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The Babywearing Practice

Baby Carriers and Babywearing Courses

We are
consulting, educating, advocating and providing you with everything you need for your babywearing journey!

Our Consultants are based across Australia. If you would like to learn more about emeibaby baby carrier backpack & wearing wraps get in touch with a consultant near you.

We are a small family business based in Australia run by mothers.
We offer optimal babycarriers online in our shop shipped over night to your door if you need it

Hi, I’m Liz!

Liz Wagenknecht Melbourne baby wraps

Liz Wagenknecht
The Babywearing Practice Melbourne

Director Babywearing Practice
Director Babywearing School Australia

  • Certified Babywearing Consultant

    Trageschule Hamburg

  • Kangatraining Instructor

Liz grew up in a large family in Germany where all babies were worn in woven wraps. After the birth of her daughter in 2012, babywearing education and wrapping grew into a passion. Her dream was to educate families to wear their babies safely and to promote baby wearing as a parenting tool in Australia. She travelled to Germany to study to become a Babywearing Consultant at Trageschule Hamburg and in 2013 she completed her trainer’s education and founded the first Babywearing Consultancy in Australia “The Babywearing Practice”, followed soon after by the Babywearing School Australia. With the Babywearing School Australia she has now trained almost 150 Babywearing Consultants in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. She lives in Melbourne where she works as a certified Babywearing Consultant, Kangatraining Instructor and Babywearing Educator. In 2014 she worked with the Office of Fair Trading in Queensland and Kidsafe on Babywearing safety campaings. She regularly writes articles for the Natural Parenting Magazine and diverse Parenting Expos.

Hi, I’m Robyn!

baby carrier wrap consultant

Robyn Gray
The Babywearing Practice Melbourne

  • Robyn is not offering consultations as she is on maternity leave.

    Welcome Eliza Iris Gray!

Robyn is a qualified babywearing consultant with The Babywearing Practice. She completed her basic training with the Babywearing School Australia in 2013 and her advanced training in 2015. She also completed her training to become a certified consultant with the Babywearing School UK in 2016. She is a big advocate for safe babywearing and is also a volunteer Breastfeeding Counsellor with the Australian Breastfeeding Association. Robyn has written about her passions of Babywearing and Breastfeeding for The Natural Parent Magazine and Essence Magazine and has presented at the Pregnancy, Baby and Children’s Expo and the Essential Baby Parent and Toddler Expo. In her spare time, Robyn is also a professional violinist and music teacher.

Hi, I’m Hazlina!

baby wearing wraps consultant

Hazlina Schloetel
The Babywearing Practice Gippsland

  • Hazlina is not offering consultations as she is on maternity leave.

Hazlina’s passion for babywearing started with her first baby who was born in Germany. After she moved back to Australia in 2012 she completed her training with the Babywearing School Australia in 2016. She is passionate about educating and advocating babywearing. She loves to provide the support and education to all interested carers  in the Gippsland Region, that she received when her first child was born in Germany.  She lives in Moe South with her husband and her four children.

Hi, I’m Adrienne!

Megan baby carrier counselling

Adrienne Megan Lester
The Babywearing Practice Ocean Shores
Baby Steps 2 Better Health

Adrienne is a qualified babywearing consultant with The Babywearing Practice. She completed her training with the Babywearing School Australia in 2015 and is offering consults and group talks in Ocean Shores and Surrounds.

Hi, I’m Barb!

Emeibaby baby carrier backpack consultation

Barb Black
The Babywearing Practice Dunsborough

After the birth of her daughter at the end of 2015, Barb discovered that Babywearing was a parenting tool that felt most natural to her. She then immersed herself into the area and completed her Kangatraining Instructors Course in April 2016 and, when she gained more knowledge through the Babywearing School Australia she knew she had found a way to share her passion and educate other caregivers. She completed her training with the Babywearing School Australia in 2017.
“I want to help everyone to feel confident wearing a child. Living in the south-west of Western Australia with minimal family support close by, Babywearing is a tool I use daily and I want others to feel empowered to do the same”

Hi, I’m Lauren!

Lauren Staples
The Babywearing Practice

  • Lauren is not offering consultations as she is on maternity leave.

Lauren started her Babywearing journey whilst pregnant with her first child in 2015 and became an Approved Babywearing Consultant with the Babywearing School Australia in 2017.
She is passionate to share her knowledge because she truly believes safe and comfortable babywearing leads to happier families and easier lives. She wants to help empower all parents with knowledge, so they can feel confident making decisions early in their parenting journeys.

Babywearing Consultations

During a Babywearing Consultation you will learn about anatomy and development of your baby, how to wear her in an ergonomically optimal position and what different options you have. You can try out almost every available carrier, that allows you to wear your baby in a comfortable and correct ergonomic position. So you can narrow down what carrier is comfortable for both of you and find the carrier that suits you and your needs best.


Workshops are a great way to be introduced to babywearing techniques by a professional. Workshops are offered regularly by the consultants of the Babywearing Practice in different locations. We cover a lot of different topics – some workshops are suited for beginners, some for advanced babywearers. A workshop is usually 2 hours long and the number of participants is capped to 5 to ensure a quality learning experience.


Babies that are worn cry less, sleep more and settle quicker! If you and your friends know that you want to wear your babies but you are just overwhelmed by the huge selection of options that is available. Get one of our consultants to come to your Babywearing Party where you and your friends can see everything in real life and try it on with the help of our trained and insured consultants in the comfort of your home.

Babywearing Safety

Learn more about Safe Babywearing and check out our SAFE Guidelines.
Developed by our consultants that have worked with the Queensland Government on how to ensure your baby is safe in the carrier.

Babywearing Tips

Every week throughout 2016 our consultants will be sharing a great Babywearing Tip with you. Bookmark our page and check back in every Tuesday to increase your knowledge…

Babywearing Journey

Our clients share their babywearing story with you.
Dive in and discover the benefits babywearing can give you, whether you are an experienced babywearing and have lots of baby carriers or you want to explore your babywearing options.

There are many different types of baby wraps and carriers!

Our Philosophy

You can’t find the brand of carrier you were wanting to buy in our shop?

Through many years of personal Babywearing experience and professional Babywearing consulting experience we have learnt what brands and products are high in quality and consistency and will be easy and enjoyable for you and your baby to use.

Here at the Babywearing Practice we are only selling optimal baby carriers. We do this because we believe that optimal Babywearing is the most comfortable way of holding your baby close. We also want your and your baby to experience all the wonderful advantages that optimal babywearing has to offer such as fostering healthy hip and spine development of infants.

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Dont take our word for it…

What experts say about babywearing!

Prof. Dr. Ernst J. Kiphard

Eminent pediatricians and orthopedic specialists recommend the sling for the following reasons: the baby’s eyes see very much more of their surroundings. This provides more stimuli for the infant’s brain. The mother’s movements stimulate all skin receptors but also the organs of movement and balance. Every time the centre of gravity shifts the reflexes of both the nerves and muscles are stimulated. The intensive eye- and body contact with the mother or father (because he too should carry the infant) imparts a feeling of safe wellbeing whose psycho-social importance is immeasurable.

Prof. Dr. Ernst J. KiphardUniversity of FrankfurtErnst_J._Kiphard
Dr. Evelin Kirkilionis

The Proximity of his parents gives a baby a sense of security, safety and peace – and this is true far beyond the age of infancy.

When parents carry their baby in a sling, they give it closeness and security, thanks to the body contact to the care-giving person. The baby can realize and be aware of the care giver with practically all her senses. She can hear their heartbeat, feel their warmth, observe their facial expressions, take in their smell – just the sensation of being moved pacifies especially well.

With face-to-face carrying it is possible for the baby to turn away from strong stimuli when it gets tired. The flood of visual stimuli that holds the baby captive is already interrupted just by the change of body posture as the body-tension lessens. All this is not possible with the carrying method where the baby faces away from its mother’s body, because it is frontally exposed to the stimuli.

Dr. Evelin KirkilionisAuthor, Babywearing: A baby wants to be carried
Prof. Dr. med. J. Büschelberger

Infants are especially adapted to being carried on our body. Thus, it is possible to make a statement about the ideal carrying position: with wide-spread,flexed legs, slightly rounded back and orientated towards the carrying adult.

Prof. Dr. med. J. BüschelbergerDresden
Eckhard Rolz PhD

The greatest expression of love is holding and carrying your baby. For centuries, humans have carried their children much of the day undefined until the invention of the stroller and the portable car seat. It is the most natural thing to carry a baby close to your body. A child needs physical contact and must be held for proper physical and mental development. A baby sling or carrying cloth is the most natural way to facilitate these needs. In addition, parents who carry their children create a special bond between them and the child that will last forever. We have used slings extensively and I recommend them to every mother and father.

Eckhard Rolz PhDAssociate ProfessorEckhard Rolz PhD
Dr. Roy M. Nuzzo

Cultures that carry babies with the child’s legs spread apart, such as riding on the mother’s hip, have, by far, the lowest incidence of hips that go on to be bad. African mothers have the best track record of all. Their protective way of carrying babies is unbeaten – held in an open-legged position by a sling-bandana. Cultures that wrap legs together in one way or another (swaddling, etc.) just plain destroy hips. Swaddling of children leads to waddling adults.

Dr. Roy M. NuzzoMD, FAAOS,FAAOP, POSNA, New Jersey, USADr. Roy M. Nuzzo
Maria Blois, MD
Babywearing is wonderful for parents and for babies. Beyond the convenience aspect, the early bonding facilitated by soft carriers is crucial to proper early infant neurological and physical development. Babies need to be in-arms and slings can help us do that. Human beings have been safely wearing their babies in fabric carriers for centuries.
Maria Blois, MDAuthor, Babywearing: The Benefits and Beauty of This Ancient TraditionBabywearing Book
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