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Peer Support Training

Born to Carry trainer : Laurna Hislop

"I attended a Peer Supporter course in Elgin run by Laurna. It was a really great jam-packed day, she's a hive of knowledge and experience and was easy to learn from. Looking forward to putting it all into practice with Moray Sling Library. Thank you Laurna!"


To enable you to have the knowledge and confidence to help others to carry safely and happily. To recognise and promote safe carrying while being inclusive and supportive. To encourage and enable others to carry and enjoy their carrying journey. Being able to recognise when and how to refer to a consultant.

This full day course will qualify you as a Born To Carry Peer Supporter for Babywearing. It costs £85 - although there will be a discount available for any library volunteers. A £30 non-refundable deposit will be taken at the time of booking, with the remainder due 1 weeks before the course date.

The Born to Carry peer support course offers a day of varied learning about safety, slings, carriers, supporting and empowering parents. Each course is tailored to the group and if there is something you are especially keen to have covered during the day you will be able to let me know when booking.

For more info on what will be covered see here:

Carriers /Slings: During the course, we will look at different methods of carrying a baby in different types of carriers. I will be providing the carriers but please feel free to bring any you'd like to learn more about.

Dolls: All practising during the course is done with demo dolls. A small number of weighted dolls is provided during the course. If you have a weighted doll please let me know so I can prepare for the course knowing how many we have available. If you would like to use your child please only do so after practising with the dolls first.

Babies in arms and toddlers: Babies in arms are welcome to attend the course. Please be advised that we ask that the other participants do not experience a disruption to their learning. We are not normally able to accommodate toddlers at the course, if this is an issue for you please let me know so we can discuss options.

Refreshments: Tea, coffee and water will be provided at the venue. Feel free to brig snacks to share at the group. Home baking is always welcome. You are responsible for your own lunch, this will not be provided.

Preparation for the course: When booking, you will be given a questionnaire to complete. this must be returned within 7 days before the course. if there is anything specific you would like to know then please ask in the form.

Course Overview:

*The Benefits of Carrying


*Role of Peer Supporter

*When to refer to a consultant

*Spine development

*Empowering language

*Theory of babywearing

Practical Demonstration of the Most Common Carrier Types:

*Woven wraps

*Stretchy wraps (One and two way)

*Ring slings

*Buckle carriers

*Meh Dais

Please let me know if you have anymore questions.

Laurna x

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