International Babywearing Week 2014


It is time again for International Babywearing Week, an annual week of events designed to raise awareness of the benefits of babywearing. This year’s theme is “Share the Adventure” and Babywearing International of Chicagoland has a whole week of adventures planned. Officially, International Babywearing Week goes from October 5-11, 2014 but we are starting the celebrations a day early, on October 4th. Here’s an overview of what we have planned. You can get more information in our Facebook group.

Saturday, Oct 4

When: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
What: Schaumburg Babywearing Meeting
Where: Schaumburg Township Library, 130 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193
Fee: None

When: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
What: Northbrook Babywearing Meeting
Where: New Mother New Baby, 3115 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062
Fee: None

Sunday, Oct 5

When: 10:00 am
What: Babywearing Photos with MSV Photography
Where: Graue Mill, 3800 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Fee: $20 ($5 to photographer, $15 to BWI of Chicagoland) per family for 3 edited shots. If they would like a few more, they can discuss with her on an additional fee.

Monday, Oct 6

When: 1:00 pm
What: Infant Massage with Baby Benefits Chicago
Where: Sod Room, 1454 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Fee: none for babies under 6 months, $5 for babies 6 months to 1 year
“Infant massage can help your baby sleep better, decrease gas and create a stronger bond with your baby. Join Baby Benefits Chicago for an informational class on all the benefits that infant massage may have for you and baby and also learn some of the massage strokes for baby. Babies under 1 year of age with their parent or caregiver are welcome.”

When: 5:30 pm
What: Babywearing Photos with Hy Photography
Where: Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Fee: $25 cash ($15 to BWI of Chicagoland, $10 to Hilary) and they will get 3 edited photos (including one group photo)

Tuesday, Oct 7

When: 9:45am – 11:00 am (Start time of 9:45 will allow time to get the babies and toddlers ready, settled, and in carriers to start dance instruction at 10:00 am)
What: Babywearing Ballet
Where: Trilogy School of Performing Arts, 490 E. Route 22, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Fee: $5 per adult (children free) and all will be donated to BWI of Chicagoland
“Come meet other moms, bond with your little one, and enjoy an invigorating low-impact workout. Ballet strengthens muscles, increases flexibility and enhances posture. Babywearing Ballet does all of this while also providing a unique and soothing bonding activity for mom and baby. This class is offered with a relaxed atmosphere, allowing babies and moms of any age and ability to thrive.”

When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
What: Berwyn Babywearing Meeting
Where: Berwyn Public Library, 2701 Harlem Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402
Fee: None

Wednesday, Oct 8

When: 3:00 pm
What: Kanga Cardio Class
Where: Hip Circle Studio, 709 Washington St, Evanston, IL 60202
Fee: none
NOTE: Class is already full. See our Facebook group page if an opening becomes available.
“KangaCardio™ is a fun way to get fit after baby – wear your baby and get a workout in for both of you! We’ll cycle through a variety of workouts, dance-fitness, circuit training, and cardio-boxing, all while wearing your baby! Bring gym/fitness shoes and the carrier of your choosing. There is a limit of 10 for this class.”

Friday, Oct 10

When: All Day – Specific meetup times at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm for the group
What: Lincoln Park Zoo Adventure
Where: Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Fee: None

Saturday, Oct 11

When: Late Afternoon / Early Evening
What: Babywearing Photos with Julie of This Little Piggy Photography
Where: Montrose Harbor, 601 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
Fee: $40 for 3 photographs plus group photo

When: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
What: Baby Carrier Sale
Where: Evanston, Illinois (see Facebook group for address)
“Babywearing International of Chicagoland has some gently used carriers to sell. Come see us, buy a carrier for less than retail price, and support us all at the same time! All money raised will be put right back into our group to fund new carriers for our library!”

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