About Débora Rodrigues
Débora started her babywearing journey while she was pregnant with her older son in 2003 when her midwife gave her a paper about using a sling. She then went to the baby show and bought her first carrier from Susie Pearon at the Extraordinary Baby Shoppe in Ottawa in 2004.
It was a Maya Wrap original shoulder ring sling, and Débora had a love/hate relationship with the thing. She watched the CD (this was pre-Youtube) and it took awhile to figure it out what with mommy brain and an overly complicated set of instructions. Her first son walked at 10.5 months of age and it was only upon the birth of her second son in 2007 that Débora's baby carrying experience exploded. One she had to chase after thing one, and thing two only walked at 15.5 months, making carriers a necessity. From there she jumped into babywearing with two feet
- 2004: First time carrying. First carrier, an asymmetrical sling.
- 2007: Second son born. Purchased back pack carrier. Then tried a mei tai (meh dai).
- 2008: Tried her first wrap. By August she opened Crown of Dreams and rented her first sling.
- 2009: Started Babywearing in Canada and held her first babywearing group meeting at Milkface Nursingwear.
- 2010: Joined the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance.
- 2012 & 2014: Attended the International Babywearing Conference to further her baby carrying skills.
- 2015: Attended the Flemish Babywearing Conference, the European Babywearing Conference in the UK, the International Attachment Conference, took her Newborn Behaviour Observation course with the Brazelton Institute. Held the first Babywearing in Canada Conference. Created the Post-partum and Carrying Professionals Group (PPCP Group).
- 2016: Attended the Bond Conference, the World Association Infant Mental Health Conference, Presented at the International Babywearing Conference, held the Second Babywearing in Canada Conference. Globalized the PPCP Group and accepted international applications to develop a global certification.
- 2017: Attended the Flemish Babywearing Conference and the Tragesymposium in Hamburg Germany.