Yes, it’s called Black Friday, but I want to try and step away from the consumerist mindset that comes with that name, so I will call it Giving Friday.
I know most places discount only about 25%, but I know times are tough are I truly believe that babywearing can make a difference in the life of a family, a father, a mother, a baby. So, I am giving my time and dropping my regular fee for a full session by 55%, from $45 to $20.
I want babywearing to be accessible. I want babywearing to be as normal as using a stroller. I want parents to start understanding the benefits of being physically close, and I want to help them when they are feeling touched out.
I want parents and caregivers to feel a little less dead, and a little more calm. If you are a parent or caregiver who wants to feel that, send me a message and let’s chat about how babywearing can fit in your life. If you know someone who is expecting soon or is struggling at home with a child under 2 years old (even 4 years old!), you can buy a session as a gift and let them choose to use it when they are ready. This would be a great way for them to figure out which carrier they would like to bring in to their parenting tool kit. If they already have one but don’t seem to be using it, I would be excited to walk them over the learning curve and reduce learning fatigue.
If you have any questions, I will always be happy to answer.
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Lately, I have been torn about what to do. I love helping others with baby wearing, but it comes with a cost – time, energy, and money. Time and energy I can work with, but sadly this has been a tough year, for various reasons, and I have not been able to raise much in funds to cover my insurance. We’ve used some savings to help cover this in the past but I cannot take from the family another year to support this community service (insurance covers the free meet ups I offer at my place as well).
So to help raise funds, I am asking for your help in spreading the word as I offer a deep discount on coaching sessions. I come to a caregiver’s place with their selected carriers to demo them and teach them one to use confidently. If they already have a carrier but need some troubleshooting, this session would cover that too. I will also be raffling off some baby wearing accessories next week once the Black Friday and Cyber Monday hubbub dies down.
This won’t cover the entire premium, of course, but hopefully half, and I will cover the other half with other funds I have saved. Please share with those you know in the GTA who is expecting, whether for the first time or the third – or even better, buy them a coaching session! If their due date is after January 31st, 2020, let me know and I will honour the sale price. Do note though that it’s best to have the session before baby comes, because it’s difficult to learn during the newborn-phase haze! One more note: Some locations may incur a travel fee, which will be discussed beforehand. .
Thank you for your support. If by some miracle we raise more than what’s needed, the extra will go to renting space when needed to host larger meet ups.
I’m so excited to start offering consultations more consistently in November! October has been a month of learning and review for me as I attended the Level 1 Babywearing Course offered by the Canadian Babywearing School. It was a great time with ladies from Salsa Babies and Barefoot Babies!