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Lenny Lamb Buckle Onbuhimo – Tips and Tricks

Buckle Onbuhimos are a modern 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 […]

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 BWI?

BWI SoMD is a nonprofit org 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 […]

Should I babywear while…..

Babywearing is a great way to let baby (or toddler) participate in everyday life. But there are a few everyday things that babywearing should not be used for. This is for the safety of baby and caregiver. The saying goes, “If you won’t do it with baby in arms, then don’t do it while babywearing”. […]

* 66 meetings * 36 events * 214 total members, 168 new in 2015 * 52% increase in membership * 20 renewals * 98 new carriers purchased *17 new volunteers

2015 Yearly Summary

Spring Yard Sale Fundraiser!

For the third year in a row, BWI SoMD will be hosting a yard sale fundraiser! WHEN: Saturday, April 30 – 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM WHERE: Little Flower School – 20410 Point Lookout Rd, Great Mills, Maryland 20634 All details, including seller registration link, can be found in the Facebook event here. BWI member […]

Little Babywearers Program

  As caregivers who choose to babywear, we are modeling nurturing and loving behavior. As we wear in our communities, we are educating others about the numerous benefits of babywearing whether it be by simply providing exposure to babywearing when others see us out and about or by actively engaging in conversation about babywearing. But […]

Why I’m loving my SSC right now

The holiday lines are frightful, but my SSC is so delightful! Tis’ the season for long lines and crowded stores. When my little guy was smaller it wasn’t such a big deal to navigate these situations — or time has just made me remember it that way. Now, with a rambunctious 2 year old who […]