International Babywearing Week Award Winners



Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 International Babywearing Week Awards!


The Jennifer Rosenberg Babywearing Advocate of the Year Award.
This award is given annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the babywearing field over the past year.

This year’s winner is: Hedwych Veeman of Wrap You in Love

The Vijay Owens Babywearing Advocacy Award for Lifetime Achievement in Promoting Babywearing.
The Vijay Owens Babywearing Advocacy Award for Lifetime Achievement award honors an individual who has made a lasting contribution on the babywearing community.

This year’s winner is: Vesta Garcia

Best Babywearing Outreach Program (Vendor or Business).
The babywearing community is full of groups and individuals who have made “giving back” the centerpiece of their work. These awards honor two outstanding outreach programs that provide baby carriers and/or education to parents and caregivers in need. One award will be presented to a vendor or other for-profit business (including professional babywearing educators) and a second award will be presented to a non-profit organization or individual volunteer (including BWI and non-BWI babywearing groups)

This year’s winner is: Rockin’ Baby

Best Babywearing Outreach Event or Program (Non-profit or Individual)

This year’s winners are:
Lift Me Up: Babywearing to Thrive |
Uzazi Village

Best Blog or Website Maintained by a BWI Chapter:
A good blog or website not only records a group’s activities but also can provide ongoing education for new and veteran babywearers alike. This award honors a group who has created the most exciting, engaging, and informative website or blog over the past year.

This year’s winner is: BWI of Greater Austin

BWI Outstanding Educators:
Educators are the heart of BWI chapters. They lead, they teach and they inspire others to do the same. We want to know about your leader and how they have made babywearing better where you live. Up to three outstanding educators will be selected to receive this recognition.

This year’s winners are:
Heather Snaman Frech, BWI of Greater Austin
TaiLeah Madill, BWI of Phoenix
Sara Stephenson, BWI of Chicagoland

BWI Outstanding Supporter:
BWI groups could not survive without the support of volunteers and supportive family members. This award honors the non-educators who make our groups function. Consider nominating that incredible spouse or partner or a volunteer who has gone above and beyond for your local chapter.

This year’s winner is: Alli Novak, BWI of the Bay Area