Theory:
Baby’s physiology: a global approach, working for a textbook baby and a real one
Wearer’s physiology: a global approach, working for a textbook wearer and a real one
Special circumstances: multiples, disability, prematurity etc.
What is the consultant’s role and limitations?
How to set up a workshop
How to set up a consultation
How to make videos
Benefits of baby-carrying for both wearer and baby
Safety

Woven wrap:
Basic textile knowledge
How to handle a woven fabric
Mechanics of tightening
Mechanics of carries
Carries covered: Front Wrap Cross Carry, Kangaroo, Double Hammock Front Carry, Front Cross Carry, Simple Hip Carry, Slipknot Hip Carry, Robin’s Hip Carry, Nonono Tie, Rucksack, Back Wrap Cross Carry, Double Hammock
Breastfeeding positions
Variations: adding tools to your tool box

Ring Sling:
How to handle a ring sling and its mechanics
Flipping, twisting, rings on the back
Front, Hip and Back Carries
Variations: adding tools to your tool box

 

Buckle Carriers:
What are the different types?
How to handle a buckle carrier and its mechanics
Newborn, older babies and toddlers
Front, Hip and Back Carries
Variations: adding tools to your tool box

 

Skills developed:
Empathy
Respect
Active Listening
Observation
Pedagogy
Self-awareness
Curiosity

Baby-carrying basics:
The ergonomic position
In-arms carrying and baby handling
Positioning on the wearer: tummy to tummy, cradle, seated sideways, off-centred, on the hip, facing out, on the back
Finding the right carrying height for each baby-carrying pair
Different techniques to get a baby onto your back
Safety and official weight limits

 

Stretchy Wraps:
Basic textile knowledge
How to handle stretchy fabrics
Mechanics of tightening
Mechanics of carries
Carries covered: Pocket Wrap Cross Carry, Front Wrap Cross Carry, Double Hammock Front Carry, Slipknot Hip Carry, Robin’s Hip Carry, Back carries and their limitations
Breastfeeding positions
Variations: adding tools to your tool box

 

Meh Dai:
What are the different meh dais?
How to handle a meh dai and its mechanics
Newborn, older babies and toddlers
Front, Hip and Back Carries
Variations: adding tools to your tool box

Other carriers:
Pouches
Double pouches
Skin-to-skin options
Kanga
Podeagis
Onbghimos
Hybrid carriers
Overview & practice applying new knowledge to further carrier styles