Babywearing Consultations

Mother carrying newborn in a wrap

Benefits of babywearing

Keep your baby close and your hands free

Babywearing has many advantages both for your child and for you. From a practical standpoint babywearing allows you to get things done around the house, cook, or read a book with both your hands free. At train stations you won’t be desperately searching for an elevator before your train leaves, and in shops you won’t worry about whether there are a couple steps leading in or whether the aisles are wide enough for your stroller.

More importantly, though, it is a huge advantage to your baby’s development. Proper carrying supports healthy hip and spine development, increases successful breastfeeding, decreases postpartum depression, and encourages closeness, attachment, and bonding.

Consulting Options

First-time Consultation

120.- (1.5-2 hours)

Learn the theory behind babywearing, including important information about what to look for while carrying your baby so that he is well supported and comfortable. We will look at different wraps and carriers depending on your needs and preferences and the baby’s age. You will get a chance to practice the new techniques with a special weighted doll before trying it out with your baby. After the consultation you may rent one or more wraps or carriers to try out at home if you like.

Follow-up Consultation

60.- / hour

Learn to carry on your back with a wrap or a carrier, experiment with different lengths or types of wraps, or bring your friend or partner to refresh and go over what you learned.

Pregnancy Consultation

175.- (1 hour before birth + 1.5 hours after baby arrives)

The first consultation takes place before the baby is here. We will go over different techniques and options so that you get a feel for what is out there. If you would like to wear your baby right away, this is a good chance to explore different types of wraps and carriers so you can make an informed decision about purchasing something in preparation for your baby’s arrival. You will learn the theory behind babywearing and what is important in carrying your baby in an ergonomically supportive way. We will practice with a special weighted doll and have plenty of time for questions.

After Baby is born, we will arrange a second consultation where Baby will come along. We will revisit what was learned in the first consultation and try these techniques out with your baby. We can make adjustments based on the baby’s preferences and your comfort.

Babywearing equipment

Tips for scheduling your babywearing consultation

Consultations take place at LilyBee in Wipkingen. Home visits are also available by special arrangement for an additional fee by distance.
If possible, schedule a time when both parents can come to the consultation. If one parent is working, and grandma is interested in wearing the baby when she babysits, bring her instead! In the interest of time, two is the maximum number of people per consultation. If you’d like to bring more, please contact me so we can arrange something.
Make the appointment for a day when your baby does not have other appointments. Scheduling it after a doctor’s appointment or a morning playdate can be overwhelming for your little one and we want him to be relaxed as much as possible.
Don’t worry about her feeding schedule, you can feed and change your baby as needed throughout the consultation – we’re flexible!
Bring your baby. Ideally she would be wearing separate onsie and pants rather than pajamas with feet, as those can restrict movement in a wrap.

Father carrying his boy in a wrap

Frequently Asked Questions

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