Babywearing Peer Support

The Babywearing Peer Support course offers formal recognition of the skills of people who give information about slings and baby carriers through Sling Meets, sling libraries, antenatal classes or postnatal groups. The course focuses on the Practical Skills of Babywearing, including sling safety and checking slings for wear and tear. You’ll attend a one-day workshop and complete your qualification through home study and coursework. By the end of your training, you should be able to:

  • Show an awareness of different ways of using a range of slings and baby carriers to meet individual needs
  • Assess the benefits and potential disadvantages of different types of slings and baby carriers for specific parents’ needs
  • Understand how slings should be worn safely and how the incorrect use of slings can affect the health and wellbeing of parent and baby/child

Fees

The course costs £90, although we do offer an Early Bird discount which reduces the cost to £80 accessed via our Calendar page). Fees may be paid in instalments and we aim to offer concessionary places in future.

Forthcoming courses

Date/Time Event
Bristol Peer Support
29/09/2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bristol Peer Support
Devon Peer Supporter Course
13/10/2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Devon Peer Supporter Course
Lothian Area Peer Support
06/09/2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Lothian Area Peer Support
Manchester/ Stockport Area Peer Support
02/02/2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Manchester/ Stockport Area Peer Support
Newcastle Peer Support
13/10/2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Newcastle Peer Support
Broadacre House, Newcastle, Newcastle
Reading Peer Support
10/11/2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Reading Peer Support
Telford Area Peer Support
21/11/2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Telford Area Peer Support
Using Slings for Labour and Birth – South London
02/09/2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Using Slings for Labour and Birth - South London
Wrapping for Educators – Bristol
01/10/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wrapping for Educators - Bristol

Future Opportunties

If you decide that you’d like to go on with your training and become a babywearing consultant then you will receive a £50 discount on the Babywearing Consultancy course.