Meetings at a Glance: Three meetings per month and additional pop-up gatherings that you can keep track of on our Babywearing International of Oahu Facebook page!
- Maunawili Park: Second Saturday of every month from 10AM to 12AM
- Halsey Terrace Terrace Community Centers or another by the airport: Third Thursday of every month from 10AM to 12PM
- West Side Meeting: Fourth Friday of every month from 10AM to 12PM (or Fifth Friday if the fourth Friday falls the day after the Airport meeting)
- Pop-up meetings at a park or public location, to be determined within the Facebook group.
Bookmark the BWI Google Calendar or add to your own Google Calendar (look for the +Google Calendar icon in the bottom right of the window).
Tip: Click “View Larger Map” and drag the yellow man above the Zoom bar into the area to see Street View and get a better idea of the location. This doesn’t work for Catlin because it’s a restricted area, but should be available for the other locations.
Kailua Meeting – Second Saturday of the month at Maunawili Park
For GPS purposes: Maunawili Rd, Kailua, HI 96743
Airport/Salt Lake meeting – Third Thursday of the month
Halsey Terrace Community Center in Salt Lake
620 Pool Street
West Side Meeting – Fourth Friday of the month rotating between:
Geiger Community Park
Kapolei Community Park
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I bring my husband and/or children?
YES!!!! Many family units come to the meetings, with dads especially prominent during the evening and weekend meetings. Children are always welcome, just be aware that they will require supervision (we do not provide child care).
What should I bring to the meetings?
Just bring yourself and whatever carrier(s) you own and are looking for help with. If you don’t yet have a carrier or a baby/child, no worries! We have lots of carriers to work with and have weighted dolls to practice with.
Can I come to the meetings late?
Yes!! The educator staff is at the meetings from start to finish, so you will have plenty of time to get your carrier questions answered and get the help you need. We do, however, start packing up with about fifteen to thirty minutes left, so please try to come before that.
Do I have to stay for the entire meeting?
Nope! You are welcome to stay as long as you like! If you come at the start of a meeting and have a sleepy baby/child, just make sure to let an educator know so that we can give you the help you need before you have to leave.
How do I access the lending library?
Our lending library is available to Babywearing International of Oʻahu members. The cost of a membership is $30 per year, and it gives you access to our full library of carriers. You check out one carrier a month and return it by the next month’s meeting, at which point you can check out another!
Do I have to attend meetings to use the lending library?
Yes. Due to time restrictions of our volunteer educator staff, we are only able to lend carriers through the meetings.
Can I buy/sell/trade carriers at the meeting?
If you plan on doing a buy/sell/trade transaction with another family during the meeting, please step outside or wait until the end of the meeting to complete your transaction. While our BWI meetings are a great neutral meeting place to schedule such a transaction, we ask that you respect the educational atmosphere of the meetings.
Feel free to post your question on our Facebook page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
With our meetings we strive to meet the needs of the babywearing community across the island. As our educator staff grows we will continue to add meetings across the island. We hope that you can join us!