I started carrying my eldest in November 2009, setting up a Sling Meet in June 2010 and the Sling Library in 2011, 3 months after my youngest was born. I carried both my boys until they started school (and still occasionally after that)
In August 2012 I completed the School of Babywearing Consultancy Training and in January 2015 the Slingababy Consultancy Training. These two, very different training courses covered the physiological side of carrying, as well as the practical aspects, giving me a well-rounded knowledge of carrying in many different situations and circumstances.
Since August 2012 I have been practicing as a Babywearing Consultant across the South of England, working with both parents and retailers in one-to-one Consultations, training Workshops and working on behalf of Manufacturers.
I am now one of the UK’s most experienced Babywearing Consultants and am regularly invited to be the ‘Meet the Expert’ speaker at National Baby Shows, talking about all things relating to Babywearing.
I have a popular YouTube Channel, with over 120 instructional videos, demonstrating how to use a wide range of baby carriers and slings safely and comfortably.
These are added to regularly, providing an excellent resource for people after purchasing their carrier, and as their baby grows, to learn about different carry positions and how to adjust their carrier accordingly.
I have also been employed to make videos and write blog posts for manufacturers and major retailers, including BabyBjörn, Izmi Baby and retailer and distributor Slumber Roo (UK distributor for Beco, Boba and Scootababy).
All the carriers I hire out, retail and demo with are certified as ‘Hip Healthy’ by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.
My Consultancy service covers the Hampshire/West Sussex border area. You can visit me at my shop – Bambino Baby in Petersfield. If you’d prefer a home visit that’s no problem. Prices for home visits include travel up to 30 minutes from Bambino Baby. If you are a bit further away please contact me, as I may still be able to come to you (at an additional charge to cover fuel/time costs). I also offer Zoom, Skype and Facetime Consultations.