This course is intended for doulas, midwives, breastfeeding counselors and anyone who works with families and infants, either professionally or volunteer.
Upon completion you will have an understanding of the evolution of baby carriers in modern times and the data which has guided safety regulations. You will know what to look for when helping clients choose and use safe carriers including best practices for infant positioning. You will be able to give one-on-one instruction in the four major carrier styles and have an easy-to-remember vocabulary of helpful phrases so you can feel confident your clients will be able to replicate safe babywearing on their own. You will also be energized with the knowledge of how being carried positively affects the human infant which will guide your encouragement of this practice.
In 2018 the standards for wraps and sling style carriers will become finalized. We will talk about how this impacts the end user and what changes are to be expected for carrier best practices. We will work together to prepare our own best practices and come up with welcoming ways to alert clients to unsafe practices and assist them in wearing correctly.
Babywearing groups and individuals have been at the forefront of the present social justice movement. We will explore how this has impacted the community. We will talk about ways to be inclusive in your language and practice to avoid missteps in this area. Resources will be provided to further your exploration of this topic.
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