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Review for Babywearing International Inc, Syracuse, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I knew I wanted to wear my baby before my first was even born. I did a ton of research online for the carrier that I thought would be a good fit for our lifestyle. I decided to purchase a pouch, a wrap, and a structured carrier.

Well, the baby arrived, and I found that I was not happy with my carrier purchases. I couldn't get my little one in the pouch properly (turns out it was too big). The wrap was just too overwhelming because there was so much fabric (over 6 yards). And the structured carrier was also too big for my frame, although it states on the carrier's website that it would fit someone with my height/weight.

Thanks to the lovely internet and a wonderful thing called Google, I was able to find our local babywearing group. I was amazed at the amount of carriers that was collected in one room. I didn't even realize that there were THAT many different types and makers. The women I met were super nice and very helpful. I walked out that day armed with new information and a plan to find a carrier that would fit me.

Fast forward to today, two kids and three years later. I am now volunteer with our local group. I teach others how to find the perfect carrier for them. I spend roughly 12 hours a month dedicated to leading meetings, assisting fellow parents with their carriers, and other misc. administrative tasks for our group.

When I became a stay at home mom, I also became lost. Nothing I read had prepared me to the life of mom. I was successful in the workforce, but as a mom, I did not feel like I had direction. Yes, I wanted to be home with my kids, but I knew that there had to be to my existence than diapers, feedings and naps.

Through BWI, I have found my niche. I am able to use my skills to educate others, interact with both adults and children, and spend my time doing something that is close to my heart. The people that I have met are genuinely kind and down to earth.

While I originally came in looking for help with a baby carrier, I have walked away with a treasure chest of information regarding life, families, and friendship.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being more aware of the different types of carriers available to parents, thus becoming a better parent.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it available to all parents the SECOND they find out they are expecting a baby.

Role:  Volunteer & learn about carriers.
 

Review for Babywearing International of DC-MD-VA, Vienna, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I knew I wanted to wear my baby before my first was even born. I did a ton of research online for the carrier that I thought would be a good fit for our lifestyle. I decided to purchase a pouch, a wrap, and a structured carrier.

Well, the baby arrived, and I found that I was not happy with my carrier purchases. I couldn't get my little one in the pouch properly (turns out it was too big). The wrap was just too overwhelming because there was so much fabric (over 6 yards). And the structured carrier was also too big for my frame, although it states on the carrier's website that it would fit someone with my height/weight.

Thanks to the lovely internet and a wonderful thing called Google, I was able to find our local babywearing group. I was amazed at the amount of carriers that was collected in one room. I didn't even realize that there were THAT many different types and makers. The women I met were super nice and very helpful. I walked out that day armed with new information and a plan to find a carrier that would fit me.

Fast forward to today, two kids and three years later. I am now volunteer with our local group. I teach others how to find the perfect carrier for them. I spend roughly 12 hours a month dedicated to leading meetings, assisting fellow parents with their carriers, and other misc. administrative tasks for our group.

When I became a stay at home mom, I also became lost. Nothing I read had prepared me to the life of mom. I was successful in the workforce, but as a mom, I did not feel like I had direction. Yes, I wanted to be home with my kids, but I knew that there had to be to my existence than diapers, feedings and naps.

Through BWI, I have found my niche. I am able to use my skills to educate others, interact with both adults and children, and spend my time doing something that is close to my heart. The people that I have met are genuinely kind and down to earth.

While I originally came in looking for help with a baby carrier, I have walked away with a treasure chest of information regarding life, families, and friendship.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

having a calmer demeanor so that I can tend to my children better.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find more funding so that babywearing becomes more mainstream. This is an invaluable tool for parents that often gets overlooked.

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?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & I work with parents who are interested in learning how to wear their babies. This skill helps parents to be able to meet their baby's needs while still getting everyday chores done.