Triangle Area Babywearing Resources

This information is accurate as of August 2018.

While Triangle Babywearers is a fantastic free local resource, you might be looking for something a little different. In which case, you’ll be excited to learn that our local community has lots of amazing babywearing resources from carrier retailers to in-home help. We believe bridging our community of local babywearing resources brings us leaps closer to achieving our mission, making babywearing a universally accepted practice through education and support. See something that we should add to our list? Email us at volunteers@trianglebw.org!

Independent Retailers

GROW Eco BabyGrow Eco Baby, Cary–919-520-0851

Grow Eco Baby specializes in cloth diapers, eco-products and baby carriers! We order Fidella baby carriers on the First Friday of each month and can order Tula Baby Carriers and Little Frog Wraps & Ring Slings at any time. We also have a baby wearing 101 class each month! We are honored to support our community and welcome you to visit us. Let us know your babywearing needs and we are happy to help!

Home Grown, Locally Owned - Women's Birth and Wellness Boutique (Nurture, Thrive, Simplify)Women’s Birth and Wellness Center Boutique, Chapel Hill–919-537-7055

Women’s Birth & Wellness Boutique is stocked with carriers in styles ranging from stretchy wraps to soft-structure buckles. All of the boutique staff is equipped with the knowledge on how to safely wear your baby, and they have samples of all the carriers so you can try before you buy. We are a 501c3 and will in-store price-match. Stock includes Tula Free to Grow SSC, Moby Wraps & Ring Slings, Baby K’Tan in all sizes and styles, and Beachfront Baby Everyday Wraps & Ring Slings.

 

Babywearing Consultants/Professional Babywearing Educators

Bluebird BabywearingBluebird Babywearing— 919-904-4932, BluebirdBabywearing@gmail.com

Teaching babywearing in group classes and private sessions, including coming to your own home! Private sessions range from 30 minutes to 2 hours, so you can learn how babywearing can make taking care of babies, toddlers and older children easier and more fun, in a time and place that fits with your life.

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Emerald Doulas — (919) 864-8361, info@emeralddoulas.com

Combining personalized babywearing advice, at the convenience of your schedule, Emerald Doulas offers parents private consultations to help them carry their baby with confidence and style. In addition, Emerald Doulas also offers group classes for pregnant families hoping to learn more about carrier options, safety, and comfort for the parent and the baby.

The Well Carried Child

The Well Carried Child— thewellcarriedchild@gmail.com

Offers small group classes and one-on-one consultations in a public or private setting for all your babywearing needs! Package deals available. Add babywearing to your parenting toolbox today!

 

Places that Host Classes

Baby and Co., Cary

Blue Point Yoga, Durham

Buy Buy Baby – Morrisvile

Grow Eco Baby, Cary

Women’s Birth and Wellness Center, Chapel Hill

 

Local Manufacturers

Cari SlingsCari Slings

We are a small family business located in North Carolina, creating and manufacturing affordable, beautiful, geeky jacquard woven wraps. All our products are woven and finished in the US, and we strive to keep our products and labor as local to us as possible.

Shiny Star DesignsShiny Star Designs

Shiny Star Designs is a company born out of babywearing love. We are a military and WAHM owned business who travel the world while babywearing, learning the ways it can help every family and every baby. We currently offer wrap conversion full buckles, mei tais, podaegis, ring slings, and reverse half buckles.

 

Babywearing Activities

Hike It Baby - Parenthoood is an Adventure. Bring it Outside.

Hike it Baby

Hike It Baby is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting families to nature. Each branch hosts a variety of hikes and outdoor events for caregivers and children of all ages, everything from adult paced hikes for caregivers with babies in carriers, to short strolls to grab food or drink before heading to a park, to toddler led hikes!  Carrboro branch on Facebook  Durham branch on Facebook   Raleigh branch on Facebook

 

Other

Welcome Baby - Supporting Durham families for 20 years

Welcome Baby– (919) 560-7150

Welcome Baby is committed to helping strengthen families with young children, ages 0-5, living in Durham County. That help includes phone support, developmental newsletters, parenting classes and many other resources. Some classes include education on babywearing, and baby carriers are included in the Giving Closet program.

The Carrying on Project— (571) 303-WEAR, carryingonproject@gmail.com

The goal of the Carrying On Project is to help get carriers to the families of our military so that they may better obtain secure attachments with their children, something that deployment and injuries will often interrupt. We seek to assist both the service members and the families left behind in “Carrying On” while both home and away, to make something that is difficult for the whole family a little bit easier.

 

Other groups in North Carolina

CharlotteCharlotte Metro Babywearers

We welcome seasoned babywearers, newbies, even expectant parents! Please bring your baby slings and carriers if you would like help. You will be able to try on one of many different types of carriers to see what works best for you. Daddies are welcome, too!
Show/tell/share meet-ups will be approximately one day each month.We’ll add babywearing walks/hikes when the weather is nice and other events at the suggestion of members. We also have a lending library so you can try out a variety of styles – currently including: Maya Wrap Ring Sling, Storch Woven Wrap, Moby Wrap, Ergo Baby Carrier, Ergo Infant Insert, BabyHawk Mei Tei, and Boba Baby Carrier.

Eastern NC: Eastern NC Babywearers

To share the joy associated with babywearing with new and experienced parents. We strive to teach the skills needed to wear your children successfully and safely. Meetings will provide you with a place for discussion and a chance to try different carriers and carries. It will be a great opportunity to meet other parents and to ask questions.

Triad AreaTriad Tot Toters

Triad Tot Toters is a group of babywearing moms and dads in the Triad area of North Carolina. We welcome veteran babywearers, parents interested in wearing their child, or even pregnant women looking forward to the joys of wearing their upcoming arrival! We are also very proud of our ever-growing lending library of carriers. If you are interested in trying something new, but hesitant to put down such a large amount of money on something you are unsure about, take it home for a couple of weeks and try it out.

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