Patuxent Babywearing Official Launch for International Babywearing Week!

Did you know it’s International Babywearing Week! IBW this year runs from October 1-9 and we are kicking off celebrations with the official launch of Patuxent Babywearing, a brand new, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping you enjoy wearing your baby safely and comfortably. In celebration of IBW, we have lots of fun events planned: […]

Patuxent Babywearing Fundraising Drive

Patuxent Babywearing is now live and starting to get on its feet! In the few weeks since we learned that Babywearing International was filing bankruptcy, we have raced nonstop to ensure that caregivers and babywearers in our communities can continue to receive the support and help they deserve. We’ve managed to get established as an […]

Patuxent Babywearing FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions: 1. Can I still come to a meeting? Answer: Yes! As of 10/1/2018 Patuxent Babywearing can offer regular meetings with education! Meetings are always free. We are also able to offer library lending for members at meetings again! 2. Will I be able to retain my membership/will it transfer? Answer: Yes! All […]

Why Fundraising??

Ever wonder what we need fundraisers for? Or why we pick the fundraisers that we do? This post can give you some answers. Why is fundraising so important for babywearing groups?   You might be curious what we are using fundraiser money for. We like to supply each lending library with carriers that are in demand. […]

Why should I come to a babywearing meeting before the baby is born?

Congrats on the impending new addition to your family! There is so much for you to research and prepare before the baby is here. We know you have a lot to do before the baby comes and scheduling one more “class” before the big day can be stressful. It would be easy to push a […]

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Lenny Lamb Buckle Onbuhimo – Tips and Tricks

Buckle Onbuhimos are a variation of a traditional Asian carrier called an onbuhimo. They resemble a soft-structured carrier (SSC) without a waistband. For more information on the background of this carrier, see notyourpodbutai.tumblr.com. Onbuhimos are primarily used for back carries and should be use when baby: Fits in the carrier knee to knee, not overextended […]

Why Our Lending Library Matters

Our lending library has helped our chapter hold 66 meetings, at 5 locations and support our 214 members last year! That in itself was a lot for us to be proud of. From a volunteer standpoint, the lending library serves as a great wealth of knowledge right at our fingertips. The lending library allows volunteers […]

What #babywearingcan Do For You

Have you been following along with our Instagram account? You may have seen our hashtag, #babywearingcan. Our volunteers and members have seen how #babywearingcan help on a daily basis. Why “#babywearingcan?” We don’t ever want a caregiver to feel as if choosing/not choosing to use a carrier is a win/loss situation. Finding what works for […]

Membership Agreement Reminders

Recently we covered all the awesome reasons you should join and become an official member. One of the biggest reasons is for access to our AMAZING lending library. If you have joined and checked out a carrier, we’re sure you read the lending library agreement….right? Especially this part? 2.  Checkout Period – I understand that […]

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Why Should I Join Patuxent Babywearing?

Patuxent Babywearing is a nonprofit organization and all meetings are free and open to the public, as are most of our other events. But there are so many perks to becoming a member! Here are just a few. Memberships are $30 for one year (from your start date). Access to our HUGE lending library. You […]