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
Gentle prenatal yoga, combined with discussion time, social support, breathing and relaxation techniques and regular, with partner, skills for labour sessions
Face to face at the Kindermusik studio, second floor, Leimgrubenweg 9, 4053 Basel
25 CHF per session
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To reserve a place in an upcoming RSB session please use this registration form:
Connected and Contented Baby sessions run every Friday 9.30-10.30 at the Magical Café in Felix Kampfplatz.
These sessions combine Baby Yoga, Baby Massage and Baby Signing for a wonderful session that builds connections within the babies' brains, their bodies, with their caregivers and with each others. Suitable for babies and toddlers of all ages.
To reserve a place in a session please use this form:
Sessions cost 25 CHF per session. Book and pay for multiple sessions of Mother and Baby Yoga and/or Connected and
Contented Baby sessions with a special price:
3 sessions 70CHF
4 sessions 90 CHF
5 sessions 110 CHF
6 sessions 130 CHF
Postnatal yoga, relaxation time, discussion and support for mothers, no matter how young or old their baby. We welcome all the babies to join the class and entertain them with games, songs and rhymes, whilst the class focus remains on the mama. Gentle postnatal yoga, pelvic floor work, breathing and relaxation techniques, along with social support, cake and chat.
Classes resume in January
25CHF per session
One to one and small group classes held regularly throughout the year, these classes give your family the support, resources, information and time to understand and plan what you want and need as you become parents.
Sessions typically include topics such as:
Normal process of birth and the Swiss maternity and postnatal care system, including different birth routes, pain management, caesarean birth
Informed decision making and support in developing plans for birth and postnatal period that suits you and your family
Skills and resources for all members of the family to facilitate birth and the postnatal period
Understanding and techniques for successful and well supported breastfeeding, including managing feeding in the family dynamic and when returning to work
Resource, techniques and support for all the family during the fourth trimester and beyond, including use of baby slings
Please contact me directly on email@example.com of via the contact form for more details