All this babywearing is so new to me, obviously I carried my baby in a sling, but the concept of a profession, this has snuck up on me. I am now only becoming aware of this whole new world. Having a professional consultant to teach and educate us mums in carrying is an excellent idea.
Foolishly I thought I did this carrying thing properly , and that there was no choice but to brave on with the sling you bought and persevere regardless of whether it worked for you or not. Now I know I should have swapped and changed and thought harder (or had a professional to guide me) on the correct sling for my baby and me.
Clearly I will be attending the babywearing conference in June in Bristol. Not just to show our range of slings to the profession and attendees, but more importantly to learn everything I possibly can.
The conference runs for 3 days and is jam-packed with speakers and workshops covering a multitude of aspects of babywearing. (timetable)
The first talk that seriously appeals to me is friday 19th Osteopath Patrick Meyer on posture and muscle usage while carrying, both with and without a sling. This makes my neck twinge with the memory of my son when he was a hefty little toddler and loved being carried. I’m sure I did all the wrong things , and I can’t wait to hear what the experts say.
I am unsure what Dance Sling Swing is exactly but I’m going and I’ll be in the front row!
I am going to delve deeper into the schedule of workshops and speakers over the next few weeks leading up to the conference so I’ll post again as i find out more.
June 19th – 21st Severnside Conference centre at Thornbury Leisure Centre, Bristol, BS35 3JB,