Celebrate International Babywearing Week (IBW) with Babywearing International of Greater Houston, October 5-10, 2016! This year’s theme is “Best Seat in the House.” We have a number of events planned from hiking to a concert to play dates. Where could your best seat take you?
Here is a list of the events we will be hosting around town for the week!
Wednesday, October 5, 2016:
Cypress Hike: 10:00 am at Kleb Woods Nature Center (20303 Draper Road, Tomball, TX 77377)
Kingwood Hike: 9:00 am at Kingwood United Methodist Church (1799 Woodland Hills Dr, Kingwood, TX 77339)
West Hike: 9:30 am at Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary – Houston Audubon (440 Wilchester, Houston, TX 77079)
Friday, October 7, 2016:
South Hike: 10:00 am at Challenger Seven Memorial Park (2301 W Nasa Blvd, Webster, TX 77598)
To kick off International Babywearing Week, BWIGH has partnered with Hike It Baby Houston and Hike It Baby Galveston-Bay Area to teach interested families more about babywearing on the go. Volunteer Babywearing Educators (VBEs) and Chapter Service Volunteers (CSVs) will be at each event to present a short babywearing demonstration and answer any questions. The events will conclude with a hike!
Ever wonder what other carriers are in the other libraries? Want to see all of the BWIGH library carriers? For this play date, BWIGH has set up a Carrier Petting Zoo and all 5 libraries will be in one place. Come and “pet” them all, and try some on if you’d like. (This event is not an official meeting, and will not include a BW101 presentation or the ability to check out carriers from the library. Carrier returns, however, will be accepted.) Special thanks to Blossoming Mama for hosting this event.
Friday, October 7, 2016:
World on My Shoulders Parent and Caregiver Class and Freestore from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Solidarity Houston (6733 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, TX 77011)
World on My Shoulders is is holding a parent and caregiver class and freestore, to include products and education on babywearing (infant carriers), feeding (including breastfeeding), infant and child care (including cloth diapering), and menstrual heath care (including reusable menstrual products) to help families get through their days. BWIGH volunteers will be participating in this event to provide information on babywearing and carrier fittings. This event is FREE but donations are welcome and will go directly to World on My Shoulders operations. Please see their Facebook event for more information.
Saturday, October 8, 2016:
Together We Wear will be an individual all day and online event!
This is to support babywearing in whatever fashion you choose. It is not time specific, so please flood the public scene and any social media forum you choose with pictures of you wearing your child. For this event use the hashtag #togetherwewear and the IBW official hashtag #BestseatIBW2016. This event promotes the normalization of wearing and is a fun way for us babywearers to join together in wearing!
Sunday, October 9, 2016:
Friends and Family Mixer at 8th Wonder Brewery from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm (2202 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77003)
Come join us for some friends and family fun! 8th Wonder Brewery has a great outdoor space with lots of shaded tables. Admission is free, and there is a fee for beer tastings. See pricing at http://8thwonderbrew.com/. Food is available at the brewery from Eastie Boys Food Truck (http://eatsieboys.com/
Monday, October 10, 2016:
Concert Meet Up at Miller Outdoor Theater at 10:30 am (6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030)
Let’s have some fun with babywearing at a concert! The Hot Peas N’ Butter Concert starts at 11:00 am; we will meet under the sculpture at the top of the hill. Bring chairs, blankets, snacks and water.
All events with more details are posted to our Facebook page. Also check in with the Houston Baby Wearers Facebook group for online events posted each day and for a place to share with us how you are celebrating International Babywearing Week. We can’t wait to see you and your wearees’ best seats!