We are ecstatic for our first International Babywearing week this year as an official Babywearing International Chapter! Celebrate International Babywearing Week (IBW) with the babywearing community around the world! International Babywearing Week is an annual event sponsored by Babywearing International. It is a week-long opportunity to celebrate, promote, advocate for, and focus attention on the many benefits of babywearing.
Locally, we are celebrating International Babywearing Week through a variety of events throughout the Portland area culminating with an Autumn Festival and Fundraiser on Sunday, October 11th. We have worked hard to gather some wonderful auction items and are so thankful for donations from members, local businesses, and babywearing companies! You can look forward to auction items from:
9th Strand Salon (https://www.facebook.com/9thStrandSalon)
Baby Tula (http://www.tulababycarriers.com/)
Bella Stella (http://bellastellaresale.com/)
Cute as a Button Baby Boutique (http://www.cuteasabuttonbabyboutique.com/)
Daron Jackson Photography (http://daronjackson.com/)
Earth Mama Angel Baby (http://earthmamaangelbaby.com/)
Girl of Cardigan (http://girlofcardigan.com/)
Happy Hubbub Photography (http://www.happyhubbubphotography.com/)
Luna Chiropractic (http://www.lunachiropractic.com/)
Milagros Baby Boutique (http://milagrosboutique.com/)
Navone Jewelry (http://www.navonejewelry.com/)
Nurturing New Life (http://www.nurturingnewlife.com/)
Paracosm Woven (http://www.paracosmwoven.com/)
QT Patooties Boutique (https://www.facebook.com/qtpatootiesboutique/)
Rock-a-bye Booty (https://www.facebook.com/Rockabyebooty)
Rose City Birth Photography (http://rosecitybirth.com/photography-services/)
Simply Carried (http://www.simplycarried.com/)
Solly Baby (http://sollybaby.com/)
Be sure to check out all these sponsors and learn more about their products and services!
We will be sharing more details about the specific auction items provided on our Facebook page. Attend our Autumn Festival and Fundraiser, on October 11th, to bid on these items to help support our continued education and community outreach!
Along with activities during the week, we have planned an online word hunt! Each day, we have a daily theme that you can use to snap photos and share through Instagram. Participate in our word hunt to be entered to win a mini photo session with professional photographer and babywearer, Daron Jackson Photography! The photography fun begins October 4th, on our Instagram page: https://instagram.com/bwiofportland/. The more photos you post, the more chances you have to win!
Below, is our list of activities happening throughout International Babywearing Week. We hope you can join us for one, or many, of our events! Full Details can be found here.
Sunday, October 4th – #EmbraceYourself: Babywearing Dance Class with Baby Booty Bounce
Embrace Yourself and enjoy a fun filled babywearing dance class! This event allows you to participate in an activity that is joyful for YOU and calming for baby!
FREE and co-sponsored by Baby Booty Bounce
@ Andaluz Belmont Studio
Tuesday, October 6th – #EmbraceYourCommunity: Oregon Zoo Visit
Embrace Your Community is our opportunity to share our love of babywearing with friends new and old in a babywearing friendly locale!
Zoo Admission is not included
10:30am - 1:30pm
@ Oregon Zoo
Thursday, October 8th - #EmbraceYourWild: Mt. Tabor Hike with Hike It Baby
Embrace Your Wild and get outside! Join Hike it Baby and Babywearing International of Portland, as we come together to celebrate International Babywearing Week!
FREE and co-sponsored by Hike It Baby
11:00am - 1:00pm
@ Mt. Tabor Park
Saturday, October 8th – #EmbraceYourOptions: Monthly Lending Library Meeting
Explore Your Options at our monthly meeting! Our lending library will be available for you to explore a variety of babywearing carriers. Have your own carrier? Our VBEs (volunteer babywearing educators) are here to help with your questions!
Meetings are always FREE
11:00am - 1:00pm
@ Central Library, Downtown
Sunday, October 11th - #EmbraceYourFamily: Autumn Festival and Fundraiser
EmbraceYour Family and let's celebrate the support of our family and friends while we enjoy an autumn themed party! We will be providing free food (chili cook off), music, games, special speaker, and a silent auction!
Event, food, and entertainment are FREE
@ First Presbyterian Church