Lactivist Sponsors The School of Babywearing are a social enterprise which aims to share information about the use of slings and baby carriers. As well as offering training courses in Babywearing Peer Support and Babywearing Consultancy, they use their profits to produce free resources to help parents and parents-to-be find out about the benefits and practicalities of babywearing. They also have resources pages which provide unbiased information and we put parents in touch with the local sling meets, groups, libraries and consultants in their area
Lactivist Sponsors pay to advertise on www.lactivist.net from as little as £5 a month and this helps towards the running costs of keeping www.lactivist.net online. Without the sponsors there would be no Lactivist! This month our featured sponsor is The School of Babywearing and we will have all of October to find out more about them which is perfect because it is the same month International Babywearing Week is held in.
Introducing the Babywearing Peer Support Training
There are several babywearing training courses available to people who would like to further their knowledge about carrying babies and children. We often get asked what the Babywearing Peer Support course entails so here is a bit more information:
Who is the Babywearing Peer Support training for?
- Parents wanting to use a baby sling with their child,
- People who give out information about slings through groups such as Sling Meet, sling libraries, antenatal classes, and postnatal groups.
Who is the course outline?
- Practical Skills of Babywearing
- Sling safety and checking slings for wear and tear
- Using a range of slings and baby carriers to meet individual needs
- Benefits and potential disadvantages of different types of slings for specific parents’ needs
How long is the course?
The course is a Level 2 course of ten hours. After attending a one-day workshop, you will need to complete a short amount of coursework.
What can I do with this qualification?
The Peer Support Training course is designed for people who give out information to groups. You may decide to run a sling library and you will be bale to access insurance via our Sling Library insurance scheme after completing this course. If you’d like to offer one-to-one consultations, you should consider attending Babywearing Consultancy training course. If you are relatively new to babywearing, we recommend that you start with the Peer Support training course. Once you have built-up more experience, you can attend the Consultancy course.
Where is the next training course?
You can view the list of upcoming babywearing courses on the School of Babywearing website. We continually add more training courses to our list, so be sure to sign up for the newsletter so that we can let you when a new course is added.
I can’t find a course near me?
Just email us: email@example.com and we will do our best to organise a course in your area. Did you know that some of our courses have affordable accommodation nearby? Contact us for details
Can I bring my baby?
Babies are always welcome on our courses. If you have a moving baby or toddler, it may be easier if you can bring along another adult to help occupy them. But if this isn’t possible, do let us know as we may be able to find a venue that offers childcare.