Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Talk about a Stash Shot!

If you attended any of the later November Instructional Meetings you got to experience a pretty awesome thing- the contents of our entire Lending Library!! Or at least close to it depending on which meeting you attended.  Since we had no check outs this months to accommodate our full inventory overhaul, we all got to see everything all at once.  This has never happened before!  It was so exciting seeing just how much our Library has exploded the past year and a half!  These pictures were taken at our North Royalton Meeting, so more carriers still needed to be returned at the two meetings that followed this one!  Holy cow talk about and incredible stash!!! 166 carriers to be exact!

ring slings, stretchies and pouches

Soft Structured Carriers and Mei Tai's

wraps, wraps and more wraps!
Once all of the 166 carriers were returned, we took this opportunity to split the library into three regional libraries that will always attend those specific Instructional Meetings.  It is so exciting that we actually have the resources to do this. It means that our chapter has grown in leaps and bounds and doesn't look like it is slowing down any time soon! 
December marks the reopening of our Lending program and the Grand Opening of our Regional Libraries.  Be sure to attend a meeting this month to see what pretties are at your favorite location!  To view LIVE stats on every carrier (which library they live in, full availability and when they are due back) please check the Lending Library tab at the top of the page. 
If you have any further questions about our big changes please email our Librarian Katie Abell at librarian@bwiofcleveland.org   

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thank you Community Partners Movin' Mommies and Advocare!

International Babywearing Week was such an amazing success and a lot of that success was due the Partnership we have now have with so many amazing Companies!  Two companies I want to take the time we thank for their generous donations are Movin' Mommies and Advocare

Movin' Mommies is "a class geared just for you and your little one. Dancing while wearing your baby adds weight and resistance to really help get you back to your pre-baby self. This class will work on posture, strength, poise and musicality. Each class will feature a ballet barre and floor work, abdominal exercises, and yoga-like stretching. Musical choices will vary throughout class from childhood favorites like Wheels OnThe Bus, to your favorite top 40 hits, to more traditional classical tunes. Your baby will love the gentle rocking and turning, as well as having some extra time to snuggle with you!"

During International Babywearing Week Christina Yoder of Movin' Mommies opened up her doors for a free class for our members.  It was such a blast!!  She also donated an awesome gift basket full of lots of great goodies for our Silent Auction, including a week of complimentary classes.  The winner was one lucky lady! 

AdvoCare is a premier health and wellness company offering world-class energy, weight-loss, nutrition, and sports performance products along with a rewarding business opportunity.

The gift basket donated, also by Christina Yoder, was jam-packed full of awesome goodies- meal bars, Advocare Spark, their Shaker cup, and two Advocare Slam's!  Alicia was the lucky bidder and she is thoroughly enjoying it all! 

Please visit their websites for all additional info on these two Community Partners! Thank you again Movin' Mommies and Advocare!

Monday, November 17, 2014


Silliness during a leader Inventory Meeting

Have you seen? Have you heard? Big changes are headed our way at BWI of Cleveland! Our membership is growing rapidly. Just this fall we’ve added more than 30 members. In response to that rapid growth we are moving meeting locations and changing how our lending library is stored and accessed. 1st changes are coming up ASAP in December!!

Our lending library overhaul will roll out for December meetings. Our library is splitting into 3 regionally accessible libraries. East, West, and South meetings will now have their own libraries! What does this mean? Each regional library will have carriers available for members to try on and check out at their respective meetings. Splitting will let our educators be able to keep the library close to their respective meetings so we don’t have to worry about bad weather influencing our carrier availability! Will every library have the same carriers? No. We plan on rotating carriers once a quarter so that each meeting location has a turn to try each carrier. (Several of each carrier type will still be available at all meetings.) Want to try a carrier your library location doesn't have? No problem! Members can check carriers out at ANY meeting location. Feel free to drive to the library location that has the carrier you want to try and you can check it out there. Want to know what’s in the lending library? You can check it out HERE.

Meeting times and locations are also making adjustments as the new year approaches! Upcoming in November and December our Beachwood meeting is at a new later 6pm time to see if that time works better for attendees. Our regular westside meetings are changing as well! Lack of volunteers has unfortunately closed our westside weekend meeting in Avon Lake but we are hopeful that it will not be out of the mix long! Our weekday meeting (formerly Lakewood) is also changing and will be at Fairview Park Public Library the 2nd Thursday of the month now! This is the 3rd location for our Westside attendees because we have outgrown our previous 2 locations. I don’t know about you but I am so excited to see that many babywearers! With all the new changes you may be wondering what’s the best way to keep up? All of our events are posted in our closed Facebook community group. RSVP both “Going” to events you plan on attending and “Declining” those you won’t be attending to make sure you get event specific updates! Not in our community group yet? Please join us: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BWIofCleveland/

written by Karyn Tankersley
VP of Memberships

Saturday, November 1, 2014

30 Carries in 30 Days

Halloween has come and gone, but the opportunity to wrap yourself in something new has not passed!

Through the month of November, Babywearing International of Cleveland would like to invite all woven wrap lovers to participate in a '30 Carries in 30 Days' exploration. If your first woven wrap arrived last week and you are just getting your bearings or you have a closet full of woven lovelies and you'd like to spice things up a bit, here is your chance to stretch yourself and hone your skills!

We'll begin our month with front carries, include a few variations, then we'll work around to hip carries, and we'll celebrate the end of the journey with back carries!

Snap pictures of your practice, post them on our page as you go along. At the close of the month, one participant will be drawn for a babywearing *treasure*

Join friends new and old of Babywearing International of Cleveland for 30 Carries in 30 Days!


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Why I really love Babywearing International of Cleveland

Why do I love Babywearing International of Cleveland? It is so much more then just a group of ladies that teach you the how-to's of babywearing.  It is a place to come and learn how to wrap your babies up in love.  A place to learn to care for your babies in a way that still allows you to cook, clean, shop, and play (with two hands!) your older children while still loving and holding and nursing your itty-bitties.  A place that welcomes you in with open arms, even if you have never met them before....

I discovered BWI of Cleveland during a time in my life where I needed new mommy friends oh so badly.  I had a deep ache inside of me where those other like-minded women were missing.  Ones that understood the type of parent that I was and could provide the support and true friendship I was craving.  And while I attended my first meeting with just the hopes that they could help me figure out this crazy long piece of fabric I had just bought, I left with so much more.  I left that meeting feeling so uplifted and completely welcomed that I was giddy; my happiness bubbling out making the long drive home fly by.  I got to know these ladies a bit more through their active facebook group and I was counting down the days until their next meeting.  So I went again, and again the following month, and then it got to a point where I couldn't imagine not attending a meeting!  THIS was exactly where I was supposed to be.  Right here in this village, this place that truly cared about the desires of my heart, loved on my children as their own and went out of their way to lift me up when I needed it most. 

Last May, just 3 months after I had attended my first meeting I had a miscarriage at 22 weeks.  It was heartbreaking and someone that has battled depression in the past, I was afraid the darkness was going to over take me again.  Well these ladies blew me away with their kindness to an almost complete stranger.  They set up a mealtrain and made sure my family was fed, they checked in on me regularly and lifted me up both in prayers and lots of love.  These ladies jumped in to care for me in ways that you would expect from people you had known your whole life.  I felt blessed and loved and that dark stranger didn't stand a chance. 

And yet again in August I had a freak accident and fell (while Babywearing no less) and broke my leg.  I was required to lay completely flat with just my leg elevated for 2 months.  After those two very long months I was then on crutches with a cast then a big old boot until mid December.  I had a 6 year old a 2 1/2 year old.  I am a stay at home mom and just the thought of complete and utter bed rest stressed me out.  How does one care for their family and not succumb to full on depression?  It takes a village.  Yes, yes it does!  Yet again these amazing ladies stepped in- wait not stepped, but jumped in to bring food, flowers, phone calls, visits, and countless texts and emails, to keep my spirits up which was a huge part of the healing process.  International Babywearing Week came, and I still couldn't drive let alone babywear (or toddlerwear in my case).  My sweet friends went out of their way to pick me up and cart me around so that I could take part in the festivities.  In a time that is easily the hardest of my life, I look back with such gratefulness. 

It can be difficult to make new friends as an adult.  It takes a lot more work then when you are younger and attending the same college, or able to bond over cocktails and wild nights.  Having  a group like this where we are all in the same stage in life- juggling children, husbands, housework and the occasional loneliness of being home alone with just little people to talk to is a necessity.  These women are my lifeline.   So when I was asked if I was interested in becoming a VBE, I jumped at the opportunity.  This group has given me so much I wanted nothing more then to be able to give right back.  And although the whole point of our group is the art of Babywearing, it is so much more.  We've shared sickness and health, pregnancies, childbirth, surrogacies, and children's birthday parties.  We've fought depressions, shared in one another's joys, late night conversations, tears and lots and lot of laughs.  It's real life.  And it's the good life.  Come for the lessons.  Stay for the rich friendships you will undoubtedly gain along the way. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

New Membership Cards and Business Cards!

Have you ever been out and about and ran into a fellow babywearer in the wild and didn't know exactly how to approach them but you were DYING to?  Well our new business cards make it super easy! 

The fun "Hey, Babywearer!" greeting does the talking for you by being built right in and includes all of our BWI of Cleveland hot spots.  Now it is easier then ever to invite new faces to our awesome group!  Tell them how fun out meetings are; not only do the Mommies and caregivers get awesome Grown-up time, but it is a playdate for all of our Littles!  Doesn't get much better then that in my opinion!  Be sure to grab a stack at your next meeting and start handing these babies out!

If you have attended any of our August meetings you may already be familiar with a new addition to being a Paid member of BWI of Cleveland- your very own Membership Card!  In the beginning when we were a small group just starting out, it was super easy to know everyone by name and face that was attending all of our meetings and events.  But with our huge growth over the last year, both in Leadership and Members (we have over 100 paying members and climbing!!) we discovered that Membership Cards were the way to go! 

These cards can be picked up at any of our meetings, so please see a VBE to get yours!  We will even personalize it for you ;)  These cards will need to be presented any time you wish to check out a carrier from our Lending Library and also for any Member's Only events and discounts that you wish to take advantage of.  So once you have yours, stick it in your wallet so you know where it is at all times. 
We are super excited about the amazing growth our chapter has experienced and look forward to sharing all the amazing changes and opportunities that will available to you all in the very near future.  So please stay tuned! 
If you are not currently a paid member to BWI of Cleveland and want to join to take advantage of our Lending Library and other benefits or you just wish hear more about it, please ask!  Us VBE's can talk about our group all day long!  

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Over The Shoulder Belly Holder- The Art of Belly Wrapping Continues

There are two more styles of belly wrapping that I would like to share with you today.  These are both quite similar, taking the passes up and over your shoulders to provide additional support and to aid in distributing the weight of your belly using ruck straps.  I hope you are all finding these as helpful as I do! 

Thank you Nicci Sample for the cute picture! 
I don't have a video for the next style, and I apologize for the Spanish-only written instructions!  But the step by step graphics are very straight forward and easy to follow. 
Thank you Acacia Parks Mo for the great pictures! 
I definitely encourage you, if you are pregnant, to give one of the many styles of belly wrapping a try.  You will be blown away by the instant relief and comfort they provide!  Happy wrapping!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Belly Wrapping for Pregnancy Support

Woven wraps are one of the most versatile of all baby carriers.  They can be tied hundreds of different ways and come in a number of different lengths making them a custom fit for people of all sizes and shapes. 

But why wait to use them until baby is here?  I am currently pregnant with baby #3 and am SO incredibly happy I was introduced to the amazing art of Belly Wrapping for Pregnancy Support!!  I am carrying this baby so much lower then my other two, and breech nonetheless, that by afternoon I have a lot of pressure and discomfort in my belly, back and hips! As much as I would love to just lay down and rest, with two busy, very active boys that just isn't possible!  Belly Wrapping to the rescue. 

By taking a woven wrap or ring sling and tightly wrapping it around your belly, and even your hips if desired, you are creating a pregnancy belt.  This provides a firm yet gentle support for your growing belly, loose joints and achy back.  Not to mention it is a perfect way to start practicing with your wrap and getting it nice and soft and broken in for when baby arrives! 

Just as there are tons of ways to use a wrap and ring sling to carry your baby so are there many ways to wrap your belly as a pregnancy support.  I am going to include a few of my favorite YouTube videos for you all to follow along.  Each one utilizes a different size woven wrap, giving you the preferred comfort and support your growing body needs!

Wrapping your Belly with a "Shortie" (sizes 2-3)

Wrapping Your Belly with a Mid-Length Wrap (sizes 4-5)
This style of belly wrapping, although is a bit more involved, is definitely my favorite comfort-wise. I feel that it gives me the most support all over, belly, hips and full across the back.  

Wrapping Your Belly with a Long Wrap (sizes 6+)


In this video, they encourage you to use a partner to help get it nice and tight and remove all the slack.  This definitely helps a lot, but I have also done it on my own as well and still felt like I was fully supported.  This can be done with a woven or a gauze wrap. 

Wrapping Your Belly with a Ring Sling

There are many things your can do with the tail on your ring sling.  Since I am only 5'1", I usually like to tuck my tail away or spread it across my belly, otherwise I am tripping over it.  But be creative and do what works best for you! 

Check out all of these adorable bellies from a few of our BWI of Cleveland members!

Thank you to Alicia Moellenkamp, Karyn Tankersley, Nicci Sample, Maya Lindenmuth and Kristina Elyse for the wonderful photos!! 

If you would like to have some hands-on help with wrapping your own bellies, please pop into one of our monthly Instructional Meetings!  Please view our Events tab to find one closest to you! 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Saftey when using a back carry: the Differences Between a Stretchy and a Woven Wrap

Many of us begin our Babywearing journey with a Moby or other stretchy style wrap.  Oh the coziness of those with our newborn squishes!  Then as we get more confidant in our wearing abilities and the more groups we join the desire to try a woven wrap grows!  Seriously how cute are all those babies on their mommy and daddy's backs?! 

But it is very important to remember that no matter how tight you feel like you can get the Stretchy Wrap tied on you, a back carry is NEVER safe in a stretchy, Moby-style wrap.  Only woven wraps are designed to safely carry your baby or toddler in front, hip and back carries. 

This video is a perfect example of just why it is unsafe to back-wrap with a stretchy. In this video her child is older and she is demonstrating what can happen while standing over a bed.  But could you imagine if a baby wanted to see what was going on behind you, even if you were "just practicing" until you received your woven? 

If you are interested in trying a woven wrap out before you buy one, please consider becoming a member of Babywearing International of Cleveland!  For $30 for the entire year you get full access to our Lending Library and the ability to check out one carrier a month (12 in all!).  This is a perfect way to figure out just what you like and don't like before taking the huge jump in purchasing one for yourself.  You can join in person at any meeting, a VBE would be more then happy to get you all set up.  Or if you just can't wait, It's only two steps to join online: fill out this membership form


and then send $30 via paypal to bwiofcleveland@gmail.com. Please send it as "friends and family" so paypal doesn't take fees from us since we're a nonprofit.

Happy and Safe Babywearing! 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Congrats to our Medalists for the Olympic Rings of Babywearing Challenge!

The votes have been tallied and the winners announced! 
Congratulations to our 3 medalists in
Event #4- Olympic Rings of Babywearing: Incorporate sling rings into your favorite carry


Meagan DePerro took home the Gold Medal
Emily Gold took home the Silver Medal and
Amy Higgins took home the Bronze Medal!
Meagan won $10 off her membership, Emily won $5 off her membership and Amy won a 13th month free! Just for taking a pretty picture :)
Awesome job ladies!
Our next, and last Olympic event photo contest is your take on the motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger" ****please note, any grossly unsafe Babywearing pictures will not be considered. Please, please keep your baby safe while planning your contest entry. This may seem like common sense but other BWI groups did have an issue with it.

First Goal Reached for the Toddler Tula- Next Stop Toddler Kinderpack!!

Only 4 new memberships needed until we shop for our Toddler Kinderpack to add to the Lending Library! How exciting is that?! If you've agreed to join and haven't had a chance to fill out the form and send payment your membership isn't counted yet so you could be the member that gets us to our next goal!
Don't forget that if you have a baby on the way or want to purchase a membership for a friend (they make awesome Baby Shower gifts!) the memberships can be activated once baby arrives but by purchasing now it can also count toward our March Membership drive! 
Please fill out the Membership Form below and then send the $30 payment through to our paypal at bwiofcleveland@gmail.com. Be sure you send as "Friends & Family" to avoid any paypal fees for our nonprofit. 
Thank you for all of your amazing support and helping to grow our Lending Library!  

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Event #4 Olympic Rings of Babywearing

So many tiny squishes!!  If I wasn't already 16 weeks pregnant, I would have major baby fever from all of these precious photographs!  Hurry over to our Facebook group so you can cast your votes for our final medalists (and don't forget to vote for yourself!) Voting closes at Midnight on Friday.
Event #4
Olympic Rings of Babywearing: Incorporate sling rings into your favorite carry

Put your thinking caps on.....
Our next, and last Olympic event photo contest is your take on the motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger" ****please note, any grossly unsafe Babywearing pictures will not be considered. Please, please keep your baby safe while planning your contest entry. This may seem like common sense but other BWI groups did have an issue with it.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Calling New Members!! It is Membership Drive Time!

It's membership drive time! BWI is offering an amazing membership opportunity for the month of March. Each new member will earn us one entry into a drawing to win $100 in cash for our group! If you've been thinking about joining now is the time! To add extra incentive we're doing our own membership drive! For each 5 new memberships we will purchase a new carrier for our lending library! If we reach our goal then each paying member will receive a BWI sticker for their car! Here are the details:

1-5 new members: Toddler Tula
6-10 new members: Toddler KP
11-15 new members: Standard Tula
16-20 new members: Standard KP
21-25 new members: Size 6 woven wrap (details tbd)
26-30 new members: Size 5 woven wrap (details tbd)

Hitting 35 new members will mean all dues paying members get a BWI sticker!

Even if you're already a member you can still help out. Membership renewals will count towards our goals and as entries into BWI's raffle. And, membership renewals will be retroactive. For example, if you joined in October 2013 and renew this month your membership will expire in October 2015!

Also, if you've won a prize in our Babywearing Olympics now is the time to claim it!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Congrats to our Medalists for the Overcoming Obstacles Challenge!

The votes have been tallied and the winners announced! 
Congratulations to our 3 medalists in
Event #3- Overcoming Obstacles

 Aya Goodrich took home the gold medal
 Nicci Sample took home the silver medal
 and Terra Dorn took home the bronze medal

Aya won $10 off her membership, Nicci won $5 off her membership and Terra won a 13th month free!  Just for taking a pretty picture :)
Awesome job ladies!

Next up is the Olympic Rings! Let's see those ring slings and ring carries ladies!! Contest is open for entries until Wednesday at midnight and then voting goes until Friday at midnight! I'm excited to see what y'all come up with!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Event #3 Overcoming Obstacles Challenge

Babywearing doesn't always come easily. Just like true Olympians, we often have obstacles to overcome while learning.  I was so inspired by the submissions of this weeks challenge- you have all come so far and should be incredibly proud of yourselves!  Bonus points seeing so many Daddy's! Hurry over to our facebook group so you can cast your votes for our final medalists (and don't forget to vote for yourself!) Voting closes at Midnight on Friday. 

Event #3
Overcoming Obstacles: What babywearing obstacles have you had to overcome?

New Lending Library Addition: a Beautiful BBSleen!

Look what came today! This BBSlen Pink Pepper is a whopping size 8/5.6 meters. It will be getting a mini makeover (aka chop job) before being added to the library though. What size(s) would you like to see it in??  Please leave your suggestions in the comments! 

BBSlens are 100% cotton wraps known for being exceptionally toddler (or preschool ) worth because they are one of the widest wraps on the market! It's a medium thickness with a denser weave which makes Alicia's daughter's 33 pounds feel almost weightless!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Wrap Scrap Necklaces Fundraiser!

Made with unfinished wooden rings and scraps from woven wraps, these are the perfect toy for your little one to play with while being worn, and a gorgeous accessory for mama! My favorite trick is to turn the necklace backwards while back carrying, which works great at deterring hair pullers. Price is $15 each, and these will be available for purchase at our meetings. If necessary, we're happy to ship to you for an additional charge

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Congrats to our Medalists for the Red, White and Blue: Show your USA pride Challenge!

The votes have been tallied and the winners announced! 
Congratulations to our 3 medalists in
Event #2 Red, White and Blue: Show Your USA Pride

Heather Knight took home the Gold Medal
 Brittany Myhal Fenstermaker took home the Silver Medal and Heather Rowe Tinsley took home the Bronze Medal

Heather won $10 off her membership, Brittany won $5 off her membership and Heather won a 13th month free!  Just for taking a pretty picture :)
Awesome job ladies!

Today starts the Overcoming Obstacles photo challenge. Babywearing doesn't always come easily. Just like true Olympians, we often have obstacles to overcome while learning. I can't wait to see what photos y'all have of overcoming babywearing obstacles!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Event #2 Red, White and Blue: Show Your USA Pride!

Another beautiful collection of photos this week! We asked you to show us your USA pride and goodness did you deliver.  I am going to be really sad when our Babywearing Olympics are over because I have enjoyed seeing all of your photographs so much!   Hurry over to our facebook group so you can cast your votes for our final medalists (and don't forget to vote for yourself!) Voting closes at Midnight on Friday. 

Event #2
Red, White and Blue: Show Your USA Pride!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Congrats to our Medalists for the Winter Wearing Games Compition!

The votes have been tallied and the winners announced! 
Congratulations to our 3 medalists in
Event #1- Winter Wearing Games: Winter Themed Babywearing Pictures!!

Rebecca Sultzer took home the Gold Medal
Terra Dorn took home the Silver Medal
Karyn Tankersley took home the Bronze Medal
Rebecca won $10 off her membership, Terra won $5 off her membership and Karyn won a 13th month free!  Just for taking a pretty picture :)
Awesome job ladies!


Get your camera's ready for the next event!
2/15/14- Red, White, and Blue: Show your USA pride

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thank you Pavo Textiles!

We are so thrilled to announce our newest addition to the Lending Library. A huge thank you goes out to Pavo for their generous surprise donation! Action shots coming soon...

We know that everyone is going to be super excited to check Taj out!  But as a way of giving everyone a chance to play with it and to help soften it up some (it's quite a beast currently!) we'll be letting her travel the meetings first before allowing her to be checked out.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

New Lending Library Addition!

Check out our new lending library addition: a Hopp Tye! This beauty is perfect for birth up to about 2 years old and will be available at our Willoughby meeting tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Event #1- Winter Wearing Games: Winter Themed Babywearing Pictures

Can I just say how excited I am about our first set of submissions for the Babywearing Winter Olympic Games!  You ladies did an outstanding job!  I wish we could award each and every one of you a medal, but alas Only 3 get to take away the Gold, Silver and Bronze.  Don't forget to cast your vote at our group page on facebook!!  
Event #1- Winter Wearing Games:
Winter Themed Babywearing Pictures

Get your camera's ready for the next event!
2/15/14- Red, White, and Blue: Show your USA pride

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Babywearing Winter Olympic Games!

Welcome to the first Babywearing Winter Olympic Games! Games will start on Saturday, February 8th and there will be 5 medal competitions, plus a grand prize. Each competition will last for a week. To enter, you'll need to take a photo or video that fits with the theme of the competition and post it to our group page. To win, you need people to like the reply with your photo. The most likes for each contest takes the gold, second is silver, and third is bronze. Pictures must be received by midnight on the 5th day of the contest. Members will then have two days to vote.

Gold medalists get $10 off a BWI membership or renewal, Silver gets $5 off, and Bronze gets a bonus 13th month. Prizes must be claimed by April 15,2014 and have no cash value. Prizes may be transferred, but are only good for BWI of Cleveland and may not be applied to any other BWI chapter. Prizes may not be combined. (If you win twice, you can give away or forfeit the lesser prize, and the next photo in line will be moved up.) You may enter each contest with as many photos as you'd like. At the end of the Games, all 5 Gold medalists will be entered in a Grand Prize contest, for an even bigger prize!

Here's the event schedule:

2/8/14- Winter Wearing Games: Winter themed babywearing pictures

2/15/14- Red, White, and Blue: Show your USA pride

2/22/14- Overcoming Obstacles: What babywearing obstacles have you had to overcome?

3/1/14- Olympic Rings of Babywearing: Incorporate sling rings into your favorite carry *feel free to contact a group leader to check sling rings out of our lending library*

3/8/14- What is your *safe* Babywearing translation of the motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger"?

3/15/14- Grand Prize Contest

Good luck and have fun!!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Keeping You Closer!

Welcome to the new website and blog for Babywearing International of Cleveland!  We are so excited to share our passion and love of Babywearing with all of you in the Greater Cleveland Area! If you are looking to learn all about Babywearing, how to use an existing carrier you own or you just want to meet other like minded parents, please join us!  Click on the "Where We Meet" tab at the top for a list of our meet-ups and join the conversation on our very active facebook group