Happy end-of-October babywearers!
We are sure many of you are frantically preparing for Halloween, and thinking of fun and creative ways to incorporate babywearing into a costume. Remember to showcase your creativity on Instagram by hashtagging your picture #babywearingcalgary so you can be featured on our account!
We would like to share a recent event that Babywearing Calgary participated in. On Saturday, October 24th we featured a booth at the Maternity Care Provider Fair. It was held at the Pineridge Community Centre from 10am – 4pm and highlighted both pre and post-natal information from providers including midwives, doulas, massage therapists, chiropractors and Babywearing Calgary! The event was organized and hosted by Birth Unlimited (who we love BTW).
Our table included information about who we are, what we do, our upcoming meetups and featured many different types of carriers! We had a ‘stroller check’ so mommas and dads could try out various carriers and get help and direction from our many Babywearing Calgary administrators who were on hand to help out. For those who were expectant parents we had a babywearing doll so they could still have a hands on experience with babywearing.
One of the (many) highlights of the day was the fashion show at noon. We began the show with a step-by-step demonstration of a front wrap cross carry with a woven wrap. Following the demonstration we had 11 amazing and beautiful volunteer mommas show off their babywearing ways including: SSC’s, Ring Slings, Woven Wraps, Hybrid Wraps, Mai Tais, tandem wearing and one sweet toddler wearing his doll in a toddler carrier! The show was a huge hit and generated a lot of interest.
A huge thank you to all the volunteers that helped make our fashion show possible. We love our village so very much and we are beyond thankful that you help spread babywearing love in Calgary and beyond! Have a wonderful week.