What is Babywearing for Birth Professionals?
This offering is a six-hour/one-day course about baby carriers, their technical use, and practical as well as health-based applications.
Who should take Babywearing for Birth Professionals?
Anyone who works with caregivers of infants can benefit from this new workshop. Birth and Postpartum Doulas, Midwives, Chiropractors, Lactation Consultants and Educators, Pediatricians, Retail owners and employees, Day Care providers, and more! Professionals who interact with babies on a regular basis and find a carrier useful as a parenting tool, public health intervention, and skill for breastfeeding and attachment support will find this workshop particularly useful.
Why take this course?
There's a lot to know about babywearing! The styles of carriers available today are ever expanding - from waistless buckle carriers to carriers that grow with your baby, there's so much to keep up with! This workshop serves up just what you need to know for your clients, and leaves the extra stuff behind. With all the information available out there, a professional could easily make learning about the latest evidence a week-long endeavor! "Babywearing for Birth Professionals" saves you time and head space.
What will we learn?
Who are we learning from?
Amy Rainbow is a Certified Babywearing Consultant (CBC) educated by the Center for Babywearing Studies (CBWS). She has been a babywearing educator since 2015, both professionally and as a volunteer for the non-profit Babywearing International of Portland as a community educator and chair of the Education Committee for the national board of directors. Amy has guest lectured about babywearing for Birthingway College's Postpartum Doula curriculum, as well as presented at the WEAR Babywearing Conference. She is Winner of Babywearing International's Perla Robertson Distinguished Babywearing Educator of the Year award, 2017. Also nominated for WEAR Conference's Babywearing Educator of the Year, 2017. Amy works as a childbirth educator (LCCE) for a local hospital and in private sessions. She has three children and has been practicing babywearing since 2003.
What if I don't have any carriers?
That's fine! All the carriers and dolls that we'll need are provided. Even lunch is taken care of for you. All you need to bring is yourself!
What if I've never worn a baby before?
We'll start with the absolute basics and build our skills together!
What if I'm really good at babywearing already?
You'll learn to apply your skills for breastfeeding support, Kangaroo Care, and attachment success. You'll also learn to "plant the seed" with your clients to encourage carrier use and skill-building.
What do we get out of the class besides baby carrier knowledge?
Why is babywearing an important skill for Birth Professionals?
Babywearing is proven to reduce crying, improve symptoms of colic and reflux, encourage attachment and bonding, help caregivers keep up with life's demands and so much more. Read our 11 Reasons for Babywearing on our blog!
Update: Our next offering of "Babywearing for Birth Professionals" is live! Coming up on Saturday, May 26th at 10 am. Register here: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=13432998&appointmentType=2783532
Our first offering of "Babywearing for Birth Professionals" is coming up Friday, January 26th and is SOLD OUT! If you'd like to be notified of our next offering, email firstname.lastname@example.org.