Babywearing International Inc
Rating: 2.5 stars 2 reviews
Location: 1448 Milner Cres S Birmingham AL 35205 USA
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I first learned the importance of wearing my babies when I became a mother for the first time. I had a high-needs baby that needed to be held upright, I had a job outside the home and I had a house and husband to take care of. I purchased my first carrier very early on and wore it often even though it wasn't very easy or comfortable. When the second baby came, I knew there must be something better, but nothing I found worked for us. I was determined to make something work when I had my 3rd child. By then (2004) slings were easy to find on the internet. I read review after review and I was lucky enough to meet someone in person who could help me with a sling! I finally found something that was comfortable, practical, easy and stylish!
After I had my 4th child, a local babywearing group was started. I began attending the meetings and learning all I could. I loved babywearing so much that I decided to help teach other caregivers the joys and benefits of wearing your children close. I've even used my 5th child as a model for the various carriers!
This group has grown and spread the love of babywearing all over the world via the internet and all over our locale with meetings and special events.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Seeing the look on a new mom's face as she realizes for the first time that she can meet the needs of her family while meeting the needs of her baby as well.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would like to see our group have more leaders and thus, more meetings. I think we could do so much more outreach especially on the weekends. Promote babywearing to the public media as one of the most important tools in your parenting toolbelt.