Sling With Me was founded in 2009 to provide babywearing education and sales in Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. Our mission is to educate the community on the benefits of babywearing and to offer the tools for parents and caregivers to do it safely.
Owner Heather Felker provides one on one consultations and group classes. As the mother of eight children and grandmother of two more, she has many years of first hand natural parenting experience. She is formally trained in babywearing through the Babywearing Institute, and now is licensed to run the mid Atlantic campus of the school.
All eight of the children were diapered in cloth and breastfed. Outside of the "on the job" training, Heather has continued to add to her formal education in both topics by attending conferences and classes.
Heather is passionate about babywearing as an essential parenting tool, and as an aid in establishing a healthy breastfeeding relationship.
In addition to running Sling With Me, she leads babywearing support group meetings for the BWI of Delmarva and provides breastfeeding support as a La Leche League Leader, and cloth diaper support through the Real Cloth Diaper Circle of Delaware. Heather is also the Vice President of Outreach and member of the Board of Directors for Babywearing International.