Carrying children with functional diversity: A personal journey
By Beatriz Moreno
Beatriz Moreno’s daughter was born with agenesia of corpus callosum. This condition is diagnosed in the first two years of a baby’s life and is accompanied by varying symptoms which include: seizures, low tone, feeding difficulties, developmental delays in sitting standing and walking. Using her experience as a sign post, she will share her carrying journey and provide some practical advice and experience she has gained along the way. Including how to carry a child in order to activate their muscles when they are low tone, both in arms and while using a baby carrier. Her experience has enabled her to counsel parents whose children were also born with special needs.
Session will take place Friday November 3, 2018 at the conference in Barcelona at the Diagonal Gates Hotel.
Beatriz has been babywearing for over nine years and has since started her school KangureArte. She has been teaching actively since 2014, and has many other specialties.
Beatriz Moreno is the owner and operator of Escuela de porteo KangureArte, which was established in 2014. Beatriz started her carrying journey after the birth of her first child in Emma in 2009. She then decided to receive training at Llèvame Cerca in 2011 to improve her skills. Beatriz has two other children, Lucia (2014) and Martín (2016).
Beatriz works in many ways with baby carriers and in supporting both professionals and consultants. She has worked to establish:
- An online facebook support group in which many professionals are helping more than 4800 people called Asesora Educadoras e Instructoras de Porteo Online
- founded Escuela de porteo y lactancia with Macarena Ruiz, which combines babywearing and breastfeeding courses under one banner.
- And operates several stores, the first is with her school Kangurearte, then there is Truquimoqui which specializes in various items for young families.
She also has been trained as a lactation consultant, has trained as an instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM), works as a lactation counsellor, and is currently finishing her nursing degree at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Beatriz is very proud to have focused on her professional advancement and in training professionals. It is also equally important to her to continue teach and help families who want to wear their babies to work as a family, and a community that helps each other.
To read more about her accomplishments, I invite you to read this page.