Happy New Year from Babywearing International of Hampton Roads! We had a wonderful time ringing in the new year with everyone at each of our meetings! We even added a brand new meeting to our schedule. Babywearing International of Hampton Roads is excited to grow with the community in 2016! Here is how January went for us.
“We greeted the new year with an enthusiastic high five at the first Virginia Beach meeting of 2016. We had a total attendance of 58 and welcomed 5 new members. After the opening announcements we broke into groups. Amy talked about ring slings and pouches, Jaime demonstrated soft structured carriers and mei tais, Jade and Anna teamed up to teach front wrapping with woven wraps and Brittany shared her knowledge about back wearing with woven wraps. It was a laid back and relaxed meeting where we were able to give lots of hands on help. Hope to see you all again at the February Virginia Beach meeting!”
~Virginia Beach Area Representative, Donna C.
“Our first Peninsula meeting of 2016 had a great turnout of 76 people. We debuted the new library collection that our librarian Katie H worked so hard to put together over the winter break. Heather L’s expertise as a tandem babywearer was especially useful for a mom expecting twins and a mom & dad with their 3 month old twins. As always, we had fun doing some belly wrapping with our pregnant mamas. Hope you had fun catching up with old members and welcoming new members to the group. See you at the next Peninsula meeting on February 13!”
~Peninsula Area Representative, Christine M.
“The first Southside meeting of the year was a little smaller than usual, but all who came got help with the picking out a new carrier to borrow for the month or help with the carriers they brought. We welcomed 3 people to their first meeting! We had a lot of familiar carriers mixed with new ones for the new year after the library shuffle over the holidays. We hope everyone had a good time reconnecting after the holidays and hope to see everyone again in February. Just a reminder Southside meetings will resume on the third Friday of every month beginning in February!”
~Southside Area Representative, Dani D.
“The first BWIofHR evening meeting in Western Branch was a lot of fun! We had 27 people in attendance, including children & adults. We had several new attendees along with a few familiar faces and we greatly appreciate y’all braving the cold to join us. We hope to have even more people at Tuesday, February 16th’s meeting. We are still in need of Area Representatives and educators so we can implement a lending library at this meeting. If you would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.”
~Acting Western Branch Area Representative, Dana K.
We can’t wait to see you all in February! Click here for meeting info.