Babywearing Workshop

Babywearing Workshop

Learn how to comfortably and safely wear your little.

with Koyuki Smith

Tuesday, July 16th 2:30-5:30pm


By now, most parents and parents-to-be know that babywearing – carrying your baby on your body with a carrier – can be a real boon to the parenting experience. Enhanced bonding, increased sleep and calm, hands-free convenience – and of course maneuvering the city with ease! But when it comes to choosing and using carriers, things get complicated…
  • What carrier is best for me?
  • How can I tell if a carrier is safe?
  • How can I tell if I’m using my carrier correctly?
  • What if my baby doesn’t like the carrier?


At this babywearing workshop, Koyuki Smith will help parents and caregivers answer these questions and more. You will learn:
  • The different types of carriers.
  • How to know what you’re looking at when you see a carrier in an advertisement or on a package.
  • How to figure out if a carrier is right for you and your baby.
  • What it means for a carrier to be safe.
  • Tips for adjusting carriers to optimal comfort and support.
In addition to lecture and demonstration, there will be plenty of time to try on sample carriers with weighted dolls and/or your own baby! You are also welcome to bring any carriers you already own for instruction and adjustment.

Tuesday, July 16th



About Koyuki

Koyuki Smith leads classes, workshops, and trainings for birthing parents and birth professionals in NYC and around the U.S. After spending 8 years teaching in NYC public secondary schools, she entered the birth world in 2008 as a birth doula and babywearing consultant, and then moved into childbirth education. Her workshops are famous for being both thought-provoking and pragmatic, giving parents and professionals new perspectives on their experiences as well as practical tools for navigating the childbearing year. Koyuki has trained with DONA; The Babywearing School of Dresden, Germany; Lamaze; and Birthing From Within. She is on the Board of Directors of Birthing From Within International, and she is the editor of the Birthing From Within blog, Through the Labyrinth. Koyuki lives in Harlem with her husband, two sons, and a little dog, too.

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