Celebrating International Babywearing Week!

Did you know it is International Babywearing Week? There are fun events happening all over the world in honor of International Babywearing Week. Many of the events are hosted by regional chapters of Babywearing International (BWI). What is Babywearering International? It is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “promote babywearing as a universally accepted practice, with benefits for both child and caregiver, through education and support” (BWI, 2012). Basically they are an incredibly awesome resource for all things babywearing! My local BWI chapter is a group of highly dedicated mamas who are super passionate about spreadin’ their love of babywearing. They are an especially great resource for families who are newer to babywearing. They host informal monthly meetings that include demonstrations of how to use various carriers as well as provide a lending library of carriers available to members. The lending library is a really great way to sample different carriers before investing in your own. In addition to receiving wonderful babywearing information, attending meetings is also a great way to connect with other like-minded mamas!

If you love babywearing you will want to be sure to visit their website to see what events are happening near you this week to celebrate babywearing. You might even have the opportunity to join in a babywearing flashmob…what fun! I will definitely be attending THE MAIN EVENT in my local area happening on Satuday, October 13. I went last year and it was a total blast! I met tons of awesome babywearing families and saw some of the most beautiful wraps you can imagine. I am really looking forward to it this year….and of course I will take a few pictures to share with you all!

Happy Babywearing All!

Sarah

 

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