The easiest way to learn to use a baby sling is to have someone show you how.
Of course there are YouTube clips, pictures and photographs, but when it is your own little (or big) baby, having someone on hand to take you through each step, check the tightness of each layer and reassure you you have it just right gives most parents much more confidence. Parents who have taken a sling course tend to get much more use out of their sling because they are confident and have learnt the ties that are most usful to them.
I run courses for newborn/front carrying (suitable for babies from birth to about 1 year) and back carrying (suitable for babies from around 6 months). Each class takes around 1-1.5 hours, in which we try out several different sling ties, to find those that suit you and your baby best. Then we practise them until you are totally confident! Just in case, I leave you with a set of photographs to remind you of each tie we cover.
I can either come to your home for a course or group courses can be arranged. Prenatal sling courses are also available, please contact me for more details. If you already have a sling we can use that for the course, or I have plenty you can try out during the course to see what length and fabric suits you best.
Each sling course costs 90 CHF for a one to one session and 45 CHF per person for a group session.
An introduction to carrying, the theory and the benefits. Learn and practise 3 or 4 techniques to carry your baby on your front.
More comfortable for you both as your baby grows. Learn and practise different techniques to safely lift and carry your baby on your back
Weekly sessions available on Zoom
Reservation is essential
Mondays 18.30-20.00 via Zoom
Mondays 11.30-13.00 via Zoom
Schedule of upcoming topics for discussion/prenatal class section
6 April: how and why breathing techniques are so helpful
12 April: knowledge and skills for the first stage of labour
19 April: knowledge and skills for the second stage of labour
26 April: fourth trimester
Previous schedule of topics for discussion/prenatal class section (recordings of these classes are available, please contact me for more details):
8 March: onset of labour, when to go to hospital, stages of labour
15 and 16 March: pain management techniques used in Switzerland
22 and 23 March: caesarean birth and recovery after CB
29 and 30 March: first minutes, hours and days after birth
Reservation for each session via: https://doodle.com/poll/f5i3tpmnckwdv6cw
Weekly sessions available on Zoom. Reservation is essential
Wednesdays 9.00-10.15 , alternate weeks Mother and Baby Yoga and Baby Signing
Reservation for each session via: https://doodle.com/poll/x7ibqgz8tmau58za?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link
Preparing for Parenthood 04
Saturday 10 April 15.00-19.00
Sunday 11 April 13.30-18.30
Tuesday 13 April 18.30-21.00
+ postnatal session (1,5hours) after the babies are born
+2 RSB sessions prenatally
+1 MBY session postnatally