Summary: "Baby wearing for Birth Professionals" is a comprehensive all-day class that covers babywearing safety, common carriers, and physiological considerations for the birth and early family professional. Learn to introduce babywearing as a caregiving tool to your clients for Kangaroo Care, breastfeeding support, balancing siblings, and more; get hands-on use of the latest carrier types currently available on the market, including modifications for newborns, and learn resources for babywearing products and services. Lunch is provided. A completion certificate is awarded at the end of class.
Continuing education credits are offered from Lamaze, ICEA, and DONA for a $20 fee.
Bring/leave: If you have a carrier you'd like to use during class, please bring it. During class you're welcome to use it if it applies to our curriculum. Babywearing dolls and carriers will be provided.
Directions to this event can be found here. If you are driving, please use the parking lot on SE 54th and Belmont.
Evidence-based up-to-date information from a Certified Babywearing Consultant, Amy Rainbow
FIVE continuing education units from Lamaze, ICEA, or DONA
All carriers and weighted dolls provided
All participants receive access to carrier discounts and Adjoyn specials
Post-workshop questions and support provided
Amy has guest lectured about babywearing for Birthingway's Postpartum Doulas curriculum, as well as presented at the WEAR babywearing conference (and hopefully will present at this year's International Babywearing Conference!)
Amy is the chair of Babywearing International's Education Committee, a board member of Portland's local BWI chapter and Winner of Babywearing International's Perla Robertson Distinguished Babywearing Educator of the Year award, 2017. Also nominated for WEAR Babywearing Educator of the Year, 2017.
Past Events -- We had a great class in January! That's me on the far left with 7 postpartum professionals learning all about babywearing! Students included doulas, retail professionals, and a chiropractor. Thanks for attending!!