Welcome to Babywearing South West! Our aim is to offer support and guidance to parents and carers to carry their babies and toddlers in a safe way that best suits them. We provide this support in a range of ways to suit you and your needs; drop in sessions, one-to-one consultations, small group consultations and workshops. We are able to offer your support with your own carrier, sling or wrap, alternatively you are able to try a range of options from our own stock.
Infant Feeding Support: As a breastfeeding peer supporter I am able to offer support for both bottle and breastfeeding – this is available at all sling clinics and home consultations. Recently I trained with Lucy Ruddle IBCLC to enable me to deliver her Preparing to Breastfeed workshop. You can book on to our next workshop here.
Babywearing South West was set up by myself, Kizzy. I started babywearing in 2015. I wore my son from 5 hours old and it has become one of the most beneficial parenting tools I have used. I volunteered for a large sling library for 2 years, giving me a great opportunity to try out and learn about a big range of slings, carriers and wraps. I completed my ‘Babywearing Peer Support‘ training and went on to qualify as a ‘Babywearing Consultant‘ with the School of Babywearing.
I love the freedom babywearing has given me. It has helped us in so many situations, the early days when baby just wants to be in your arms but you really just want to be able to eat! The days they are poorly and only cuddles will do. A tool to help with bonding with other caregivers (especially Dad, Grandparents and siblings). A really big benefit for us was the ability to walk our 3 crazy Springer spaniel dogs across the beach, over the Quantock hills, for us to be able to go over cobbled uneven streets and into small shops and cafe’s.