Wrapping Challenge Week 2 – Front Cross Carry


Front Cross Carry (FCC)


Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJtmL1DAUF8

This carry generally uses your base size. For information on finding your base size, see the Base Size Guide at http://www.wearingwiki.com/mw/index.php…

FCC is a great “poppable” carry. You can easily pre-tie it and pop baby in and out (which also means it’s great on the go, tie it before you leave the house and no dragging tails on the ground in parking lots!)

Share your photos on social media, and be sure to tag @bwiofoahu and use our hashtags #bwiofoahu and #bwiocotw when trying out Front Cross Carry (FCC))!

#cotw2018 #wovenwrap #wearallthebabies

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Wrapping Challenge Week 1 – Front Wrap Cross Carry


Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC)

Week 1 FWCC

Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YOuTsYk1P8
Tutorial (subtitled): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PD5YKSf1Q4

This carry generally uses your base size. If you have a wrap that’s one or two sizes smaller than your base size, you can tie in the front under baby’s bottom. For information on finding your base size, see the Base Size Guide at http://www.wearingwiki.com/mw/index.php?title=Base_Size_Guide

Post your photos below and share on social media! Be sure to tag @bwiofoahu and use our hashtags #bwiofoahu and #bwiocotw when trying out Front Wrap Cross Carry (FWCC)!
#cotw2018 #wovenwrap #wearallthebabies

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52 Week Wrapping Challenge

We are so excited to begin a year long wrapping challenge! The challenge will begin on March 4, 2018. Each week we will feature a carry of the week that we would love for you to learn along with us. We will provide links to instructional videos, and as always, we offer free instruction at our meetings and events.

Weekly Wrapping Challenge

To participate in the weekly challenge, you’ll need a woven wrap. If you don’t have one of your own, you can come try one for FREE at one of our meetings, where you will also receive hands on instruction from a babywearing educator. You can also borrow a carrier from our lending library by becoming a member. Learn more about how and why to become a member here.

Follow our blog, or join our Facebook Group for babywearers in Hawaii to follow along with this challenge.

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Why and How to Become a Member

Author: Jaclyn Preciado, VBE

Did you know that BWIO has a lending library of over 150 carriers? If you live on Oahu, you could have access to a HUGE variety of carriers for FREE!!? You can try any carrier from our lending library at a meeting, and if you want to rent a carrier to take home, it would only cost $30 per year?

How do I become a member?

Please complete our new membership form and join us at one of our meetings. More information about our events and meetings can be found on our Facebook Group and Page.

What is included in a membership?

Becoming a member allows you to rent any carrier of your choice PLUS a woven wrap every month! We have three meeting locations where you are able to check out a carrier. In short, you get to try all of the carriers, without buying all of the carriers!

How much is membership?

A membership is only $30, and is valid for one calendar year.


What kind of carriers do you have?

We have a large variety of carriers, including stretchy wraps, woven wraps, meh dais, and soft structured carriers (buckle carriers). 

How do I checkout a carrier?

Come to one of our monthly meetings, and a trained babywearing educator will give you hands on instruction on how to use any carrier(s) that you’re interested in. Once you have signed up for a membership, and received hands on instruction, one of our volunteers will complete a check out form for you before you leave the meeting.

How long can I check out a carrier?

You can rent a carrier for approximately one month. It is due at the next month’s meeting at the same location.

What happens if the carrier gets dirty or breaks?

Please do not wash a carrier that you have checked out. If you feel that the carrier needs to be washed immediately, please contact a BWIO admin/volunteer. The carrier will be laundered by BWI of Oahu staff according to manufacturer/warranty guidelines and specifications. You are responsible damages incurred while carriers are in your care. Please contact a BWIO volunteer with any concerns.

Can I borrow more than one carrier at a time?

Typically, a membership includes one check out per month. But, to celebrate our 52 week wrapping challenge, starting March 2018, you can check out one carrier of your choice PLUS one woven wrap, per month. (subject to change)

Can I rent a carrier and take it to travel?

Carriers must stay on-island unless a deposit for full replacement value of the carrier is given before travel. Carrier must still be returned before the next monthly meeting. The deposit will be for the market value of the carrier as set by the purchase market at the time of checkout.

Other benefits of a membership:

Your donation helps sustain our chapter, and helps us give back to the community. The majority of your membership helps us purchase carriers for your local lending library. Your donation helps us normalize babywearing in our community, and helps us to empower and educate caregivers. A portion of your donation also goes to Babywearing International as a whole, and helps provide insurance for our volunteers.

If you are local on Oahu, we would love for you to join us! Children, parents, grandparents, caregivers, significant others, you name it, all are welcome at our meetings and events!

If you are not on Oahu, here is where you can find a BWI Chapter near you.


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International Babywearing Week 2017

International Babywearing Week starts on Monday! We are so excited to bring our community a week full of fun babywearing events. We hope to see you at as many of these events as possible. As always, we also have fun online activities planned for every day of International Babywearing Week so if you can’t join us in person please join in on the fun online. To participate in our online events join our Facebook group which can be joined by searching “Babywearing International of Oahu” on FB and follow our Instagram @BWIOahu. We will have volunteers present at all of our events to chat about babywearing and answer any questions you may have. To find more specific event details visit our public FB page or join our FB group! We are looking forward to celebrating International Babywearing Week with you and the little ones that you love to carry close to your heart. We also have a great tank top and hat fundraiser going on for International Babywearing Week, the orders close tomorrow night so get your order in ASAP ❤


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Babywearing International of Oahu is looking for volunteers

Babywearing International of Oahu is looking for volunteers and we would love for you to join us!

– Have you been hesitant to become a member due to the price?
If you volunteer for BWIO you get to be a member for 1/3 of the regular membership price!
– Do you want to try the newest carriers in the library right away? 
Our volunteers have the opportunity to learn how to use new carriers and break them in before they go into rotation in our lending libraries!
– Are you looking to make friends with likeminded caregivers?
Becoming a volunteer for our organization is a great way to become part of a team who helps one another, works together to help others, and has fun outside of meetings as well. We LOVE making new friends and you will be greeted by open arms.
– Do you love babywearing and want to learn more? Are you always using the same carrier but curious about others?
Our amazing BWIO education team will train you on all of the carriers and carries that you need to know in order to help other caregivers find the babywearing love!

Please let us know if you have any questions, we would be happy to answer them! Please email us at oahu@babywearinginternational.org


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International Babywearing Week 2017

Mark your calendars for International Babywearing Week from October 2nd-8th! Our team of volunteers is working hard to come up with some really fun in person and online events that you won’t want to miss! Don’t forget to like our facebook page, join our group, and follow us on Instagram for updates on what we have planned for the week. We hope you can join us in celebrating just how great babywearing is. IBW

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