International Babywearing Week 2012 Celebration Events

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It’s just around the corner folks! We have some exciting things planned this year in hopes of celebrating babywearing and bringing together as many local babywearers as possible!

**International Babywearing Week Events**

On Monday, October 8 we will begin the celebrations via our Facebook page as we celebrate the Do It Yourself (DIY) approach to babywearing! Our DIY aficionado and leader in training, Rachel George, will present a blog post on integrating Halloween costumes with babywearing! Stay tuned for her tips and tricks on crafting some costume ideas that collaborate with your favorite carrier type!

On Tuesday, October 9 we will continue celebrations with an advanced wrapping course hosted by Diaper Daisy from 6:30-8:30 pm. If you’re feeling ready to move past the Front Wrap Cross Carry and basic Rucksack carry, this class for you! We will go more in depth about woven wrap fibers, lengths, and various carries for wearing a baby/child of any age. Bring your wrap(s) and either a willing wrapee or doll and be ready to do some wrapping of the fabric kind!

On Saturday, October 13 we will be holding our International Babywearing Week Fashion Show and Carrier 101 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Itsy Bitsy Bums . This is a great event for both new and experienced babywearers alike! It will be family friendly and a great opportunity for caretakers to get a rundown on different carrier styles, get help choosing a carrier that’s right for you, and get fitted for carriers by the Babywearing International of Kansas City educator staff.

**International Babywearing Week GIVEAWAYS**

Win an Ergo Carrier

In addition to our events, we will be celebrating International Babywearing Week with some GIVEAWAYS!!!!!!!!! Woohoooo! Who doesn’t love free stuff? And it’s even better if the free stuff is BABYWEARING RELATED! (Yes, I’m SHOUTING because it’s REALLY EXCITING!!!!)

Thanks very much to the generosity of Ergobaby, Babywearing International of Kansas City will have the pleasure of feeling like Oprah for a day and giving away a free Ergo carrier of your choice!!! That’s right, not only will you have the chance to win an Ergo carrier, but you will get to choose from three styles of carriers:  the Ergo Original, the Ergo Performance, and Ergo Sport. One lucky person in our community will win one of these three amazing carriers and I’m sure you’re all wondering how you can get lucky!

Here’s how to win:

Step 1: Attend one of our International Babywearing Week in person events (either the Advanced Wrapping Course at Diaper Daisy or the Fashion Show and Carrier 101 at Itsy Bitsy Bums.)

Step 2: Register at the designated “free stuff to win” table

Step 3: Random drawing will occur at the end of our Fashion Show and Carrier 101 event on Saturday, October 13

Step 4: If you win, watch this video to help you choose your carrier

Step 5: We will provide your information and carrier choice to Ergobaby, who will then provide you with your Ergo of choice!

I’m sure you’re asking yourself, what if I don’t have a chance to make it to an International Babywearing Week celebration event to register to win a free Ergo? Well you can all be winners because Ergobaby will be offering 10% for all Babywearing International of Kansas City members during the week of October 8-14! Keep your eye on our Facebook page next week for more details!

Win a FREE BWI of KC Membership

I know that nothing really beats winning a free carrier, but we will have other free stuff to win next week too! Keep your eyes posted on our Babywearing International of Kansas City Facebook page for a free membership giveaway to our lending library! We will host a surprise posting party during one of the International Babywearing Week days (hint, it will probably be on a day we don’t otherwise have a premier event scheduled) where you will have the opportunity to post your heart out to earn a free membership to our lending library! This is a wonderful opportunity to try out carriers through our lending library before you buy!

Babywearing International of Kansas City is so excited to celebrate International Babywearing Week 2012! We hope that you will help us with Carrying on Traditions of babywearing in our area and promoting the practice in our community! Check out our Facebook page for ongoing details about our events and giveaways and join us for one of our in person events at Diaper Daisy and Itsy Bitsy Bums!

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