Babywearing International of Hampton Roads

Keeping caregivers and children close since 2013

About Us

Babywearing International Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote babywearing as a universally accepted practice, with benefits for both child and caregiver, through education and support.

Babywearing International of Hampton Roads is the local chapter of Babywearing International, Inc.  We were officially recognized by Babywearing International, Inc on November 19, 2012.

BWI of Hampton Roads supports this mission by hosting monthly meetings and a variety of meetups and special events throughout the year. We also maintain a lending library to provide caregivers the opportunity to try different carriers. Our Volunteer Babywearing Educators (VBE), Advanced Babywearing Educators (ABE), and Master Babywearing Educators (MBE) are accredited through Babywearing International, Inc and provide assistance and guidance at our meetings.

BWI of Hampton Roads meets the first Saturday of the month in Virginia Beach, the second Saturday of each month on the Peninsula, the third Tuesday of the month in Western Branch, and the third Friday of each month on the Southside. All monthly meetings are free & open to the public.

Twitter: HRVABabywearers
Facebook: BWI of HR 
Instagram: bwiofhamptonroads
Email: Info (at) BabywearingHamptonRoads (dot) org

If you have any questions, comments, compliments, or concerns, please send them to our Suggestion Box.

BWI of HR Board of Directors:
President: Jessica Z.
Vice-President of Operations: Christine M.
Director of Outreach: (Vacant-See Volunteer Call)
Chapter Librarian: Sara N.
Secretary: (Vacant-See Volunteer Call)
Area Representative Chair: Cheyanne S.
Social Media Coordinator: Jessica Z.

Volunteer Babywearing Educator (VBE) Area Representatives are volunteer positions for now but we may need elections in the future as our base of certified Volunteer Babywearing Educators grows.

Area Representatives:
Peninsula: Cheyanne S. (CSV)
Virginia Beach: Senteal Butler (CSV)
Southside:(Vacant-See Volunteer Call)
Western Branch:(Vacant-See Volunteer Call)

Founding Members: 
Ashley Vreeland, Ginger Hatcher, Jilliane Klak, & Dana Karstensen-Bryan


Our original logo was drawn by local member, Courtney G., and brought to life by Abbie Hamblin Creative Design. All rights reserved.