IBW Week 2013- Get Carried Away!

We have been busy planning activities to celebrate during IBW week next month.  Are you wondering what IBW week is?

It’s a great time to celebrate, first and foremost.  So, every cause and group has a special celebration time, right? Well next month is OURS!  It’s called International Babywearing Week, and this year it will be held from October 7th, through October 13th.  We realize this is just a few short weeks away, and we will be posting a full schedule over the next few days.

We are one of 52 chapters of Babywearing International in the U.S.  That in itself is CRAZY!  Some of us remember when we were one of seven chapters!  Well, all the chapters of BWI will be celebrating with all the other babywearing related organizations and individuals throughout the world!


This year’s theme is: GET CARRIED AWAY!! Here’s the international blog info about it: http://babywearinginternational.org/pages/babywearingweek.php

We will be posting a full event lineup, but we wanted to give you a taste of some of the fun we plan to have next month.

Monday:  We will have some group photos.  There will be one group photo shoot in Lake Zurich.  We are working on one to two possible other locations as well.

Tuesday: Babywearing Ballet at 9:45 AM in Lake Zurich, and a meetup in Chicago at 10 am at 31st St. Beach.

Wednesday: Celebration at Dolphin Swim Club in Crystal Lake, and a meetup at Lincoln Park Zoo that will include a picnic lunch.

Friday: Morning celebration in Mundelein, location TBA.

Saturday: Morning Celebration in Northbrook,  at New Mother New Baby.

We’re still figuring out if there will be anything official planned for Thursday or Sunday.  Is there something you see that you’d like to do?  We’d love to have you plan something near you!  If you have an idea for a playdate, park day, visit to a children’s museum, whatever you can think of!  If you’d like to organize it, we’re thrilled to post about it.


We will have some giveaways at some of the events.  We’re really looking forward to an opportunity to visit, socialize, and celebrate.  The events won’t be regular “meetings”.  They are an opportunity to celebrate YOU, and YOUR families, and how you are using your carriers to make your life as parents easier.

How would YOU like to celebrate with us?

2 thoughts on “IBW Week 2013- Get Carried Away!

  1. Hello! I am the local Chicago rep for Happy Family, a leading organic baby and toddler food company. You can find our products at Target, Jewel, buy buy BABY and Whole Foods to name a few.
    I’d love to send your group some samples of our organic baby and toddler food as well as coupons to celebrate Babywearing Week in your group. Please email me at Eleanor@happyfamilybrands.com if you are interested and I can mail the product to you directly.

    Thanks so much –

    Eleanor McNear
    Happy Mama
    Chicago West


  2. Pingback: Thank you for the Goodies! | Babywearing International of Chicagoland

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