Talks, Demos & Sling Library

 

Talks & Demos

12pm         “Comfort, Communication and Connection

– Looking after you and your baby’s mental health

Join our keynote speakers Olwen Rowe, babywearing professional with ‘Die Trageschule Ireland’ and Mairead Murphy, breastfeeding educator from ‘Better Breastfeeding’ in what promises to be an enlightening discussion on adjusting to life with your baby, learning to mind yourself and finding your village. The panel will discuss practical ways to keep your baby close, to connect and to enjoy life together.

Infant mental health awareness is now part of the National Maternity Strategy. A growing body of evidence-based research, tells us the importance of responsive care for babies and children during their early years. Research shows that when babies are kept close, that they feel safe and secure and that their parents can get to know them better and understand their cues.

There are support services out there; voluntary, private and HSE services, online support groups and one to one – finding your connections can make all the difference to new parents and their families.

There will be an opportunity to ask Olwen and Mairead questions after the discussion.” 

 

1pm           Sling Demo – Stretchy Wraps, Ring Slings and Woven Wraps

Join BWI Librarians Tania and Sinead for a live sling demo. They’ll tackle common fit issues and small tweaks you can make to your carry to help with comfort for you and baby.

 

2pm          “Baby steps towards sustainable living.  What small changes can your family                             make?”

Aoife from ‘My Cotton Drawer’ will discuss the cost saving and benefits of using Cloth Nappies, as well as ecologically sound options for personal care like shampoo bars and less harsh deodorant products.

Melanie from ‘Rainbow Kids Boutique’ will advise on options for the eco-conscious families looking for convenient, practical and reusable packaging for lunches, snacks and drinks. Melanie has a keen interest in Organic Cotton clothing and will tell us why we should consider buying Fairtrade items.

Joanna from ‘Feeling Crafty’ is a zero-waste hero! Find out about her recent eye-opening household adventures and her passion for championing reusable sanitary products.

There will be an opportunity to put questions to the panel after the discussion. 

 

3pm          Sling Demo – Buckles and Meh Dai Carrier

Join BWI Librarians Tania and Sinead for a live sling demo. They’ll tackle common fit issues and small tweaks you can make to your carry to help with comfort for you and baby.

 

4pm          “Car Seats – What you need to know and why!” 

Its Irish Road Safety Awareness week 2018! We are delighted to have Gillian from ‘Happy Baby Nursery’ with us. She is a specialist car seat fitter and passionate car seat safety advocate. The world of carseats can be overwhelming, between getting one that will fit your vehicle correctly and getting the one most suitable for your child as they grow. Gillian will tell you what you need to know before you go shopping for a car seat and some hints and tips for keeping your kids safe in your car when you’re on the road. There will be an opportunity to ask Gillian questions after the presentation.

There will be an opportunity to ask Gillian questions after the presentation.