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Babywearing International Of Greater Austin

Rating: 5 stars   16 reviews 570

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Round Rock TX 78664 USA

Mission:

Babywearing International of Greater Austin works to make a positive difference in the lives of children and their caregivers by sharing the age old practice of babywearing. We strive to teach caregivers safe babywearing practices, while also sharing the many proven benefits it provides through one on one and small group instruction.

Results:

We have added 14 awesome new carriers to our library this year, and 3 more are on their way!

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Rating: 5 stars  

BWI of Austin, is amazing. I was introduced to them about a year ago, and it was truly a blessing. Wish this kind of group existed when frustration overtook my want to wear my son 7 years back. All the folk in this group have been super aupportive in everything from basics to advances stuff for my now 5m/o daughter. The work that this crew puts into supporting everyone is above and beyond fantastic. Not to mention the work they do towards helping the community around them. I am truly honored to join this crew of amazing folk.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I still remember my first meeting I attended and how nervous I was going in to it. As soon as I walked in I was greeted by so many nice and caring people who went above my expectations to make me feel welcome. I learned so much that day about baby wearing. The volunteers in this group truly love helping people. I love watching this community of babywearers grow and grow as more people share the love and information that was given to them from volunteers at BWI of Greater Austin.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Babywearing International of Greater Austin is a fantastic organization! Their meetings are welcoming, their volunteers warm and friendly and their assistance invaluable. I went to one meeting, expecting to ask a few questions and be on my way. Instead, I became a member and started looking forward to every meeting to learn more and more. I found their group so inspiring, I decided to volunteer as well!

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1 person found this review helpful

Babywearing International of Greater Austin has done more than just help me learn how to wear my baby safely and comfortably -- it has provided me with a tribe. The members and leaders are helpful, welcoming, caring, and so knowledgeable. I felt like a valued member of the group right away, and have met so many great friends through meetings. There are tons of volunteer and outreach opportunities as well, so you can be as involved as you want.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Whether getting a quick fix, getting more in depth guidance or going to them for serious help and problem solving, I have always been impressed by this group. I also tried their rental policy for the first time today and it was simple and very professionally run and facilitated. This is a fantastic organization.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Babywearing International of Greater Austin has been a tremendous help to me! I had limited knowledge of the commercial carriers I had purchased at big box stores and the leaders of the group showed me how to use my carriers properly and in many different positions for comfort/convenience. They also introduced me to new styles and helped me become comfortable with babywearing!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Babywearing International of Greater Austin is an awesome organization. They have weekend meetings, which is super helpful to a working mom like me. All of their volunteers are very friendly and can help you try on different carriers or give you pointers for the ones you already have. They also have a terrific lending library which allows members to try out carriers at home. Since carriers can get costly, this helps to save money as the family can discover which ones work best for them.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Meetings take place in two convenient locations and are lead by very informed and helpful leaders. There is a large selection of carriers to try out and even rent for a month, so you don't have to commit to buying one without a "test drive". Safety is very high on the priority list as well as ease of use and comfort for wearer and baby. I don't know what I would have done without this wonderful group and I am very glad that I am able to help them whenever I can.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Having our first child born at the end of June, and having moved to a new city with no family or friends near-by, this group has been life-changing. My wife and I have a daughter who adores being held, but we both cannot constantly hold her due to fatigue, work, school, etc. We are also going to be doing some travelling and wanted an easier way to travel through airports and navigate the lands of foreign countries while still having the baby close to us to keep her safe. This group has provided excellent support, knowledge, and a wonderful meeting place to be introduced to new people. It is fun, and exciting to see all the babies and interacting with their families. The lending library is a great idea, and is cheaper than other online sources (only $5 for 1 month). Overall, I strongly recommend this group if you're at all interested in baby wearing of any kind. Everyone helps everyone. I'm not the kind of person who likes to approach people, but the leaders approached us and made me feel more comfortable allowing me to open up. You can try on different carriers while you're there to get a better idea of what fits you, and your baby best. Once you found some that you like, see if they're available to check-out so you can get a month of trial time before plopping down your hard-earned cash!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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heather67 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you so much for your review!

Rating: 5 stars  

Everyone is always so nice and helpful at the meetings and today was no different! Thanks to this group I'm now comfortably wearing my twins. It's wonderful to see so many new moms and dads new to babywearing and veterans together. We are so lucky to have such a great group in town!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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heather67 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review!