Weather cancelations again!

ATTENTION!
I’m calling today’s meeting (NRL) off, and we’ll have to figure something out. I’ll be waiving late fees until we reschedule, or until next month for NRL people. I think I’ll host another switch out Thursday. Stay tuned until later, and stay safe!

I’LL UPDATE HERE, THE FB GROUP, AND EMAIL THOSE WHO HAVE CARRIERS DUE.

February meetings

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

**We are expecting inclement weather overnight Monday the 16th and have proactively moved the date of our Raleigh meeting at North Regional Library. The event will now take place on Tuesday the 24th. In addition, you may switch out a carrier due at this meeting on the evening of the 18th at Shannon Becker’s home in Raleigh near Millbrook and Creedmore Rds. Please email us at triangle@babywearinginternational.org for the address.**

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

Special Event
We will be hosting a traveling TwinGO carrier for a short time in February. It will be available to try on at our Raleigh and Cary meetings and at a special event hosted by one of our members in South Durham.

2/16 at Ruth Ashton’s home in South Durham 10 am
Please email us at triangle@babywearinginternational.org for the exact address.

General meetings – Lending Library available for carrier checkouts

2/7 at Women’s Birth and Wellness Center, 3rd floor meeting room [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC] 10 – 11:30am
2/24 (Tuesday) at North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10 – 11:30am
2/21 at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10 – 11:30am

Valentine’s Day is in February and we want you to bring your sweetie to a meeting! Members who bring their significant other to a general meeting may borrow a bonus carrier from that meeting. The member is responsible for both carriers.

‘First Look’ Demo meetings – NO CHECKOUTS

2/11 at Baby+Co [226 Ashville Avenue, Cary NC] 6:30
2/23 at Babies R Us [7001 Fayetteville Rd, Durham NC] 7pm

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

January meetings

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

**The North Regional Library meeting will be on Tuesday January 20 at 10am.**
This is a change from the normal date because the library will be closed on January 19th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. If you need to return a carrier and have a schedule conflict, please email us as soon as possible: triangle@babywearinginternational.org

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

General meetings – Lending Library available for carrier checkouts

1/3 at Women’s Birth and Wellness Center, 3rd floor meeting room [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC] 10 – 11:30am
1/17 at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10 – 11:30am
1/20 (Tuesday) at North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10 – 11:30am

The demo portion of our General Meetings begins at 10am. If you are coming only to check carriers in or out we ask that you wait until 10:45. This helps us keeps the room quiet so that new members can hear the demo and have time to ask questions. Thank you!

‘First Look’ Demo meetings – NO CHECKOUTS

1/14 at Baby+Co [226 Ashville Avenue, Cary NC] 6:30
1/26 at Babies R Us [7001 Fayetteville Rd, Durham NC] 7pm

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

December meetings

In December, BWI-T will have 3 general meetings with a demo before hands-on help, 2 demo only meetings, and a special event in Durham.

**The North Regional Library meeting will be on Tuesday December 9 at 10am.**
This is a change from the normal date due to other event bookings in the library meeting room. If you need to return a carrier and have a schedule conflict, please email us: triangle@babywearinginternational.org

We have a new demo meeting this month at Baby+Co birth center in Cary.

Special Event! On December 6th from 12-3pm Babies R Us in Durham [7001 Fayetteville Rd] is hosting a Baby Fairc. We’ll have a table along side other local groups and vendors. There will not be a formal demonstration but you are welcome to ask questions about babywearing and our group, or just say hello!

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

We are continuing our “Bring-A-Friend Special” this month. Members who bring a friend (expecting, has a child, caregiver, cousin, etc) to a meeting who is new to the group may borrow a bonus carrier from that meeting! The member is responsible for both carriers.

General meetings – Lending Library available for carrier checkouts

12/6 at Women’s Birth and Wellness Center, 3rd floor meeting room [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC] 10 – 11:30am
12/9 (Tuesday) at North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10 – 11:30am
12/20 at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10 – 11:30am

The demo portion of our General Meetings begins at 10am. If you are coming only to check carriers in or out we ask that you wait until 10:45. This helps us keeps the room quiet so that new members can hear the demo and have time to ask questions. Thank you!

‘First Look’ Demo meetings – NO CHECKOUTS

12/10 at Baby+Co [226 Ashville Avenue, Cary NC] 6:30
12/22 at Babies R Us [7001 Fayetteville Rd, Durham NC] 7pm

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

November meetings

In November, BWI-T will have 3 general meetings with a demo before hands-on help and 1 demo only meeting in Durham.

There are a several differences in our November meeting schedule! We’ll have a NEW evening demo meeting starting this month at Babies R Us in Durham. The Women’s Birth and Wellness Center demo and the Chapel Hill library general meetings have been combined. We will have a general meeting (with a demo) in the Women’s Birth and Wellness Center’s new 3rd floor meeting space on the first Saturday of the month. The Fuquay-Varina and Lillington meetings will be held on the first Friday and Saturday of the month but will now be hosted by a new chapter in our area, Babywearing International of the Southeastern Piedmont! We are very excited to welcome this new chapter and all the babywearers they will serve.

We are continuing our “Bring-A-Friend Special” this month. Members who bring a friend (expecting, has a child, caregiver, cousin, etc) to a meeting who is new to the group may borrow a bonus carrier from that meeting! The member is responsible for both carriers.

General meetings – Lending Library available for carrier checkouts

11/1 at Women’s Birth and Wellness Center, 3rd floor meeting room [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC] 10 – 11:30am
11/15 at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10 – 11:30am
11/17 at North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10 – 11:30am

The demo portion of our General Meetings begins at 10am. If you are coming only to check carriers in or out we ask that you wait until 10:45. This helps us keeps the room quiet so that new members can hear the demo and have time to ask questions. Thank you!

‘First Look’ Demo meetings–NO CHECKOUTS

11/24 at Babies R Us [7001 Fayetteville Rd, Durham NC] 7pm

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

International Babywearing Week 2014

International Babywearing Week 2014

International Babywearing Week 2014 is coming up! BWI-T has some special events to celebrate:

Kick-off Party and Fundraiser at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, October 5th at 1pm.
Join us for a special story time. Kids are encouraged to bring a doll or stuffed animal to “Share the Adventure” with and will make mini rebozos to carry them in. 10% of your purchase at Flyleaf will be donated to our group when you mention Babywearing International of the Triangle at checkout. Raffle tickets will also be available.

Umstead Park Hike, October 8th at 3:30
Meet at the Reedy Creek entrance of Umstead in Cary park for a babywearing hike, weather permitting. Check back here or in our Facebook group events for more details soon.

Sweetbottoms Fall Festival, October 11th 10am – 2pm
We’ll have a table at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique’s Fall Festival. Come say hello and buy a few raffle tickets. We will be holding the drawing at the festival around noon, but you don’t need to be present to win. More details on the raffle below.

Daily Photo Challenges on Facebook
There will be a different photo challenge for you to participate in each day of International Babywearing Week in our Facebook group! Look for the post each morning announcing the theme and add your photo in the comments. Is your camera ready?

Follow the Fun on Social Media
The official hashtag for IBW 2014 is #‎IntlBabywearingWeek, use it with posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more to join in the fun‬. “Like” the official IBW page on Facebook for updates and giveaways. BWI of the Triangle has an Instagram account, @bwitriangle, follow us and tag us in your babywearing photos on Instagram.

Online events on TheBabywearer.com
TheBabywearer.com will be celebrating International Babywearing Week with daily threads and prizes. Click “Babywearing Extras” and then “International Babywearing Week” under “Babywearing Events” to participate! You will need an account on TheBabywearer.com but it’s easy to sign up and join this fabulous online community if you aren’t already a member.

Want to host an event?
Would you like to host a meet-up, stash chat or babywearing park day during International Babywearing Week? We encourage our members to plan event their own special events! PM an admin Facebook group or send an email to triangle@babywearinginternational.org to set up an event.

2014 IBW Raffle

This year’s raffle items include:

A Kokoskaa wrap conversion tote bag
kokoskaa

An Ovolo Heartwood Onyx Ring Sling, converted by Sleeping Baby Productions
ovolo

Doctor Who themed suck pads donated by Gracie and Sam
suckpads

October meetings

In October, BWI-T will have 3 general meetings with a demo before hands-on help and 3 demo only meetings in Chapel Hill, Fuquay-Varina, and Lillington.

We will also be hosting special events this month in celebration of International Babywearing Week, October 5-11th. More information here!

‘First Look’ Demo meetings – No carrier checkouts

10/3 in Fuquay-Varina at the Ballentine-Spence house [109 East Spring Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC] 9:30-11am
10/4 in Lillington at the Harnett County Public Library [601 Main Street, Lillington, NC] 9:30 – 11am
10/4 at Women’s Birth and Wellness Center [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC] 10 – 11:30am

General meetings – Lending Libraries available for carrier checkouts

10/6 at Chapel Hill Library [100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC] 10 – 11:30am
10/18 at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10 – 11:30am
10/20 at North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10 – 11:30am

The demo portion of our General Meetings begins at 10am. If you are coming only to check carriers in or out we ask that you wait until 10:45. This helps us keeps things quiet so that new members can hear the demo and have time to ask questions. Thank you!

We’re looking forward to seeing YOU has we head into autumn!

OctoberEvents

Libraries have some new additions!

We’ve been on a huge buying spree to fill out the three libraries.  Check out all the pretty carriers!

Chapel Hill Library LL

  • BBSling ring sling
  • ComfortFit Maya ring sling
  • Girasol Carson’s Cove rebozo
  • Silver Lining Slings Paige Midori WCRS sewn by Alloa Baby
  • Tula toddler UFO print
  • green Kozy MT
  • Didy Lime hemp Pfau 3

North Regional Library (N Raleigh) LL

  • BBSling ring sling
  • ComfortFit Maya ring sling
  • Silver Lining Slings Paige Midori WCRS sewn by Alloa Baby
  • Emeibaby standard size buckle carrier
  • Wrap Nap Fairy Green 2
  • BBSlen Pineapple 7
  • MeiTaiBaby MT
  • Kokoskaa 5
  • Whovian ring sling sewn by Gracie and Sam

Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique (S Raleigh/Cary) LL

  • BBSling ring sling
  • ComfortFit Maya ring sling
  • Shiny Star Linen ring sling
  • Emeibaby toddler size buckle carrier
  • Girasol Summer Sun 2
  • Chrysalis Designs/SLS Persimmon Paige WCMT

Some info and videos about our new carriers:

Emeibaby:

 


Most of the carriers together

Most of the carriers together

SLS Midori Paige WCRS

SLS Midori Paige WCRS

Toddler Tula

Toddler Tula

Whovian ring sling

Whovian ring sling

Emeibaby carriers

Emeibaby carriers

 

THREE bbslings (one in each library), thanks to a generous discount from Nova Natural Toys + Crafts
THREE new shoulder (comfort fit) Maya Wraps, by donation/discount from Maya Wrap
A Girasol Carson’s Cove rebozo (CHL), donated by one of our lovely members (Can I call you out, member?)
A Shiny Star Linen sling (SBB), also donated by above awesome member
An Emeibaby Standard size (NRL) and
An Emeibaby Toddler size (SBB), both discounted by emeibaby
Two Alloa Baby RS (CHL, NRL) made from Paige Midori Silver Lining Slings, donated by our own Sonia Parrella
A Tula Toddler UFO print (CHL)
TWO new Mei Tai Baby MTs (SBB, NRL) made for us at a discount by our own Elisabeth Hobgood Allore
A size 7 bbslen pineapple (NRL), which went with the above order from Nova Naturals
A green Kozy MT (CHL)
A Girasol Summer Sun sz 2 (SBB)
A Kokoskaa – Wrap Factory sz 5 (NRL) donated at the conference!
A Wrap Nap Fairy Green sz 2 (NRL)
Didy Lime hemp Pfau 3 (CHL)
Chrysalis Designs/SLS WCMT (SBB)

September meetings

In Spetember, BWI-T will have 3 general meetings with a demo before hands-on help and 3 demo only meetings in Chapel Hill, Fuquay-Varina, and Lillington.

‘First Look’ Demo meetings–NO CHECKOUTS

9/5 in Fuquay-Varina at the Ballentine-Spence house [109 East Spring Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC] 9:30-11am
9/6 in Lillington at the Harnett County Public Library [601 Main Street, Lillington, NC] 9:30 – 11am
9/6 at Women’s Birth and Wellness Center [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC] 10 – 11:30am

General meetings – Lending Library available for carrier checkouts

9/8 at Chapel Hill Library [100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC] 10 – 11:30am
9/15 at North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10 – 11:30am
9/20 at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10 – 11:30am

The demo portion of our General Meetings begins at 10am. If you are coming only to check carriers in or out we ask that you wait until 10:45. This helps us keeps things quiet so that new members can hear the demo and have time to ask questions. Thank you!

We had great turn out at our August meetings and hope to see even more babywearers in September!

Some exciting changes coming for BWI-Triangle!

We will be transitioning to lending libraries that are dedicated to the location you visit.  Chapel Hill Library, North Regional Library, and Sweetbottom Baby Boutique meetings will each have a third of the existing carriers, which we have divided equally.  We have bought some carriers to fill in some holes, like size 2 wraps, and mei tais.

What this will mean for you is that you will have to decide which meeting is your “home meeting”, which is the meeting space you generally attend the most.  You are welcome to attend any meeting; even all of the meetings.

Late fees previously were charged per meeting missed, so if you checked out at CHL and a month later missed that meeting, then turned it in the next CHL meeting, you would be charged $5 per meeting missed, which would quickly rack up with each meeting, regardless of the location.  With us moving to LLs tethered to locations, it means that you will only be charged a late fee if you don’t turn it in at that meeting.  However, the late fee will be increased to $10 starting in September.

We think that this will make things less confusing and since we are a large group, it makes it easier for VBEs and helpers because we won’t have to escort the LL around the triangle.  To be sure that everyone gets variety, the 3 LLs will be rotated between locations periodically.

Another thing we are implementing to make things easier for our volunteers is we are beginning to use membership cards.  When someone joins the group, they should receive a membership card at their first meeting, which will have spaces for their name, the renewal date, home meeting location, and the VBE initials who fills out the card.  Since we have grown, it’s become more difficult to remember everyone and we think this will also help people remember when they need to renew their membership.  We recommend you take a picture of the card in case you lose it.  If you lose the card and don’t have the image (which you can use for checkouts), there will be a fee for card replacement.

Membership cards

Membership cards

SO, look for our new changes and new carriers!  We have so many joining the LL in the next month or so!