Hi, I’m Suze, born and raised in Lower Hutt and mum to a 3 and a half year old and a new babe. I discovered babywearing when my oldest was a few weeks old, and it was suggested to help with her reflux. I started off with a stretchy and fell in love with babywearing instantly. My non-sleeping, all-day-screaming baby was magically calmer, took naps, and my arms were much happier! Not to mention I regained the use of my hands! Babywearing with my eldest enabled me to bond with her and to go back to work as a nanny. Up until the birth of her little sister my eldest was still worn daily. These days we live a life full of messy fun at Lower Hutt Playcentre and enjoy long walks by the river or beach with our dog. I am super passionate about Babywearing and have experience with all styles of carries. I have recently attended a Slingababy peer support workshop which has given me new insights into how I can assist and help others at our slingmeets.
Hi, I’m Holly, born and raised in Lower Hutt and mumma to my 2 and a half year old boy, Phoenix. When my son was born one of my aunties came and visited for a week to help me out if I needed it. While she was here, she made me a DIY wrap and we have been addicted to babywearing ever since! For us and our sleep-intolerant child it meant he would take naps longer that 15 minutes and overall became a much happier baby. Ever since then we have baby worn every day, our pram has gone into storage! Not to mention the best part, the snuggles and bonding! Our favorite things to do are getting messy at playcentre, walks, picking flowers and knitting at the end of a long day.
I’m Nicola, mama to two boys, Cassidy and Shiloh. A dear friend lent me a stretchy wrap when Cassidy was born 3 years ago, and I’ve been wearing most days since then. Getting jobs done, helping babies to sleep, getting out and about – I cannot picture my life without babywearing! At the moment I’m at home with the boys, but my husband and I alternate being the primary caregiver, and he’s a babywearing convert too. I’m really excited to be part of Babywearing Wellington.
Kia ora, my name is Briaane. I have a 2 year old son who keeps this solo mother busy day and night. I first used a stretchy wrap to carry my little guy as a newborn, then had a brief dabble with woven wraps. We now mostly use our buckle carriers, and there’s always one in the car for our trips around town! I am passionate about supporting parents and caregivers to learn about baby wearing as a useful tool and lovely experience to share with a little one. Being a part of baby wearing Wellington gives me the opportunity to learn more about baby wearing. It’s wonderful to be a part of this community.
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