International Babywearing Week kicks off on October 2nd! International Babywearing Week (IBW) is an annual event sponsored by Babywearing International. It is a week-long opportunity to celebrate, promote, advocate for, and focus media attention on the many benefits of babywearing!
This year's theme is “Threaded Together.” The inspiration from the theme comes from the textiles and the weaving process for carriers babywearers use. All of these individual threads, once woven, create a material used to keep a child close. All of us babywearers come together to create a global community; we are united in the fact that we use carriers to wear our babies.
Here with Babywearing International of Grand Rapids we have a number of online and in-person events! With both indoor and outdoor options, along with active and a bit more relaxing events, there is something for everyone. BONUS: Most of our events are FREE and a few even offer chances for FABULOUS PRIZES! Check out our Facebook fan page or website for more information on specific events. We hope to see you at an event (or all of them)!
Participate online throughout the week in our Facebook group by sharing pictures of how you are celebrating IBW! Get snapping for a chance at a prize and a lot of fun :)
We can't wait to celebrate with all of you. Remember, the fun kicks off on October 2nd!
[Image description: The words International Babywearing Week 2017 arch over the top of the "Threaded Together" logo which is composed of three human figures in orange, light blue and dark blue. They are holding hands and look like they are made from one thread that also creates a circle making a border around them shifting in the same colors. This circle is at the center of the image on top of a collage of text. The text, in multiple languages, when translated means "Threaded Together."]