Carry My Baby is a small, independent family business run from home by Joanna Mockford since June 2012. We are parents to F (born 2011), A (born 2013), and R (born 2016), who we have each carried from birth.
We are led by a love and passion for sharing our experience of babywearing and how it can enhance the lives of parents and their children, so much so that we were driven to dedicate ourselves to launching Carry My Baby.
We were inspired to carry our babies since learning about The Continuum Concept, a book by Jean Liedloff. We started with a stretchy and woven wrap, before acquiring our first buckle carrier. With our second we were mostly into using a stretchy wrap and tie on carriers. With our third so far I prefer ring slings for comfort and ease, occasionally using a wrap.
Jo is a fully insured and certified, BABI registered Baby Carrying Consultant, having completed training with Slingababy in December 2014, which involves regular CPD (Continuing Professional Development) every 6 months. She became certified by Slingababy in July 2015.
She originally trained with the School of Babywearing, a level 3 course accredited by OCN (Open Colleges Network), in May 2012. She also helped to organise Leicester Sling Meet from Aug 2011- Oct 2013.
In December 2016 she attended a four day consultancy training course with Je Porte Mon Bebe L'école à Porter, so has three carrying consultancy training schools and philosophies under her belt.
Jo has undergone a DBS check and safeguarding training in 2016 for The Up Project.
We aim to offer a friendly, personal, yet professional service to parents in the Leicester area who are interested in carrying their children, providing access to the information and resources that they may need to learn about using different slings and baby carriers comfortably and safely, and finding one to suit their needs as a family.
We offer our years of experience, skills and knowledge as parents to provide a valuable service of being able to try out slings and baby carriers from the huge number of brands and types that are available.