Hello and Welcome to Snugglebugs.
My name is Tricia Nugent and I am a baby-wearing educator for the past 9 years I have been working with parents and their newborn babies (quite often I meet parents when their babies are still bumps) to help them choose and/or learn how to use their perfect sling.
When I had my first baby 11 years ago she wanted to be held close to me and I discovered slings/carriers/wraps made my life so much easier. I could cuddle Saoirse close while at the same time getting on with what I needed to do. I had all my three babies close together and babywearing meant I could easily get out for walks, I could wind and settle a newborn while tending to the toddlers, I could even cook and put on a wash while keeping my little baby happy in a sling.
My second and third babies suffered with reflux and I found keeping them upright in a sling during the day meant that they were more comfortable, cried less and slept more.
Baby-wearing generally made parenting easier for me, it gave me a tool to easily soothe and comfort my babies, and of course keep them safe from their toddler siblings. As my babies got older slings became a great way of getting out and about with the kiddies up on our backs it became easy to go places that buggies don’t go ie. the beach, forests, hill-walking etc.
Snugglebugs was born due to my vision to educate parents on how to correctly and comfortably use slings.
I have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of families and their little babies through my work as a babywearing consultant and birth & post partum doula
I am passionate about spreading the love of safe & comfortable baby-wearing throughout Ireland. Slings help babies cry less, sleep more, can help babies who are suffering with wind, reflux, colic etc as well as just giving you the opportunity to be able to cuddle your baby, but leaving your hands free to tend to other tasks etc and I love passing this knowledge onto other parents and teaching them the techniques of baby-wearing so that they too can have a tool for easily comforting their babies.
Slings help babies cry less, sleep more, can help babies who are suffering with wind
I run Snugglebugs from Unit D4, Ace Enterprise Park, Bawnogue Rd, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. I operate by appointment only to ensure individual attention. There is no charge to make an appointment if you just want to try on a sling, take a look at fabrics and I will of course help you to fit on the sling to ensure it suits you.
I am also available Mon-Fri for consultations (aka lessons) if you would rather book a session to learn more about babywearing, try on lots of different slings/carriers etc and have a step by step lesson to learn how to use your sling/carriers with confidence
I am also available for consultations in the comfort of your own home in Dublin and parts of Wicklow, Meath and Kildare
Some people from further afield contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or by text 087 998 1367 to ask questions to decide which sling would be best for them. I recommend and sell only ergonomic slings, this means that the slings I stock are all supportive of the baby’s natural position & hip development as well as supporting the users back.
If you would like to learn more about how I can help you and your baby please do contact me.
It is of utmost importance to me to stay up to date on current research, training and attend regular CPD courses
I have completed the following training:
- Foundation Level Trageschule, UK
- Advanced Level Trageschule, UK
- Certified Level Trageschule, UK
- Slingababy, UK