Welcome! We wear babies....

We are BWI of Wichita Kansas.

We offer free monthly educational meetings where you can get hands on help from volunteer educators. We also host playdates and other outreach events each quarter.

Try on carriers from our lending library for free at meetings or take a carrier home each month with a $30 annual deductible membership.

All of our upcoming meetings and events are listed in the Events tab. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Support Our Chapter

There are various ways that you can support our local chapter and national organization.

Become a member
Your annual membership not only grants you the benefit of checking out carriers from our lending library, but it allows our chapter to maintain and purchase new carriers for the benefit of everyone in the community. The more carriers we have available in our library, the more we have to offer new babywearing parents and caregivers. Chapter funds are also used for administrative expenses (eg. meeting space fees) and outreach efforts to help promote babywearing education and love. What's more, the cost of your membership is considered a tax deductible donation to a 501(c)3 non-profit!

For more information read What Do You Get Out of a BWI of Wichita Membership?

Pay for Membership

Make a Donation
Did you come to a meeting to receive assistance with your own carrier? Would you like to send a little appreciation but don't want to invest in an annual membership? Click on the button below to make a monetary donation to our chapter. We also appreciate donated carriers, goods or other items that can be used in the library, as prize fundraisers or outreach. If you have something you would like to donate, please send us an email at wichita@babywearinginternational.org.

Shop Amazon Smile
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to our chapter. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-1063084

Shop Our Tee Public Shirt Store
Profits from shirt sales go directly to support our local chapter. Plus you will look awesome in your BWI of Wichita gear or cheeky slogan shirts.

Dillons Community Rewards
We are now a member of Dillons' Community Rewards! If you have a Plus card, register for free at dillons.com/communityrewards and link to our NPO# 61097. We will receive a percentage of the funds allocated through the Community Rewards program based on how much you shop at Dillons. The more you shop, the bigger slice of the pie we get. Due to the set-up of the program, you will need to re-link your card at the start of each year. We appreciate your support!

Babywearing Retailer Rewards Programs
Many babywearing retailers offer rewards programs that benefit our lending library when you make your own purchases from them. Below are some retailers that our chapter currently has a rewards account with. 
If you find another one that you have purchased from and would like to see added to this list, simply contact one of our VBEs or CSVs. If you are a local business and would like to partner with BWI of Wichita please fill out this form.

Sweet Cheeks (local)http://sweetcheeksbabies.com/
Sweet Cheeks is a local boutique store that caters to natural parenting products, including baby an assortment of baby carriers. Mention BWI of Wichita at checkout and your purchase will earn rewards points for our chapter to go towards the purchase of a carrier for the lending library.

Wrap Your Baby (online)
Every wrap that you purchase from WrapYourBaby will earn a $10 credit towards a wrap purchase for our chapter's lending library. If you purchase one of the many wonderful wrap options from Diana's store, please contact one of the group leaders with your name and the date of your purchase so that we can keep track of it. Diana also has a monthly giveaway on her Facebook page where you can possibly earn a free wrap for our library.

Tell People About Us!
Add us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Share our posts and get the word out there that this wonderful community resource exists! Tell your friends and family members who have babies about us. (Memberships make excellent baby shower gifts!) If you would like to take a few of our cards, hand them out to other babywearers you see at the grocery store or the playground! We love offering free education, and we love it even more when people come to meetings!

Become a Volunteer!
Has this group helped you in your parenting or babywearing journey? Would you like to give back by sharing the same joy and support you received? Please consider volunteering your time and energy to the chapter. If you do not feel comfortable teaching, there are plenty of projects you can do to help us! 
Springing into Action as a Chapter Support Volunteer by Laura Vitanova
What the heck is a VBE? by Jennah Waters
Educator Accreditation Programs with Babywearing International, Inc.