Meetings

We welcome any caregiver interested in learning more about babywearing at our events.  While many attendees are mamas, we also welcome dads, grandparents, and other caregivers.

Children of all ages are welcome to attend meetings.  We ask that you are mindful of your children and help us to keep our meeting spaces clean and tidy; we are provided meeting space for free by our generous locations – we want to respect that.

Please feel free to feed your babies.  Snacks for older children may be eaten in designated areas; please be mindful and monitor snack eating, particularly with high allergen foods.  We also ask that you avoid meetings if you or your children are showing symptoms of illness.

We look forward to seeing you soon!!

Meeting Types

Our general meetings are always free and open to the public and feature a “Babywearing 101” demo covering safety information and carrier types about 15 minutes after the posted start time.  If we have a smaller group, we will offer small group instruction instead.  The lending library is always available at these meetings for attendees to browse and for member check out.  And of course we are happy to help you with your carrier!

Our outreach demos are also free.  These events are typically offered in partnership with a community group and are “demo only,” featuring a more extensive version of our “Babywearing 101” presentation.  They are geared for those new to babywearing, particularly those with newborns or who are expecting.  The lending library will not be available at these events although we are happy to help you with your carrier.  Please email us (bwinewhaven@gmail.com) if you are part of a group that would like to host an outreach event.

We occasionally offer workshops for a small fee; we also offer private consultations.

Events are posted here on our website and cross-listed to our Facebook page and our Facebook Chat Group; meeting announcements and schedule changes will be posted there.

Our meetings are run by volunteer educators certified by Babywearing International.  You can read more about our leadership team here.  We are always looking for good volunteers; let us know at a meeting if you are interested!

Meeting Locations

Please see our calendar below for upcoming events. We currently run 3 general meetings a month at the following locations:

Mitchell Branch Library: 37 Harrison Street, New Haven, CT – On site parking and street parking available. Come through the main entrance, go in straight and to the right to the meeting room.

Guilford Firehouse Community Room:  390 Church Street, Guilford, CT – Park in front of the firehouse (past the police station).  The community room will be down the hall to your left as you enter.

Cheshire Public Library: 104 Main St, Cheshire, CT