If you’ve booked a delegate ticket, you should have had details of how to log on to the Conference shop where we are lucky enough to have exclusive Oscha wraps and ring slings (based on our beautiful Conference logo design by Asha Pearse), Didymos wraps and ring slings and Connecta carriers with Oscha panels.
Any wraps, ring slings and carriers that are not sold at pre-order will be for sale at the Conference.
Ever wondered how to see your child when carrying them in a back carry? Sling mirrors offer a simple and stylish solution to this problem. Handmade from woven wrap scraps, each mirror includes a retractable clip so it can be attached to a coat or carrier.
Partner Tickets (for people who have booked a delegate ticket) and Day Tickets, which allow access to our exhibition hall, sling library and For Sale or Trade area, are now on sale on our Ticket Booking page. If you’d like to attend as a delegate, Early Bird rates are available until the 15th of April.
We are very excited to be hosting two new speakers:
Dr Ann Bigelow of St Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada, whose work on infants’ development of the self; infant interactions with others and their influence on language and play; and the benefits of early skin-to-skin contact has had a tremendous influence on the perceptions of infants and their early relationships
Inge Nickell of the Braselton Institute, who is a health visitor and infant mental health lead in Devon. She will speak on the work of the Braselton Institute, which has been groundbreaking in changing perceptions of infants to understand their abilities to regulate and communicate, and on how the work of Babywearing educators can sensitize parents, builds parents’ empathy and trust in their ability to read infant signals, and strengthen parents’ desire for physical closeness with their infant.
We’ll add full details to our Speakers and Workshops page as soon as possible.
In the mean time, we have extended our Early Bird rates so that you can now buy tickets at Early Bird prices until the 15th of April.
We are really proud to announce a new sponsor!
Babylonia are Belgian-based specialist babycarrier manufacturer, and have been for over 15 years. They offer a full range of babycarriers and wraps including woven-wraps and Mei Tais.
‘I wish my other half would carry our son’ and ‘My husband won’t use the carrier’ are sentences often seen on babywearing boards across the net. But why?
Join Ben, Jack and the Sling Dads as they share their babywearing journeys, some of the issues they think stop men carrying and some ideas to make babywearing more accessible to dads in the future.
Rose Kotasek of Carry Them is looking for real mamas and papas to join her on the catwalk for our sling fashion show. If you are attending the conference and would like to join in, get in touch!
If you would like to attend the Public Open Day, visit the exhibition hall and attend an introduction to babywearing/toddlerwearing workshop, please register in advance. We’ll reserve a goodie bag for you – please visit us at the Babywearing UK stand inside the Exhibition Hall to collect it.
Attending the main Conference gives you access to the keynote speakers, all workshops, an amazing babywearing delegate bag and the goodies inside, as well as entitling you to enter the delegate raffle which will have a hug number of prizes including slings & carriers, babywearing coats and much more…
If you were lucky enough to get your hands on a wrap scrap pack, you should have had an e-mail from us with the competition entry form & details of how to enter. You have almost two weeks to send in one or more of your creations and the chance to win tickets to the European Babywearing Conference and these beatutiful wrap scrap creations (and a generous gift voucher) made for us by Chunkle Munkle.
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