Cristina Leal, Certified Babywearing Educator

Hi! My name is Cristina Leal and I’m a Certified Babywearing Educator. I received my certification through the Center for Babywearing Studies. I have a Master’s in Education/Developmental and Psychological Studies. My background in Child Development and Cultural Psychology research led me to study how caregivers around the world help their babies and families thrive. Babywearing is a practice in many cultures that has tangible benefits for both baby and wearer.

I want to help you find the most comfortable way to carry your baby, toddler, or child. There is no one carrier or method that is best for everyone and every situation – it all depends on you and your child. I have years of experience wearing both my children and helping hundreds of caregivers both through my consulting work and as a volunteer with Babywearing International of the Bay Area.

I specialize in one-on-one and small group instruction. I am located in San Jose in the San Francisco Bay Area and can travel from the Peninsula to South Santa Clara County. I understand how hard it is to get out of the house with a newborn (or even with a newborn and other children to care for). I can help you with your existing carrier, help you find the best carrier for you, or help meet a unique need (like wearing twins or an infant and toddler!). Email me at to help get you set up with how to carry your baby comfortably, securely, and in style!