Baby Carrier Consultations

Catbird Baby is proud to offer private and small group consultations out of our storefront office and learning space at 4822 N. Damen Avenue in Chicago, IL. If you can't visit our Chicago location, contact the Center for Babywearing Studies to find a certified educator near you.

Our Educator and Consultant

Beth Leistensnider, Catbird Baby founder and president, has 10 years of experience designing baby carriers and helping moms and dads find the perfect fit. She has received extensive training by the Center for Babywearing Studies in NYC to earn her the distinction of Certified Babywearing Educator. If you need help finding the perfect carrier or getting you and your baby comfortable in the one you have, Beth is the person you need to see. 

Our Offerings

Check out the options below to find the solution that’s right for you. Don’t see an option that works? Drop us an email at We're happy to work with you.

Private Babywearing Consultation

Need help getting started? Want to figure out what carrier best suites your body type, style and needs? In your private consultation, we will introduce you to five main types of baby carriers, showing you how to wear them, help you try them all on, and choose which are best for your lifestyle. Makes an excellent unique baby shower gift!

Time: By appointment, one hour

Cost: $50 (applicable towards purchase of $100 or more)

Book here online, or call (773) 922-6570, or email to book your appointment. 

Tips & Troubleshooting

Having trouble getting your existing carrier to be comfortable for you or your baby? Can’t quite figure out how to use your ring sling or wrap? Stop in and get hands-on assistance.

Time: By appointment, 20 minutes

Cost: Complimentary for all Catbird Baby carriers, $15 for other brands and styles.

Call (773) 922-6570, or email to book your appointment. 

Babywearing Clinic

For parents who wish to further their knowledge of existing carriers or try new ones in a group environment. A certified babywearing educator will be on hand to answer questions and provide assistance.

Time: Second and Third Wednesdays from 10am-10:45 am at 4822 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL

Cost: $20 ($10 applicable towards purchase of $50 or more)

Book here online or call (773) 922-6570, or email to book your spot.