feeding in public, and a baby who is fed quickly following their cues is less likely to cry. When a baby has their needs met quickly and their carer knows and understands them, the parent can feel more confident in the knowledge their baby is happy.

When you book, you will receive an email confirming your attendance and asking you to complete a short form with any relevant medical or physical details as well as giving full venue information. These make great new baby gifts, as parents can try out a range of slings before selecting one that works for their family. If you purchase as a gift, you will receive an email with a printable gift voucher.

This workshop costs £15 per person with a free place for a partner or supporter. You will also be able to rent/purchase a sling that works for you and your family, as well as take home written information to refer back to. If you have any further questions about this workshop and whether it would suit your needs, do feel free to email me: brianna@happyslinglady.co.uk

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