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.
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Babywearing International supports the movement to stop the erasure of East Asian traditional carriers and to use the recommended naming conventions, including not abbreviated or appropriating the names of podaegis, onbuhimos, and meh/bei... READ MORE
Today, we are happy to share with you this beautiful rose finish created by one of our Advanced Babywearing Educators (ABE) Brittany Brown Marsh from BWI of Hampton Roads. Brittany has been volunteering with her chapter for... READ MORE
by Sarah Heydinger Blakeley The babywearing industry has experienced mass growth and change in the past decade. Multitudes of manufacturers and retailers have joined the market. Where babywearing was once inaccessible to many... READ MORE