Consultations with Josie

Are you new to slings and would like some advice?
Do you have a baby carrier already but need some help with getting it fitted correctly?
Whatever your reasons to seek assistance with carrying your baby in a sling, a private consultation can help.

Josie offers tailored consultations in the comfort of your own home.

Prices include detailed emails between the client and Josie prior to meeting in order to gather information about what your specific needs are and therefore what slings/carrying aids may suit your family best.

Consultations give you the opportunity to learn at your own speed, at a time that suits you, in a more convenient location. Prices below with frequently inquired about topics.

Half an hour, £30
-You’ve heard that a particular sling is good and you want to try it out.
-You have a sling already and you just need some quick fix adjustments to make it comfy, check babys positioning or try an alternative way of using it.
-You can already do a front carry and you’d like to learn how to get baby on the back in a soft structured carrier or tie on carrier.

1 hour, £50
-You would like to try out some slings but don’t know where to start.
-You have a sling in mind that you’d like to try, along with some other slings to compare.
-You would like to learn a particular technique or carry.
-You would like to learn how do back carrying with a woven wrap.
-Your partner/other family member would like to learn how to use slings too.
-You are pregnant and looking ahead at the some of the options for your newborn.

1.5 hours-3 hours, £70
-You would like to see and learn about a range of options.
-Your partner/other family member would like to learn how to use the sling(s) too.
-You would like to learn tandem carrying.
-Your needs have changed and you would like to see what other options there are that could suit.
-You are pregnant and looking ahead at options for your newborn.

1 hour – 3 hours, £50
-You have newborn twins and would like to learn how to carry both on the front.
-You would like to learn how to carry one baby on the front and one baby on the back.
-Your babies can hold their heads up and you’re looking for alternate options.
-You would like to try the TwinGo.
-You would like to try wrapping, or some other types of carriers.
-Your partner would like to learn how to use the slings too.

Specialist health circumstances
1 hour – 3 hours, £50 individual, £80 for 2 adults
Detailed correspondance/phonecalls with Josie prior to meeting. A tailored selection of slings/baby carriers will be brought to you to try out first with a weighted doll and later with your baby once you have gained some confidence to do so.

In order to secure a consultation slot, £20 must be paid in advance. This fee is transferable to an alternate day booking provided 24 hours notice has been received. Consultations require preparation in the form of detailed emails to find out exactly what you seek help with, any health issues, worries or concerns in relation to using slings safely, and so to ensure that Josie brings the optimum choices to cater for your families needs.

The £20 booking charge is deducted from the total cost and must be received by Josie 3 days prior to meeting. The remainder amount can be paid at the consultation or afterwards by agreement.

What to expect
Josie can travel to your home and she will bring a selection of slings to you.

Josie discusses the sling options that have been chosen for your consultation. She demonstrates the sling(s) with a specially weighted doll, shows you how to get your baby into the sling, talks through safety, positioning and effective tightening of the sling, then how to get baby out of the sling. Next you try the sling out for yourself, with the weighted doll so that you have tried it once and have gained a little confidence with what goes where. After that, you can try the sling with your baby if you’d like to.
If your partner would like to learn how to use a sling as well, or be actively trying the sling on during the consultation, more time will likely be needed to accommodate the practise time for 2 adults.

All consultations include sling hire for 2-weeks. After that, you are subject to the  Oxford Sling Library hire prices. Please note, Josie will take your debit card details to be stored securely on as the deposit for you having items from Oxford Sling Library. Rehires can be made/paid for much more easily this way.

Please use the booking form on the About Us page, then Contact Info on the drop down menu to find out Josie’s consultation date availability.