Get Carried Away with International Babywearing Week 2013

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During the week of October 7-13, Babywearing International of Oahu will be celebrating International Babywearing Week, a week where babywearers world wide come together to celebrate and spread awareness for the practice of babywearing. Our chapter is pleased to participate by organizing a variety of local events in order to promote babywearing locally.

Model it Monday

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We will kick off the week of celebration with a social media event! Spam our page and group with as many babywearing related pictures as possible, ranging from “selfies” to professional pictures! If you’re headed out into the community on Monday, October 7 snap a pic and post it on our Facebook group or Facebook page! We want to see your babywearing pictures on Model it Monday!


Traditions Tuesday

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On Tuesday we will explore the traditions of babywearing with a photo contest!!! Show how babywearing has been or is becoming a tradition in your family by entering your favorite picture!! Photos will be voted on by the babywearing community on our Facebook Group and the top three winners will receive a FREE babywearing photo session with a local photographer!!

Picture entries can range from grandparent wearing, sibling wearing, traditional carriers, or any picture that demonstrates how babywearing is becoming a tradition in your family!

How to Enter

*One photo per family

*Pictures must demonstrate safe babywearing practices

*Upload your picture to the contest album on our Facebook group

*Mobile entries can be emailed to

*Fill out the digital photo release form that gives us permission to use your photograph in the contest (this is required in order to qualify to win!!!)

*All entries must be received by midnight on Tuesday, October 8. Late entries will not be accepted!

*Winners will be determined by “likes” within the contest album on our Facebook group (only local group member voters only.)

*Winners will be notified on Sunday, October 13. You will have 7 days to respond to collect your prize! If you do not respond within seven days, the prize will be allotted to the next runner up.

We look forward to seeing all of the entries in our photo contest!!!


Work Out Wednesday

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Join us at 9:00 am on Wednesday, October 9 for a family friendly babywearing hike at Makapuʻu Point Lighthouse Trail. We will be enjoying babywearing and the gorgeous surroundings, and celebrating all that we can accomplish physically while babywearing! We will meet at 9:00 am and will begin our hike by 9:15. Hope to see you there!!


Throw Back Thursday

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On Thursday we will celebrate our babywearing journeys by posting pictures to represent the early days of our babywearing! Post your favorite first babywearing pictures to our Facebook page, Facebook Group, or via email at!


Fun Friday

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Join us at the Makiki District Park for a Pupu Party from 3:00-5:00 pm on Friday, October 11!! Bring your favorite dish, your kiddos, and be ready to party down!!! We’ll eat on the lawn next to the playground, and will also have our regular meeting as well! If you want to network with other babywearers, learn a new babywearing skill, or just to enjoy a snack in celebration of International Babywearing Week, come on down!!!


Shout it Out Saturday

Help us shout out babywearing to the community while we enjoy lunch at the Kailua Whole Foods from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. We will grab some lunch and enjoy the outdoor eating space! This is a family friendly event!!! Bring the whole crew!!!


Social Media Sunday

Enjoy a full day of social media happenings on Sunday, October 13! We will be spamming our Facebook page and Facebook group with a variety of DIY how to videos by Kai, carry tips by Steffany, and much more!! We will also announce our contest winners!!!! Join us online for Social Media Sunday and enjoy a day full of learning and how-to videos!!


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Babywearing Hula

Tuesday, October 8 at 2:00 PM

Hosted by Still and Moving Center

Cost: $10 per family


Enter to Win a Free Membership

We have so many fun events planned to celebrate International Babywearing Week, and we want to see as many of you as possible at our events!!! By showing up at one of our events you can also enter a drawing for a free membership!!! At any of our in person events you can enter your name to win a membership to our chapter, Babywearing International of Oahu, which allows you free access to our lending library! A winner will be drawn at our Shout it Out Saturday event in Kailua, and the winner will be announced during Social Media Sunday!

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International Babywearing Week is not only a fun way to join in on world wide babywearing celebrations, but it’s also a great way to promote babywearing in our community! We hope to see you at our in person events and also during our social media events as well!

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