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International Babywearing Week – Oct. 10-16, 2011

It’s International Babywearing Week, and the theme is Babywearing: A World of Possibilities!

Celebrate babywearing with us during International Babywearing Week 2011, Oct. 10-16 in Calgary. Events around town give everyone the chance to witness, learn about and celebrate babywearing! Whether you’re just curious, are new to babywearing, have a helping hand to offer other babywearers, or just want to celebrate your love for babywearing, this week has something for you! All events are free and open to the public.

Planned events include:

Oct. 11 10 am – noon
Free Carrier Clinic
Attachment Parenting Village Canada Playgroup
Winston Heights Community Centre, 520 27 Ave NE
Need some help with your carrier? Have pressing questions about babywearing? Whether you’re scared, worried, flummoxed or just need a bit of reassurance, we can help! Several babywearing experts from Babywearing Calgary, various local businesses and the local attachment parenting community will be available to help you out, answer questions, adjust your carrier or your baby’s positioning or let you try out a new carrier.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=260885927277184

Oct. 12 12:30-2:30 pm
Babywearing Mall Walk
Chinook Centre (meet in common area in front of customer service (by time capsule, beneath the food court)
Come meet some other babywearers and even try out a new carry or carrier if you’d like! Requests for carriers to borrow should be submitted on individual event by midnight, Oct. 10.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=155824737839316

Oct. 13 10am- noon
Babywearing Mall Walk at Crossiron Mills (Balzac)
We will meet at the north end of the mall by the indoor play area. Since it can be difficult to pry kids away from the play area, if anyone can think of a better place to meet, then please let me know. Extra carriers are available if you’d like to try something new or don’t have one. Please make that request the night before. More info here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124151064353430

Oct. 15 10 am
Babywearing Flash Mob!
Come perform a flash mob with us – we’ll symbolically ditch our strollers in synchronized time and walk off into the crowd happily wearing carriers. If you’ve ever wanted to say “Synchronize Watches!” this event is for you.
More information here: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=200775553321746&pending

Oct. 15 2 pm
Babywearing Mall Walk
South Centre
We will be meeting at the upper entrance by the Sportchek. I have a few different wraps, mei tais and a ring sling I can lend out if anyone needs! I’m also willing to wear a 2nd child if needed lol. Let me know!
More Info Here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=153722214721225

PLUS:
Education for healthcare professionals
A carrier donation drive in benefit of local parents

Find more information on celebrations around the world here: http://babywearinginternational.org/pages/celebratingaroundtheworld.php

Find information on Babywearing International Contests related to Babywearing Week here (bottom of page): http://babywearinginternational.org/pages/BabywearingWeek2011EventIdeas.php

Volunteer to help plan or run Calgary events here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/163396611100/

Join Babywearing Calgary (free! volunteer run! monthly drop-in meetings!) here: https://www.facebook.com/BabywearingCalgary

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Great Times in the Mother’s Day Walk!

We headed out for the SportChek Mother’s Day Walk in support of Calgary NICU’s today. It was snowing before we started but by the end of the first kilometre the sun had broken through! It was great to have 11 of us walking, 10 with babies or bigger children being carried (three four-year-olds riding on parents!) – the one person without anyone riding was owner Lindsay Ross’s mom, and she had no one to carry.

Thanks to everyone who came out to take part and to those who cheered us on. Happy Mother’s Day!!

Diapers for Haiti

Have some cloth diapers you’re not using anymore? Consider contributing them to a cause that matters. Orphans at the GLA Haiti orphanage are in need of cloth diapers of any type or size, and GLA Canada will be sending all the diapers they can get to the orphanage at the end of March.

Until March 21, when you bring in cloth diapers for GLA Haiti, you will receive 10% off your purchase that day. For more information on GLA Haiti, check out GLA Canada.