Online Babywearing Theory and Sling/Carrier Safety course

Welcome to the online babywearing theory and sling/carrier safety course.

It is a comprehensive introduction to babywearing theory and sling/carrier safety, which will give an excellent grounding for becoming an advocate for carrying behaviour and how slings can help promote health and wellbeing. It is a deep exploration of the science around connection, child development, infant mental health, anatomy, physiology, psychology, sociology, neuroscience, anthropology and more! It also provides a brief introduction to the major types of carrier.

This is open to everyone, and can be completed at your leisure. There are short tests of your knowledge as you proceed through the course and a final assessment to complete the course for a certificate

Please read our terms and conditions before purchasing and beginning the course.

Module 1 Welcome to the Carrying Matters Babywearing Theory and Safety Course
Unit 1 Structure of the Online Babywearing Theory and Safety Course
Unit 2 Assessment Module
Module 2 Why Carrying Matters
Unit 1 Content of Why Carrying Matters section
Unit 2 Carrying and contact is what matters
Unit 3 Brain Development Studies - Effects of Optimal Brain Development
Unit 4 Brain Development Studies - The Lack of Positive Support
Unit 5 Brain Development Studies - How Slings Can Support Optimal Brain Development
Unit 6 The Importance of Soft Touch and Movement - The Role of Soft Touch
Unit 7 The Importance of Soft Touch and Movement - The Role of Movement
Unit 8 Mental Wellness Begins Before Birth and Develops Throughout the Early Years
Unit 9 Positive Effects of Babywearing for Children
Unit 10 Caregivers’ Mental Health Matters Too
Unit 11 Positive Effects of Carrying for Caregivers
Unit 12 Recap of The Fourth Trimester Concept
Unit 13 Positive Effects of Close Contact for the Wider Society
Unit 14 The Anthropology of Babywearing
Unit 15 The Culture of Babywearing
Module 3 Introduction to Basic Babywearing Safety
Unit 1 Keeping babies safe in slings
Unit 2 Basic Anatomy - Why do we need to know about airway safety with babywearing?
Unit 3 Basic Anatomy - The shape of baby's body - the spine
Unit 4 Basic Anatomy - The shape of baby's body - airway
Unit 5 Preventing airway compromise while babywearing - The importance of positioning
Unit 6 Preventing airway compromise while babywearing - The importance of a good fit
Unit 7 Babywearing in changing circumstances - Responding to changes
Unit 8 Babywearing in changing circumstances - Babywearing while asleep/awake
Unit 9 Babywearing in changing circumstances - Safe infant feeding while babywearing
Unit 10 Babywearing in changing circumstances - Managing changes of temperature
Unit 11 Babywearing in changing circumstances - Changes as baby grows older and stronger
Unit 12 Babywearing in changing circumstances - Babywearing on the move
Unit 13 Completing the introduction to babywearing safety section - Quiz
Module 4 The Different Types of Slings
Unit 1 Overview of the main types of carrier
Unit 2 Stretchy Wraps and their Variations - Introduction to Stretchy Wraps
Unit 3 Stretchy Wraps and their Variations - How To Use Stretchy Wraps
Unit 4 Stretchy Wraps and their Variations - Troubleshooting Stretchy Wraps
Unit 5 Stretchy Wraps and their Variations - How To Use Hybrid Variations of Stretchy Wrap
Unit 6 Stretchy Wraps and their Variations - Kangaroo Care Tops
Unit 7 Types of Slings - Introduction to Woven Wraps
Unit 8 Types of Slings - How to Use Woven Wraps
Unit 9 Types of Slings - Troubleshooting Woven Wraps
Unit 10 Types of Slings - Introduction to Buckle Carriers
Unit 11 Types of Slings - How to Use Buckle Carriers
Unit 12 Types of Slings - Troubleshooting Buckle Carriers
Unit 13 Types of Slings - Introduction to Meh Dais
Unit 14 Types of Slings - How to use Meh Dais, and troubleshooting
Unit 15 Types of Slings - Improving the fit and comfort of sub-optimal carriers
Module 5 Assessment of Understanding
Unit 1 Assessment of Understanding at end of theory course
Unit 2 Feedback
Unit 3 Completion of the Course
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