Online Dresdner Tragetage 2022 (English)

03.11.2022 - 05.11.2022

Thursday 09.00 - 15.30 Uhr (Berlin Time) - Technical check possible from 8.30
Friday 09.00 - 16.00 Uhr (Berlin Time)
Saturday 09.00 - 16.00 Uhr (Berlin Time)

Ort: Online via Zoom
Leitung: Ulrike Höwer
Sprache: English
Kursgebühr: 399,00 €

Online Dresdner TrageTage 2022

Specialist training: Babywearing for parents and children with special needs

Presentation: Tandem babywearing

Language: German with interpretation in English by specialist interpreters

It is not only possible for infants with special needs to benefit from babywearing, carrying them is in fact a good idea. All kinds of therapy include principles and modes of action that we know from babywearing, but consultants are often unsure when the topic comes up in their daily work. This online edition of the Dresdner TrageTage (DDTT) is designed to give babywearing consultants more confidence in their work with parents, children and therapists.

How can the babywearing consultant, the parents and the attending therapist(s) find a form of babywearing that incorporates handling guidelines, works towards the aim of the therapy and gives pleasure to baby and parents? This last element is central to consulting practice - only a babywearing mode that involves the parents´ input will actually be used on a day-to-day basis. The consultant´s skill and specialist knowledge are the key to success here.

This is why we have decided to dedicate DDTT 2022 to specialist training. The main focus will be on babywearing for parents and children with special needs, and the aim is to learn advanced skills and expertise in these areas.

Basic prinsiple Babywearing in support of a core treatment (115 mins)

Foundations Developmental physiology (180 mins)

Practice Presentation, analysis and discussion of case studies from clinical, physiotherapy and babywearing standpoints. Cases include trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), polydactylism, talipes equinovarus (TEV, clubfoot), plexus paralysis, fibular aplasia/hypoplasia, baby classes, birth trauma (450 mins)


Birgit Kienzle-Müller has been a licenced physiotherapist scince 1981 and has had her own paediatric practice in Bad Friedrichshall scince 1990. Her own specialisation is in neurological development therapies for children and adults. Her treatment concepts include Vojta and Bobath methods, manual therapy, osteopathy, the Schroth method for scoliosis treatment and hippotherapy. She als offers baby-parent coaching. She has published several specialist books and articles. (in German only)

Ulrike Höwer, founder and director of Die Trageschule
Trainer for 25 years, trained nurse, breastfeeding consultant, graduate in philosophy with specialisations in medical ethics and family ethics, master coach (certified by DGfC), supervisor (certified by DGfSv). Published author of specialist articles and books.

Book recommendations: (All in German currently)

Leitfaden Physiotherapie in der Pädiatrie, eds. Ute Hammerschmidt, Janine Koch, Elsevier. Chapter on Babywearing as part of a core therapy by Birgit Kienzle-Müller and Ulrike Höwer

Babys in Bewegung, Birgit Kienzle-Müller, Gitta Wilke-Kaltenbach, Elsevier. Basic principles of developmental physiology

Babys im Gleichgewicht, Birgit Kienzle-Müller, Ulrike Höwer, Sabine Hartz, Elsevier. Babywearing consultancy paired with child development and KIH

Presentation: Tandem babywearing (90 mins)

We are often asked about babywearing with twins, and we are delighted to be able to include a presentation on tandem babywearing at DDTT 2022.

This presentation will demonstrate various options for babywearing with two infants, and the suitability of each will be evaluated in various situations.

The following questions will receive special attenion:

  • What should I pay attention to as a babywearing consultant?
  • What should I be drawing the parents´attention to?
  • What is important, what is sensible, and what should they definitely not do?

We will also be looking at the following variations:

Techniques using two carrying devices/slings/ring slings; techniques using one carrying device or sling; techniques with shawl/sling and carrying device; making your own carrier for twins.

Raphaela Groeger is a paediatric nurse who has also undertaken training in providing palliative care for children. She became a mother for the first time in 2011 and this was the start of her interesest in babywearing. She is a Die Trageschule -certified babywearing consultant and trainer, providing advice and information to families and medical practitioners. She gave birth to twins in summer 2019 and will be sharing her experience of using babywearing techniques with them.

We have scheduled plenty of breaks form the intensive training sessions to allow us to eat together and get to know each other.

This course has been designed for qualified personnel who works with parents in the first year of their baby´s life. The fundamental concept behind the training is collaboration in an interdisciplinary team. Babywearing solutions can only be successful if physiotherapy and babywearing consultancy work hand in hand, and that means that this course benefits experts in both fields. The case studies disussed are examples of how the two disciplines can work together.

The course will be recordet and will be available to view for a month after the event so that participants are more flexible with respect to different time zones and unexpected technical difficulties during the training.


A confirmation of participation and an invoice will be sent out after registration. Please wait to receive the invoice before paying for the course. Statutory rights of withdrawal apply.


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