Foundations is our core course, a program built to cover the most important information you will need to start, grow and add to an existing business. The Center for Babywearing Studies focuses on high-quality training specifically designed to create a well-rounded babywearing consultant who has the ability to truly assist others. The skills of teaching and creating a positive environment are critical to the success of the consultant and we will prepare you for that journey.
During the course you will:
Learn how to teach others to wear baby carriers: Pouches and ring slings, woven and stretchy wraps, mei tais and SSCs (soft structured carriers), plus a few knots.
Examine the physiological and the psychological aspects of infant carrying.
Identify how to assist someone in discovering what makes a good carry/carrier for themselves.
Discover and recognize the importance of a systematic approach.
Understand our core principles which will guide you as you meet each new parent.
Design your own concept for an individual consultation.
Explore sensitive listening and it’s importance in successful consultations.
Delve into incident data reports from the CPSC (reports of injury in baby carriers/while babywearing) to better understand what concerns exist with regard to babywearing.
Plus much more!
Our Foundations Course is ideal for anyone working with new parents, parents to be or infant caregivers including:
- Babywearing Consultants
- Retail Store Staff
- Baby Carrier Manufacturers
- Lactation Professionals and Peer Support Volunteers
- Childbirth Educators
- Babywearing Group Leaders
- Babywearing Enthusiasts
This class has a lot of hands on training and time for discussion of particular issues and concerns for your individual situation. Whether your focus will be exclusively on babywearing or you will be adding babywearing in as an additional resource for your existing clientele, Foundations can help you build the skills you need to be successful.
We also have unparalleled insight into the specific needs of Retailers and Manufacturers as we have been there, specifically in the baby carrier retail business. Foundations will help you to provide your customers with a great base of instruction and provide consistency across your staff. You will walk away with the ability to connect faster, deeper, and gain the trust of your customers.