Snuggle Up with Natasja in Taupo!

As part of the celebrations for International Babywearing week 2017, Natasja is excited to officially launch Snuggle Up Babywearing Education and Consultancy.
Check out her website and follow her on Facebook.
I look forward to helping many more families and growing this service to meet the needs of the community. Happy babywearing everyone!” Natasja Battermann.


This consultant has trained with Slingababy carrying consultancy school


12 new peer supporters at the end of their day's training, holding their certificates from Slingababy NZ

Hamilton peer supporter course

Volunteer helpers from Waikato Baby Carriers, Babywearing Taupo, and Raglan came together in Hamilton on September 24th for a fabulous day of peer supporter training.

Thanks to Jessie for requesting a course in Hamilton!

Trainees in small discussion groups during part of the course

Discussion groups during part of the morning

Some of the trainees practicing with ring slings during training

Ring slings during the practical section of the training




3 ladies smiling and holding their certificates following completion of the consultant training course in Palmerston North

Palmerston North Carrying Consultant course

I just spent four lovely days in Palmerston North! Congratulations to the 3 new Slingababy NZ consultants from this training course: Chelsea in Palmerston North, Saritta in Fielding/Palmerston North, and Nicki in Napier/Hastings.
We had the pleasure of seeing a couple of previous students reattending parts of the course to refresh their knowledge. Penina from brought some of her Island Carrier designs to play with, created from the Pua Tapa design fabric (below).
Thank you all for a great time!

Here’s a video Chelsea has made for stretchy wraps with lycra, following the course 🙂

Three new consultants from the Auckland course proudly holding their certificates. Also in the photo is another trainee who was unable to attend one day and will attend another course to finish, and Corinne the trainer.

Auckland Carrying Consultant course

From the early responses to my  ‘Register your interest’ form, it was clear that the next training course would be in Auckland.
We had a lovely venue at Ecomatters, kindly recommended by Slingababy consultant Lou at The Sleep Store. It was very handy to have The Sleep Store warehouse just down the road for a lunch-time visit!

From the Auckland course we have 3 new Slingababy NZ consultants: Rhianon, Donna and Kelsey. Amy will be attending 1 cach-up day on a future course to recieve her certificate due to being unable to attend on one day of this course.

We had lots of previous students reattending all or part of the course to refresh their knowledge. It was lovely to reconnect.

I hear there are plans afoot for a central Auckland Slingababies meet…..

Three new consultants from the Invercargill course proudly holding their certificates

Invercargill Carrying Consultant course

Introducing Slingababy NZ’s first consultants: Angela, Kirsty & Terri.
It was fabulous to hold the the first course in Invercargill in April, reconnecting with two trainees from Lorette’s peer supporter course in Christchurch last year. I woke to a beautiful dawn chorus of bellbirds every morning – such a peaceful way to start each day!