Sometimes people wonder, what happens at a meeting? Can they teach me to wrap/ back carry/ etc? Will I fit in? Is it a bunch of hippies? Is it only moms? Will anyone try to sell me something?
Well, let me try to address those questions:
1. What happens at a meeting?
2. What can I learn?
We can help you learn to use a carrier you already have, learn more advanced carries with the carrier you have, or teach you to use a carrier you've never tried.
Here you can see Angelique is wrapping along with Jill teaching her a wrap carry:
3. Will I fit in? Is it a bunch of hippies? Is it moms only?
Well, yes and no and no. We have a wide variety of parents represented in our group. Do we have some super crunchy hippies, you bet. Do we have some super sophisticated stylish mamas? Yup, them too. We are very accepting of all parents and parenting types. We often get dads, especially with new postpartum moms or at Saturday meetings, but for several years one of our most active members was a stay-at-home dad. Even babysitters or nannies are welcome. We believe everyone can benefit from babywearing, and we want you to benefit too, yes, even you.
We have no carriers for sale. There is a carrier lending library open to dues paying members of Babywearing International; however, membership is not required to attend. You may also see or hear Ann Marie pointing out the Babywearing Family Stickers. These are a fundraiser, and no one will push you to buy them, we just think they are cute. But mostly, it is a free meeting for everyone's benefit.
So, grab a baby (preferably your own, or one whose parents gave you permission to borrow) and come on down to a meeting. We're waiting to meet you. :) This weekend, we are looking forward to another Saturday meeting. This month we are meeting at the Pohick Library in Burke, VA. We hope to see you there.