Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get tickets??

Visit Ticket Leap to get your tickets while supplies last! General admission adult tickets are $5 and come with 3 raffle tickets. VIP tickets (limited quantity) are $25 and come with a swag bag worth over $80 (and 3 raffle tickets). Children need (free) tickets as well.

These raffle prizes look amazing. How do I get more tickets??

General admission and VIP tickets come with 3 raffle tickets. You can also purchase more tickets for $1 each or 6 for $5 to increase your chances of winning one of our many amazing prizes. The raffle is a major source of fundraising for our chapter! *You must be present to win, but you can give your tickets to a friend!

I would really love to come celebrate babywearing but $5 isn’t in the cards right now, do I have any options?

Absolutely! Please email us at IBW(at)bwichicagoland(dot)org for scholarship information.

Can you tell me about the private consultations?

One of the activities available during our IBW Bash will be the opportunity to sign up for a *15 minute* private consultation with a VBE focused on the area of your choice. Typically this type of service would cost around $30, however, we are asking for a suggested donation of $5 or more for this special event. Sign-up here!

What can I do for lunch?

We are very lucky to have GRIL as our delicious grilled cheese vendor on site from 11-1. If you have dietary restrictions or would prefer other options, there are a variety of restaurants available within walking distance or a very short drive.


What can I expect out of this event? 

Fun! And babywearing! In addition, there will be speakers, vendors, games, food, and lots of opportunity for support as a caregiver and babywearer!

Can I bring my children?

Absolutely! There is a place on the ticket registration to document what children will be with you. Additionally, we will have a feeding area and a changing area to support your needs with littles!

How can I become a sponsor or vendor?

Please email us at IBW(at)bwichicagoland(dot)org

Why is it so far away?!

BWI Chicagoland serves most of Cook, all of Lake, and all of DuPages counties. We are a huge area! It means we serve a lot of caregivers and kids. Unfortunately it also means that it is quite a drive for many attendees. But it is still worth it! We look every year for a location that will fit within our budget and also be accessible for our attendees.

What is the purpose of the event?

First, it is a fun way to celebrate International Babywearing Week with other caregivers who would like to celebrate their love of babywearing. Second, it is a fundraiser for our chapter so we can continue to buy new carriers for members to try on and borrow and provide outreach at a variety of events throughout the year.

Can I buy a VIP ticket and get a SWAG bag if I know I can’t make it?

Sorry! The swag bags are only for attendees who are attending the Bash in person. There are a limited number and we need to make sure our attendees get access to them first!

Can I sell my VIP bag to someone else?

Sure! If you can’t make it and find someone to buy your bag off of you please just email us at IBW(at)BWIchicagoland(dot)org. It needs to be picked up by the ticket holder in person.

Where can I get more awesome BWI Chicagoland things?

You can purchase a BWI Chicagoland water bottle ($10) or a BWI Chicagoland cooling towel ($5) at the check in table!

water bottle