Private consultations guidelines

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Wrap a hug – private consultations

Introduction:

Wrap a Hug is a babywearing consultancy and sling library specialised in woven wraps. At Wrap a Hug as we really believe that wrapping the most comfortable and snuggly way of carrying your baby and we are passionate about it. We want to make sure that you get the support you need to become a confident wrapper and babywearer. We also have ring slings, stretchy wraps and mei tais for demo and hire if you are interested.

The consultation:

The consultant will teach you how to use a wrap/sling and ensure you feel confident about putting it on by yourself. She will also tell you about the benefits of babywearing, talk to you about safety, how to dress your baby and how to feed your baby in the carrier.

The consultation is booked for 1 hour and it is a set fee. This is an estimate as some consultations might be shorter and others longer depending on the needs of the parent and the baby. We go at your own pace to make sure you get the most out of your consultation. Please do ask questions during the consultation to make sure you understand all the information.

Fees:

  • We offer different types of private consultations, all consultations are booked for 1 hour:At you home or place of your choice: the consultant will bring a selection of wraps/slings and a demo doll

£45 + traveling fees

  • At the consultant’s home where you can choose from all the wrap/slings available. Please note that it is accessible via stairs only (buggies can be left in the entrance at your own risk) and it is a cat-friendly home. Please let the consultant know if you have allergies. It is a very child-friendly place.

£35 flat rate

  • Sling walk: we will meet at your place, help you put the sling on and go for a walk to help you build your confidence. This is particularly useful for first time babywearers who are a bit anxious, mothers who want to breastfeed in the sling on the go and/or for first time back carries.

£45 + traveling fees

  • Skype consultation: if we are unable to meet up then a Skype consultation is possible.

£25 flat rate

Hire:

The consultation includes a free two-week hire of a wrap or sling of your choice.

When you hire a wrap/sling we will ask a deposit of £50 that will be given back to you when you return it. If the wrap/sling is damaged you will be liable to pay the costs of repairing or replacing it. If it is lost or stolen while on hire, you will be required to pay the costs of replacement. You must agree to the terms and conditions of hire, this will be laid out in the hire form

If the wrap/sling is returned late a fee of £5 per day will be charged.

The wrap/sling must be returned washed. You need to carefully follow the washing instructions given to you.

You are more than welcome to hire a different wrap/sling when returning it or ask to extend the hire period (£10 for 2 weeks hire).

Follow-up:

At Wrap a Hug, all our clients get follow up support, whether they come for a free information session at the library or book a private consultation. We are here to accompany you in your babywearing journey and want to ensure you find the experience enjoyable as this can help bonding with your baby. After our initial meeting you can contact your consultant via text message, Facebook messenger (via the Wrap a Hug page), Whatsapp, phone or Skype and ask questions and /or send pictures if you are unsure. The consultant will get back to you as soon as possible.

You are also welcome to drop in at the library for a quick troubleshooting meeting at no cost.

The follow-up support doesn’t include teaching you new carries or how to use a different sling. This must be done via private or 20min library consultation (back carries in private consultations only).

Contact:

Email: mel.wrapahug@gmail.com

Facebook: wrap a hug

Phone Mel (consultant): 07916349685

Skype: username drmelpinet (email drmelpinet@gmail.com)

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