In October, Babywearing North Shore will have a special meeting to celebrate New Zealand Babywearing Week 2013. It will be at our October 11th meeting at the Cedar Centre from 10 – 12.
For a full list of events throughout New Zealand keep an eye on the events page on the New Zealand Babywearing Week website and check out the New Zealand Babywearing Week facebook page for updates and giveaways!
Check out the photos from our 1st birthday & special New Zealand Babywearing Week meeting in October 2012. Lots of fun with prizes being given away. This year we will have CAKE as well!!!
New Zealand Babywearing Week was perfect timing for the launch of Babywearing North Shore. Our launch took place on Tuesday 11 October and was well supported with a great turnout. Brief demonstrations of how to wear the main types of baby carrier were given followed by an opportunity for attendees to ask for help with their own carriers, or to try on a different type that they were curious about. Here are some of the Babywearing North Shore team in action (along with special guest, Jessica Richards of Slingbabies who demonstrated a woven wrap, and also explained why bag slings are a dangerous babywearing option):
(Images top – bottom: Helen demonstrating a pouch sling (hip carry with a toddler); Jess demonstrating a woven wrap with ‘Scary’ the demonstration doll; Rebecca demonstrating a stretchy wrap; Helen demonstrating a Mei Tai with a sleepy toddler; Rebecca demonstrating a back carry with a soft-structured carrier).
We also enjoyed drawing winners of the products donated by the generous New Zealand Babywearing Week sponsors!! The lucky winners are pictured below with their loot – fumbee shoulder strap protectors, Manduca front pouch, The Natural Parent magazines & a 1yr subscription, Rockin’ Green laundry detergent, OURS DVD, Tummy2Tummy Babywearing Instructional DVD and Huggalugs leg warmers. A big thank you to the sponsors!
It was a fun start to our monthly meetings. To find out when our next meet up is, check out our meeting dates page.
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Babywearing North Shore is a non-profit group run by volunteers. We hold regular meetings on the second Tuesday of each month to share our babywearing knowledge, help parents with their carriers, share tips and safety advice and have a growing library of baby carriers and slings which are available for hire to group members.
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