Newbury Slings - babywearing support for younger children and support in carrying older children
Newbury Slings is a local babywearing support aimed at supporting local families. Volunteer run and managed by a babywearing Consultant.
Babywearing allows a parent or carer to hold close and supports bonding with the child, Ideal support fo parents/caregivers with disabilities, whether physical or mental and also supports children with needs or promotes bonding processes for foster and adoptive families.
Sling library meets monthly with a free to access session.
Babywearing is not just for babies, and many families with children who provide comfort 'wear' older children for as much as needed from 5 minutes to reassure an anxious child, to providing a safe place for a child with ASD or other challenging when out and about, and/or for children with physical challenges, especially in locations where buggies are an issue to use.
examples of benefits can be found at Dr Rosie Knowles - at www.babywearing matters.co.uk, GP and babywearing Consultant. Not sure, ask us and we find the links to show you
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Contact Position
- Babywearing Consultant
offering a free monthly (minimum) library session, and with discounted consultation sessions for personalised 1:2:1 support. The aim is to offer bi-monthly sessions, providing volunteers are available to help run sessions.
As a non-profit, we rely on volunteers to keep group running.
Where to go
See our facebook page/group for details of the next events.
- £20 membership: £10/month hire, free access to support
non-members: £20/month hire
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