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Babywearing BYOB (Bring your own Baby)

Already have a baby or toddler and want to learn how to safely and comfortably use a sling or carrier? Bring your baby and discover the joys of babywearing!

Our next workshop is Saturday May 6, 10:00 am–11:30 am.
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED!

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In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to wear your baby or older child safely, discuss why babywearing is good for you and baby, and gain an understanding of different carrier options. You will then have the opportunity to try out the carriers with our help, ask questions, and purchase any products you like at that time.

This workshop is geared towards parents/caretakers with babes-in-arms, and attendance will be limited to 5 child/adult pairs per session to make sure everyone receives individual attention. A maximum of one child per adult, please. If you already own a carrier, feel free to bring it with you if you'd like help using it. This workshop is appropriate for babies of all ages and stages of babywearing.

So come and check out our great selection of baby carriers from Moby, Baby Hawk, Sakura Bloom, Boba, Beco, Onya, Dolcino, and many others and learn what will work best for you and your baby. We look forward to seeing you, and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Course Fee: $20 for 1-2 adults with up to one child per adult. $10 for each additional adult, up to 4 adults total per registration. (Larger groups, feel free to contact us to register.)

To register for any of the open classes below, use our online registration form, and indicate the number of adults attending. Please be sure to provide a valid e-mail address you check regularly and at which we can correspond with you to confirm attendance and notify you of any changes.

Instructor Information

Crystal Woller

Crystal was first introduced to babywearing when her first child was born in early 2011. A bit overwhelmed, she went to her first Boston Babywearers meeting for guidance. Her love of babywearing drove her to become a leader with Babywearing International of Greater Boston and help caregivers learn about babywearing.

Jen Patashnick

Before Jen's first child even was born, she was excited to wear him, and had collected several carriers. However, it wasn't until she learned of mei tais that her babywearing adventure really began. She has now had the pleasure of wearing both her children for extended periods in every style of carrier and enjoys helping novice babywearers realize how wonderful and life-changing a good carrier can be!

Workshop Schedule

 
Babywearing BYOB (Bring your own Baby)
  register » Saturday May 6 10:00 am –11:30am
  register » Sunday May 28 10:00 am –11:30am
  register » Sunday May 28 1:00 pm – 2:30pm
  register » Sunday June 11 10:00 am –11:30am
  register » Sunday June 11 1:00 pm – 2:30pm

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