Babywearing International of Hampton Roads

Keeping caregivers and children close since 2013

January Recap

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It is a new year and we started it off with a bang! 

Babywearing International of Hampton Roads held our monthly Virginia Beach meeting on January 3rd. We had a great turn out of new and seasoned baby wearers. We had a wonderful attendance of 72 adults, children, volunteers and educators present! We welcomed 4 first time attendees and 3 new BWI members this month. We owe a huge thank you to our volunteers! Thank you to Katie H, Yessenia A, and Joe and Concha M. Our meetings flow so much more easily with your help. Our lending library saw a huge make over this month with a whole new set of carriers available for checkout. We hope you found our VBEs welcoming and helpful and we look forward to seeing you in February! 

~Virginia Beach Area Representative Hillary W.
Amy B helps a mom learn to use a ring sling at her first meeting as a VBE!
Group Picture!

Our Peninsula meeting was held at our new Peninsula home, The Hampton Teen Center. We had record turnout for this meeting.  We had 87 people attend in January and it was the first meeting for 11 families! This meeting added 7 new members to our chapter. Our lending library was a big hit since there were so many new-to-the-area carriers. Katie H. and Joe and Concha M. were amazing volunteers and we thank you so much for helping! Our next meeting is on Valentine’s Day so we hope to see you there!

~Stand-in Peninsula Area Representative, Brittany  M.
New baby snuggles! Chad S. learned how to use a ring sling.

Our Southside meeting went off without a hitch, other than the fact it was on Thursday! We had a great turn out we welcomed 14 people to their first BWI meeting, and gained 5 new members. Our lending library has a lot of new carriers since we switched up our libraries at the end of the year! We also have a new standard kinderpack with plus straps that will be available for lending in February! I hope everyone had a great time and found the help they needed. Just a reminder southside meetings will resume on the third Friday of every month beginning in February!

~Southside Area Representative, Jacquie B.
Group Picture!
VBE Suzanne W. explains how to use soft structured carriers.

This month, we also held a Babywearing 101 meeting in Downtown Suffolk. It was a fun meeting where we taught babywearing basics to some parents and grandparents. Our next Babywearing 101 meeting will be in Smithfield in late April.

We also now have an Instagram account now, so be sure to follow us there and tag your pictures with #BWIofHR to be featured!
We look forward to seeing everyone in February! Check out our events page for details.

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