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Wild Was Mama

Babywearing for Birthworkers

June 1st 12pm - 7pm

Babywearing for Birthworkers 

This 7-hour intensive workshop covers:

  • Babywearing as a tool to promote bonding, lessen the impact of mood and anxiety disorders, and increase breastfeeding success. We’ll explore the physiological and psychological benefits of babywearing, for both babies and wearers.

  • Safety for newborns. Learn how to recognize safe positioning in any carrier. Use evidence-based research to advise your clients appropriately and accurately.

  • The rich, multicultural history of babywearing. Don’t appropriate! Learn how to meet your clients where they’re at in our collective American culture, and also use language and an approach that honors and respects babywearing traditions worldwide.

  • Introduction to the 5 most common baby carriers and hands-on practice with 3 of them. This is what you came for! Get your own body in different carriers and gain real experience learning to adjust and troubleshoot the carriers that you are most likely to encounter.

  • Wearing premature babies and multiples. Learn safety guidelines and pro tips and tricks to share with families who may need some extra babywearing support.

  • How to choose your OWN carrier. Learn how wearing other people's babies can expand your own birthworker repertoire, all while building your clients' own babywearing confidence.

  • "What is the “best” carrier for your clients? Engage in group roleplay to decode the most common questions and concerns of new parents. Discover how babywearing can be a window into the deeper needs of new families.

Hot tea will be served in class, but please bring your own food and/or snacks with you. There will only be a short break for food or coffee in the afternoon. Dress comfortably and be ready to try on carriers! In order to give you everyone the hands-on attention that they will need in, attendance in this class will be limited to 8 people. Email adriane.stare@gmail.com to secure your spot!


 

About the Instructor:

"Wearing my own children in carriers was the single most valuable thing that I learned as a new parent. In 2011, I founded Wild Was Mama (formerly Caribou Baby), New York City’s premier babywearing store and educational space. I have taught more than 1,000 families to wear their babies and have a deep passion for carriers of all types. As a postpartum doula myself, I see the value babywearing has for my clients and want to share this knowledge with my fellow birthworkers! This fun and interactive class is specifically designed for doulas and professionals working with new families. Whether you’ve never worn a carrier, or are a seasoned parent and experienced babywearer, you’ll gain the knowledge and practical skills you need to confidently help your clients wear their babies."

Adriane Stare is the Founder and former Owner of Wild Was Mama. She is a an expert Babywearing Instructor, Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Educator and Mom to 2 boys. Follow her on instagram at @ado_stare !