Meet the volunteers


West Pennine Slings is run by a small group of committed volunteers. The volunteers are all babywearers themselves, and are interested in educating others about the benefits of babywearing.

West Pennine Slings is committed to providing sound, informed advice. All volunteers for WP Slings are either Trageschule consultants or Trageschule advocates. All certificates are available on request.

So, let’s meet the crew behind West Pennine Slings.

Katrina – Founder and Babywearing consultant


Hi, I’m Katrina and I am the founder of West Pennine Slings. I am a certified Trageschule babywearing consultant and have also completed the School of Babywearing consultancy course.  I am also a member of BABI (British Association of Babywearing Consultants) and fully insured for the work that we do.

I’m mama to Matilda and Corben. Matilda is the reason for the library and meet existing, from the day she was born she let us know that there was absolutely no way she was going to be put down for a second. Ever. She just liked her cuddles too much! So I started researching slings, got a stretchy wrap and we’ve never looked back. Now we have Corben slings have become even more valuable as he is just as cuddly as his sister. Matilda and Corben’s father loves to carry them too but isn’t too keen on my expensive sling habit. He can’t understand why one isn’t enough!

Alongside West Pennine Slings, I run Hold Close consultancy. This offers sound advice  in a private one-to-one teaching session. Many people with brand new babies, or babies with additional needs, or multiple babies find a consult at home a lot easier.   If this is of interest to you, please see details in the consultancy section.

Anne – Babywearing consultant


Hi, I’m Anne, mum to Toby, Max and another one due at the end of the year, I carried both of my sons and love the freedom it gives me. I am a big fan of woven wraps and love helping to introduce people to this lovely, slightly bonkers and cake filled world of baby snuggles

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