Recap of International Babywearing Week 2014

Did you participate in International Babywearing Week (IBW) 2014 with BWI of Kitsap Peninsula? If you missed it, boy did you lose out! All of the activities were a huge success but imagine how amazing they could have been if you were there too. IBW is always the first week of October so mark your calendars and be ready for next year.

Our station set-up

Our station set-up

SSC help from VBE Lori

Mei Tai help from VBE Lori

We kicked off the week with our North Meeting. At this meeting, we launched a new format. Instead of demoing all of the carriers at the front of the meeting we had stations that people could go to for help in a specific area. At this meeting we had 6 station: Brand new to babywearing, Ring Slings, Mei Tais, Soft-Structured Carriers (SSC), Beginning Wrapping, and Advanced Wrapping. How did you like this new format? Feel free to comment below and provide us with some feedback.

Jessica Baker

Jessica Baker

Brand new table signs!

Brand new table signs!

 

 

A gigantic THANK YOU to Jessica Baker for making beautiful signs for our stations!

 

 

 

Here are some pictures from the events over the course of the week.

VBE Krystle Niemela and her darlings having a blast

VBE Krystle Niemela and her darlings having a blast

Match-up Monday at All Star Lanes in Silverdale

Match-up Monday at All Star Lanes in Silverdale

Some lovely ladies who participated in the photo shoot with Ashlee Renee of Beautiful Beginnings Birth Services.

Some lovely ladies who participated in the photo shoot with Ashlee Renee of Beautiful Beginnings Birth Services.

Fun at Mini Golf! So much easier when you babywear.

Fun at Mini Golf! So much easier when you babywear.

Babywearing at Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma.

Babywearing at Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma.

Don't these kiddos have a great view of all the creatures on mama's back?

Don’t these kiddos have a great view of all the creatures on mama’s back?

Group shot at PDZ. Look at all of those lovely babywearers!

Group shot at PDZ. Look at all of those lovely babywearers!

 

 

VBE Tamara Younger waiting excitedly for the start of the Flash Mob.

VBE Tamara waiting excitedly for the start of the Flash Mob.

TIME FOR A FLASH MOB!

TIME FOR A FLASH MOB!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the video of our Flash mob at Kitsap Mall!

The culmination of IBW at Pheasant Fields Farm for a fun time in a corn maze. Definitely not a stroller friendly outing. Hooray for babywearing!

The culmination of IBW at Pheasant Fields Farm for a fun time in a corn maze. Definitely not a stroller friendly outing. Hooray for babywearing!

Check out our Instagram @bwi_kitsap to see all the entries we had this week that answered our daily questions. There were some really great photos that you don’t want to miss.

Along with all the fun to be had were awesome giveaways with prizes put together by our VBEs. And the winners are….

Sunday Kick-off – Melissa Zimmerman

Match-up Monday – Jessica Reed

Take a picture Tuesday – Jenna Paul

Whack it Wednesday – Jessica Reed

Thrilling Thursday – Aubrey Racey

Flashmob Friday – Mackenzie Kaney

Super Saturday – Chelsea Greywolff

Instagram – Beth Wade

Congratulations to our winners. Thank you to everyone who made this event a wonderful success! We can’t wait to celebrate again next year. 🙂

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