The School of Babywearing™ is a social enterprise which runs a training courses for parents, professionals, businesses, and other interested organisations about wearing babies and children in slings and baby carriers.
The Babywearing Peer Support course offers formal recognition of the skills of people who give information about slings and baby carriers through Sling Meets, sling libraries, antenatal classes or postnatal groups.
The Babywearing Consultancy course is aimed at people who give one-to-one advice to parents about choosing slings and baby carriers. It will qualify you to work as a Babywearing Consultant and you will be awarded a Level 3 qualification accredited by OCN.
Babes-in-arms are all welcome. Venues are family-friendly with family accomodation available on-site or nearby. Book your place now to qualify for an Early Bird Discount.
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
This picture of singer Pink multitasking with her new baby Willow Sage was in the Daily Mail. She is using an Ergo Baby Carrier which is the best selling baby carrier at the Natural Nursery. This baby carrier is suitable from birth to toddler and Pink also has a Heart2Heart Ergo Infant Insert which supports and cocoons newborns. Pink is wearing the black and camel Ergo with a natural colour insert and her husband Carey Hart has the same sling in Cranberry. This baby carrier also comes in solid camel and galaxy grey - I wonder if they have the full set!
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
The ERGObaby Heart2Heart Infant Insert is a specially padded and shaped cushion that can be quickly and easily placed in the carrier and readjusted as needed. This design easily enables parents to ensure that their newborn is positioned correctly on the pillow, keeping pressure off the developing sacrum, and supports the development of the spine and hips. It snaps closed around the infant, holding the baby in a cozy, protected environment close to the heart, as well as in an ergonomically correct natural sitting position. Sian emailed the Natural Nursery with this lovely review. "I was very pleased with your very fast delivery and the product is exactly as I expected. We have used the Ergo Performance with Infant iInsert the very next day and our 3 week old seemed very content in it. She was in it for 3 hours this week whilst we went shopping and it kept her safe and snug in between her feeds. Thank you for your prompt and reliable service and product. We will use you again and would recommend you to others" If you need help choosing the best type of baby carrier for your family we have compiled lots of advice and useful videos on the website: www.naturalnursery.co.uk. And of course we are always happy to answer any questions you might have.
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
ERGObaby's Performance baby carriers are made of durable, lightweight, and breathable fabric and can accommodate all active moms and dads. Just in at the Natural Nursery is this lovely new colourway; Charcoal Grey and Black go with almost anything and are perfect for mums and dads. We have been asking about babywearing dads on the Natural Nursery Facebook Page and some mums say that dads are really happy to carry their children but they prefer the slings to be in neutral colours. Alison sent us in this review that tells you a lot about the Performance Carrier: "I am delighted with my Ergo Performance. My baby is a really 'hot-blooded' little boy and both he and I were overheating with wrap carriers. We both stay nice and cool with this. My husband really likes this carrier as it looks quite sporty and he has found it really comfy to use (6"1, size Large). I on the other hand am only 5'2"/size 10 and also find this carrier very comfy. Of note, the shoulder straps are different to the original - they are not thick and squishy but firmer and thinner. However, I have never found them uncomfy even after hours. They are also more tapered and come in closer together. I was worried this might mean they rubbed on my neck. However, having tried both the Performance and Original I found these actually a much better fit - the original straps are very bulky and wide-set and meant it kind of hung off my outer shoulders and pulled. So some smaller ladies may find the straps rub on their neck but I've actually found this a much better fit. Although this is not a 'waterproof' carrier, I have survived 30mins in a big downpour. I had my regular-sized waterproof coat on over and was able to do this up at the bottom (below the Ergo) to cover my son's legs. I put the Ergo hood up, tucked his arms in and scampered home! I was impressed to find an essentially dry baby underneath when I got in, who had enjoyed the adventure! The lightweight nature of this carrier also meant it then dried out quickly. Overall, a functional, versatile carrier which is comfy for 2 very different sized people and also very easy to adjust between us."This carrier features a high-performance polyester exterior, ideal for outdoor activities in all climates; a breathable mesh lining, keeping babies and parents cooler and more comfortable; and a cooling panel for extra wicking. This sleek, streamlined design offers a smooth, supportive fit for parents and babies of most sizes, and can still be used to carry babies from newborn to toddler on the back, front, and hip positions. Of course, ERGObaby's Performance line supports the correct ergonomic position for both babies and parents. For babies less than four months old you will also need an ERGObaby Infant Insert in order to safely carry your baby in the ERGObaby Carrier.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
The New Boba 3G incorporates the original Boba Baby Carrier design that so many have come to know and love, and now more than a dozen new and updated features ... truly a one of a kind baby carrier! The foot straps attached to the waist belt keep older children comfortable while enabling a healthy sitting position. The footstraps not only give tired little legs a rest, but support the legs in a flexed abducted (froglike) position which naturally tilts the pelvis, fills out the hip sockets and aligns the spine. The new infant conversion option allows you to use the Boba Carrier 3G with babies over 7lbs. The best part is that there is absolutely no insert or accessory needed! Simply follow the instruction booklet included with your Boba Carrier to learn how to use the new Boba Carrier 3G for your newborn. Boba has a few extra inches of height to keep your center of gravity closer to your body and support your little one’s back. The Boba Carrier 3G is approximately 2-3” higher than other soft structured carriers. The new 3G design is made to fit parents of all shapes and sizes without purchasing an extension belt or accessory. All straps are fully adjustable, and elastic bands are provided so you can comfortably tuck the straps away once you have the carrier adjusted for you and your child. For more information and to buy the Boba 3G classic with free UK postage please visit www.naturalnursery.co.uk/baby-carriers-and-slings/boba3gclassic.html
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Suitable from newborn to pre-school, the Beco Baby Carrier is as practical as it is stylish. Combining great ergonomics with excellent weight distribution, this innovative carrier can be used in both front and back carry positions. The internal sling allows you to securely buckle your baby into the carrier then handle baby and carrier as one unit, passing between parents without the need to remove a sleeping baby from the carrier. The Beco Baby Carrier also includes a removable infant insert to use with babies up to 15 pounds, allowing them to ride higher in the carrier in an ergonomically comfortable position. Product Features:
- newborn to pre-school (7-45 lbs/3.5- 20kg)
- front and back carry positions
- easy On and OFF features
- high quality tested materials
- removable infant insert & sleeping hood
- machine washable
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Discover the world on your mum’s or dad’s back. The new way of parenting! Great for shopping, walking, hiking or doing housework while being hugged by the person you love the most. Your Baby! The Patapum Baby Carrier is one of the best back baby carrier you will find. It is lightweight, comfortable, stylish and easy to use. Can be used with infants who can sit up alone and are strong enough to support their head. Around 5 months old, up to 40 Lbs. (18-20 Kgs.)
Patapum Carriers are not just for Mothers. While babies are naturally attached to their mothers from the beginning, even the most dedicated mothers need breaks to regain their energy. A comfortable baby carrier gives fathers and other caretakers the freedom to do other tasks while the baby is safely within reach. Freedom Patapum’s baby and toddler carriers deliver freedom to continue with active lifestyles. Style Designed in Italy, our products are both stylish and practical. Check out our cool carriers… Comfort A snug fit with padded shoulder & waist areas allow you to carry your baby all day. For more information about the Patapum baby carrier or to see the larger Patapum Toddler Carrier please visit www.naturalnursery.co.uk http://www.naturalnursery.co.uk/soft-baby-carriers-ssc/patapum_baby_carrier.html