Mums ‘wearing’ kids in PANDAS charity walk

Holistic Mama and Mumaroo ready for a babywearing walk
Holistic Mama and Mumaroo ready for a babywearing walk

A walk from Caistor to Nettleton and back featuring mums wearing their children aims to raise money for charity, as well as raise the issue of post-natal depression.

Laura Sturdy of Holistic Mama in Caistor and Korrin Savage of Mumaroo, a baby-wearing company based in Grimsby, will be staging the walk on Sunday October 5, leaving the Holistic Mama shop at around 11am.

Laura says she has always supported the PANDAS charity as she suffered post-natal depression following the birth of her son.

“I know how isolating, debilitating and soul-destroying this illness can be. The work that PANDAS do, especially through there support groups, is invaluable to mothers in this situation. This is one of the reasons that I shall be starting a support group for Caistor & Market Rasen in November, and Korrin is starting one in Cleethorpes as well.

“Babywearing can be very beneficial to mums either suffering with PND or at risk of developing PND, and so as Korrin is a babywearing consultant it made sense for us both to collaborate to raise awareness of not only the work that PANDAS do and PND, but also the babywearing community in Lincolnshire, while celebrating International Baby-wearing Week 2014,” she said.