Rosie is a mum of 2 and a practising GP. She is the author of the Why Babywearing Matters book , and a passionate advocate of building secure attachment relationships between children and their carers, due to the long lasting effects this has on future health. She believes that carrying children plays a large part in building happy brains, be it in arms or in a sling. Education is the key to changing the prevailing attitudes in society, and with the Carrying Matters resources , she focuses on providing accessible information and education about this for parents and the professionals who support them, empowering and encouraging them to be the agents of such change. She has won several awards for her work in this field and writes widely on the topic. She lectures on babywearing topics throughout the UK and Europe.
She has been trained by several babywearing schools, and she and her team have helped many thousands of families through the Sheffield Sling Surgery , a consultancy and sling library service first set up in 2013. The Sling Spot retail shop opened in 2015. She has been training peer supporters through the Born to Carry Initiative since 2014, and has trained over 300 peer supporters.
She is the founder of the Building Bonds Project . It aims to break down many of the barriers to babywearing, by fitting and donating slings and carriers to families in health, social or financial difficulties, who are unable to source their own carrier easily.
Rosie is able to offer tailored training by special request, particularly for health care professionals, due to her medical background and extensive experience working with families.