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Winter Babywearing in Chicago

(Note:  The original post content is courtesy of our former leader Katie, who originally wrote it up for BabyCenter/BBC, and gave permission to post it here.  The photos are courtesy of our group.) The weather is getting cold, and suddenly you are wondering how to keep baby warm. How many layers should you use? How…

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Nursing in Carriers

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we figured it was a good time to talk about nursing in carriers.  We celebrated World Breastfeeding Week with the Breastfeed, Chicago group.  Sara and I presented a session on breastfeeding while babywearing after The Big Latch On was complete.   Here is some info about their group for…

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Wintertime Information for Meetings

So, it’s that time of year again.  It gets cold, snow starts to fall, and it seems like every school aged kid gets sick.  So of course it’s time for our annual group announcements. . Cancellations or Single Leader Meetings We try really hard to keep all meetings going that we have scheduled.  Inevitably, one…

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MEMBER STORIES

Today we want to feature a few friends who have written blog posts about their babywearing journey. To make it easy on us, we’re going to provide a few links from friends who’ve already posted their stories online.  🙂 We hope you read, enjoy, and comment! ***************************************************************** Mandi’s Story Mandi, one of our members, wanted…

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IBW Week 2012- A Week to Celebrate and Share Your Knowledge

International Babywearing Week 2012 So, by now you’ve probably heard all the hoopla about our special celebratory week that happens every October. Well, this year our celebration “officially” begins Monday October 8th and goes through Sunday October 14th. The theme for this year is “Carrying on Traditions”. What does that mean to you? We’re also…

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Playdate September

Changes this Fall International Babywearing Week 2012 is just around the corner. For those of you who’ve never heard of this and think “What the heck, there’s a babywearing week?”, let me explain. For a week each October, the international organization that we’re a part of holds a celebration. We celebrate and advocate for all…

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A World of Possibilities

A world of possibilities.  Hmm.  When I first saw the theme for this year’s International Babywearing Week (IBW), I’ll be honest, I really had no idea what that was supposed to mean.  After I thought about it a little more, I think that it’s supposed to be interpreted individually.  If I’m wrong, I’m sure someone…