CuddleRoo Giveaway for IBW2014

Happy International Babywearing Week!

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Every year, babywearing groups around the world celebrate their love for babywearing by taking part in various activities involving babywearing. This week our group will be taking the malls by storm, spreading the babywearing love one shopper at a time. Stay tuned for another post with pics from those events.

Things that always seems to make IBW a little more exciting are all the giveaways. If you search a little bit on social media, you will likely find some sort of babywearing related giveaway, which is AWESOME! Well, we wanted to get in on the love spreading and gift giving and all that fun stuff, so we have teamed up with CuddleRoo to bring a giveaway to you!

“CuddleRoo is a line of decorative animal covers designed to slip over backpack-style baby carriers to provide an extra layer of cuteness. Simultaneously practical and adorable, baby wearing moms, dads and caregivers will be able to keep their kid cozy while unleashing their cute animal spirit.” – CuddleRoo FB page

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CuddleRoo is sending us ONE giraffe carrier cover that should arrive just in time for Halloween, and one of our lucky readers will be able to call it their own next Friday. That said, the covers are not made just for Halloween. They can be, and should be worn all the time… they just so happen be be perfect for Halloween. 😉

You have several different ways to get an entry in for the CuddleRoo cover, so take advantage of that. And GOOD LUCK!

PS.. Contest open to CANADIAN residents only.

Click the picture below to enter!

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International Babywearing Week Picnic

Last week (for International Babywearing Week) we organized a picnic to take place at Prince’s Island park.  Of course, and to no surprise, it snowed the day before.  We opted for our indoor location, which was at Eau Claire Market, and carried 🙂 on with the event.

It was really great to connect with some babywearers and bond over the notion that we all share this child rearing practice.  Here’s the thing about babywearing… it doesn’t matter what else you’re doing in parentland.. you will bond and connect over the things that you have in common with other mothers, and in this case… it is babywearing.  It is a middle ground, a practice that crosses the “parenting style” barrier and creates community among a huge group of people who may not have formed a community otherwise.  I love that about babywearing.  Of course I love finding my “parenting style” tribe, but I also love the babywearing tribe, it gives me warm fuzzies

So of course there was a Chinook (in true Calgary style I suppose) on the Friday after we already decided to head indoors, but it still worked.  People came and went over the course of the 3 hour event, wearing their babies, wearing their toddlers, and just generally happy to connect.  I’m going to say it again, I love that.

Here are a few pics from the event…

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This is the mei tai that Jen was wearing… it is so beautiful I just had to snap a shot of it.  Also, for the record I like to play with photo filters, so basically nothing to true to color on this post.  😉

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And here is the same mei tai in use!

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Here we have V, S, and C.  That’s right, I’m being uber sneaky and not actually putting names here, it’s a privacy thing.  This was the first time I {Andi} met these ladies, and I have to say… it was a pleasure.  So happy they could join us!!

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I love this pic… you know.. the moment Jen looks up and realizes I have a camera phone pointed at her, hahaha.  I mean, babywearing in action, who wouldn’t take a pic?!

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I love this pic as well.  This is V with her little one on her back in a mei tai.  This was the first time she had babe on her back, and I was actually quite surprised to see how easily and naturally she just scooched (yes, it’s a technical word) her babe back there and tied him in.  It’s not always easy, but she was really comfortable with it, which always makes it easier.  Now she just needs to wear a high bun and get a babywearing necklace/teething necklace to keep little fingers out of her hair!

Again, thank you ladies for coming out to the Babywearing Picnic, we hope to see you all again very soon!  Just a reminder, the next Babywearing Calgary meeting is this Sunday from 10-12 at Made by Momma.

And until next time, Happy Babywearing!