Continuing Professional Development Provider
“At Slingababy we believe that people matter, that confidence matters, that connection matters and above all that love matters.
This is why we believe in the power of carrying. This is why we teach it in a way that empowers both consultants and parents. This is why we know what we offer is made of quality. We crafted it through love.”
Slingababy are providing the continuing professional development program on Friday 12th October.
It’s A Sling Thing are the UK’s largest online only sling library and consultancy service. They provide expert advice via phone and Skype as well as postal hire across the whole of the UK. They have a range of over 450 carriers available for hire and can help you find the perfect fit! It’s A Sling Thing also have a range of their favourite carriers available to purchase or on their Try Before You Buy scheme!
It’s A Sling Thing will be providing a pop up sling library at the event where you can try out a sling for FREE! You will need to drop your pushchair or some other item as security against your hire.
It’s A Sling Thing will also have a selection of their favourites for sale!
Calm Family are this years Silver Sponsors and are providing both CPD on Friday and Taster Sessions on Saturday for parents/carers.
“EcoRoos is dedicated to a more sustainable and natural approach to parenting, born from our own struggles to find sound impartial advice and good ethically sourced and sustainable baby products that are natural and free of nasties.
What are we about? We like natural, we like organic, we like fairtrade and ethical, we love babywearing, we love our babies and we love our planet! And we do care about you! A species in risk of extinction. Welcome to Planet Eco’roos!”
“Little Possums is a family run business based in the UK. We sell a huge range of comfortable, beautiful and stylish slings and baby carriers from around the world. As well as purchacing our products, you can now hire them and ‘try before you buy’ or take advantage of our payment plan options to spread the cost of your carrier!
At Little Possums we offer expert and independent advice on choosing a baby sling or baby carrier that is exactly right for you and your baby.”
“Fiddle beads fiddle necklaces were created when my breastfeeding, sling riding daughter was pinching and pulling at me all the time when feeding or being worn, she was so distracted and nosey at the breast and pulling off at every little sound and was quite partial to pulling my hair when being carried. Fiddle beads are the perfect answer to keep her attention at the breast and also keep her hands and fingers occupied when feeding or being worn, and save me from pinching and pulling.”
“Joy and Joe baby wrap carrier was founded by husband and wife team, Mayor and Bisi, dedicated parents to two special children, Joy and Joseph. In 2007, when Joy was born with Downs syndrome and some medical complications, she spent some time in the neonatal intensive care (NICU) receiving treatment. During this period, Bisi observed how much motherly touch and cuddles go a long way to help children recuperate and that was where the first inspiration for Joy and Joe baby carriers came from. Around August, 2011, another baby was born into the family and it was named Joy and Joe baby wrap carrier!
Babywearing has lots of benefits and some of these were noted by the renowned American pediatrician Dr. Sears, and it’s been widely circulated on the internet. However, due to Bisi’s personal experience, she feels strongly that there are many more benefits that baby wearing has that are still yet to be unlocked. Hopefully with babywearing becoming more mainstream by the day, more research will be done. Bisi, with the her past scientific research experience, is currently working on her first book which will comprise of a well documented literature review of notable scientific journals backing the medical importance of babywearing and kangaroo care.”
SlingSpot (Saturday 13th only)
Apricity Ray Wovens (Saturday 13th Only)
Firespiral Slings (Saturday 13th Only)
Scrapdoodle (Saturday 13th Only)
BabySensory Coventry (Friday 12th Only)
Vija Design (Friday 12th Only – with an option to pre-order items for collection on Saturday)
Milly’s Hugs (Saturday 13th Only)
Melliapis (Saturday 13th Only)
Event Photography provided by Lucy at Little Lifts