Why should I wear my baby?

Everyone loves holding babies, and no one loves holding your baby more than you and your partner.
Babywearing is not just about cuddles, it has lots of benefits both emotional and practical.
You, your baby, your other children and your partner all benefit from holding your baby close and having your hands free.
Babywearing wraps and carriers are a convenient parenting and bonding tool that has both behavioural and cognitive benefits for your baby.

The right position in a wrap, sling or carrier aids physical development. Baby wearing and wraps are ancient parenting tools that give you and your baby comfort and joy.
So why do we wear our babies? There are emotional, practical, medical, psychological reasons for it.

Babywearing….

  • Gives you more flexibility and mobility
  • Is so convenient for you and your baby
  • Allows your baby to take part in everyday life
  • Aids physical development
  • Eases the transition from womb to world
  • Promotes sleeping
  • Gives your baby the feeling of security
  • Calms your baby instantly and gives him the ability to cope better with stress later in life
  • Helps your baby to develop trust and self-confidence
  • Allows you to hold your baby for long periods
  • Is essential for parents with more than one child
  • Stimulates all senses
  • Improves communication and understanding
  • Deepens your bond
  • Strengthens your core and back muscles
  • Reduces and prevents postnatal depression
  • Increases milk supply and helps with feeding issues
  • Eases symptoms of colic and reflux
  • Aids digestion
  • Gives you two free hands while holding your baby close
  • May reduce the risk of SIDS as studies have shown
  • Prepares you mentally for the challenges of our parenting journey
  • Plays a crucial role in the healthy development of the human brain.

Newest Research shows that babies belong with their caregiver.
They expect to be carried. We have done this since the dawn of our age, but we have unlearnt a lot of this ancient parenting practice.
Babywearing is not only great because you can go anywhere without a pram it also gives your baby the much needed contact and warmth it needs for a great start!

I’m pregnant with my first baby and I’m completely new to this and I want to know where to start. There are so many different types I’m just completely overwhelmed.

Learning about the babywearing world online is like visiting a foreign country.  The language is different and without being able to understand the language it can be difficult to choose what works for you.

Our Babywearing Consultants are all trained to guide you through this ‘foreign country’.  We have a whole range of wraps, carriers and slings for you to try on during a consultation or class.  We meet you at your level and explain things clearly and in a step-by-step method and then send follow-up information after the consultation to ensure that you feel confident in navigating the world of babywearing.

I’m a petite/plus-sized mum. What’s a good soft, structured carrier that works for me?

We are unique! And so are our babies.  So the combination of every mum and baby is unique, and ever changing as we change and grow. Babies grow exponentially and never as fast again as in their first years of life. That means that a one size fits all solution isn’t cutting it in babywearing. What your friend or sister likes might not be the best option for you. The most comfortable result you can achieve is with a highly adjustable carrier that you then adjust to fit your unique situation right now.
Invest in a comfortable, adjustable carrier that grows with your baby. Also spend some time getting familiar with your carrier and explore the different wearing options as your baby passes through the different developmental stages.
Try out as many carriers as you can. You can go to your local Babywearing Group (or book a consultation with a Babywearing Consultant).
Two brands that deliver great, European quality are emeibaby and Kokadi (Flip/ Tai Tai).  These carriers are highly adjustable to you and your baby. They hold the baby optimally in their natural position, supporting their tiny bodies perfectly. The hips are in the most beneficial position and their spine can be supported by the fabric with no pressure applied. Both are adjustable seamlessly to the exact size of the baby and not just close to it. Therefore they don’t require the use of bulky and hot insert in form of cushions.

They both fit very small frames and petite wearers (minimal waist: emeibaby: 56cm Flip/Tai Tai: 53 cm) just as perfectly as plus-sized people (maximum waist: emeibaby: 185 cm Flip/Tai Tai: 111cm, Kokadi Extensions available).

How much does it cost?

Basic Consultation at one of our consultant’s studios

90 minutes $100

120 minutes $130

150 minutes $165


Basic Consultation at your house

90 minutes $100+ travel fee (contact us now for a quote)

120 minutes $130+ travel fee (contact us now for a quote)

150 minutes $165+ travel fee (contact us now for a quote)


Carrier Fitting

30 mins $50 (+travel fee when we come to your house, please contact us now for a quote)


Skype Consultation

30 mins $25

60 mins $50

90 mins $75


Babywearing Workshop

120 mins $45


Pregnancy Package
2 90 mins Consultation $180 (+travel fee when we come to your house, please contact us now for a quote)

I don’t live in a capital city. How do I book a consultation?

Please contact us to arrange a Skype consultation.

Consultations via Skype or Facetime are a great option to enjoy a one on one consultation when you can’t make it to us.
We take the time to analyze your special situation through questions and then find the most suitable carrier for your needs.

Or you have a carrier but you can’t get it comfortable for you and your baby?
You want to learn how to wear your Ring Sling comfortably or you want to learn a new carry with your woven wrap?

Investment in a Skype Consultation:

30 mins $25

60 mins $50

90 mins $75

Contact us to arrange an appointment

A few of my friends in mothers group want to learn more about babywearing. Do you do group bookings?

We certainly do.  Here are a list of our Workshop topics or we can tailor a group consultation or workshop to your specific needs.  We also offer Babywearing Parties, where you can look at all the options together with your friends and babies in a relaxed setting. So you can try our extensive selection of optimal carriers and get help fitting the carrier from our experienced and insured Consultants. We also have carriers in our demo kit that we don’t sell. So you want to know what the difference between an Ergobaby and a Tula Carrier is? Book us and find out? Just contact us to talk through the details.

My friend is pregnant. How can I organise something for her?

We offer gift certificates for any amount of money and we also offer a ‘Pregnancy Package’.  For $180 you get two consultations, one before the birth of the baby and one after the birth.   This way you can try out all the carriers, wraps and slings with our demo dolls before you spend any money on purchasing a carrier and then we can come back after the birth of the baby to assist you with fine tuning your technique with your child present.

What can I expect to learn in a consultation?

A Babywearing Consultation is tailored to your specific situation and your babyweairng needs.
It can cover an array of topics:

  • Anatomy of a baby including spine and hip development
  • Benefits of Babywearing for the baby and the wearer
  • Correct positioning in wrap or baby carrier
  • Examine, handle and try different wraps, slings, and carriers to find the one that suits your needs and your baby the best
  • How to determine what carry is the best for me, my baby and my wrap
  • How to achieve the optimal positioning in your carrier and how to adjust it right
  • Gain more in depth information to win every argument in favour to babywearing
  • How to dress your baby appropriately while wearing

What are the benefits of a consultation?

A consultation is specifically tailored to your individual situation and you have the opportunity to learn how to wear your child in the comfort and security of a safe, relaxed environment in a one-on-one setting.  Your consultant is a trained and insured professional who has undergone extensive training specifically to ‘teach’ you how to wear your baby (not just passing on information from a mum-to-mum perspective).  Our consultants all use demo dolls to ensure you learn to carry the doll safely and become secure and proficient in the technique before you wear your own child.

The Babywearing Practice brings newest research and Babywearing excellence to the Families of Australia. We will ensure you learn the easiest wrap tying-techniques.  OR help you find the most comfortable carrier. With various baby carrier options available we can help you navigate what is best for you and your family. We stock a wide range of carriers and wraps including Didymos, Emeibaby, Kokadi and Hoppediz.

The Babywearing Practice- changing the world for the better by giving the gift of Babywearing to one family at a time!

I’ve been babywearing for a while. What else can I learn?

Often, even the most experienced ‘wearers’ like to improve their knowledge and skill.  Our consultants all have tricks up their sleeves that they love to pass on to their clients and often the skills that you learn in a consultation transfer over to other carries and carriers.

My baby doesn’t like being worn. He cries and fusses all the time. Can you please help me?

We definitely can!  Our consultants all ensure that both the baby and the wearer are comfortable in a carrier, wrap or sling.  During our consultations, we work and troubleshoot through all the options to ensure that you leave the consultation with a successful outcome for everyone!

Can my partner come to the consultation?

It is very useful to bring your partner or support person to the consultation to allow you to feel secure in the knowledge that your child is being cared for by someone if they become fussy whilst you are learning with the dolls.  We, of course, will always allow you to care for your child if you are unable to bring a support person but we like to let mums know that we do not charge any extra fee for a support person to be in attendance during the consultation.

My baby was born prematurely. Can you teach me to wear my baby safely?

Our consultants have all had special training in the teaching of safe babywearing for premature infants.  Our consultants ensure that they receive all the information they need before a consultation to deliver accurate and up to date information to you during the consultation.

Baby Shower Packages

Need a unique present for a baby shower?
We are happy to come to your (or your friends) babyshower and talk about safety, baby’s anatomy and why babywearing will keep you sane during those first months. You can have a look at all the different carrying options on the market and try them out with a special doll. Contact us for more info and availability

What Services does the Babywearing Practice offer?

Basic Consultation at one of our consultant’s studios or at the comfort of your home

You get one on one time with our trained and insured Babywearing Consultants either at your house or at the studio closest to you.
We take the time to analyze your special situation through questions and then find the most suitable carrier for your needs.
You can try on the carriers we stock in our shop and many more. We are all different so it is crucial to try on a babycarrier with your baby. Just because your friend loves an Ergo or Tula carrier, that carrier might not be the most comfortable option for you, because we are all unique.
If you have a carrier already we get you confident in adjusting it perfectly to you and your baby and show you methods how to put it on in the safest, quickest and most comfortable way.
Investment in a One on One Consultation:

90 minutes $100+ travel fee (contact us now for a quote)

120 minutes $130+ travel fee (contact us now for a quote)

150 minutes $165+ travel fee (contact us now for a quote)


Carrier Fitting

You have a carrier already but you can’t get it comfortable? Or you want to learn how to adjust it to other wearers or to your growing baby?

Investment in a Carrier Fitting:

30 mins $50 (+travel fee when we come to your house, please contact us now for a quote)


Skype (FaceTime) Consultation

This is a great option to enjoy a one on one consultation when you can’t make it to us.
We take the time to analyze your special situation through questions and then find the most suitable carrier for your needs.

Or you have a carrier but you can’t get it comfortable for you and your baby?
You want to learn how to wear your Ring Sling comfortably or you want to learn a new carry with your woven wrap?

Investment in a Skype Consultation:

30 mins $25

60 mins $50

90 mins $75

Contact us to arrange an appointment


Babywearing Workshop

120 mins $50
Take a look at all our available workshops


Pregnancy Package
2 90 mins Consultation $180 (+travel fee when we come to your house, please contact us now for a quote)