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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Kailua Meeting Location Change *TODAY* due to Rain

We’re changing the location of this meeting to Maunawili Valley Neighborhood Park due to rain.  This park has a covered area!
Maunawili Valley Neighborhood Park
962 Maunawili Rd, Kailua, HI 96734
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Fundraiser

Babywearing International of Oahu works hard to support our members and community in the best way possible. For the past few years our volunteers have been transporting multiple suitcases across the island to each meeting in order to have all of our carriers accessible to all of our attendees. Our volunteers have coordinated pick ups and drop offs, jigsawed multiple suitcases into their cars, and loaded and unloaded all of the carriers at each meeting. We have decided it is time to make a change and to do a library split so that each of our three meeting locations can have its very own library. Not only does this eliminate the shuffling of the library back and forth all over the island but it also allows each meeting location to have access to every carrier. We have a carefully made list of all of the most checked out and tried on carriers that will be included in each meeting’s libraries but in order to make this split happen we need to raise funds. One of our wonderful volunteers has organized a fundraiser at Panda Express Mililani Town Center location for June 10th, 2017. All you have to do in order to help BWI of Oahu is go eat at Panda Express on this day and show them this fly (printed or mobile version accepted) and 20% of your purchase will be donated to us! Thank you to our volunteer, Jamie for setting this up and to Panda Express for donating to our non profit organization. In this post you will find a picture of the flyer available to print or save to your mobile device as well as a list of the carriers we need in order to complete our library split! You can also send monetary donations through PayPal to: oahu@babywearinginternational.org

We appreciate your support and hope you can find time to enjoy some Panda Express on June 10th in Mililani!

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BWIO Has New Carriers!

Have you been interested in becoming a member of Babywearing International of Oahu? If you have, now is the perfect time to invest in a membership. In the past few months we have added many wonderful new carriers to our library. These carriers are available to try on and to check out at our monthly meetings. If you become a member you have access to all of the carriers in our lending library and you have the ability to check them out for one whole month at a time. Our lending library consists of stretchy wraps, ring slings, soft structured carriers, water carriers, and woven wraps. We have been working hard fundraising to grow our library and fill it with carriers that you all have been asking for.

We have recently added over 12 ring slings (including two water ring slings with UPF fabric, perfect for taking your little one to the beach) and over 12 soft structured carriers including a Tula free to grow, three lillebaby airflows, kinderpacks, a tula coast, and multiple wrap conversion Soul Sling carriers. In addition to ring slings and soft structured carriers we have added over five meh deis, two stretchy wraps, and a handful of woven wraps.

BWI of Oahu is so excited to continue expanding our library with carriers that we know our community is interested in trying and borrowing. When purchasing carriers we consider which carriers are checked out the most often and what people who attend meetings look for in a carrier. Being in Hawaii we try to purchase cooler carriers, as cool as you can get with a baby attached anyway, in light colors.

We have included pictures of just a few of our new carriers. We hope to see you at a meeting soon where you can come look at the rest of them along with our entire lending library! Our lending library is available at all official meetings to try on carriers, learn how to use them with the help of volunteer babywearing educators, and check out carriers (new and old) to take home and try out for the month!

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Become a Member!

Did you know that our group is a chapter of a non-profit organization? We are run solely by volunteers and donations! We would love for you to become a member of our lending library! You will get access to our lending library with a HUGE variety of carriers.
You can join at a meeting, or online. Here is how to join online:
1. Complete this form: https://goo.gl/forms/FVbrOcbuDGz1lFaL2
2. Send your $30 donation via PayPal to Oahu@babywearinginternational.org

Coming to a meeting, chatting with us, and getting assistance from an educator is FREE! Please let us know if you have any questions!

 

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