WOOD Festival Workshops

We are hosting FOUR workshops at WOOD Festival. Find us in the Kids Tent on The Rug.

Saturday
10.30am-12noon. Oxford Sling Library
4pm-5.30pm. Woven Wraps with Crazy Little Sling

Sunday
09am-10.30am. Oxford Sling Library
2.30pm-4pm. Babywearing with Woven Wraps

We will have a small selection of slings/carriers/ring slings and woven wraps for demonstration only. If hires are wanted, we will take card details for Stripe.com

Buy your tickets now! WOOD Festival one of Oxfordshire’s most wonderful festivals. It is small, eco, award-winning, music and has workshops for everyone all day long. You will recognise many familiar Oxfordshire faces I assure you.

http://www.woodfestival.com/

 

 

 

 

Back Carrying with a SSC

** DATE TIME AND VENUE CONFIRMED! **
Venue: St Albans Hall, Charles Street, East Oxford, OX4 3AH
Workshop start time: 10am
Workshop end time: 11.30am

A workshop specifically focussing on how to safely carry a baby/toddler on your back using a soft structured carrier (SSC).
Buy your tickets here.

We will cover:

– optimum positioning in relation to back carrying
– getting familiar with your chosen SSC
– [[ brief look at front carrying ]]
– getting baby/toddler on your back
– securing and tightening the SSC
– getting baby/toddler off your back

I teach in 3 parts, so we’ll repeat the back carrying technique twice together first then I’ll pair participants up to teach one another. A great, fun and interative session!

IMPORTANT: To use a SSC for a back carry your baby should be able to sit unaided and have good head control. It is hard to say exactly when this occurs (in terms of age) as every baby is different as to when they reach these developmental milestones. This workshop is therefore only suitable for parents/carers of babies 6 months and up. If in doubt, please contact me BEFORE booking to seek advice and clarification.

Tickers available in advance only. Please buy your now! Follow link for details.

Nov: Intro to Slings (ticket workshop)

Monday, 23 November 2015 from 14:30 to 17:00

Tickets can be bought from Eventbrite here. PayPal fee’s apply

Individual ticket (1 adult) – £20
Family ticket (2 adults) –  £35

 

Event Details

This workshop will be especially useful to expectant and new parents and/or anyone interested in learning about carrying their baby in a sling or carrier. 

Not sure where to start? Then this is for you! The perfect opportunity to explore options, ask questions and try before buying. Also suitable for people already using a sling who are looking to broaden their sling knowledge or considering a different type of sling.

WE WILL COVER:

– Benefits of carrying your baby in a sling.
– Optimum positioning.
– Safety.
– Types of slings (stretchy wrap, woven wrap, ring sling, soft structured carrier, mei tai and hybrid slings).
– Demonstrations.
– Fitting sessions (10 minutes per person or group teaching depending on participants’ preferences).

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

– Maximum of 6 people.
– All participants are required to pay in advance and must complete a pre-workshop questionnaire.
– Weighted dolls will be provided.
– Slings will be provided (however, participants are free to bring their own sling if they wish).
– Hot drinks and homemade cake will be provided, please do bring your own snacks for you/your child if necessary.
– Your child/children are of course very welcome at the workshop; nappy changing facilities and some toys will be available.
– Those parents who are expecting will be encouraged to work with a weighted doll to make the most of this workshop.
– If you are bringing more than one child with you it is advisable to bring another carer with you to ensure you can fully concentrate on the tuition being provided and thus make the most of the workshop.

Tickets can be bought via Eventbrite here.

Summer Slings & Carriers: keeping safe in the sun (ticket event)

An informative yet relaxed workshop for parents and carers to learn about keeping safe in the sun whilst carrying baby in a sling.
This session will cover:

– appropriate clothing for you and baby, what to/what not to wear
– staying safe in the sun whilst babywearing, my top tips
– looking at and trying on slings/carriers most suitable for warmer weather (with guidance and fitting tips)
– a professional opinion on how you dress your baby in your sling/carrier and tips for optimising comfort (if needed)

Tickets can be purchased here.

Sling hire will also be available at this workshop, £5 per week or £15 per month. If you intend to hire, please ensure you bring your cheque book for a [returnable] security deposit.
All sling hire fees must be paid in cash.

I look forward to meeting you soon!
Emily

Introduction to Slings (ticket workshop)

Intro to slings logo

Introduction to slings and baby carriers – workshop.

Not sure where to start? Then this is for you! The perfect opportunity to explore the world of slings and baby carriers; aimed at expectant parents, new parents or anyone interested in learning about carrying their baby in a sling. Also suitable for people already using a sling who are looking to broaden their sling knowledge or considering a different type of sling.

Tickets on sale via Eventbrite.
PayPal fee’s apply

Individual ticket (1 adult) – £20
Family ticket (2 adults) –  £35

 

WE WILL COVER:

– Benefits of carrying your baby in a sling.
– Optimum positioning.
– Safety.
– Types of slings.
– Demonstrations.
– Fitting sessions (10 minutes per person or group teaching depending on participants’ preferences).

SUITABLE FOR – expectant and new parents or anyone interested in learning about carrying their baby in a sling.

OBJECTIVES – by the end of the workshop participants should:

1) Understand the importance of the spread squat position and why it is the recommended position in which to carry a baby.

2) Understand and recognise the different types of slings.

3) Have had the opportunity to try on one or more slings with a weighted doll and received 1-2-1/group teaching/fitting.

4) Be satisfied with the quality of advice and tuition provided.

 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

– SLING HIRE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THIS EVENT, £5 PER WEEK OR £15 PER MONTH **PLEASE BRING YOUR CHEQUE BOOK FOR REQUIRED DEPOSIT IF YOU WISH TO HIRE**

– Maximum of 8 people.

– All participants are required to pay in advance and must complete a pre-workshop questionnaire.

– Weighted dolls will be provided.

– Slings will be provided (however, participants are free to bring their own sling if they wish).

– Hot drinks and homemade cake will be provided, please do bring your own snacks for you/your child if necessary.

– Your child/children are of course very welcome at the workshop; nappy changing facilities and some toys will be available.

– Those parents who are expecting will be encouraged to work with a weighted doll to make the most of this workshop.

– If you are bringing more than one child with you it is advisable to bring another carer with you to ensure you can fully concentrate on the tuition being provided and thus make the most of the workshop.

 

 

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Workshop: Intro to Slings (ticket event) on Friday 30 January 2015

Oxford Sling Library would like to invite you to their first workshop event,

Introduction to Slings

A wonderful opportunity to explore the world of slings; aimed at expectant parents, new parents or anyone interested in learning about carrying their baby in a sling. Also suitable for people already using a sling looking to broaden their sling knowledge or considering a different type of sling.

Minimum: 6 people
Time: Arrive 12 midday for 12.15pm start.
Cost: £15 per person

WE WILL COVER via Group teaching on:

– Benefits of carrying your baby
– Positioning
– Safety
– Types of slings
– Demonstrations
– Q&A

PLUS

– Individual tuition/fitting of your chosen sling
– Hire of 1 sling for a 2 week period (until 13 February)

 

Refreshments: Hot drinks and snacks will be provided to keep us refreshed during our time together.

Facilities: Nappy changing facilities and a small selection of children’s toys will be available.

 

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-slings-tickets-14642270425