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Babywearing Training and Support

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We’re committed to improving outcomes and accessibility for all parents and babies across Australia, with services that support and educate you on babywearing safety, best practice, and benefits.
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Course

Online Babywearing Training

Purchase online babywearing training

As a professional who works with parents in the perinatal period (including midwives, doulas, GPs, physios, therapists and other professionals), you’ve probably been asked about baby carriers before. And as carriers and slings become more commonplace, you’ll likely get asked even more questions. Maybe you work with new parents who are overwhelmed and confused with their baby carrier or sling. Perhaps they complain to you about not getting a break from a clingy baby, or juggling the needs of multiple children.

Helping new parents with babywearing can enable them to meet their baby’s needs as well as their own. But to ensure a baby carrier or baby sling is used safely, optimally, and comfortably, you need to make sure they follow current guidelines. Without proper babywearing training, you may unknowingly provide babywearing information to your clients that could be misinterpreted or is ill-informed. This could lead to unsafe practices and an uncomfortable experience for parent and child.

Our in-depth training course is designed for professionals who work with parents in the crucial perinatal period - before, during, and after birth. It’s also ideal for businesses that involve babywearing (whether you already own one or plan to start one soon), as well as parents who want to expand their own knowledge and skill set.

Study at your own pace from home on a schedule that suits you and learn:

  • Crucial safety guidelines
  • Optimal positioning of hips & spine
  • Baby carrier types
  • Essential carrier fitting techniques
  • Wrapping methods
  • Achieving the best outcomes for caregivers
  • How to start a Babywearing business or service
  • + much more

Your educators, Brooke and Kellie, have extensive experience in babywearing, babywearing consultancy, baby carriers, and running a babywearing business. Once you complete our online babywearing training, you’ll have the solid foundation you need to confidently advise new parents on safe and correct babywearing practices, so they’ll be become more connected than ever with their thriving baby.

Yes, you will certify as a Babywearing Consultant! 

Scholarship Application

Are you facing financial, regional, or circumstantial hardships, or from a marginalised community? If so, we encourage you to apply for our scholarship program. Click below and fill in your details to apply. We'll be in touch in 5 business days to let you know if your application has been successful.
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Events

Workshops for Parents and Professionals

In-person learning can be extremely beneficial. Get equipped with everything you need to know on how to use a baby carrier, wrap, or sling. Access hands-on support, demonstrations, and access to a library of carriers and demo dolls you can practice with. 

Our mission is to educate and support parents and professionals, so local events are a priority for us. We now have a number of in-person workshops and events scheduled for 2021. 

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Babywearing consultation
BABYWEARING CONSULTANT

Find a Babywearing Consultant in Your Area

A babywearing consultant can come to you for tailored assistance with your baby carrier, wrap, or sling. A trained and experienced babywearing consultant can demonstrate best practice set up, share expert troubleshooting tips, and cover essential safety guidelines. 

Consultants who have trained through the Australian Babywearing Association empower thousands of parents around the country. They’re equipped with up-to-date industry leading education and are committed to ongoing learning, working to a high standard, and (of course) being kind. 

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FAQs

Common questions about our training

Yes! All our graduates are invited to join our private Facebook community. We’ll provide opportunities to connect and ask questions, as well as other ways we can work together if you need further support.
Yes! When you complete our online babywearing training and practical exam, we issue you with your own Certification, showing that you have completed training with The Australian Babywearing Association.
Yes! As part of our private community of graduates, we’ll keep you updated on the latest industry updates, safety guidelines, and techniques. You’ll always be the first to know about upcoming training opportunities, and you’ll automatically get access to any future updates to the online training.
Yes. To ensure a consistent experience and total confidence for Australian parents and professionals, our directory of babywearing consultants must have completed our training program.
Yes. We’re experienced across an extremely broad range of baby carrier types and brands. Our training resources include a detailed list of carrier options broken down so that you can easily identify the best carriers for a caregiver and child based on their needs.
Yes. You’ll have lifetime access to the training - as long as the training exists, you’ll be able to log in and view it.
Yes. We offer a limited number of scholarships each year, as it’s important to us that our training is accessible to all who may need it. Please contact us to let us know your situation and we’ll see what we can do.
Our online babywearing training is in-depth without being overwhelming. You’ll need to dedicate around 6-8 hours to complete the full course. It is a self-taught course that can be completed at your own pace.
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