Fodela Babywearing Academy strives to provide an environment where learning is a natural, intuitive experience.
Here at Fodela, we are aiming to bring out your inner expert. We don’t believe that we’re the experts here, and you should know that. We have the knowledge and experience to make babywearing our area of expertise, but we are not the expert of your baby and your experience. Only you have the power to control that.
We offer classes for every level of skill. Are you a parent or caregiver wanting to learn more about how babywearing can benefit you in your daily life? Are you a health or child care professional looking to add babywearing to your services? Are you an enthusiast thinking about teaching others about babywearing? The opportunities are nearly endless! Anyone who has extended interactions with families and babies would benefit from learning about babywearing.
Why? I believe that babywearing can be a great foundation to a beautiful family relationship. Many of us who became babywearing educators and advocates started from realizing how much it helped us in our own homes. I found it much easier to set boundaries when the babies were new, and to go out in public without a huge stroller. People would see me with my babies wrapped on my body and ask, “How can I do that?!” or regret that “Those weren’t around when my kids were small!”
It was those situations that inspired me to teach people about how to safely and effectively use baby carriers. I noticed that many of the people who would ask me, were people of color. They said that babywearing seemed to be a thing that mostly hippies did, and it wouldn’t look right for them. I decided that not only did I want to teach, I wanted to change the narrative that babywearing wasn’t for everyone. Babywearing is ABSOLUTELY for everyone.
If you would like to know more about what babywearing is, where it comes from, and how to do it, you can enroll in any of the classes offered below.
If you aren’t sure were to start, consider taking a short quiz so that we can find the appropriate placement for you.
Thanks for your interest in Fodela Babywearing Academy. Please let us know if you have any questions prior to, during, or after enrollment.
Babywearing is a gift from our ancestors.