WORKSHOPS & TALKS
We have a lovely day of talks and workshops for you to enjoy this year.
We are hoping to support Carry Scotland further by asking for a token payment that will be used to help support libraries and training across Scotlans.
Book your ticket here and remember to sign up for your chosen talks and workshops.
Dr Rosie Knowles - How babywearing can support mental health
Many parents struggle with their mental health around the time their baby is born. It's often under-diagnosed and people don't get the help they need, however, perinatal mental health matters just as much as physical health. Rosie will be discussing maternal mental health and how keeping a child close in a sling or carrier can help mothers in particular to navigate these tricky early months and years of parenthood.
12.45 - 1.30
Aggie Maxwell - Help me i'm a Sling Librarian !
Confused about how the legal status of your library affects your tax and reporting responsibilities? Aggie will steer you through the pros and cons of legal structures both profit making and not for profit from Sole Trader to Registered Charity and help you understand what their effect on your sling library will be.
1.45 - 2.30
How Babywearing Saved my Life!
Originally from West Africa, Adebisi came to the United Kingdom to attend university. She is also known as Bisi, as it is a short form of her name. The prefix “ade” indicates she is descended from royalty. Adebisi has been carrying children for going on 17 years, it wasn’t until the birth of her own children that she jumped into the world of carrying. Both her children, Joy and Joe have had a difficult start in life and born with special needs. Yet, being a mother and from the Yoruba people in Nigeria, Bisi knew that she had the knowledge and skill to carry her children and to do it safely. Adebisi gained a love of textiles inherited from her late grandmother, who was a distributor of textiles such as Swiss fine lace and Kanga style fabrics on Lagos Island, and from her grandfather, who made quality berets from traditional woven fabrics. With her penchant for fabrics, long experience with family run businesses coupled with her creative inquisitiveness, she started Joy and Joe Baby wraps and there has been no looking back for her since!
11.00 - 12.00.
Ring Sling Workshop- Laurna Hislop, Coorie in Love
Ring Sling basics with Laurna from Coorie in Love. Learn how to easily and comfortably use a ring sling for a front and hip carry. Learn how to prepare and thread a ring sling and create the perfect seat. Also, learn how to feed in a ring sling - game changer!
Babybox & Beyond - Jess Hippey , Close & Calm
Loved using your stretchy wrap? Feeling like your little one is getting a wee bit heavy for it ? Now is a great time to move on to a woven wrap. As your baby grows you may find that you would like to move on to something more supportive, which will continue the feeling of closeness and all cuddles you have experiences while exploring the world together.
A woven wrap is used in much the same way as your stretchy sling; the way you tie and position are all very familiar. Wovens will offer you more support as your little one grows with the ability to stay with you from newborn all the way through to toddlerhood.
13. 30 - 14.45
Back carrying in a Soft Structured Carrier (Buckles), Cosy Cuddles
In this workshop we will spend time exploring back carrying with a soft structured carrier ( SSC). We will look at various methods for getting your child onto your back and also how to get them down safely. With plenty of time for practice we will also put focus on safety in back carrying. We will also talk about the suitability of using a SSC for back carrying depending on the developmental age of your child. There will be a variety of SSC and demo dolls available to practice with, so there is no need to have a carrier or child with you for this workshop to add to your skills set.