Babywearing International of Birmingham hosts free monthly educational meetings on the first Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Hoover Public Library, downstairs in Rooms A, B & C. You can use this map to get directions.
Baby carrier check-in, guest and member meeting sign-in, and general help are from 10 to 10:30. Leaders and members do demonstrations and discuss a particular babywearing topic at 10:30. The chapter’s lending library is open from 11 to 11:30 for members to check out carriers, and meeting participants give and receive one-on-one help during this time as well. One-on-one help often continues until around noon. Meetings are always free to attend and open to all interested caregivers. Guests may try on baby carriers in the lending library during meetings, but carrier checkout is a members-only benefit. Children are welcome to attend with their parents.
Do you need some help with a baby carrier you already own? Bring it to a meeting, we’ll be happy to help!
Are you overwhelmed by all the baby carrier options in stores and online boutiques? Come try a variety of carriers at a meeting. You’ll get a better handle on what’s available, the features of different carriers, and how particular carriers feel when you’re using them.
Do you want to try a particular carrier before you buy one? We have an extensive collection of baby carriers available at our meetings. Meetings are free and open to any interested caregiver, and you can try out carriers during a meeting. A benefit of a paid membership in Babywearing International, which costs $30 per year, is the ability to borrow baby carriers from our collection. Members may borrow a carrier for approximately one month, from one meeting to the next meeting. For more information about our lending library, click here.
Do you want to buy a baby carrier? We don’t sell baby carriers. Our leaders are strictly volunteers who are passionate about sharing the joy of babywearing with others, and our chapter is an educational charity; selling is just not our model. We’ll help you get started with babywearing, and if you want to buy a carrier, we can help you figure out what you want to buy. If you want to make a carrier or use something you already have, we can help you with that too!
Click here to see our Google Calendar. (For technical reasons, it can’t be embedded here.) If you use Google Calendar, you can subscribe to our public calendar so you’ll stay up-to-date on meetings and other events.