Frequently Asked Questions
When can I start Sling Strong?
After you have had your 6-week midwife check, been given the ‘all clear’ to exercise and your post-partum bleeding has stopped. I recommend 6 weeks after a natural birth and 8 weeks after a caesarean.
What sling do I need?
Either a wrap or a buckle carrier are best suited for the class. Such as Stretchy wrap, close caboo, Tula, Connecta and Beco. Babies are to be worn “tummy to tummy” or older/heavier babies may be back carried.
Is there an age limit for babies?
No, though classes are more suited to pre-walkers. However, if your baby is used to being in a sling and happy to stay in it for an hour they are more than welcome.
I haven’t exercised since birth, will I be okay?
Yes, the classes are designed for post-natal women so the exercises will be suitable for you. If you have any pregnancy related conditions I can help adapt exercises for you, as long as the midwife has said you’re fit to exercise!
What If I need to feed or change my baby?
Not a problem, feel free to stop and feed at any point in the class. I have ensured baby changing facilities at all venues.
What should I wear for the classes?
Anything you’re comfortable in but I recommend just 1 layer on your top. You’re going to get warm and will be difficult taking the sling off to take layers off. For baby, I recommend you take them down to their vest, as they are going to get your heat off you too.
Can we turn up for a class on the day?
You can turn up on the day as long as you have completed the booking form through the relevant class on the website first.