I’m looking forward to joining Bayou City Mamas again to talk about babywearing and focus on soft structured carriers: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March at Babies ‘R Us (9730 Katy Freeway, Houston TX). I think the VIP ticket ($55) is an incredible value, if you’re interested in buying a soft structured (backpack-style) carrier. I understand there are a limited number of these. The class itself, which also includes a meal, is $15.
Tickets can be purchased through the group’s website or by clicking here.
I want to thank St. Paul’s School for graciously hosting a new meeting time for Babywearing International of Greater Houston, for whom I am an educator: fourth Friday mornings. So far, we will mutually try out the 10 a.m. to noon slot on January 24, February 28, March 28, April 25, and May 23. If it works well for the school, BWIGH, and our staff and community, we hope to extend the collaboration.
Also exciting: I’ll be teaching for St. Paul’s Parent Education Program on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. on “Carrying Children with Simple Pieces of Cloth: Introduction to Babywearing.” Their programs are open to the public, and they offer child care, though reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance through the school office. Even if you cannot attend my class, please consider reading through the program (via the link above) to see if any of the other topics or speakers interest you.
For this class, I’ll discuss the fundamentals listed below and leave some time for questions. I don’t plan on doing a lot of one-on-one for the class, but I will provide information on how to get that help (like at BWIGH meetings!).
- Reasons to use cloth slings (biological norm to keep babies close; supporting social, emotional, and physical development; inclusion of infant; balance and maintenance of family members’ needs),
- Major types of carriers in the context of human culture (simple pieces of cloth; panel-based carriers; harness-style and framed carriers; carry assistants; and devices like car seats, bouncers, swings, and strollers)
- Considerations in selecting a good carrier or carrying style for the family (safety, comfort, optimal or ideal positioning, needs and goals)
- Finding ongoing support (online and in person)
Come see me, or send a friend!