In celebration of International Babywearing Week 2009 (IBW09), babywearing groups around Australia and New Zealand are organizing local events to celebrate, promote, and advocate the many benefits of babywearing. Below is a list of local events scheduled at this stage. New events may be added between now and then, so please check back if you don’t see any events in your area. If you are interested in organizing an event in your area, please contact us or join our Forum to find other locals near you. For more information on IBW09, please visit www.babywearingweek.org.
Sunday 26 September, 10am-2pm
‘Slings in the Park’ Free Family Event to support the Kangaroo-care initiative at National Women’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. For more details, please visit Slingbabies’ IBW09 page.
Wednesday 23 September, 10am
Informal sling meet. Contact Kerry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 843 7244 if interested.
Saturday 19 September, 1-4pm
Back Carry Workshop at Brisbane Sling Meet.
Ever wanted to learn how to carry your newborn/baby/toddler on your back? Learn how to do back carry properly with different carriers including a long piece of fabric, and start enjoying the freedom back carrying brings!
Venue: Indooroopilly Library Meeting Room, 4th floor of Indooroopilly Shopping Centre.
Sunday 20 September, 11:30am-2pm
Babywearing Walk and Picnic (CBD).
Join other local babywearers for a BYO picnic/BBQ at the Roma Street Parklands followed by a Babywearing Walk through Queen Street Mall. Take part in a back carry flash mob during the Walk to apply the skills you learned from the previous day!
Venue: meet at the BBQ/picnic area in Roma St Parklands between 11:30am and 1pm. Bring a plate of food to share. We will start walking to Queen St Mall at 1pm.
Monday 21 September, 10am-12:30pm
Combined Babywearing/Elimination Communication meet with the ECers from the OzNappyFree group. More details in the Adelaide sling meet page.
Thursday 24 September, 10am
Gathering at Floriade. Meet at Kid’s corner, near petting zoo (free maps in the program on entry if you’re not sure where to go)