Why do I need a Babywearing Consultant?
To some people, using slings and carriers comes naturally, for others it is not this easy.
I belonged to the latter category and had many problems in the beginning. It all started with finding the right carrier for me and my baby.
He was a very demanding baby and I had to carry him all the time close to my body.
Finding the right carrier
My boy was born in the hottest weeks of Japanese summer and I would have never put him into the infant insert during that time, which only came as a thick cushion.
The baby wrap wasn‘t an option either since he wouldn‘t stay calm while putting him in and it was impossible for me to fasten the straps. I felt extremely insecure when trying.
I found that there were many other options in Germany but no affordable for me in Japan. Except for this one simple Mei Tai carrier I found on Yahoo Auction..
What else can a consultant do?
While there are way more better options available now than back in 2016, a consultant could have pushed me in the right direction from the very beginning.
A consultant can help with a screaming baby.
A consultant has many different carriers to try during the consultation. This ensures that the carrier is fitting both: the person carrying and the baby, which reduces stress and pain.
Later, when I developed said pain while carrying, a consultant could have given me advice on how to slightly change my carrying behavior to stop the pain.
A babywearing consultant is a professional when it comes to carrying children and can help with many different problems. Starting by wrapping a child that’s fighting against the carrier (Usually, it is only while putting the child in the wrap. Later they all sleep happily.) over carrying after a cesarean or during a following pregnancy, and ending with pain management.
A consultant will also help you choosing the right carrier for your family, encouraging you to invest in it, and sometimes can get you a discounted one.
You can read about me and my journey over here.