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

Rating: 5 stars  

My local Babywearing International chapter (BWI of DC-MD-VA) is a group of amazing women who volunteer their time to help others enjoy the benefits of babywearing. Babywearing has been a vital part both mine and my son's life. For his entire first year he never sat in a stroller. He was content and happy to be worn on my front, back, or hip, and we were able to easily maneuver around tight spaces and places that weren't stroller-friendly. He loves to have a birds eye view of everything and be able to interact with other adults at eye level. At my first meeting I discovered wrapping and more carrier choices than I ever knew existed. I was able to borrow and try out carriers for a month to make sure I liked them before I purchased them (not through the group- they have nothing to sell). We were able to find a few other carriers and wraps that we liked and now have a nice collection to pick from. Aside from the leaders of the group being a wealth of knowledge and information on babywearing, they are also a wonderful group of moms. We have a forum to discuss babywearing and any other parenting concerns. I have friends in other states who would like to start their own chapters since they have heard such great things about ours. This group is truly a gem.

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

Watching the Volunteer Babywearing Educators teach parents how safely use a variety of carriers.

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

Add more chapters in other states :)

Role:  General Member of the Public & I joined as a member in July 2010 and attend meetings once a month.