A private consultation is perfect for anyone who’d like to try out different carriers and receive personalised advice in a more relaxed setting where you’ll receive my full attention without being hurried or needing to wait to be helped. Those with a new baby, special circumstances or additional needs, those wishing to learn back carrying for the first time or needing help with their pre-existing carrier may find a consultation particularly helpful.
Your consultation can take place in your home or mine, at a time that suits you and your little one best. Prior to your consultation I will ask you a few questions and we’ll discuss your needs and what you’d most like to get out of the session. I’ll then specially plan a session as individual as you are! Examples could include (but are by no means limited to!);
- New parents looking for a complete introduction to baby carriers followed by practise with the carrier that appeals to them most
- In depth focus on pros and cons of a particular carriers to find the best fit for you
- Help finding the right solution to a specific need – maybe you have twins, or a child who has additional needs relating to carrying (such as low muscle tone, reflux, hip dysplasia), or you yourself have back pain or an additional need relating to carrying your little one.
- Those looking for help with a carrier they already own, or help learning a whole new carry with it – perhaps you’d like support learning to carry your baby on your back.
Whatever your aims, we’ll take as much time as you need practising first with weighted dolls and later with your own child to ensure you walk away completely confident in your new skills.
Private consultation in my home (79 Lower Richmond Road, SW14 7HU) – £15 per 30 minutes, and you simply pay for the time you need in 15 minute time jumps after the first 30. A consultation can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on your needs. As a guide most consultations for parents new to carrying take roughly an hour to 90 minutes depending on confidence level and number of options explored.
Private consultation in your home – £55 for up to 90 minutes (within 5 mile radius of SW14)
I remember only too well how hard it can be to travel with a young baby, so I will happily travel anywhere within a 5 mile radius for home consult and my travel is included in the price above. This includes
- East Sheen,
- Shepherds Bush
- Hampton Wick
If you live further afield please feel free to ask, I may be able to travel or better still I maybe able to put you in touch with a sling consultant closer to you.
For consultations in my home, tea/coffee and cake are included! In addition to full length consults in my home (1-2 hours), I do also offer mini consults of 30 minutes for £15. These mini consults can be ideal for any one with a quick question about their own carrier, or wishing to hire and fit a particular sling outside of sling library meets.
Consultations can be booked at a mutually agreeable time and I am happy to offer appointments at the weekend or during the day within school hours (9.15am – 3pm).
Where to come – address is 79 Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake, London, SW14 7HU. We are a short distance from Mortlake Station which has step free access, and closest buses are the 419, 533, 190 and R68. If driving please note that parking is controlled on my road and the two behind it, but free parking is still possible further down Lower Richmond to either side and many of the other streets coming off this road. I do also have a limited number of scratch card permits which cost £1.40 if required. Finally, if using Sat Nav or Google maps to get here please use my postcode (SW14 7HU) rather than street address as there are two Lower Richmond Roads – we are the one in Mortlake.
At the end of your session
You’ll have the chance to hire any of our carriers, if you’d like to road test them further. Additionally, we do sell some slings directly and those we don’t sell we can help point you in the direction of where to get them from, and for many we have discount codes available.
Any follow up via email or phone is completely free so there is no need to worry if you forget to ask something during your session.