I am Certified Babywearing Consultant with the Center for Babywearing Studies. I offer a variety of classes to suit your needs. I am available for in-person consults for the Portland, Oregon Metro Area. I can also do online consults upon request.
Babywearing 101: Why should you wear a baby in a carrier? There are countless reasons that I will happily share! I will give an overview of the developmental benefits, emotional bonding, and the physiological need for babywearing. Proper positioning, safety, and breastfeeding/bottle feeding tips will also be highlighted. I will give a brief overview of the four major carrier types–buckle carriers, wraps, ring slings and bei dai. Afterwards, some hand-on time with the carrier library.
Private in-home consult: 90 minutes, $45
- Online Consult: 120 minutes, $65
Group Consult: minimum 3 people, 2-hours, $200
Babywearing 102: When you are interested in babywearing, but have no idea where to start. A basic introduction to babywearing. An in-depth overview of the benefits of babywearing, proper position, and general safety. Then I will give brief overview the four major carrier types–buckle carriers, wraps, ring slings and bei dai– and help you decide on the best carrier for your family. Then you can have some hands-on practice with the carrier you chose. Lastly, I can direct you in purchasing a carrier within your budget.
Private in-home consult: 120 minutes $60
- Online consult: 150 minutes, $75
Group Consult: minimum of 3 people, 2 hours $225
Babywearing 201: Have a burning question or struggling your carrier? This consult is for those who have worn a baby, but want to to try something new and work on their skills. I can help with fit and comfort of your current carrier or help you try a hip or back carry (if appropriate). You can also try other carriers in my library as well.
Public consult: 30 minutes at a select public location $25
Private in-home consult: 60-90 minutes $50-$75
- Online consult: $65-$85
Group Consult: minimum of 3 people, 2 hours $200
Community and Cooperate Outreach: Do you have a business or organization that could benefit from babywearing? For example—child care providers, medical professions, special needs caregivers, lactation consultants, and more. I can tailor a class to your group’s needs easily. Price will vary depending on time and prep needed. Online class available.
Please contact me email@example.com or 503-887-7038 to set-up an appointment.