Ali lives in the heart of Mid-Wales, surrounded by the mountains and the sea. Ali works as a nature reserve manager on a number of National Nature Reserves and other protected sites across Ceredigion and her partner, Simon, runs a Surf school from one of the local beaches. They both started babywearing when their daughter, Eleri, was born in 2012 and quickly moved on from a simple stretchy wrap to woven wraps, ring slings and other carriers. Now that Eleri is older wrapping, long tails, and Welsh mud means that a Connects has become their carrier of choice. This allows them the freedom to explore the countryside around them, from the breaking surf on sandy beaches to open moorlands surrounding the Cambrian Mountains.
Ali’s passion for carrying has led her to train as a Babywearing Consultant and start a local sling meet. Aberystwyth Sling Meet has grown into a busy monthly meet, and along with Ali’s consultancy business and sling library, Cariad Babywearing, she helping more and more families in Mid Wales each week to carry their infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers.