December 22, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Cost per Family: $39, nobody turned away for lack of funds
This class is for parents who want strategies for how to easily get outside in all types of winter weather using their baby carrier.
About the Class:
Baby, it’s cold outside...which is absolutely NO a reason stay inside the entire season with babies and toddlers! We know that getting outside every day is optimal for our mental health (HELLO, Cabin Fever), but the logistics can challenging to imagine when you are charged with keeping your kiddos in tow safe and warm. Bundling babies up (and down… and then back up and down again,) in thousands of layers, can be exhausting and discouraging.
But when the streets and sidewalks become clogged with snow and ice, and the howling wind finds a way to chill any inch of exposed skin, you will quickly find that all you need is a good carrier and a couple key pieces of winter gear to safely and comfortably brave the cold. Babywearing allows you to simplify your leaving-the-house routine dramatically, by maximizing the body heat you share with your child, and stripping down the endlessly suffocating and annoying layers of down and fleece.
After raising two boys of my own in New York City winters since 2009, and working with thousands of families for nearly a decade in a retail setting selling baby carriers, babywearing coats, carrier covers and winter accessories, I have perfected the “winter babywearing routine” for folks with any type of carrier or lifestyle needs. What works for one family does not always work for another, and I can’t wait to show you how and why.
This 1.5-2hr class will be streaming LIVE from The Wild Bk, New York CIty’s top babywearing retailer, and will answer all your burning questions regarding babywearing in the winter, including but not limited to:
Why strollers suck and baby carriers rule when it comes to foul weather.
Why putting your baby in a puffy starfish suit every time you leave this house is unnecessary, uncomfortable and potentially unsafe when it comes to carriers and car seats.
What babywearing coats/coat extenders/carrier covers/and other accessories are on the market, how they actually work, and how to choose the right one for your family and budget.
How to work with what you already own to DIY a cold-weather babywearing solution.
What carriers to choose for the age of your child to maximize heat and minimize bulk.
How to dress everyone (baby and adult included) for success on even the coldest of days.
The length of this class is estimated to be between 90 and 120 minutes due to the fact that zoom is a new medium for this class, and it is unclear how much time exactly it will take to live-demo endless piles of coats, zippered panels, hats, booties and carriers, while also taking live questions from my zoom audience about their personal needs. This class will be recorded and emailed to participants, along with a link to products discussed.
The Wild BK will be generously offering 20% off all carriers and cold weather babywearing accessories to participants, a discount code will be provided to you during class. This shop has continuously provided free and accessible babywearing education to anyone who asks for it, PLEASE DO YOUR PART AND SHOP SMALL to help keep them afloat this pandemic season! Shipping is always fast and free over $59, and staff are always on hand to help you navigate your product questions.
This class is $39 per family. If you cannot afford this, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please email me if this is you, and I can send you a link at a pay-what-you-can price. The pricing of this class is set so that I can keep the class sizes small enough to be able to answer people’s specific questions and troubleshoot their individual scenarios. Providing high-quality and specialized educational content has always been how I make my living, and like so many other instructors and small business friends in the birth world, I am pivoting to provide the same level of support in a new and improved virtual format! I appreciate all of your support during these strange times.
This class is not a Babywearing 101 class. I will not going through the history of babywearing, why we should wear our babies in carriers (beyond the practicalities for winter weather,) or what all the baby carrier options are and how to wear them. If you are a pregnant or new parent who is still learning what safe babywearing looks like and what carrier to get for your infant, please join my upcoming Babywearing 101 class, or message me for a link to a previous class recording.