Classes & Consulting

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All classes are taught by Jay McMillin, CLEC

Professional Babywearing Educator  – Center for Babywearing Studies Certified

Certified Lactation Educator – University of California San Diego

Contact me directly: info@modernbabywearing.com

PERSONAL SESSIONS

Babywearing Café

Drop In Hours: Mondays and Fridays from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM  at Tiny Tots Baby Boutique and by appointment on other days.

138 Railway Ave, Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 866-2900

Cost: $15/ 15 minute increments

Learning to use a woven wrap
Learning to use a woven wrap

Check out the impressive selection of carriers at Tiny Tots, and have an informed Babywearing Consultant help you to find a carrier that will suit your needs and be the most comfortable for you. You will go home confident with your new carrier purchase. Already have a carrier you need help with? We can fit it to you and your baby, and troubleshoot any comfort issues you may be having.  This session is also a great option for hands on help with learning a new carry with a carrier you already use and love. If you need help with more than one carrier, up to two sessions can be purchased in a row.

If you feel like need a little more than that, check out a Private Consultation!

 

Private Consultation   

Cost In Store: $100 (60 minutes)

How most of the Consults end - A Sleeping Baby
How most of the Consults end – A Sleeping Baby

Bring your personal carrier, or try many different carriers from our extensive library to get an idea what works for you. Hands-on help with proper positioning and use, recommendations for carriers that will suit your personal taste, demonstrations, and reference sheets to bring home with you, are just a handful of the many things that can be included in your personalized consultation. After booking a session, a Certified Babywearing Consultant will contact you with some questions to make your consultation something you will be thrilled with.

This is a great gift for a baby shower or an expectant friend or family member. This is a wonderful alternative for those who benefit from learning in a one-on-one environment.

This session includes follow up with your consultant via email or phone, and a gift certificate for $10 off a single carrier of your choice at Tiny Tots.

Cost In home: $200 (90 minutes)

By Appointment Only  – contact  info@modernbabywearing.com

Proud Parents - to- be practicing their wrapping skills.
Proud Parents – to- be practicing their wrapping skills.

Getting out of the house with a new baby can be tough! Or maybe you have a few kids and can’t wrangle them all to a consult. No problem! We can come to you! We will bring an extensive carrier stash and a weighted demo doll and give you the low-down on 5 major carrier types (Ring Sling, Mei Tai, Soft Structured Carrier, Woven Wraps, stretchy wraps). If you already have a carrier and just need some help with proper positioning and use, we can do that too! After booking a session, a Certified Babywearing Consultant will contact you with some questions to make your consultation something you will be thrilled with. Invite a couple of friends and make it a party – group discounts are available!

This session includes follow up with your consultant via email or telephone, and a gift certificate for $10 off a single carrier of your choice at Tiny Tots.

 

GROUP CLASSES AND SEMINARS

Classes are held regularly at Tiny Tots in Campbell, California and occasionally at other venues. I am available to travel, and can cater classes to your needs. Group discounts are available. 

Choosing a Baby Carrier

90 minute session/ $25 per person

FB_IMG_1425165984111With hundreds of types on the market, which kind of carrier offers you and your baby the options that are important to you? Which carrier is the best carrier? Are some better for breastfeeding than others? Some may have heard myths regarding safety and proper hip and spine development in carriers, and want to know more about it.
All these questions and more can be answered in this 90 minute session discussing 6 major carrier types available to help you carry your baby, and touching on some of the physical and emotional benefits to baby and caregiver that a carrier can facilitate.
Carriers Discussed: Stretchy Wraps, Woven Wraps, Ring Slings, Mei Tai’s, Soft Structured Carriers, and Front Packs. 
Jay @ Birth & Baby Fair
Jay @ Birth & Baby Fair

Babywearing 101

90 minute session/ $25 per person

For the new parents or those brand new to baby carriers, this class covers all the babywearing basics. We will discuss the history of Babywearing, how it can be used as a tool to facilitate early infant bonding, and help get breastfeeding off to a good start. This 90 minute session covers the following:

  • Age appropriate carrier types
  • Safety and proper positioning for your baby
  • Demonstration of a few beginning carries in 5 major carrier types (Ring Sling, Mei Tai, Soft Structured Carrier, Woven Wraps, Stretchy Wraps)
  • Opportunity to get hands on help with (at least) one carrier from our extensive library.
  • Help finding a carrier that fits your individual criteria
  • Reference sheets to bring home with you.

 

Babywearing 202

90 minute session/ $25 per person

For parents out of the newborn stage who have already began their babywearing journey, but would like to delve deeper down the rabbit hole. We will discuss many different carrier types, have examples of different sizes of carriers, different fabric choices , and will demonstrate a few more advanced skills. This 90 minute session covers the following:

  • Age appropriate carrier types
  • Safety and proper positioning for your growing child
  • Demonstration of a few beginning and advanced carries in 4 major carrier types (Ring Sling, Mei Tai, Soft Structured Carrier, Woven Wraps)
  • Opportunity to get hands on help with (at least) one carrier from our extensive library.

 

Bonding With Your Newborn

3 hours/ $75 for 2 people

Getting ready to practice some kangaroo care when they bring their baby home
Getting ready to practice some kangaroo care when they bring their baby home

For parents to be! This 3 Hour session is meant to be taken before the baby arrives. Our babies are born with a unique set of physiological needs, and instinctive reflexes to help get those needs met. In this session, we will discuss early infant development and bonding, reading infant cues, ways to encourage the optimal growth conditions for your newborn baby, and how we can use this knowledge of Kangaroo Care and babywearing to get breastfeeding off to a great start.

In this session we will cover:

  • Recognizing infant cues and how best to respond to them
  • The science behind skin-to-skin Kangaroo Care and what the current recommendations are for this practice
  • Developmentally appropriate behavior in your newborn
  • Breastfeeding in the first few weeks
  • Options for baby carriers that would best work for your newborn baby
  • Reference sheets to bring home with you to help in those early days

 

Using Babywearing To Meet Your Breastfeeding Goals

90 minute session/ $25 per person

We will discuss the physiological benefits involved in breastfeeding success that can be supported by the act of babywearing. The session will also touch on some realities of early breastfeeding difficulties and how we can help caregivers avoid them. The second half will include a demonstration of ways to safely nurse in different carriers, information on safety concerns while breastfeeding in carriers, and examples of attire that can make breastfeeding more manageable in a carrier. Topics will include:

  • Which carriers are easiest to breastfeed in
  • How using a baby carrier can help increase milk supply and improve breastfeeding duration
  • How to breastfeed in a carrier
  • Proper positioning for feeding in a carrier
  • How to adjust wardrobe to accommodate feeding in a carrier
  • Tips from a seasoned vet for discreet public nursing

 

Advanced Wrapping Workshop for Educators

2 day workshop (10 hours)/ $300 per person base (not including travel expenses)

*Significant discounts available to Non-Profit groups or For Profit groups working with vulnerable populations. Please email me.

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This 2 day workshop is intended for those who are working as Prenatal and Postpartum educators. It is aimed at improving your skill set with woven wraps, and increasing your ability to teach wrapping through better understanding of wrap mechanics, and demystifying wrapping terminology. We will cover a series of front, hip, and back carries with both a short and long wrap – leading up to fancy finishes at the end of the second day. You will leave feeling confident in your wrapping skills, and your ability to teach wrapping. No prior woven wrap experience is necessary.

 

 

 

Fall Wedding in Tekhni Olympus Chai
Fall Wedding in Tekhni Olympus Chai

Special Occasions Babywearing Consulting

Cost: $60/hour   (Available online only)

Are you a family planning a portrait shoot with your legacy wrap? Have a special carrier that you hope to have as the centerpiece of your newborn photos? Our photo consulting service can help you to make those photographs beautiful and memorable. We can plan a style around a specific carrier that you provide, or help you to find a wrap or ring sling that will tie it all together beautifully. We want your photos to be the modern marvels you’ve been seeing in your dreams.

Going to a wedding? Black tie-affair? Birthday bash? Baby in tow could be a real drag on your fashion sensibilities – so why not include them in the styling? Let us help you find a carrier that will jive with the needs of your event, or teach a few fancy carries to dress up a simple wrap. Nothing to wear yet? Even better! Chat with us, we’ll help you find an outfit to suit your style – and showcase some ways to make your baby a part of the fun.

Follow up via e-mail or Facebook is included in this service until your event has passed.

Photo Consulting for Businesses

Cost: starting at $300/shoot

(different packages and price points available – contact info@modernbabywearing.com for rates)

5mr.com models on a photo shoot
5mr.com models on a photo shoot

Are you a babywearing business looking to advertise a new product? Have a Certified Babywearing Consultant style your shoot! You can be sure to have a fashion forward photo, with a carrier that is utilized safely and properly. Show your clients that you know what you are doing. A picture is worth a thousand words, so make sure you are saying what you mean to. Some package options include model styling in the weeks before the shoot, hands-on help for the duration of the shoot, showcasing proper positioning and use of the carrier and all its components, social media presence following the shoot. We work closely with a few different photographers, so if you are not already set on one – we can help with that too.

 

All ready for a Doula Workshop!
All ready for a Doula Workshop!

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