It was almost by chance that we became aware of the Trageschule® Dresden.
Since we had already gained quite a lot of experience in using slings, we went to Dresden to attend the “Basic Course in Tying” to learn a few more tying tricks. But that was not all – we were so overwhelmed by the course after the first weekend that we first had to let it all sink in.
Besides the advanced tying techniques we learned there, we also found out a lot of background information on carrying babies in slings, on how to organise sling tying courses, and so on and so forth ... We had three months’ time to practise and apply what we had learned, and we were already looking forward to the advanced course.
We had three months’ time to practise and apply what we had learned, and we were already looking forward to the advanced course. This next course also took two days of intensive training, and we thought that nearly everything had already been said and demonstrated on the first course. We soon knew better.
What struck us as positive from the very outset was that the Trageschule® Dresden does not advertise for any particular sling company.Many sling manufacturers are represented with samples and brochures, and participants can form their own opinions of the slings.The carrying consultants also had other carrying aids/bags/frames available for comparison, enabling us and the other participants to explore the different levels of quality and the different carrying aids.
Objective of the Trageschule
The objective of the Trageschule® Dresden is to establish a network of qualified carrying consultants (independent of sling manufacturers!) to enable competent carrying consultancy and carrying courses to be offered in as many parts of Germany as possible.
Even if carrying instructions are clear, it is always nice to have a contact partner to turn to when you have a question on how to carry your baby in a sling.
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