Black Caregivers Do Babywear

First, I’m white.

And Babywearing International of the Triangle’s membership is heavily dominated with white women. As is babywearing in America.  You probably already know that.

The purpose of this post isn’t to talk about why that is. Read Decolonizing Babywearing and Race and the Babywearing Community to get started on that topic.

This post is a list of links to videos, blogs, Facebook pages from black babywearing educators and representatives. And a list of black owned babywearing businesses and weavers.

Because Representation matters! Because it’s important to acknowledge the need for more multicultural voices and spaces in the babywearing community and in our own group, BWI-Triangle.  In honor of Black History Month, I’m updating our website and our Facebook group to do better at including these voices and representing a more diverse community.  Because black caregivers do babywear.

So here’s a list of amazing resources that probably don’t hit the top of your Google search- but should because they’re freaking awesome! May you use them, may you share them, may you feel inspired by them.

Do you have a favorite video from a black babywearing educator, carrier from a black owned business, or your own pictures you’d like for us to include on our site? Email them to volunteers@bwitriangle.org. We look forward to hearing from you!


Public Figures

Communities and Groups

Businesses and Non-Profits

YouTube Demos

This list is also available in a Google Doc!


This video by Perla “Judy” Robertson, on her YouTube channel Denim Bei Dai, gives basic newborn positioning information and shows how to do both legs in and out with a ring sling, a meh dai and a woven wrap.

Huge THANKS to Britt Brown Marsh Blog, The Babywearing Dad, Ndibambe and Perla Robertson for allowing us to feature these images/video.

September 2015 meetings

International Babywearing Week is October 4-10th! 

In September BWI of the Triangle will host 4 general meetings beginning with a Babywearing 101 demo, followed by hands on help with our carriers or yours. Read on for the full schedule.


BWI of the Triangle General meetings – Babywearing 101 demo followed by hands-on help. Lending Library available for carrier checkouts.

    • Durham – Thursday 9/10, 6:30-8pm at Nido [902 Broad St., Durham, NC 27705]
    • Chapel Hill – Saturday 9/12, 10-11:30am at Women’s Birth and Wellness Center, Suite 304 [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC]
    • Raleigh – Tuesday 9/15, 10-11:30am  at Sub Noir Brewing Company [2039 Progress Ct, Raleigh, NC]
    • Cary – Saturday 9/19, 10-11:30am  at REI Cary [1751 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27511]

NEW! Cary Café – Wednesday, 9/23, 10:30-11:30am at Grow, the Family Boutique [2885 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606]

New to the group? Find out about our lending library here. If you are ready to become a member you can sign up online.


In addition to our website and Facebook group, we now have a Facebook page where we will be announcing our monthly meetings! “Like” our page and subscribe (under the Upcoming Events section on the left) to get notifications when we add events.

For questions about any of our meetings please send an email to triangle@babywearinginternational.org or ask in our Facebook group!

August 2015 meetings

In August BWI of the Triangle will host 4 general meetings beginning with a Babywearing 101 demo, followed by hands on help with our carriers or yours. Read on for the full schedule.


BWI of the Triangle General meetings – Babywearing 101 demo followed by hands-on help. Lending Library available for carrier checkouts.

  • Chapel Hill – Saturday 8/1, 10-11:30am at Women’s Birth and Wellness Center, Suite 304 [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC]
  • Durham – Thursday 8/13, 6:30-8pm at Nido [902 Broad St., Durham, NC 27705]
  • Cary – Saturday 8/15, 10-11:30am  at REI Cary [1751 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27511]
  • Raleigh – Tuesday 8/18, 10-11:30am  at Sub Noir Brewing Company [2039 Progress Ct, Raleigh, NC]

New to the group? Find out about our lending library here. If you are ready to become a member you can sign up online.

Social Meet-ups and Community Events– Fun gatherings and playdates!

  • Sunday 8/30, 2:30-5pm Paint It Forward at Wine and Design Cary
    Join fellow babywearers and friends at Wine & Design Cary, NC [483 James Jackson Ave Cary, North Carolina] for a group fundraiser and afternoon out! We’ll be painting “Fireflies in a Mason Jar” (supplies provided) and enjoying beverages of your choice (BYOB, no hard liquor, glasses provided). Cost is $45 per person and BWI of the Triangle will receive a portion of the proceeds! Please plan to arrive at 2:30pm to start painting at 3:00. Click here to register.

Fireflies In a Mason Jar


In addition to our website and Facebook group, we now have a Facebook page where we will be announcing our monthly meetings! “Like” our page and subscribe (under the Upcoming Events section on the left) to get notifications when we add events.

For questions about any of our meetings please send an email to triangle@babywearinginternational.org or ask in our Facebook group!

July 2015 meetings

In July BWI of the Triangle will host 4 general meetings beginning with a Babywearing 101 demo, followed by hands on help with our carriers or yours. Read on for the full schedule.

Are you south of the Triangle area? Our sister chapter, BWI of the Southeastern Piedmont will we hosting a meeting on July 11th, 10am at Harnett Co Public Library, Lillington. For more information see their Facebook page or email them at BWISoutheasternPiedmont@gmail.com


BWI of the Triangle General meetings – Babywearing 101 demo followed by hands-on help. Lending Library available for carrier checkouts.

  • Thursday 7/9, 6:30-8pm –  Nido [902 Broad St. Durham NC 27705]
  • Saturday 7/11, 10-11:30am – Women’s Birth and Wellness Center, Suite 304 [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC]
  • Saturday 7/18, 10-11:30am – Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC]
  • Raleigh Meeting – To be announced. Please see our Facebook page for updates.

New to the group? Find out about our lending library here. If you are ready to become a member you can sign up online.


In addition to our website and Facebook group, we now have a Facebook page where we will be announcing our monthly meetings! “Like” our page and subscribe (under the Upcoming Events section on the left) to get notifications when we add events.

For questions about any of our meetings please send an email to triangle@babywearinginternational.org or ask in our Facebook group!

June 2015 meetings

In June BWI of the Triangle will host 4 general meetings beginning with a Babywearing 101 demo, followed by hands on help with our carriers or yours. Read on for the full schedule.

The Tuesday 6/16 meeting at North Regional library has been rescheduled for 6/23. Any carriers due on the 16th will now be due on the 23rd. If you need to return a carrier and will be unable to attend the meeting please email us at triangle@babywearinginternational.org to arrange a drop off and avoid a late fee!

Are you south of the Triangle area? Our sister chapter, BWI of the Southeastern Piedmont will we hosting 2 meetings on June 6th: 9-10am at Xtreme Challenge All Stars Gym, Fuquay-Varina and 11-noon at the Harnett Co Public Library, Lillington. For more information see their Facebook page or email them at BWISoutheasternPiedmont@gmail.com


BWI of the Triangle General meetings – Babywearing 101 demo followed by hands-on help. Lending Library available for carrier checkouts.

  • Saturday 6/6, 10-11:30am – Women’s Birth and Wellness Center, Suite 304 [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC]
  • Thursday 6/11, 6:30-8pm –  South Regional Library [4505 S. Alston Avenue, Durham, NC]
  • *Rescheduled* Tuesday 6/2310-11:30am – North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC]
  • Saturday 6/20, 10-11:30am – Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC]

New to the group? Find out about our lending library here. If you are ready to become a member you can sign up online.

Social Meet-ups and Community Events– Fun gatherings and playdates!


In addition to our website and Facebook group, we now have a Facebook page where we will be announcing our monthly meetings! “Like” our page and subscribe (under the Upcoming Events section on the left) to get notifications when we add events.

For questions about any of our meetings please send an email to triangle@babywearinginternational.org or ask in our Facebook group!

Spring Fling Family Picnic!

Please join us for a family picnic Sunday May 17th, 10am-2pm at Lake Wheeler park in Raleigh, shelter #5.

LWShelter5

We have a lovely lake side shelter reserved at Lake Wheeler park in Raleigh! Bring a lunch and enjoy the outdoors with fellow babywearers. The park has a playground and offers boat rentals and fishing (for a fee). At the shelter we will have tables set up for a carrier swap and a babywearing photo shoot!

  • Carrier swap – bring carriers to sell or find a new-to-you beauty to bring home.
    (All carriers sold are transactions between the individual parties buying and selling. BWI of the Triangle is not responsible for any of the carriers sold at the function.)
  • Babywearing photo shoot – For a $10 donation Sarah Ford will be taking photos and will send you 3 edited photos in color and black and white by email. Sarah is a talented hobbyist and is volunteering her time. All money will go directly to support our group! You may pay with cash at the event or prepay now with PayPal.

*To find shelter #5: Follow Stoney Rd (main rd through park) nearly to the end and turn left into the parking area before the boat house and ramps. Take the paved path on the left side (as you face the playground and building) toward the water.

May 2015 meetings

In May BWI of the Triangle will host 4 general meetings beginning with a Babywearing 101 demo, followed by hands on help with our carriers or yours. We also planning a few special events this month. Read on for the full schedule.

Are you south of the Triangle area? Our sister chapter, BWI of the Southeastern Piedmont will we hosting 2 meetings on May 2nd: 9-10am at Xtreme Challenge All Stars Gym, Fuquay-Varina and 11-noon at the Harnett Co Public Library, Lillington. For more information see their Facebook page or email them at BWISoutheasternPiedmont@gmail.com


BWI of the Triangle General meetings – Babywearing 101 demo followed by hands-on help. Lending Library available for carrier checkouts.

  • Saturday 5/2, 10-11:30am – Women’s Birth and Wellness Center, Suite 304 [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC]
  • Thursday 5/7, 6:30-8pm –  South Regional Library [4505 S. Alston Avenue, Durham, NC]
  • Saturday 5/16, 10-11:30am – Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC]
  • Tuesday 5/19, 10-11:30am – North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC]

Social Meet-ups and Community Events– Fun gatherings and playdates!

  • Sunday 5/17, 10am-2pm – Spring Fling Family Picnic
    Please join us at Lake Wheeler park, Raleigh, Shelter #5. There will be a member managed carrier swap and a babywearing photo shoot. Photos will be taken by Sarah Ford (one of our talented volunteers). For a $10 donation to the group Sarah will take your picture at lovely Lake Wheeler and send you 3 edited photos. More details here!
  • Saturday 5/30, 5-8pm – Rock the Baby
    We will have a table at Rock the Baby, La Leche League of Chapel Hill’s family festival. The event will be held at the Carrboro Town Commons. We will have a few items for sale, including BWI exclusive print Wrapsody headbands. Come by and say hello!

For questions about any of our meetings please send an email to triangle@babywearinginternational.org or ask in our Facebook group!

April 2015 meetings

Please bear with us this month and check meeting dates carefully! We had to make a number of changes due to availability of our meeting spaces. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact us at triangle@babywearinginternational.org if you have any questions.

Our Durham evening meeting starts this month!! We are really excited to have a general meeting (with carrier lending library) in Durham again, AND in the evening for caregivers who can’t make it to morning meetings!

If you are in the Fuquay-Varina and Lillington area, check out the meetings hosted by Babywearing International of the Southeastern Piedmont!


General meetings – Babywearing 101 demo followed by hands-on help. Lending Library available for carrier checkouts.

  • Thursday 4/9, 6:30-8pm –  South Regional Library [4505 S. Alston Avenue, Durham, NC]
  • Saturday 4/11, 10-11:30am – Women’s Birth and Wellness Center, Suite 304 [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC]
  • Tuesday 4/14, 10-11:30am – North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC]
  • Saturday 4/25, 10-11:30am – Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC]

Social Meet-ups – Fun gatherings and playdates!

  • Friday 4/24, 12pm– JC Raulston Arboretum [4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC]
    Bring your lunch and join fellow babywearers for a picnic at the arboretum on Arbor Day! Exact meeting location TBA, please RSVP on FaceBook.

Mark your calendars: In May we will have a table at Rock the Baby, La Leche League of Chapel Hill’s family festival. The event will be held at the Carrboro Town Commons on May 30th, more details to come!

For questions about any of our meetings please send an email to triangle@babywearinginternational.org or ask in our Facebook group!

March meetings

In March, BWI-T will have 3 general meetings with a demo before hands-on help and 2 demo only meetings.

Our meeting at North Regional Library is moving to Tuesday mornings due to availability of the library meeting room.

Our meeting at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique will be a week later than usual this month.

If you are in the Fuquay-Varina and Lillington area, check out the meetings hosted by Babywearing International of the Southeastern Piedmont!

General meetings – Lending Library available for carrier checkouts

3/7 at Women’s Birth and Wellness Center, Suite 304 [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC] 10 – 11:30am
3/17 at North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10 – 11:30am
3/28 at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10 – 11:30am

‘First Look’ Demo meetings – NO CHECKOUTS

3/11 at Baby+Co [226 Ashville Avenue, Cary NC] 6:30
3/23 at Babies R Us [7001 Fayetteville Rd, Durham NC] 7pm

Starting in April we will have an evening general meeting in Durharm! Mark your calendar for April 9th, 6:00pm at South Regional Library, Durham, NC.

For questions about any of our meetings please send an email to triangle@babywearinginternational.org or ask in our Facebook group!