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We are passionate about sharing the incredible benefits of skin to skin contact and kangaroo care with new parents and health professionals.  Get in touch to find out about our free resources, and our upcoming talks and events  We are available to book for seminars and talks about the benefits of skin to skin contact and safe ways to carry your baby during kangaroo care.  Most recently we have been guest speakers at the Slinging London Event in November 2016 and the Northern Sling Exhibition March 2017. Upcoming public talks include the Midlands Babywearing Convention on May 13th and the Cotswold Baby Show on May 14th. 

VIJA DESIGN (UK) is brought to you by the team at Kangaroo Care UK LTD

Director of Neonatal & Maternity Services - Leigh Dumighan

Leigh gave birth to Warwick James in August 2008, 11 weeks early. Since Warwick's birth Leigh has invested her 'spare' time into volunteer work for the charity BLISS (for babies born premature or sick) including setting up support groups for parents of premature infants, giving educational talks and providing advisory feedback to many committees.  Leigh also lectures at Birmingham City University.  Leigh is a parent representative for the Central Newborn Network, is actively involved with the charities Tommy's and The Grace Research Fund and co-chairs an annual Bliss Fundraising Ball in Warwickshire.  She is extremely committed to the promotion and implementation of Best Practice Neonatal Care for all infants in the UK and is especially passionate about the smallest of our new arrivals, who need the most help. 

You can contact Leigh by email - leigh@vija-design.co.uk Or call 07970216085

Director of Retail and Customer Service - Nicole Hastie

Nicole Hastie Director of Retail and Customer Services

Nicole started her career as a Cambridge educated Special Educational Needs teacher.  In motherhood Nicole became extremely interested in gentle parenting practices including Kangaroo Care, Skin-to-Skin Contact, Breastfeeding, Baby Led Weaning and Babywearing.  Since 2015 Nicole has lead Kangaroo Care workshops and seminars at the European Babywearing Conference, Slinging London, Southern Baby Show and the Northern Sling Exhibition.  She is the former Chair of Trustees of the Gloucestershire Breastfeeding Supporters Network, and currently co-runs the Cheltenham and Gloucester Sling Library.  She is a qualified Babywearing Consultant having trained with School of Babywearing UK (OCN Accredited) and with Slingababy.

You can contact Nicole by email - nicole@vija-design.co.uk or call  07442491002 

We are passionate about the benefits of Kangaroo Care for all babies and we attend conferences at UNICEF and BLISS to further our own knowledge.  We were honoured to meet Nils Bergman in 2015 at the At the UNICEF Neonatal Conference.

Our UK Offices are based in Cheltenham:


5 Holmer Crescent

Up Hatherley


GL51 3LR

United Kingdom

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