Monday, October 2, 2017

What Do You Get Out of a BWI of Wichita Membership?

This year for Babywearing International Week, we have a goal of increasing our membership and raising funds to accomplish more of our outreach goals.  When you become a member, you may be asking yourself "What exactly do I get out of giving you $30?"

Take a seat, because I am about to tell you why becoming a member of BWI of Wichita is totally awesome.
[Image Description: GIF from The Lego Movie of a lego person singing "Everything is awesome."]

Thursday, September 21, 2017

International Babywearing Week 2017: Threaded Together

International Babywearing Week is here! We have got some awesome stuff lined up for you folks next week. Below is our schedule of events:

Thursday, September 14, 2017

International Babywearing Week 2017: Call for Donations

October 2-8, 2017, Worldwide: International Babywearing Week is an annual week-long campaign dedicated to celebrating, promoting awareness of, and advocating for the many benefits of babywearing through local and online celebrations, media awareness, and educational activities. Through this event, we hope to promote babywearing as a universally accepted practice that benefits caregivers and children. It is also an opportunity to fund raise so that we can further our primary mission through continued education and outreach. The theme for International Babywearing Week's ninth annual celebration is: Threaded Together. The inspiration from the theme comes from the many different threads that come together to form textiles and the weaving process for all of the carriers we use. All of these individual threads, once woven, create a material in the same way  individuals and groups worldwide come together to create a global babywearing community.

[Image Description: The “Threaded Together” logo is composed of three human figures in orange, light blue and dark blue. They are holding hands and look like they are made from one thread that also creates a circle making a border around them shifts in the same colors. Underneath the circle, read the words “Threaded Together.”]
This year for IBW, BWI of Wichita, will be hosting several online and in-person activities throughout the week culminating in an opportunity drawing for some great prizes.  We want to make this year's IBW a smashing success and to do that, we need your assistance.  We are looking for individuals and businesses who are willing to donate their services or products to be used as prizes for our fundraisers and opportunity drawing.

If you are not in a position to contribute, that's okay! You can help us tremendously by spreading the word far and wide. You, the community we serve, are some of our greatest advocates! We are looking for the following:
  • Photographer services (mini sessions or full family portrait sessions), to be used as a prize and/or as its own fundraising activity
  • Other professional services that may be of interest to child caregivers (eg. massage services, babysitting services, salon services, children's classes or activities)
  • Tickets or gift cards to area attractions and activities
  • Gift cards to local restaurants and retailers (preferably child/baby related)
  • Gift baskets or items from home-based businesses
  • Handmade craft items (blankets, stuffed animals, booties, etc.)  
Please consider donating your time and support to Babywearing International of Wichita. Your donations are tax deductible and go towards the wonderful (and FREE) education we offer in the community.  We believe passionately in the work that we do and appreciate your continued support in helping us gain the resources to do it.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

2017 World Breastfeeding Week: Nursing While Babywearing

Some of you may already be aware that August 1 - 7, 2017 is World Breastfeeding Week. WBW is annually sponsored by World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, which according to its website, is a global network of organizations whose mission is to protect, promote and support breastfeeding worldwide. For the 25th year of World Breastfeeding Week, we wanted to discuss how babywearing can help you on your breastfeeding journey.

World Breastfeeding Week logo

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Beat the Heat in Kansas While Babywearing

It's that time of year again, with the average temps in the 90's, humidity at 100% and the Great Plains weather is.... well, not so great. But you can't hide in the air conditioning forever! Those little ones are going to want to get outside and go to the zoo, the splash pad or the park. Do you know everything you need to know about baby wearing in warm weather? If not, read on!