Here is a link to a piece I have written for Netdoctor The email reply to my article was
"Wow you have far exceeded our expectations!" I am so glad to have been able to share information on carrying and the why and how it is so impactful to a mainstream website that gets huge traffic. To read it here. Zoe is a trained and insured carrying consultant, based in the Surrey Hills, Supporting you to carry safely, comfortably and confidently. Sharing the science behind carrying,
So to start at the beginning, what is a sling? Well, there really isn't any industry standard with regards to the terminology used. I tend to use the term sling or carrier interchangeably. The way I use the term is to describe anything that helps you to carry your child in a supported way. According to the Oxford English Dictionary Sling in the context of a noun: 1A flexible strap or belt used in the form of a loop to support or raise a hanging weight. ‘the horse had to be su
29th April - 5th May 2019 is UK Maternal Mental Health Awareness week, the third annual focus on all aspects of maternal mental health by the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership. This year's theme is Mums Matter. It coincides with World Maternal mental health day on May 1st. Each day has a different theme and hashtag. The main ones are: #maternalmhmatters #mumsmatter Here Deb shares her journey with her mental health and babywearing x Post Natal Depression According to the N
I offer paid for support along side the many hours I spend volunteering for Dorking NCT (since setting up the library in 2012) and going to various settings to promote carrying and sling use. It may seem like a lot of money after all a sling will only cost a little bit more than my time right?! So what do you get when I support you? ⭐️ You will get a period that you decide (30mins up to 2hrs or more if needed) of my focused attention, dedicated to just you, your baby and your
I've written a piece on 10 Myths of Carrying for Sakina over at Real Birth Project. Any more you could add?? Sakina a KG Hypnobirthing teacher based in South London and runs an online free taster as well as an online course too. Zoe is a trained and insured carrying consultant, based in the Surrey Hills, Supporting you to carry safely, comfortably and confidently. Sharing the science behind carrying, supporting infant development and parents/carers mental and physical health.
I've written a few posts for others on their websites and businesses to help to spread the word about carrying and the work of consultants and sling libraries to help people to carry their children. This is a link to Carry me home part 2 for international babywearing week. Words by me and photos added by Jemma carrying her youngest and oldest too! Here is a link to Jemma's website Part one is here If you are in South West London area she is your person for hypnobirthing! Zoe
Twice a year I go to CPD (continuous professional development) sessions that Slingababy, who I trained with as a carrying consultant, organise. The two I attended in March got me thinking about the term "SELF-CARE" as it came up rather a lot, despite the sessions being on very different topics! (side note: I actually started writing this blog in March!). Emily from CalmFamily discussed it in the session on the Saturday and Sophie also mentioned it on the Sunday too. And it is
I have wanted to blog about this for a while, as there seems to be some misconceptions about carrying your baby or child and needing to be a certain type of parent to use slings or carriers. Posting the above image on Instagram resulted in two people commented using specific phrases, "I couldn't have survived without babywearing especially with my second but wouldn't describe myself as the "crunchy" type" and "People seem surprised that I still carry and feed S, I'm not an "
Firstly a big thank you to Angeline at Sleepy Nico for sending the toddler carrier travelling to various sling libraries and consultants to try out. We have enjoyed trying the Toddler Sleepy Nico and wanted to compare it to the other toddler slings we have in the Dorking NCT sling library, a Connecta and a Tula. I have been using a toddler carrier since my son turned 16 months old and the Ergo original I was using was no longer comfortable. The sling wasn't supporting him fa