Babywearing Hampton Roads

Keeping caregivers and children close since 2013

September Meetings

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September marked our first time with our new format of two meetings per month. Every second Saturday, there will be a meeting on the Peninsula and every third Friday, there will be a meeting on the Southside. Both meetings will cover the same updates & information. We hope this format will make it easier to find a meeting that you can attend and you are always welcome to attend both!

Babywearing International of Hampton Roads has a real need for more Volunteer Babywearing Educators on the Peninsula. Hampton Roads, as you know if you live here, is a very large geographical area and our current VBEs are centered mainly on the Southside, which makes traveling to the Peninsula for meetings & special events difficult.

Our Lending Library is still growing and is incredibly popular! Although our Lending Library is open to non-BWI members, a perk of membership is that you can borrow one carrier per month for free every single month, if you’d like. It’s an excellent way to try different carriers! Thanks to a very generous donation by Marsupial Mamas, we are now able to have two complete sets of woven wraps for both the Peninsula and the Southside Lending Libraries.

Our Carry of the Month is the Front Wrap Cross Carry Torso Variation. Ashley T & Caitlyn S did excellent jobs going over the COTM with everyone present.

International Babywearing Week will be October 7-12 and BWIofHR has several fun events planned.

7th (Monday) ~ McArthur Center Mall Playdate ~ 300 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA 23510
8th (Tuesday) ~ Local Park Playdates (Specific parks and times TBA)
9th (Wednesday) ~ Playdate at the Norfolk Zoo ~ 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504
10th (Thursday) ~ Flash Mob ~ Virginia Beach
11th (Friday) ~ Local Park Playdates (Specific parks and times TBA)
12th (Saturday) ~ 10:30am BWIofHR Meeting/Picnic & VBE Bake Sale ~ Bluebird Gap Farm ~ 60 Pine Chapel Rd, Hampton, VA 23666 (Bring your own lunch)

We gained 7 new members this month and hope to see that number continue to grow as we approach our one year anniversary as a Babywearing International chapter.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to comment here, email us, or visit our Facebook Fan Page!

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