Monthly Archives: July 2013

Recap from our first meeting in our new Saturday home

This month’s meeting was held at a new location: the Community Room of the Bunker Hill H-E-B. We are very excited about this location and feel that having our Saturday monthly meetings here will help us to continue serving the community.

At the meeting, we went over airway and positioning basics for babies in any baby-holding device. We also discussed each carrier type: simple pieces of cloth (wraps), SSCs (soft-structured carriers), ring slings, and mei tais. We then broke into three groups to focus on one-on-one help: wraps, ring slings and pouches, and panel carriers (mei tais and SSCs). Many attendees were able to try out carriers they had never used before.

We handed out raffle prizes to several if our winners from the June membership drive. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to those who have joined us or supported in other ways. And of course, thanks also go to our raffle donors.

Mothering Nature Birth Services
Comfy Joey
Woodland Babies

The carrier library has continued to grow, and we were able to check out more carriers to members. Three new members joined the chapter, which continues to enable us to build our library. Thank you to all of the attendees who came, new and returning. We appreciate your support as we continue to bring babywearing support to Greater Houston! We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting, again or for a first time.

— VBE Meleah

Knowledge and skills we don’t want to have to use

Picture of mother and child mannequin faces

Image courtesy of zen Sutherland

Thanks to Parachute Consulting, three of our educators (Angela Engle, Erin Young, and Angelique Geehan) and a few BWIGH friends are now National Safety Council-certified in first aid, CPR, and AED use for adults, children, and infants. Let’s hope we never need to use this knowledge.

Thanks also go to St. Paul’s School for hosting us and our friends who attended as guests for their donations to the chapter library funds.

Second Saturday meeting is changing time of day and place

Photo of the H-E-B at I-10 and Bunker Hill

July 13, 2013 BWIGH meeting from 1:30-3:30 in the Commuity Room.

Our July meeting is coming up this Saturday, July 13th!
*Two important changes to this month’s meeting, so please take note:

  1. The meeting location has changed! We will be meeting at the H-E-B Bunker Hill store located at 9710 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77055- in their Community Room.
  2. The meeting time has changed! We will be meeting from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (This was the only time the new space was available.)

As of right now these changes will also apply to our August meeting, while we continue to search for the perfect meeting space. We apologize for the sudden changes and hope that we will see you all on Saturday! Please do let us know of any questions or concerns you may have.

You can RSVP and check for photos and chatter on Facebook, within the event page.

I know one VBE who is going to get her grocery shopping done right afterward, too.