**A WEEKEND COURSE**
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.
This CAPs course is held at The Snug, 71 Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE. There is parking in various carparks nearby and the station/interchange and bus stations are nearby.
Space for 10 people, £80 per person, booking link in the ticket section, also here
We will send you the pre-course forms on receipt of your booking.
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. ([email protected]
More information about the course can be read here sheffieldslingsurgery.co.uk/further-resources/born-to-carry-training/
If you are planning to begin a fitness or dance class involving slings, please note that due to the complexities of bringing together different fields of expertise I can only offer babywearing 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 (sheffieldslingsurgery.co.uk/slings-and-exercise)