Celebrate International Babywearing Week 2017 with BWI Kitsap Peninsula!

This year’s International Babywearing Week theme is “Threaded Together”! The inspiration from the theme comes from the textiles and the weaving process for all of the carriers we use. All of these individual threads, once woven, create a material. All of us babywearers come together to create a global community; we are united in the fact that we use carriers to wear our babies.

Here in Kitsap County, we hope that the events we have planned for the week to celebrate babywearing will help to bring our community of babywearers a little bit closer and “thread us together” with some babywearing fun!

Each event is listed below, and we will have raffle prizes to give away at each event for the attendees – so make sure you check in when you arrive! At the end of the week, we will also have a grand prize winner drawn from the attendees of the week’s events.

MONDAY OCTOBER 2 – KITSAP COUNTY PARK CLEAN UPS

Clear Creek Trail 10am-12pm and South Kitsap Regional Park 1pm-3pm

Let’s all get together to make some of our favorite locations the best they can be. We will meet up at whichever location is closest to you (or both!) and work as a team to help pick up any litter that has been left behind. Our group volunteer leaders for each location will have garbage bags and gloves available.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/838331069674251/

TUESDAY OCTOBER 3 – ZOO DAY AT WOODLAND PARK ZOO

Woodland Park Zoo – Seattle – 11:30am

Join us at Woodland Park Zoo at 11:30am. This has always been a popular event during past years and we are super excited to visit again to kick off International Babywearing Week. So grab your favorite carrier (animal print or not 😉 ) and let’s get wild!
Tickets at https://www.zoo.org/
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1520754417984428/

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4 – EAT WINGS. RAISE FUNDS AT BUFFALO WILD WINGS & CRAFT NIGHT #CRAFTWITHANNA

Buffalo Wild Wings – Silverdale – ALL DAY

This is an all day long event! Bring our fundraiser flyer to Buffalo Wild Wings and they will donate 10% of your bill to our group! Meet up with some friends, take the family or even just treat yourself 😀
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/489203004786557/

Craft Night – #CraftWithAnna – Gilberton Community Club – 6pm

Join BWI of KP for a fun night of painting and great company.
Anna Bradshaw, owner of #CraftWithAnna, will be teaching us how to make our own personalized babywearing art to take home. Art supplies will be provided, all you need to do is show up and have a great time!
Worn infants and young toddlers welcome (if you want to bring them ) we will have a small circle gate as well.
Cost is $15 per person, please send payment through PayPal to: KITSAP@BABYWEARINGINTERNATIONAL.ORG
More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/171576356752194

THURSDAY OCTOBER 5 – MINI BABYWEARING PHOTOSHOOT WITH HOLLAND HARRIS PHOTOGRAPHY

Theler Wetlands Nature Preserve – 11am-6pm

Join us for our annual BWI Mini Session fundraiser! This year we are excited to be working with Holly Harris from Holland Harris Photography.

Sessions cost $50 (portion of the proceeds going to BWI of KP) and include a 20 minute session with 4 finished photos digitally delivered for download. Sessions do not have to be strictly Babywearing, you can also do family, kids, pets, breastfeeding, maternity, cloth diapers or any other style of photos you’d like to use your mini session for 🙂

There is optional cost of $10 per additional photo or a flat fee of $75 for the entire album of photographs.
Please see the link below for information on how to book your session!
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1144888935612324

FRIDAY OCTOBER 6 – BINGO NIGHT AT GILBERTON COMMUNITY CENTER

Bingo Night – Gilberton Community Club – 6pm

Join us for a night of fun and prizes! Bingo with BWI of KP. Don’t forget your good luck charms at home 😉
Bingo Cards will be $2 each, cash or card at the event. Wear your BWI of KP shirt and earn a free card.
Players must be 18+ years old, but everyone is welcome to attend. New cards must be purchased each round. LOTS OF PRIZES
Feel free to bring and share your fav snack foods as well!
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/121645645223342

SATURDAY OCTOBER 7 – FLASH BABYWEARING TATTOOS AT NEWTATTOOINK

ANEWTATTOINK in Port Orchard – 12pm-8pm

A New Tattoo Ink (https://www.facebook.com/blacklinesmatter/) in Port Orchard is hosting a Babywearing Tattoo Flash event. There will be lots of beautiful babywearing designs available so you can find one that best suits your style. They will also be doing some tattoos on Sunday in case someone can’t make it or if Saturday fills up.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1462773563815672/

SUNDAY OCTOBER 8 – PUMPKIN PATCH & CORN MAZE

Hunter Farms – 11am-2pm

Come get lost with us in the corn maze. Navigating your way around is definitely made easier thanks to babywearing. We will be meeting up at Hunter Farms in Union and enjoy pumpkin picking, hay maze, tractor rides and of course the corn maze!
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/330790957383251/

Carry of the Week: Week 49 – Frankencarry

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WEEK 49
Frankencarry

Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCQcV2rvTzQ

This carry will use a size 7-8 wrap, it is a hybrid of a Double Hammock, Back Cross Carry and Double Rebozo (phew!). You’ll need a pair of Large Sling Rings (available from slingrings.com). It has a chest belt, a waist belt, and leg passes and has a very unique look on the front.

Post photos below of you trying out a Frankencarry!

Carry of the Week: Week 46 – Wiggleproof Ruck Back Carry

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WEEK 46
Wiggleproof Ruck Back Carry

Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpxQQqcfRmQ

This carry is similar to a regular ruck, but when crossing your passes under baby after making your ruck straps – you’ll actually create two leg passes to help lock in any pro leg straightener you may have!

Post photos below of you trying out a Wiggleproof Ruck Back Carry!

Carry of the Week: Week 45 – Double Hammock Tibetean

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WEEK 45
Double Hammock Tibetean

Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-Sag9ERlHQ

This carry will use your base size just as a normal Double Hammock or possibly one size larger to account for the extra tail coming up and across to do the tibetean finish. This variation helps if you have any issues with your straps slipping off your shoulders or just dislike the knot around your waist.

Post photos below of you trying out a Double Hammock Tibetean!

Carry of the Week: Week 44 – Symmetrical Half Jordan’s Back Carry

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WEEK 44
Symmetrical Half Jordan’s Back Carry

Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDIIIgVXwKI

This carry will use a size 3-4 wrap and features a hammock technique rather than a normal cross pass that can help make it more symmetrical than a traditional Half Jordan’s Back Carry.

Post photos below of you trying out a Symmetrical Half Jordan’s Back Carry!