Training and advanced training

Basic course

  • Theoretical background knowledge on babywearing
    (Anatomy, physiology, evolution and attachment theory)
  • Training in the most important carries with a woven wrap
  • Training in the most common baby carriers on the market
  • Everyday babywearing (tips and tricks)
  • Situations in consultations
  • An exclusive wrap to get you started

Advanced course

  • Babywearing in special situations (special needs children or carers)
  • Repetition of the learned carries
  • Repetition of the theory
  • Additional carries for hip and back wearing
  • Use of wraps in pregnancy
  • Course concepts for workshops
  • FAQ in day-to-day counselling 

 

Schedule

Preparatory studies

The start of the training is a month before the practical part.
You will receive extensive course materials with the required theoretical information about babywearing.

We want to ensure that nothing that is taught during the practical weekend course is new to you and we provide you with a reference book for your practice.

The practical weekend course 

The weekend course is very practice orientated. Because education in praxis will be the biggest part of your counselling, it is very important for us that you get every move right.We will of course go over the theory together so that there are no questions left. We will also have plenty of time for discussion.

Carriers

In the basic course we look at the most common carriers on the market in detail, so that after the course you are not only an expert in carrying with wraps but you can also teach all the tricks and tips for different carriers during your consultations.

Exam of the Basic Course

After the practical course you will have to pass an exam, which you can sit either at the end of the course or online. We want to ensure high standards for our trained consultants as well as for our certified consultants.

After passing the advanced course exam you will be certified by the Babywearing School Australia.

Exam of the Advanced Course

In order to become certified, you will need to sit an additional exam. The cost of the exam is $100.

 

 

 

 

What to bring to the course

Long Woven Wrap size 6-7
Ring Sling (Woven Wrap Conversion Ring Sling)
Optional: Babywearing Doll and Carriers
Please bring only what you have available. Don’t purchase anything prior to the course. We will go over the necessary equipment for your consultancy in detail during the course.

There will be water and snacks for available during the course.



Here are some topics, extras and perks included in the course:

Wraps
You don't need a wrap (or you don't need to bring any of your wraps to the course). There are different sizes wraps from many manufacturers at every course. You have time during the practical weekend course to test and try out many different wraps so that you can make an informed decision about which wraps you will use for your consultation practice. Brands include Didymos, Storchenwiege, Hoppediz, Girasol, Fidella, Oscha, Emeibaby, Kokadi, Pollora, Natibaby, JMPBB, ByKay, Hugabub, Tekhni, Bloomyloom and many more.

Ring Slings
There are lots of different Ring Slings for you to try out, as well. Have a feel and see which one you like best for teaching.
Brands include Didymos, Storchenwiege, Hoppediz, Girasol, Fidella, Emeibaby, Kokadi, JMPBB, Hugabub and many more.

Babywearing Dolls
During the practical weekend course there are one or more professional Babywearing Doll(s) per participant available. You can practice with professional Babywearing Dolls in different sizes from different makers, and decide which one to get after the course. Good dolls are expensive and trying out is the best thing you can do to prevent buying one you don't like. After every course we get the feedback that this was especially helpful as the doll makes all the difference.

Carriers
Carriers are a big part of our courses. During the basic course you will get to know the most important carriers in Australia. We point out all the differences and you will learn how to assess and use an unknown carrier. You try out all the different carriers with different dolls and you learn the techniques to fit and optimize them. Brands include Didymos, Hoppediz, Girasol, Fidella, Emeibaby, Kokadi, Babyroo, JoNo, Ergobaby, Manduca, Tula, Kinderpack, Angelpack, Neobulle, Boba, Connecta and many more.

Reference Book
As a part of the course you will receive a comprehensive reference book 2 weeks before the practical weekend course. It is a great compilation of babywearing facts and pictures. It will become an essential and vital work of reference for your practice as a Babywearing Educator.

Locations
Locations vary. Please see details on the listed course.
Courses are held all over Australia, so you can save on travel and accommodation costs.
All our courses are held in beautiful and light filled studios with floor to ceiling mirrors. Mirrors are important as they ensure that you can observe and study your tying techniques carefully to ensure you are learning the correct methods.
Locations will always be central and easy to reach by public transport, with accommodation for all budgets and needs close by.

Professional photographic images
A professional photographer is present at every Basic Course. You will get a press photo of you to kick start your business. You are free to use this photo for your website, flyers or other promotional material.




Children in the course
You can bring your child with you to the course, however it is highly preferable if a carer (grandma, dad, babysitter) could come to accompany them. We have had a lot of courses where babies were present, but in our experience mum or dad (yes we have some wonderful male babywearing consultants as well) and the other participants benefit greatly when they can study, practice and focus on the course without distraction and in a calm atmosphere. Of course the carer can come with your baby into the course whenever your baby needs you for feeds, cuddles or comfort.

Wrap for your consultancy stash
Every participant gets an exclusive Babywearing School Australia Wrap designed by us with Didymos. The wrap is available as a size 4 or a ring sling, you can choose what suits you best (subject to availability).

Marketing
During the basic course you will receive tips on how to promote your services as a Babywearing Consultant. After you have passed your exam your contact details will be on the website along with your photo and an overwiew of your services.

Networking
After the course you will get access to our private Facebook group where you can network with your colleagues and get online help and input.

Starting your business
Sole trader? ABN? Insurance? Tax? Confused? During the Basic course you will get all the information you need to decide how to best set up your business.

Consultations (your new daily work routine)
How do you structure a consultation? What do you need to know before hand? From call to consultation, theory to practice, you will get all the info you need to learn how to counsel parents and help them find the optimal carrying option for their child. We talk through the daily routine of a Babywearing Consultant with lots of role-plays and real life situations from my previous work with parents and babywearing education.

Exam
After you have passed the Basic Course Exam you can use the title of approved Babywearing Consultant by the Babywearing School Australia, including our approval stamp. Your photo will be listed on the website for interested clients to find.
The exam is a great quality control measure and gives you the reassurance that you are well prepared for your first consultation.

Keep up to date
We give you access to regular Babywearing Consultant meetings, workshops to develop further and videos to keep your knowledge up to date and make keeping up in a fast changing industry a breeze.

Fun is an important part of the training with us!
Active learning is emphasized. You are in for a practical study weekend with lots of discussions, hands on advice, passion and love for science, empiric studies and babywearing!

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!