Monday, September 5, 2016

International Babywearing Week 2016: Best Seat in the House!

International Babywearing Week 2016 Logo: Circular image of a baby in a sling with the text "Best Seat in the House"

It’s that time of the year again! International Babywearing Week (IBW) 2016 begins next month—taking place October 5 through October 10! This year’s the theme is "Best Seat in the House” and we will have activities in D.C., Maryland and Virginia with the hope that you can attend at least one. We also plan to have virtual activities for those who cannot participate in person.

IBW is observed annually by Babywearing International of DC-MD-VA and by babywearing groups around the world. The week is a great time to connect with babywearing friends outside of the frenzy of our monthly meetings. And chapter leadership also use the week as an opportunity to raise awareness about babywearing, to reach out to others who are less familiar with babywearing and to raise funds to support our mission.

We would not be able to celebrate IBW without you. We rely on members and friends to plan and host activities, to donate goods, services and skills for the auction, and to spread the word about our events. As we finalize and share our IBW plans, we would love for you to spread the word by posting about our events in your favorite online community group or parenting forum. We can even get you physical fliers to leave at the pediatrician’s office, to pass out at your next parenting meeting or to hang on the board at your library or favorite coffee shop.

As a final note, IBW is also a time that Babywearing International of DC-MD-VA ramps up promoting our participation in the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFC) that takes place annually for federal workers. We are a CFC charity and our number is 60645. We ask that this year you “Show Some Love” and keep us in mind during the giving season. And please share the word with the federal employees in your life.
circular logo of white text on blue background reading 'show some Love"
Please check back with us here and on the events tab on Facebook for further details!

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