Meet Our Team
Babywearing Specialist fitters
We strive to assist parents in anyway that we can through our professional Fitting and Consultation services. We make it our mission to educate parents about healthy babywearing and getting the right fit which allows them to make a more informed decision when choosing carrier that best fits their lifestyle.
Our consultants are trained Professional Babywearing Specialist Fitters and are experienced in guiding parents through their babywearing journeys as well as handling your little ones so you can put your mind at ease when you’re with us.
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Donnie is a father to 3 beautiful girls and together with our Principal Consultant Pearline, runs the company and is the brainchild behind all strategic and IT-related projects within the company. An experienced and well-qualified Babywearing Specialist Fitter, he has over 10 years of Babywearing Consultation and Fitting experience, having benefited over 10,000 babies since 2009. Parents especially appreciate his flair for details. Placing a high value on peer exchange, he constantly visits trade fairs to catch up with baby carrier manufacturers on the latest research and also attended the Die Trageschule Advanced Course held by our company in 2017.
Together with Pearline, Donnie discovered and investigated the impact ill-fitting hip belts have on babywearers, and coined the term "Hollow Belt Syndrome" - a significant though not the only element in the Get The Right Fit process. This discovery is significant as it goes a step further (from common babywearing knowledge & training) in addressing why an ergonomic carrier can feel uncomfortable for some wearers and how a trained Babywearing Specialist Fitter & Consultant can help parents avoid that.
Baby Slings & Carriers is the brainchild of Pearline, who is also our Principal Consultant and Chief Babywearing Specialist Fitting Trainer. She is a pioneer in the babywearing industry, advocating and acting as a Babywearing Specialist Fitter and Consultant since 2007. Sharp and precise with more than 10,000 babywearing fittings under her belt, Pearline is able to solve adjustment issues & can visualize how well a baby carrier fits the baby and parent pair quickly. With 3 daughters of different ages and being their main caregiver, she also loves sharing her experience on parenting with new parents during fittings.
A strong believer of peer exchange, she also initiated and partnered with Die Trageschule, Dresden to host Babywearing Consultant courses in Singapore in 2017 and 2018. This benefited many new babywearing consultants in Southeast Asia. She constantly keeps up to date with the latest baby carrier developments in the market by keeping in close contact with baby carrier manufacturers.
Together with Donnie, they discovered key elements on what makes a certain ergonomic baby carrier tick for certain body proportions (both parent & child), including the discovery which led to the coining of the "Hollow Belt Syndrome" in our Get The Right Fit process. The Babywearing Specialist Fitter & Consultant program - the first of its kind in the world that focuses particularly on the techniques in helping parents find a well-fitted baby carrier was conceived. This professional course is taught exclusively at The Baby Carrying Academy with the aim to equip more Babywearing Consultants with the skills to help their clients Get The Right Fit right from the start.
Oh, and did we mention she is also a very effective baby whisperer? You'll be amazed! 🙂
Mrs Singapore (2016) and a full time mommy to her two daughters, Michelle runs our Marketing and Social Media programs. Her adventure into babywearing started out with her first Manduca Carrier back in 2015 with the birth of her first daughter, which turned out to be her lifesaver. A dancer at heart, she also pioneered babywearing dance workshops in Singapore and continues to do that in her own free time.
Because of her less positive experience with another popular brand named ergonomic carrier, Michelle started to question babywearing comfort. This led her to figure out that not all baby carriers fit everyone the same, and she is now on a mission to help other parents avoid these costly mistakes.
Michelle is trained in our Get The Right Fit program and has fitted over at least a hundred parent-child pairs. As a Babywearing Specialist Fitter & Consultant, she is extremely patient with guiding parents and narrow down their babywearing options.
Our youngest Babywearing Specialist Fitter & Consultant, Kierra was only 12 when she started her training. Apart from completing the Babywearing Specialist Fitter program, she had also attended training with Die Trageschule Dresden in 2018 to broaden her skills in woven wraps.
Knowledgeable and polite, she always tries her best to ensure parents walk away from a babywearing fitting or consultation feeling comfortable that they have acquired the necessary skills to manage the use of their carriers, all by themselves. To date she is probably still the youngest Babywearing Specialist Fitter & Consultant in the world.
Acting and writing are her other favorite activities, so she appears as Sassy Mama in our youtube channel and has a following on Wattpad. Don't be surprised too, if you see her on-screen!
Patient and easy-going, Kieona is the approachable girl-next-door whom everyone finds easy to talk to. Although she is one of the youngest Babywearing Specialist Fitter and Consultants around being only in her teens, she has already personally fitted over 50 parent and child dyads in the past two years alone.
Trained under our Get The Right Fit Program as well as the Advanced Babywearing Course from Die Trageschule (Dresden), Kieona is comfortable helping parents suss out their most comfortable and fitting options be it sling, wrap or carrier. Don't let her age fool you! She can be very good with handling small babies and calming them down when the need arises.
With a keen eye for detail and design, Kieona also manages our outbound logistics and is the brainchild behind various parts of our website. When she is not at work, her favorite past-times are singing, needlework and gymnastics.
Sharlene is our newest addition to the team - a trained consultant under baby slings and carriers. With her friendliness, she is someone you can approach for advice, being a mom of 5 kids herself.
Throughout her journey of babywearing, it sparked her curiosity about the baby industry. She is always eager to learn more and lends a great listening ear, allowing most parents to feel comfortable quickly during our specialized fitting sessions. Don't hesitate to ask her about her experience; she's a total expert at handling her active kids!
Being incredibly outgoing, Sharlene always approaches everyone with a smile. You'll definitely enjoy your fitting sessions with her!