A Generous Donation


This summer, a leader of our group contacted Action Baby Carriers to request carrier support for our lending libraries.  Our group has grown dramatically, and we’ve struggled to keep up with the requests.  As we’ve grown, our lending library has been split into 5 different sections based on meetings/leaders and the great distances between them.

We currently have one older version Action Baby Carrier (ABC) in our library, so it wasn’t available to as many parents at meetings.  They’re a fantastic, affordable carrier, and they’ve been severely under-represented in our group.

That under-representation is about to END.  We were SO excited to receive this yesterday:


That excitement grew as the box was opened.  We are completely BLOWN AWAY and GRATEFUL for the box that arrived this weekend!  It was more than we ever expected.


The folks at ABC were kind enough to send us not one, or two carriers.  They sent us 5 carriers!  That is one for EACH of our lending libraries.  What that means is that ALL the parents coming to a meeting, regardless of which location, will get to try these on as options if they’re looking for a new buckle carrier.

And the toddler and preschooler in the room were super excited too!  They couldn’t wait to help mom take them out of the box.

ABC’s are made right next door in Michigan.  Their website has a neat page called “See inside the carrier” that shows the interior construction.  You can see all the product features on their website here.

My favorite features are that it folds pretty compactly, the sleeping hood is easy to use, when worn on the front you have the option to wear backpack style or criss cross style.  Not all carriers offer criss-cross style straps (meaning the straps can be unlatched and switched for a different weight distribution), that the hip belt adjusts from 28″ to 53″, so it’s a bit more welcoming to parents of different sizes.

Photo Opportunities

We can’t wait to get some great pictures of these carriers and get them into the libraries.  Next time you visit a meeting, don’t be surprised if we ask you for a photo opportunity.  That photo might just end up on this website (wink, wink).  We’re looking forward to sharing the benefits of wearing children in carriers with you, and these are a great addition to that endeavor.

Thanks again-

BWI of Chicagoland

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