November Happenings

Hello friends! We hope you had a fun Halloween and are ready to take the on holiday season armed with your best parenting tool, babywearing of course! Thank You! First of all, we’d like to thank everyone who participated in the IBW fundraiser event. We collectively raised enough money to add a few new carriers to our lending library. Your purchase is much appreciated and we hope you are enjoying your auction prizes. We’d love to see pictures of you using your new goodies. Spam us in the Facebook chatter…

Kicking off Fall 2016

Hope this post finds you all well. It’s officially fall and we are busy behind the scenes getting ready for a fun filled International Babywearing Week (IBW). IBW is an annual event sponsored by BWI to raise awareness and celebrate the benefits of babywearing. This year’s theme is “Best Seat in the House” and the celebration is scheduled for October 5-10. As part of the festivities we have a field trip planned to Central Park NYC on Saturday, October 8th. This event is hosted by BWI NYC and we will be…

2nd Quarter Update: We Are Growing! Want to Help? Here’s How!

BWI New Haven is growing!  We have doubled our membership this past quarter and meeting attendance continues to serge.  We are so excited to be reaching more parents and caregivers in our community! A quick recap of this past quarter’s activities: We doubled our dues paying membership!  $480 in member dues was raised this quarter.  $160 of that was remitted to BWI national to fund operating costs and national outreach (such as our brochures).  $320 stayed with our local chapter and was used to fund new carriers for our library!  If…

Do You Have a “Seat Popper”?? Read On!

Many wrappers find their child goes through a “seat popping” phase.  While this is most obvious with back wrapping, it’s a problem with front and hip carries as well. Today’s post will give some tips and tricks for preventing and managing seat popping.  We’ll focus on back carries but the same principles apply to all carries! Getting a Good Seat First, it’s important to understand the mechanics of getting a good seat.  One reason we emphasize learning to front wrap before moving to back wrapping is that it’s easier to…

Thinking About Membership?? Here’s Why You Should!!

You might be wondering why we offer membership and why you might want to spend the $30 to join Babywearing International of New Haven.  It is true that our general meetings are ALWAYS free and open to the public and our lending library is available for use at meetings.  Our primary mission is babywearing education – and we believe that education should be free!  However, there are some additional benefits to membership.  By becoming a member of BWI New Haven you Gain lending library privileges!  Dues paying members in good…

Lending Library: Medley Woven Wrap

This Medley woven wrap comes to our library via our parent organization of Babywearing International.  Medley wraps are no longer in production but wear similarly to other broken twill weave wraps such as Girasols – it’s a thinner weight and easy to wrap with.  Our Medley is a size 6 so a great size for anyone to do multiple different carries. Please join us at a meet up to try out this carrier and others in our growing offering of library carriers.  All of our library carriers are available to…

Lending Library: Cari Slings “Cardiidae Cuacao” Woven Wrap

This addition to our library came via a generous donation from Sarah at Cari Slings – thanks Cari Slings!!  Cari Slings is a NC based wrap company whose wraps are manufactured here in the US. Caridiidae Cuacao is a size 3 – great size for doing a variety of front, hip, and back carries for any age.  This particular wrap is fairly dense with a nice texture to it.  It’s also on the wider side so a nice wrap for rucking bigger kids.  And the color is just perfect!! Please…

Lending Library: Onya Baby Cruiser

Another new addition to our lending library – the Onya Baby Cruiser SSC in Leaf/Green Umber.  A big thanks to Onya Baby for the generous donation!! The Onya is another great SSC to check out.  It fits a surprising range of kiddo sizes well (starting at 15 pounds) and is safety tested to 75 pounds.  The straps can be crossed in a front carry and used “backpack style” in a back carry.  Features include a built in sleep hood, storage pocket, toy/key loop, sternum strap, and a padded waist belt….

Lending Library: Boba 3G

In the market for a soft structured carrier (SSC)?  You might want to check out our latest library addition – the Boba 3G Carrier!  We’d like to thank Boba for their generous donation to our library! The Boba 3G fits a wide range of wearers and kiddos and can support up to 45 pounds.  Boba recommends an infant be 12 pounds before going in the Boba 3G.  In a front carry, the straps are worn “reverse backpack” style (meaning they don’t cross behind you.  Back carries are possible for infants…

Lending Library: Colimacon & Cie “Miel & Malice” Woven Wrap

We are super excited to have our first woven wrap in the lending library – a size 6 (4.6 meter) Colimacon & Cie “Miel & Malice” Woven Wrap!! A big thanks to Bean Tree Baby for the generous donation!  Bean Tree Baby is Connecticut’s own baby carrier and cloth diaper store – check out their website for all sorts of goodies. As you might guess by the name, Colimacon & Cie (or C&C as it’s commonly known) is a French company.  Their Miel & Malice wraps are made of 100%…