Carly Budd – Bsc Honours First Class Occupational Therapy, Baby Massage Instructor, Baby Yoga Instructor, Newborn Nurture Consultant, Sleep, Settle and Soothe Consultant, Co-author Love Letters for New Mothers, Channel Mum Expert, Reiki Practitioner specialising in Pregnancy and Motherhood, Mum Tribe Love Vibe Founder
I am Carly, a Mum of two and a Paediatric Occupational Therapist with over 10 years experience in the field of paediatrics. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and I am a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT). I have worked both for the NHS as well as in Independent Practice with children with physical and neurological disabilities, developmental delays, and with premature babies, as well as in health promotion roles at children’s centres for typically developing children.
At present I am the Channel Mum Expert for Children’s Occupational Therapy and I offer my advice and support on the support forums. This fills me with so much joy as I am able to reach out to many more mothers and babies by connecting with this online community enabling mothers to feel part of a village whilst raising their children, something very close to my own heart.
My expertise, as well as my passion is in the neurodevelopment of infants and preschoolers, and the importance of love, connection and play to support infant development physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. As an Occupational Therapist, the heart of my profession is looking at individuals holistically and supporting them with their growth and development in a way that is purposeful and meaningful to them. For babies this is feeling loved and supported, and therefore secure enough to explore their world in whichever way they are able, and therefore my mission is to support parents to nurture, connect, play and bond with their babies from as early as possible.
I am a big believer in holistic medicine, and the connection of mind, body and spirit and have been reiki attuned to level two, making me a qualified Reiki Practitioner. The essence of my profession is promoting the balance of all aspects of being human, be that the physical body, energy body, or the spiritual body. I have personally experienced the healing and reenergising power of reiki, and feel so excited that I am now offering gentle, relaxing reiki treatments for Mothers as part of my ‘Mother Nurture♡Reiki healing’ one to ones. I am a huge advocate of supporting and nurturing parents in their journey of raising the next generation, and in particular, mothering the mother. All to often Mums take a back seat in self-care and self-love. This is why my mission and vision also involves supporting parents, and along with my own personal experiences I founded the parent support and wellbeing group Mum Tribe Love Vibe.
Love is one of the key ingredients for our health and wellbeing. Research has shown that love and touch has a remarkable impact on a developing brain, as well as on our emotional, social and spiritual fulfilment. We all deserved to be loved, and that includes loving ourselves. I truly believe that I am here to help others experience the power and magic of LOVE and SCIENCE combined. It is my dream that by empowering the parents of today, babies will receive the nurture and care they need to water the seeds of love, connection and compassion and for these seeds to bud and bloom in the hearts and minds of our future generation .
Love Is The Future. And it begins with you. ♡
“With the right conditions, we can all bud and bloom” – Carly Budd