Roamy is an experienced Baby Carrying Consultant and Educator. She runs South East Slings, which was established in July 2011 as Eastbourne Sling Library, later became East Sussex Slings and then, due to relocation, South East Slings. Roamy is mother to two small boys (born in 2009 and 2011) and started using baby carriers when her eldest was 6 months old.
Roamy has trained as a Baby Carrying Consultant with both School of Babywearing and Slingababy. She also has a ‘Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector’ Qualification – aimed specifically at teaching adults – and has been teaching adults since 2001. In addition to her own business, Roamy works closely alongside a number of large retailers and manufacturers; providing training for their staff and as a Consultant for their products and services. She has a popular YouTube Channel, featuring troubleshooting tips for a wide range of baby carrier questions and issues.
Roamy is passionate about enabling others to support parents with sound, safe, clear information; leaving the parents feeling confident and empowered about carrying their child.
The primary aims of Roamy’s Born To Carry training courses are:
• Demonstrate empathy and tact when discussing carriers and babywearing with others
• Distinguish between whether a carrier is being used ‘sub-optimally’ or ‘unsafely’
• Identify what constitutes a ‘safe’ carry for different ages of child
• Describe the role of a Peer Supporter and it’s limitations/when to refer to a Consultant/Health Care Practitioner
The courses are lots of fun and a great way to meet other enthusiastic babywearers!