Events / Workshops

Welcome!  This page details the types of sling consultations available in the HipBaby studio Athlone.  Consultations/ lessons are available Monday - Friday (and one Saturday per month).  To keep uptodate on all local events keep and eye on the Facebook Page, and to contact me please email me on info@hipbaby.ie or call 086-4191850.

Open Days and one to one sling lessons take place in our Athlone studio number 4 Garden Vale (unless a home consult is booked)

September

Open day/ sling meet to be confirmed.  Due to the popularity of these days at the beginning of each open day I am going to do a brief overview of all the sling/carrier types and demonstrate how to use them. After the demonstration you are welcome to ask questions and try the slings within the allocated meet time.

If you feel you require more time please book a consultation.

 

Types of One to One Sling consultations

Introduction to slings   A one to one introduction to slings consultation is a private lesson between you and I, a trained Babywearing consultant.  This is particularly useful if you have never used a sling and are unsure about all the different types, e.g. Stretch wrap, woven wrap, ring sling, soft structured, buckles, Mai Tai etc..  During the consultation we look at your needs for a sling, what type of sling would suit you best and I give you a demonstration on all or your chosen few slings. I show you how to put on the sling, how to safely put your baby into the sling and how to safely take your baby out of the sling.   Once you have a chance to see the slings in use you can then try your favourites using a weighted doll. This allows you to safely practice putting baby into and out of the sling, how to position your baby correctly and securely in the sling and how to check your babies safety once they are in the sling.  You may then choose to try your own baby in the sling while you are still with me to ensure you are confident using your chosen sling.

To book a one to one sling consultation in Athlone please contact me to arrange.  (info@hipbaby.ie or call 086-4191850). The cost is €25 for a 1.5 hour  introduction to slings consult.

Suitable for:

  • Expectant mothers as you can practice with a weighted doll.
  • Newborns and babies up to 6 months.

Tailored one to one sling consultation   A tailored one to one sling consultation is a private lesson between you and I, a trained Babywearing consultant.  During the consultation we focus on one or two types of slings and I give you a demonstration on your chosen slings. I show you how to put on the sling, how to safely put your baby into the sling and how to safely take your baby out of the sling.   Once you have a chance to see the slings in use you can then try using a weighted doll. This allows you to safely practice putting baby into and out of the sling, how to position your baby correctly and securely in the sling and how to check your babies safety once they are in the sling.  You may then choose to try your own baby in the sling while you are still with me to ensure you are confident using your chosen sling.

To book a one to one tailored sling consultation in Athlone please contact me to arrange.  (info@hipbaby.ie or call 086-4191850). The cost is €20 for a 1 hour  tailored sling consult.

Suitable for: 

  • Expectant mothers as you can practice with a weighted doll.
  • All babies from newborn - toddler.
  • Suitable if you already own a sling and want advice on using it correctly

Specialised Consult This is a one to one consult that requires extra assistance for example twin babies, Hip Dysplasia, mobility conditions etc.   The consult is tailored to you and your babies requirements. During the consultation we focus on one or two types of slings and I give you a demonstration on your chosen slings. I show you how to put on the sling, how to safely put your baby into the sling and how to safely take your baby out of the sling. Additional instructions will be given as required.  Once you have a chance to see the slings in use you can then try using a weighted doll. This allows you to safely practice putting baby into and out of the sling, how to position your baby correctly and securely in the sling and how to check your babies safety once they are in the sling.  You may then choose to try your own baby in the sling while you are still with me to ensure you are confident using your chosen sling.

To book a specialised consultation in Athlone please contact me to arrange.  (info@hipbaby.ie or call 086-4191850). The cost is €25.

Consultation Package €40

This is a tailored one to one introduction to slings consultation between you and I, a trained Babywearing consultant.  During the consultation we do a general overview of different slings and then focus on one or two types of slings that you like. I give you a detailed demonstration on your chosen slings. I show you how to put on the sling, how to safely put your baby into the sling and how to safely take your baby out of the sling.   Once you have a chance to see the slings in use you can then try using a weighted doll. This allows you to safely practice putting baby into and out of the sling, how to position your baby correctly and securely in the sling and how to check your babies safety once they are in the sling.  You may then choose to try your own baby in the sling while you are still with me to ensure you are confident using your chosen sling.

Your are then welcome to come back another day for a mini consultation whereby I check positioning, and go through any problems you may have.  This is especially useful if you come for a consultation when you are pregnant and need a little refresher once baby comes.

To book a consultation package in Athlone please contact me to arrange.  (info@hipbaby.ie or call 086-4191850). The cost is €40 (The mini follow up consultation can be used anytime up to 1 year after your initial consultation) to book contact me on 086-4191850 or info@hipbaby.ie

Travel Consult - €30

Consult Duration - 1 hour  (one-on-one) To book consult please email me on info@hipbaby.ie or call 086-4191850

This consult is for someone who is unable to travel, for example after a  C section.  I will travel to your home and complete a tailored consult there.  I will discuss with you before the consult exactly what your needs are and we will tailor the consult accordingly.

At present I can travel to the following main towns and surrounding areas. Moate, Athlone, Mullingar, Tullamore.  Outside of these areas travel expenses will apply.

Friends consultation   If you and a friend would like to come together for a consultation thats no problem!  Whether you are both expecting or have your babies already I can accommodate your needs.

To book a friends sling consultation in Athlone or Moate please contact me to arrange.  (info@hipbaby.ie or call 086-4191850). The cost is €20 per person for 1.5 hours consultation.

Suitable for: 

  • Expectant mothers as you can practice with a weighted doll.
  • All babies from newborn - toddler.

Express Skype Sling Consult - €10

Consult Duration - 25 Minutes (one-on-one/ Skype/ Facetime) To book consult please email me on info@hipbaby.ie or call 086-4191850

This consult is for someone who wants to ask specific questions about the carrier they are using. For example how to adjust the carrier between users, finding a comfier position for wearer and baby as baby grows, how to do a back carry etc.

Pick Up

If you wish to collect a sling/ carrier from HipBaby in Athlone there is no charge.

Consult Gift Voucher

A voucher for a sling consultation is a lovely gift for a new parent and is a lovely way of introducing them into the wonderful world of Babywearing. To order a consult gift voucher click here or contact me for details on info@hipbaby.ie or call 086-4191850

Workshops / Talks and Other Events

If you are in a Babygroup/ Breastfeeding group or are a group of friends wanting to know more about slings and carriers why not organise a group consult?  This is a fun way to learn and start your babywearing journey.  If you would like more details please contact me contact me on info@hipbaby.ie or call 086-4191850.

 

Appointments and order collection

If you would like to call and see Frugi clothes, cloth nappies or collect a gorgeous Baby Gift from Athlone or Moate please contact me on info@hipbaby.ie or call 086-4191850 to arrange a suitable time.