Babywearing International, Inc. (BWI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote babywearing as a universally accepted practice, with benefits for both child and caregiver, through education and support. The heart of BWI is our network of local chapters which provide free educational meetings and support within their own communities. All BWI chapters are led by Volunteer Babywearing Educators (VBEs) with extensive knowledge of different types of baby carriers and babywearing safety, and Chapter Support Volunteers (CSVs) that aid the chapter in non-educational tasks. While Babywearing International chapters do not sell or endorse specific brands of baby carriers, most chapters maintain lending libraries so that members and attendees can try a variety of carriers to determine what meets their individual needs.
We rely on sponsors to support our organization. We accept in-kind and cash donations which can support the organization’s mission generally or be directed to any of our specific outreach activities including International Babywearing Week or the International Babywearing Conference. Sponsors will be thanked on our sponsorship pages as well as in other places as appropriate. Details about sponsorship opportunities may be found here.
Latest from the blog
With family-friendly entertainment, a world-class venue and hassle free travel, Des Moines is an ideal location for IBC 2018 AND your family’s summer vacation! Des Moines is an easy drive from five... READ MORE
Our first in this three part series about passing on the babywearing tradition to the next generation focused on children’s books featuring babywearing followed up with a post about fostering a love of caregiving in... READ MORE
Our first in this three part series about passing on the babywearing tradition to the next generation focused on children’s books featuring babywearing. This week, this post will be filled with more gratuitously... READ MORE