How to chose the best sling for your newborn baby – before they even arrive!
Congratulations! As a sling expert, the most common question I am asked is “What is the best sling for a newborn baby?” Well, I’m sorry to tell you, but there is no one right answer to this question!
My priority is to help you to find a sling, wrap or carrier that you love, which will enable you to carry your new baby comfortably, confidently and above all safely. Want to know more? Read on for the different ways that I can help you to chose a sling before your baby even arrives!
As a babywearing consultant I love helping families to chose the “right” sling for their new baby, or even babies. I remember that being pregnant can be a physically and mentally exhausting time. You don’t have time to wade through loads of online reviews. You don’t have the energy to trawl round the high street shops with their limited range of slings. Perhaps you have received a hand-me-down sling from friends or family and you don’t know whether it will work for you. Is it even safe? Is it worth forking out money on the big brands, or would something else work just as well or even better?
A one-to-one Consultation
I can visit you in your home, or you can visit my consultation space in Bidston, Wirral. You then get my exclusive time. We look together at the benefits of carrying, safety and positioning, and the different types of slings available. You can then try the different slings that appeal to you, with a demonstration doll. If you already have a sling we can work with this. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions.
By the end of the session you will be confident that when your little one arrives you will be able to carry them comfortably and safely. You may wish to buy a sling from me there and then. You can also order later online, or buy elsewhere, there is no pressure, and there is always a cheeky discount for my clients! A one to one consultation is particularly suitable if you are expecting twins or have an older child that you also wish to carry . If you or you baby has any anticipated medical issues which may impact on your carrying journey I can also tailor our meeting to meet these needs.
A follow up visit is also included once your baby arrives.
The cost of the Pregnancy to Parenthood Package is £45 for two visits, lasting a total of 1 hr 45 minutes.
Carrying your Newborn Workshop
Fancy finding out more about slings, and meet other mums and dads to be and new parents here on the Wirral? I offer regular workshops which cover the same topics as the one to one consultations. These are held in my home consultation space, and include refreshments. The groups are kept small (max 4 families) to ensure you get the most of our time together. You may even wish to get your own group together!
The cost of a workshop is £20 per family (up to two adults carrying the same child). For more details and upcoming dates click here.
Don’t know where to start?
Why not start by signing up to receive my introduction video? It gives a whistlestop tour of the different types of slings, wraps and carriers for newborns, and what your next step could be.
Or contact me for made to measure solutions, such as skype consultations.
I know what I’m looking for!
Head straight to the Carrying Connects shop for a large selection of newborn-suitable carrying options. Any of these options would be an amazing gift to make or receive!