BabyWearing Institute

Certified Instructors

Find a certified babywearing educator in your area. (scroll down)

- Why choose a certified babywearing educator? Well would you rather have a certified mechanic work on your car or a back yard mechanic who is self taught? Both have a place, however, the certified mechanic put in extra effort, time, and money to learn more in order to have a broader understanding of cars, engines, breaks, electrical, exhaust, and...you get the point. A certified babywearing educator can explain the natural development of babies, which in turn will help parents know what carrier is good and which to leave unused. We look at pictures of non-certified babywearing educators and immediately see where their teaching will lack by the way the carrier embraces the baby. Because the natural continuation of safe babywearing has not been passed from mother to daughter for several generations, we now need professional babywearing education to ensure babies and parents are supported correctly and are safe. A little tuck or twist at the right place will make a huge difference in comfort, why not learn from the best? 

 

Because the teacher is certified, you will receive accurate information on babywearing. You will receive excellent instructions on how to pick an appropriate carrier and excellent wrapping instruction if you go with a wrap. Our certified babywearing educators are knowledgeable and experienced, ready to help you with your babywearing needs. The fees charged vary, contact your local babywearing educator to find out more.

Scholar means instructors have attended the class but have not yet completed the take home tests. Certified means instructors have attended the class and completed the tests

 

USA

Alaska

Chelsie Kochanowski, cvenechn@alumni.nd.edu

ClauWi certified only

 

Arkansas

  Little Rock

Angela Leatherwood     monkeybusinessconsultations@gmail.com                   Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

 

Arizona 

 

 

California

 Anaheim

 Rose Homme 714-817-0998        423 S. Brookhurst St., Suite J Anaheim, CA 92804  Rose@RosieposieBaby.com     www.rosieposiebaby.com                                      Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 Citrus Heights

Jamille Winrow     Email Jamille       917-717-8961                                                                           Babywearing Institute Certified Beginner and Advanced

 Colfax

 Sarah McPheeters  530-637-5485   smcpheet@gmail.com                                    Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 Costa Mesa

 Giselle Baturay  949-631-3166  giselle@granolababies.com  granolababies.com                 Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 Elk Grove

Tami Nelson                                                                                                                                              Babywearing Institute Scholar Beginner and Advanced

 Elvirta

Erica Johnson                                                                                                                                   Babywearing Institute Scholar Beginner and Advanced

 Fairfield

 Heather Lent  510-387-6694   Banana Peels Diapers   260 Link Rd., Suite E  heather@bananapeelsdiapers.com    www.BananaPeelsDiapers.com                         Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

  Fairfax 

Maya Gingold  415-497-8268 TinyKissesBabywearing@gmail.com                                               Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

 Fontana

Eve Celis                                                                                                                                           Babywearing Institute Scholar Beginner

  La Mirada

 Tiffany Leonard  14742 Beach Blvd., #148          714-943-6635   Tiffany@wrappedbaby.com                                                                                                           ClauWi certified only

 Lodi 

Stacie Palmtag   thewombeffect@gmail.com    209-598-1782                                                       Babywearing Institute Scholar Beginner and Advanced

 Monterey

Andi Ripley   831-717-5757                                                                                               Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

  Menlo Park

 Amy Hinckley   650-416-4359     amyhinckley@gmail.com                                    Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 Mountain View 

 Serena Weingrod  847-903-3779  www.bayareababywearing.com                           Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

 Oceanside

 Robyn Collar 866-599-4295 x. 708      Robyn@Babyhawk.com                              Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 Orange County

 Elizabeth Soriano-Clark   714-868-6646  elizabeth@birthohm.com                      Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 Orangevale

 Alaina Williams       916-708-1263                                                                                                         Babywearing Institute Scholar Begineer and Advanced

Samantha Daniel                                                                                                                                  Babywearing Institute Scholar

 Petaluma

 Kat Lilith   797-762-3053     e-mail                                                                                       Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 Kylie Gabbard   347-284-8148   Kylie email                                                                   Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 Rancho Cordova

Kat Huston                                                                                                                                        Babywearing Institute Scholar Beginner and Advanced

 Roseville

Camille Potter                                                                                                                                    Babywearing Institute Scholar Beginner and Advanced 

 Sacramento

Kristi Conner   email Kristi      916-717-1044                                                                                       Affiliate Academy Instructor for CA

 San Diego

 Sara Lighthall   sara411@hotmail.com                                                                            Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 Joyce Valez                                                                                                                                       Babywearing Institute Scholar  

 Liz Zack       Lizemail          (360) 309-3377                                                  Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced                                              

 San Francisco                                                                                                                                           

Sarah Rockwell   352-284-6000     email                                                                                              Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 Santa Monica

 Kristen Wandschneider  babywearingla@gmail.com                                             Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 Simi Valley

Ivonne Gonzalez            email          www.hipmommy.com                                                               Affiliate Academy Instructor, Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

Temecula

Sonia Halim 

Vallejo

 Jennie Dillon   707-342-5366      blueberrybloom@gmail.com                               Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 Woodland

 Gabi Anderson   916-833-8253  Gabi's Email

  Babywearing Institute Beginner and Advanced 

 

Connecticut 

Shannon Brethauer                                                                                                                                                  Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced  

 

Delaware

 Clayton

Mary Joy Pinder    302-275-5685  email Joy                                                                                 Babywearing Institute certified educator basic and advanced

Lewes

Leah Greer-Pinzaru    302-858-2214    Leah email                                                   Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Milford

Heather Felker   302-242-7668   e-mail                                                                                   Affiliate Academy Instructor Babywearing Institute certified instructor

 

Florida

Bradenton

Tanya Taylor   941-350-1537                                                                                           Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Gainesville

Jennifer Reardon     352-219-5792             e-mail                                                           Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 High Springs

Valerie Walters             386-454-7866      e-mail                                                           Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Hollywood

Natalie Dib      954-558-7365    natliedib@icloud.com  www.dreamcatcherwraps.com               Babywearing Institute certified instructor, beginner and advanced

 Indiatlantic

Samantha Gambill                                                                                                                             Babywearing Institute Scholar Beginner and Advanced 

Jupiter

Christina Tarr                                                                                                                                              Babywearing Institute Scholar  

Miami

Amanda Fountain     asf11187@icloud.com    786-473-5401                                                           Babywearing Institute Scholar 

Yufen Lin           FireflyLin@gmail.com                                                                                          Babywearing Institute certified instructor, beginner and advanced 

Palm Beach County

Nicole Lanni                                                                                                                                     Babywearing Institute Scholar

Orlando 

Tej Carbone    407-914-6586 e-mail                                                                              Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

Port Saints Lucie

Angela Capesuis                                                                                                                            Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Kerri Coulter       772-919-5123  Kerri's Email

 Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Jade Cyr-Hoke, www.BISoutheast.com   561-248-5554, email                                         Affiliate Academy Instructor Babywearing Institute certified 

Lai Yee-John, 772-240-1633, Lai email                                                                           Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

Sarasota

Cheryl Kindred    941-914-6102  e-mail                                                                              Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Stuart

Brittany Beason 772-485-4593 Brittany's Email

Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Tallahassee

 Rebecca Lewis     609-556-0556   e-mail Rebecca                                                      Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Tampa 

Karen Jarman  Karen's Email

Babywearing institute scholar beginner and advanced. 

 

Vero Beach

Laura Gaffney                                                                                                                                  Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Windermere 

Lauren Lichkay 859-444-1070 Lauren's Email

 

 

 

Hawaii

Honolulu

 Steffany Kerr         816-419-1822  email                                                                  Babywearing Institute certified basic and advanced

 

Idaho

Meridian

Sheri Gress            208-473-9410  email Sheri                                                                      Affiliate Academy Instructor Babywearing Institute certified instructor

 Boise

Amy York              Amy email                 208-724-0715                                                                         Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 

Illinois 

Mt. Zion

Haley Jasmin   www.theCozyKangaroo.com    Haley@thecozykangaroo.com                     404-457-5724                                                                                                                                        Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

 Prospect Hills

Jasmine Sassack            e-mail        carrymebabycarriers.com
Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced
 
 Washington
Courtney Strauser       262-229-9703         Courtney email
Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced
 
 

Indiana

 Jess Chisholm   317-523-9522    jaxmomma@hotmail.com                                  Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Jo Anderson                                                                                                                                      Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 

Iowa

 Char Wade    515-783-7371     char@brightclaremums.com     brightclaremums.com             ClauWi certified, Babywearing Institute Affiliate Academy Instructorcertified instructor 

 

Kansas

Manhatten

Michelle Atkins     818-497-5811   Michelle e-mail                                                      Babywearing Institute certified basic and advanced

 

Kentucky

 Pineville

Karen Jarman                                                                                                                   Babywearing Institute Certified beginner and advanced


Maine 

 Freeport

 Karin VanNordstrand    207-865-6336     Karimemama@me.com    Karin's Website     Babywearing Institute certified instructor, beginner and scholar advanced

 

Maryland

Berlin 

 Kristan Bergey  Kristin's Email

Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced 

 

Bowie 

Shayla Boyd-Gill    202-271-3240        Shayla email                                                   Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 Ocean City

      Rachel Dypsky  Rachel's Email  www.babywearingtothrive.org

Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Salisbury 

   Sarah Oleksak  Sarah's Email

Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced 

 

Massachusetts 

Cambridge 

 Angela Owens     617-492-4507     e-mail                                                                       Babywearing Institute certified instructor, beginner and advanced

Witinsville 

Reina Phillips          (508) 380-4849             e-mail                                                      Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advance

 

Michigan

Allen Park

Joy Jourdan                                                                                                                                      Babywearing Institute scholar

Ann Arbor

Beth Barbeau                                                                                                                                  Babywearing Institute scholar 

Gillian McClensey-Powell                                                                                                                 Babywearing Institute scholar 

 Dexter

 Becca Morse   3545 Inverness, Dexter, MI 48130    734-678-4687   beccalionsmom@gmail.com                                                                                                  ClauWi certified, Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Ferndale

Jacklyn Brickman                                                                                                        www.modernnaturalbaby.com       Jacklyn@modernnaturalbaby.com             248-629-6306     Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

Lansing 

Christin Lott             Christin email            517-853-9362                                                                   Affiliate Academy Instructor Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

Ypsilanti

Moonbeam Nance                                                                                                                             Babywearing Institute scholar 

 

 Missouri

High Ridge

Joy Jourdan                                                                                                                                                   Babywearing Institute scholar 

 

Jackson 

Emily Wade    emolee84@gmail.com                                                                                                  Babywearing Institute scholar

Jefferson City

Sara Burns     573-636-2130    email                                                                              Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

 Kirkwood

Lauren Powell                                                                                                                                      Babywearing Institute scholar

Maplewood

Jamie Lueders                                                                                                                                   Babywearing Institute scholar

Osage Beach

Jessica Rozier                                                                                                                                 Babywearing Institute scholar

St. Charles

Samantha Clark                                                                                                                                      Babywearing Institute scholar  

St. Louis

 Kate Schnetzer  MHA,CBE,CLE, CPST   314-332-2582  Kate@Parentingresources.org         Babywearing Institute Certified Educator   website

Tiffani T Nixon CPST
Wildwood, MO 63038
dazzlingdoula@gmail.com
Babywearing Institute Certified Educator Beginner and Advanced

 

 Montana

Bozeman

   Lauren Christian  Tethered Fit  email Lauren                                                              Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 

Missoula 

Jacole Johnson   406-208-0220  www.growingupgreenmissoula.com                                                       Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

     

Nebraska

Omaha

Justin Quick      402-689-7118           email                                                                    Babywearing scholar beginner and advanced

 

New Jersey

Mullica Hill

Aimee Lyden    856-417-3547       Aimee email                                                          Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Pennington

Rachel Ullman          215-370-5114       Rachel's email                                                  Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced. Certified beginner ONLY.

 

New Mexico

Farmington

Karen Tapia   360-200-2775   Karensypher@hotmail.com                                                     Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

 

New York

Brooklyn

 Adriane Stare    adriane@cariboubaby.com         (917) 612-9147     website           Babywearing Institute certified instructor, beginning and scholar advanced

 Sarah Longwell-Stevens   917-620-6905         Sarah email                                   Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

 Claire Bradin          917-841-8951             Clair email                                                   Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Keri Fisher                                                                                                                                            Babywearing Institute scholar

 Milagros Guzman    Milagros email                                                                              Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 

Ballston Spa

Amber Chaves   518-557-8809    35 Milton Ave.  TheBundleStore@gmail.com                            Babywearing Institute certified beginner

 

New York  

 Anne Cavallaro Jimenez, Long Island & NYC,                                                                nybabywearer@gmail.com       516-318-4208  718-624-2923                                   Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

Karen Tuscano, Karen's e-mail     ClauWi certified only

Jennifer Guerrero           917-538-8536        email                                                        Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Caprice Corona       email Caprice                                                                                Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Abigail Adams  917-282-8569                                                                                          Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Tamara Srdanovic  718-496-5093         Tamara email                                             Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Gillian Foreman           214-208-5535           Gillian email                                            Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Rachel Figuerea-Levine      646-620-9915      Rachel email                                    Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Stacey Haynes, LIC       917-670-8733,          Stacey email                                         Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Koyuki Smith    koyukismith@gmail.com                                                                                              Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advance 

 Clifton Park

               Amber Chaves, OTR/L  Clifton Park, NY 12065 518-557-8809
               Babywearing Institute certified beginner     email

 Nevada

Sparks/Reno

Sharon Binkis                                                                                                                                 Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 

North Carolina

Apex 

Fatimah Faraj                                                                                                                                  Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

 

 Oklahoma

 Bethany

Sarah Hester                                                                                                                                        Babywearing Institute scholar

Edmond

Kristina Amiraslani                                                                                                                             Babywearing Institute certified

Erin Benbow                                                                                                                                    Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

Lawton

Angela Miller  Angela's Email

Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

Moore

Melissa Spaegle                                                                                                                                      Babywearing Institute scholar

 

Mustand

Ashley Barrett      Ashley@nurturingbonds.com       
www.nurturingbonds.com  
                                                    
Babywearing Institute Certified beginner and advanced 

 

Norman

Amanda Eason                                                                                                                                      Babywearing Institute scholar

 Oklahoma City

 Elizabeth Pilgrim      TheChangingTableOK.com      email   405-632-5684                                  Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced 

 Piper Nard                    Piper's email             (405) 285 8280                                                             Affiliate Instructor OK area . Babywearing Institute certified beginning and advanced

 Zonna Franklin       BabywearOKC@gmail.com            405-358-3559                                         Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

Owasso

Laren Hyatt                                                                                                                                            Babywearing Institute scholar

Tulsa

Somer Johnson       somerknits@aim.com                                                                                         Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

Cheyenne North                                                                                                                                  Babywearing Institute scholar

Ashley Ritchie       BabywearingAshley@gmail.com                                                                           Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

 

Oregon

Portland

Lindsay DeGroot    406-570-2692     email   website

 Babywearing Instiute certified beginner and advanced
 

Lindsay Ingalls    802-238-4779      www.naturallyfamily.com                                                           Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced                                        

Sarah Weatherly    sarah@nurturingnewlife.com      www.nurturningnewlife.com                       Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

West Linn

Susan Horn      e-mail                                                                                                                    Affiliate Academy Instructor Babywearing Institute certified instructor

 Salem

Stephenie Tanner    mamaroo.org        e-mail                                                                  Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

 

Pennsylvania

Erie 

Sarah Godwin         sarah@thepureparentingshop.com           814-459-0807                              Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

Pittsburgh

Laura McCarthy  info@wearyourlittleone.com     www.wearyourlittleone.com                     412-721-7291                                                                                                                   Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced 

 

Texas

Dickinson

Allison Jones                                                                                                                                              Babywearing Institute scholar

Houston

Angelique Geehan       713-899-0655       Angelique email                                                 Affiliate Academy Instructor Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

Sarah Godwin         sarah@thepureparentingshop.com           814-459-0807                              Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

San Antonio

Bethany Cain      bethanycain26@gmail.com        210-445-6488                                                   Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

Denise Mitchell     hello@babyhipcc.com   www.babyhipcc.com  210-545-2499                        Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

 Krystal Fare             830-660-5776        e-mail                                                                   Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

Spring

Lauren Barr                                                                                                                                      Babywearing Institute scholar

 The Woodlands

Lauren Logsdon      email Lauren      www.woodlandbabies.com  281-755-3923              Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

 

Utah

Bountiful 

Alison Smart   butterflybabywraps@gmail.com                                                          Babywearing Institute certified instructor, beginner and advanced 

Ogden 

Mayme Ercanbrack             801-686-3007                Mayme e-mail                                                  Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

Hyrum 

Kenna Dyches              e-mail                                                                                          Babywearing Institute certified instructor, beginner and advanced

Pleasant Grove 

Rachel Richardson     (801) 814-6744                                                                           Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 

Virginia

Midlothiam 

Courtney Glaze            804-744-4734           Courtney email                                           Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Alexandria 

Kit Jenkins            410-253-1553            Kit email                                                       Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

 

Washington 

Kitsap Penninsula 

Andria Head  509-592-5530  evergreenbabyconsultants@gmail.com                                       Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced  

 Seattle

Angie Dobbins-Frisbie                                                                                                                         Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced                       

 Carrie Davis      425-941-0826     Carrie email    website                                                                   Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced 

Spokane

Simone Kahmeyer      Email Simone                                                                                                                    Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Puyallup

Shannon Hayes   diapergeniunses@gmail.com   www.LBchildrendsdesigns.com                                  Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Meagan Hayes  diapergeniuses@gmail.com       www.LBchildrensdesigns.com                                        Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Port Orchard

Tamara Younger                                                                                                                                                         Babywearing Institute scholar beginner and advanced

Vancouver

Erica Adkisson                                                                                                                                         Babywearing Institute Certified beginner and advanced

Tanja Martinson     253-709-5757  Tanja's email       www.BabywearingInstituteNW.com        Affiliate Academy Instructor Babywearing Institute certified  instructor, beginner and advanced

 

Wisconsin

Weyaowega 

Brianna Cabral                                                                                                                                     Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 CANADA

Alberta

Fort McMurray 

Carey Huber-Thompson               780-880-5823     Carey e-mail                                       Affiliate Academy Instructor  Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

Ontario

  Brampton

 Ingrid Gayle     Ingrid's Email    Website

 Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

British Columbia 

 Comox Valley

Samantha Schneider         sonneva@shaw.ca                                                           Babywearing Institute Scholar beginner and advanced

 Vancouver

Lyndsay Passmore   email Lyndsay                                                                                                                     Babywearing Institute Scholar beginner and advanced

 

Saskatchewan 

Regina 

Leslie Charlton   Leslie email   306-347-2229 Groovy Mama, 3206  13th Ave  website 

 

Malaysia

Johor

Yusnida Nani Khamaruddin         Johor Bahru     Busyuk1977@yahoo.com                                  Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

Kedah

Nor Shahida Md Radze             SG. Petani          Shahida.Radze@gmail.com                           Babywearing Institute certified beginner and advanced

 

 

 What is the difference between ClauWi certified and Babywearing Institute certified?

The Babywearing Institute uses some of the basics all babywearing schools teach but have added material relevant to the North American market along with more research and areas other schools do not find time to dive into. Because of our past teaching experience and a work book developed by the Babywearing Institute, we can move faster through our material. 

Some of the members of ClauWi school from Germany came to help teach the first class of the Babywearing Institute and because those graduates have not received the added education the Babywearing Institute offers, we differentiate in our listings. Having certified through the Babywearing Institute a babywearing educator is literally able to help in any kind of situation, wrap, soft structured carriers, ring slings, traditional carriers, spine+hip development, twin wearing, multiple wearing, children with special needs wearing, nursing and babywearing and much more. ClauWi certified educators know the basics very well and can help with a lot of the questions, however, they do not have the special training for more advanced babywearing education.  

 

To become a certified babywearing educator, please  register for classes here registration

 

 

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