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.



At the International Babywearing Conference (IBC) in Des Moines, IA, on July 19-22 we want you to Be There and Be You!

We’re expecting over 900 babywearers from around the world to gather in Des Moines for fun, education, community, shopping, networking, and more! This conference is for everyone. From enthusiasts to educators to retailers to medical professionals, everyone is welcome.

So, what are you waiting for? Register today, and we’ll see you in Des Moines!


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