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

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!

August meetings

In August, BWI-T will have 3 general meetings with a demo before hands-on help and 5 demo only meetings in Chapel Hill, Fuquay-Varina, Lillington, and Babies R Us locations in Raleigh and Durham.

‘First Look’ Demo meetings–NO CHECKOUTS

8/1 in Fuquay-Varina at Fuquay Mineral Spring Park 1 – 2:30pm TIME AND LOCATION CHANGE
8/2 in Lillington at the Harnett County Public Library [601 Main Street, Lillington, NC] 9:30 – 11am
8/2 at Women’s Birth and Wellness Center [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC] 10 – 11:30am
8/25 at Babies R Us/Toys R Us [7810 Poyner Pond Cir, Raleigh, NC] 11am
8/27 at Babies R Us [7001 Fayetville Rd, Durham NC] 6:30pm

General meetings – Lending Library available for carrier checkouts

8/4 at Chapel Hill Library [100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC] 10 – 11:30am
8/16 at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10 – 11:30am
8/18 at North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10 – 11:30am

We hope to see you there!

June and July meetings

In June and July, BWI-T will have 3 general meetings each month with a demo before hands-on help, and also are holding a demo only meeting in Fuquay-Varina each month.

We will not be able to hold the Chapel Hill demo in June or July.

 

‘First Look’ meetings–NO CHECKOUTS

6/6 in Fuquay-Varina at the Ballentine-Spence house [109 East Spring Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC] 9:30-11am
6/7 in Lillington at the Harnett County Public Library [601 Main Street, Lillington, NC] 9:30-11am

7/11 in Fuquay-Varina at the Ballentine-Spence house [109 East Spring Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC] 9:30-11am
7/12 in Lillington at the Harnett County Public Library [601 Main Street, Lillington, NC] 9:30-11am

General meetings

6/2 at Chapel Hill Library [100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC] 10-11:30am
6/16 at North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10-11:30am
6/21 at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10-11:30am

7/7 at Chapel Hill Library [100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC] 10-11:30am
7/14 at North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10-11:30am
7/19 at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10-11:30am

Switch out only (SOO) meetings–NO DEMO **These are always tentative and not reliably every month.

 

May meetings

In May, BWI-T will have 3 general meetings with a demo before hands-on help, and also are holding a demo only meeting in Chapel Hill, Fuquay, and Lillington.

As a special membership reward, we will be allowing members to check out up to 2 carriers per meeting in the months of April and May 2014. We ask for people to be considerate and return carriers promptly so that all members can take advantage of this perk!

As an example, ordinarily members can attend each meeting and get 1 carrier per meeting, returning it each time they check something else out. In that case, you could use 5 different carriers per month. Now that we are allowing 2 carriers per meeting, both would still have to be returned to check out a new carrier but in theory you could cycle through up to 10 carriers each month.

‘First Look’ meetings–NO CHECKOUTS

5/2 in Fuquay-Varina at the Ballentine-Spence house [109 East Spring Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC] 11am
5/3 in Lillington at the Harnett County Public Library [601 Main Street, Lillington, NC] 9:30am
5/4 at Women’s Birth and Wellness Clinic [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC] 10am

General meetings

5/5 at Chapel Hill Library [100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC] 10am
5/17 at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10am
5/19 at North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10am

Switch out only (SOO) meetings–NO DEMO **These are always tentative and not reliably every month.  Carriers checked out in Garner at the April SOO are due back at the SBB meeting on May 17.

 

April meetings

In April, BWI-T will have 3 general meetings with a demo before hands-on help, and also are holding demo only meetings in Chapel Hill, Fuquay-Varina, and Lillington, and a SOO meeting in Garner.


We are very excited to announce we will be doing ‘First Look’ meetings at 2 Babies R Us/Toys R Us stores in the area.

We are allowing 2 checkouts again for the months of April and May!!!

As a special membership reward, we will be allowing members to check out up to 2 carriers per meeting in the months of April and May 2014. We ask for people to be considerate and return carriers promptly so that all members can take advantage of this perk!

As an example, ordinarily members can attend each meeting and get 1 carrier per meeting, returning it each time they check something else out. In that case, you could use 5 different carriers per month. Now that we are allowing 2 carriers per meeting, both would still have to be returned to check out a new carrier but in theory you could cycle through up to 10 carriers each month.

‘First Look’ meetings–NO CHECKOUTS

4/4 in Fuquay-Varina at the Ballentine-Spence house [109 East Spring Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC] 11am
4/5 at Women’s Birth and Wellness Clinic [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC] 10am
4/5 in Lillington at the Harnett County Public Library [601 Main Street, Lillington, NC] 10am
4/21 at Toys R Us Raleigh [7810 Poyner Pond Cir, Raleigh, NC] 10am
4/30 at Babies R Us Durham [7001 Fayetteville Rd, Durham, NC] 6:30pm

General meetings

4/7 at Chapel Hill Library [100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC] 10am
4/19 at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10am
4/21 at North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10am

Switch out only (SOO) meetings–NO DEMO **These are always tentative and not reliably every month; carriers checked out in Garner are due back at the SBB meeting

4/12 at White Deer Park in Garner [Aversboro Road, Garner, NC] 10-11am