Babywearing Hampton Roads

Keeping caregivers and children close since 2013

July Meeting

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Our first Saturday meeting in quite a while was a blast! Big thanks to everyone who came to Newport News! We had several first time visitors with us and quite a few new memberships, also. Thank you all so much for your support of Babywearing International of Hampton Roads.

Ashley T opened the meeting and announced a new schedule beginning this September. BWIofHR will meet on the Second Saturday of each month on the Peninsula (Newport News, Hampton, & Yorktown areas) and the Third Friday of each month in rotating locations throughout the rest of Hampton Roads.

Ginger H announced that the tshirts & bags from the pre-order were available for pickup. The only issue is that the 2T tshirts are on back order and she will keep everyone up to date on their arrival.

Caitlyn S & Ashley T put out a call for volunteers at The Big Latch On events in Newport News and Portsmouth on August 3rd. We will have information tables and a babywearing fashion at both events. Please join our local chatter group to stay up to date on these events.

Our Carry of the Month is the Double Hammock Torso Carry. Caitlyn demonstrated how to do this carry for the group and then the Volunteer Babywearing Educators broke off into separate stations to help people individually with the COTM and other questions about their carriers.

Babywearing International, Inc. held a June membership drive that allowed local BWI groups to keep 100% of the membership dues. To celebrate and thank all of our new members for their financial support, BWI of HR held a raffle with some fabulous prizes for everyone who joined through this meeting. Prizes included wine baskets, a home spa package, BWIofHR tshirts, tupperware, and a K’tan baby carrier donated by Diaper Junction.

We hope everyone had a great time and look forward to seeing more babywearers at The Big Latch On events and the August BWIofHR meeting!

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