International Babywearing Week runs through October 4 – 10, 2015. They’ve made it pretty awesome this year with various themes and hashtags to use throughout the week. It’s all about embracing, like #embraceyourlove and #embraceyouradventure just to name a couple. You’ll have to go to Babywearing International to see the full list.
“International Babywearing Week is an annual outreach event sponsored by Babywearing International. It is a week-long opportunity to celebrate, promote, advocate for, and focus media attention on the many benefits of babywearing.” ~ Babywearing International
Babywearing Calgary has various events organized to celebrate IBW2015, including mall walks at CrossIron mall, Market mall, and Chinook. They also have a zoo date planned for Friday the 9th, and are organizing a carrier drive.
The carrier drive is pretty awesome actually. Babywearing Calgary is accepting donations of quality carriers and will in turn be taking them to the Elizabeth House (home for pregnant teens) and hopefully the Louise Dean School (school for pregnant teens) as well. With the carriers, Babywearing Calgary will also send in a couple co-leaders to facilitate a small workshop and teach the moms to be how to use their newly acquired carriers. I cannot even begin to say how excited I am about this initiative. For those of you that don’t know, I am one of the co-leaders for Babywearing Calgary, so this is extra exciting.
If you’re in YYC and you want to take part in the events we have planned, look us up on Facebook, or check go take a look at the Babywearing Calgary Blog!