International Babywearing Week 2012: October 8-14

This year, International Babywearing Week will be Oct 8-14, 2012.  This is a fun opportunity to celebrate the wonderful babywearing tradition.

Babywearing International sponsors International Babywearing Week each year to help promote and raise awareness of the benefits of babywearing.  There are many ways to celebrate, and there are local babywearing chapters near you that will be holding many wonderful events!  Check out some events from years past here.

Photo Courtesy of Local BWI Babywearing Chapter BWI of DC-MD-VA

 

Ergobaby will be participating on a few levels.  Throughout the week, Ergobaby will be posting tips, photos and articles about babywearing on this blog.  Additionally, we are working with BabyCenter and Babywearing International to help spread the word about babywearing and celebrate…with many opportunities for you to win an Ergobaby Carrier!

 

BabyCenter
We are sponsoring some fun events over at BabyCenter during the week!   There are several ways to get involved, including a few chances to win your own Ergo:

  • BabyCenter Facebook Contest: Submit your best baby wearing photo here before Wednesday, Oct 10 at 11:59 pm ET for a chance to win an Ergo carrier.
  • BabyCenter Community Party: Join our community party here on Friday, October 12th for a chance to win prizes including an Organic Bundle of Joy carrier.
  • Twitter Party: Join us for a Twitter party on Friday, October 12th at 9pm ET using #babywearingweek for a chance to win exciting prizes including a Bundle of Joy carrier!  Be sure to RSVP to be eligible for the prizes!

 

Babywearing International
We are also excited to be working directly with 11 local BWI chapters across the US to help celebrate.  Local babywearing chapters are wonderful community resources.  Led by at least two Volunteer Babywearing Educators, BWI Chapters have regular educational meetings on babywearing topics. Meetings are free to attend and open to the general public (subject to reasonable limitations on the number of attendees). You can  try on a carrier, meet other babywearing parents and learn more about babywearing at a BWI Chapter meeting!  We will be sponsoring a giveaway with the following local BWI Chapters:

So be sure to get out and celebrate with a local BWI Chapter near you!

Additionally, Babywearing International will be giving away an Ergobaby Organic Carrier – Lattice on their Facebook page.  So head over and like them so that you can participate for a chance to win!

Are you on Twitter?  Babywearing International will also be hosting two Twitter parties, using hashtag #IBW2012:

  • Wednesday, October 10th at 11:00am PST/2:00pm EST
  • Saturday, October 13th at 6:00pm PST/9:00pm EST

We’ll be there…so be sure to follow Babywearing International and Ergobaby on Twitter and join the fun!

 

Enjoy the week and take the opportunity to learn about the benefits of babywearing, to both the baby and caregiver and promote babywearing in your community!

 

Christina is a mama, wife, conservationist, DIY’er, vintage fanatic, dog lover and the Ergobaby director of community.

She is passionate about babies, babywearing, birth, yoga, natural living and healthy eats. When not online reading and writing about all of the above, she can be found spending time with her partner and daughter, creating their family story in their home of Los Angeles.

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