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About us

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 babywearing get in touch with a consultant near you.

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 50 Babywearing Consultants in Australia and Singapore. She lives in Melbourne where she works as a certified Babywearing Consultant, Kangatraining Instructor and Babywearing Educator.

Hi, I’m Robyn!

Robyn Gray Brisbane Queensland baby wraps

Robyn Gray
The Babywearing Practice Brisbane

Robyn is a qualified babywearing consultant with The Babywearing Practice. She completed her training with the Babywearing School Australia in 2013 and is a big advocate for safe babywearing. In her spare time, Robyn is also a professional violinist and music teacher.

Hi, I’m Kylie!

Kylie Lau
The Babywearing Practice Brisbane
Kangatraining Brisbane East

Kylie is a qualified babywearing consultant with the Babywearing Practice living and working in Brisbane. She has been wearing her daughter since her 4 month sleep regression and has never looked back. Kylie is strongly committed to helping families discover all the benefits of safe babywearing and completed her training with the Babywearing School Australia in 2014. Kylie is also a Kangatraining Instructor where she gets to combine her passions of babywearing, fitness and spending time with wonderful mummies and their babies.  She currently runs Kangatraining classes in Brisbane East (Carindale and Manly).

Hi, I’m Sal!

Sally Rombout
The Babywearing Practice Brisbane

In 2010, Sally became a mum to a ten month old foster child with a complex medical condition. Fast forward to 2015 and she brought home her first biological babe and fell head over heels in love, not only with her new Bub, but with the use of baby carriers as a parenting tool.
Sally’s background is as a Paediatric Registered Nurse which is a wonderful asset to bring to The Babywearing Practice. She has worked with patients with both acute and chronic medical conditions and illnesses and in her nursing job is part of a multidisciplinary acute community team.

In addition to a desire to provide assistance and education to parents to wear their little ones safely, Sally’s areas of interest include; Babywearing for bonding and attachment and opening up a world of opportunity for parents of special needs babies and children.
Joining us at the end of 2015, Sally is excited for what 2016 will bring.

Hi, I’m Sún!

Sun Etheridge-Frazer baby wraps

Sún Etheridge-Frazer
The Babywearing Practice

  • Approved Babywearing Consultant

Hi, I’m Nicole!

Nicole Lytwyn baby wraps

Nicole Lytwyn
The Babywearing Practice Adelaide

Nicole is a qualified babywearing consultant with The Babywearing Practice. She completed her training with the Babywearing School Australia in 2014 and is offering consults and group talks in Adelaide. Nicole is a proud mum of 5 children.

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

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 6 to ensure a quality learning experience.

Parties

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 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…

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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