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Local Group Joins Worldwide Celebration of International Babywearing Week

Babywearing International of Hampton Roads will be joining non-profit organizations allaround the world to celebrate the seventh annual International Babywearing Week (IBW) October 5-11, 2014. IBW is a time to celebrate, promote and advocate the benefits of safe babywearing, which simply means carrying a baby or young child on one’s body using a cloth baby carrier. This year’s theme is ‘Share the Adventure.’ Babywearing International of Hampton Roads will host many exciting events around Hampton Roads including hiking, play dates, practical babywearing workshops, a fundraiser, and more. International celebrations will also take place online on Facebook and on Participants can use the hashtag #intlbabywearingweek to share their own adventures on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

More information about the event is available at the International Babywearing Week website,

About Babywearing International:

Babywearing International, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 to promote babywearing and support volunteer-run nonprofit babywearing groups. The organization’s mission is to promote babywearing as a universally accepted practice, with benefits for both child and caregiver, through education and support. For more information about Babywearing International, please visit its website at

About Babywearing International of Hampton Roads:

Babywearing International of Hampton Roads is the local chapter of Babywearing International, Inc. It supports Babywearing International’s mission by hosting monthly meetings around the Hampton Roads area, and a variety of play dates and special events throughout the year. It also maintains a lending library of baby carriers that caregivers can try on and members can borrow. Volunteer Babywearing Educators (VBEs) are accredited through Babywearing International, Inc and provide assistance and guidance at our meetings.





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