About

Hello and Welcome to Snugglebugs.

My name is Tricia Nugent and I am a baby-wearing educator as well as a birth and postpartum doula. For the past 7 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.

Nine years ago I gave birth to my first baby and within 3.5 years I had three little kiddies who are now 9, almost 8 and 6 years old. I loved carrying my babies in slings, it meant that we 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 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.

 

With a background in psychology as well as being a baby-wearing consultant I am also a birth and postpartum doula and through my work I have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of families and their little babies.

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 my home in Kilnamanagh, Dublin 24, by appointment only. Clients can come to my home studio for a consultation but some people with small babies prefer that I come to their home so that is also a service I offer all over Dublin, parts of Kildare, Wicklow and Meath.

Some people from further afield contact me on info@snugglebugs.ie 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.

 

My Training

Here are Snugglebugs I am passionate about spreading the love of safe, comfortable baby-wearing throughout Ireland. 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