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The importance of seeking professional advice for your sling or baby carrier-   Quite often expectant parents find themselves bombarded with advice from everyone from family members and work colleagues to friends. This is particularly prevalent for first time parents! And whilst lots of this advice can be with the best of intentions and well meaning it can very quickly become confusing especially when receiving conflicting advice ... Read more

 

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The Easter bunny has arrived at Barton!
St Mary’s church Hall 10.30-12.30 come join us and send you can find all the chocolate!!
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The Easter bunny has arrived at Barton! St Mary’s church Hall 10.30-12.30 come join us and send you can find all the chocolate!!Image attachment

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Reshare from last year. Still very relevant !Feeding your baby on the go…

Recently I had a one to one with a lovely lady who wanted to explore all sling options for her 5 month old. As we were discussing the options for her I asked how her son is currently fed; she told me she is bottle feeding him and then spent a good 15 minutes explaining why she had moved on to bottles… at the end of this she finished by saying “and this is why I booked to see you one to one because I thought that if I went to a sling library session everyone would be breastfeeding and I would be the odd one out” She became very tearful.

This made me so sad! For several reasons….

Firstly; no parent should ever feel they have to explain their choices or decisions to anyone. Whether that’s myself, a health professional or a friend / relative. Feeding babies is such an emotive subject and there are many deep routed reasons why this is the case.

Ultimately; I ask because I want to make your life easier and however you feed your baby slings can be an amazing tool to help you get on and ‘feed on the go’

Secondly… Our drop in sessions and social occasions are for everyone. In fact; the reason I LOVE the work that we do is that we are constantly meeting new people, from all walks of life; with completely different backgrounds.
What links us all?
Our desire to want to do the best and love our children unconditionally. It’s that simple!

So whether you’re breastfeeding, bottle feeding or combi feeding we can help! It’s such an wonderful thing to see the huge smile on a parents face when they realise they can feed baby and still have a hand free for moving around / attending to older children or just grabbing themselves some food too!
We help everyone and everyone is welcome in our lovely Mumaroo Community. It’s something we are immensely proud of.
many thanks to Rebecca Melbourne Newborn & Baby Photography for this lovely image x

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Reshare from last year. Still very relevant !

TWO DAYS LEFT TO DONATE and be in with a chance of winning a Boba X adjustable carrier and stretchy wrap bundle!!! Go to:
www.crowdfunder.co.uk/bumptobaby
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The Mumaroo volunteer team are a dedicated team of 20 ladies who have been running a drop in free sling advice and hire service across Lincolnshire for the past five years. We noticed we had lots of parents with babies around the age of 4 - 6 months and they'd all say the same thing to us "Where were you guys in those early days?! I wish I had known about you - it would have been a lifesaver!"

So 3 years ago we designed the Bump to Babywearing workshop. Designed to be hosted to parents BEFORE their babies arrive to give them the confidence and knowledge to use their slings from day one. We also included a stretchy wrap for the first three months for free hire to get parents started!
The workshop covers:
1. one booklet to keep containing all information during the session
2. one plain coloured stretchy wrap
3. Benefits to babywearing
4. Safety
5.Comfort for parent and baby
6. Bump Wrapping for support in the later stages of pregnancy
7. How to - demonstrations and the chance to havea practical go with our demonstration dollies
8. Ongoing support once your baby arrives.

The workshop was incredibly popular and as you can see by the reviews in our short video parents cant recommend it highly enough! The problem though was that we had to charge for the workshop - The costs of the wraps, washing of them, work booklets, room hire, insurance. It just wasn't possible to provide for free.
But the more and more people who come to us and tell us how much the workshop and sling helped them with post natal depression, anxiety, attachment and bonding, breastfeeding, father and other carer bonding and many more benefits the more we felt that actually the workshop is not luxury its an essential class that everyone should have access to! So we've set ourselves a huge challenge! We want to raise enough funds to ensure that the workshop can indeed be delivered free of charge for ALL parents in Lincolnshire!

However; this means we need our team of volunteers trained to a much higher level; which in itself will cost us £4000. We also need ALOT more slings! and workbooklets too! So over the next few months we have volunteers dedicated to applying for grants and funding to make this possible but if YOU can help in any way possible we would very much appreciate any support we can,

TEAM MUMAROO XX
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Excited to announce our first fundraising event in aid of Bump to Babywearing! Step back in time and test your knowledge of 90s and noughties!!

A huge thank you to Suzie's Cup of Joy for hosting and providing catering.

Tickets are limited so grab yours now. To secure your place PayPal to:

PayPal.me/bumptobabywearing
Add full names of all attendants to your payment.
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Excited to announce our first fundraising event in aid of Bump to Babywearing! Step back in time and test your knowledge of 90s and noughties!! A huge thank you to Suzies Cup of Joy for hosting and providing catering. Tickets are limited so grab yours now. To secure your place PayPal to: PayPal.me/bumptobabywearing Add full names of all attendants to your payment.

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Rachel Kate Fancy this?

Sophie Young we definitely up for it? Xx

Jessica Braithwaite we need a team!

Hollie Marie Whotton Kate Philips Gemma Fairbanks Kristyn Horsewood Laura CodyNeopets returns?

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