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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Babywearing 4? It will be a FAB Event!

This is a long delayed post.  During the last week of September, we were able to organize the 3rd Babywearing Meet at Gymboree.  For details of the event, you can read The Painter's Wife and Mimma Benz write-ups.
nursing E in a next9 sling
With baby E now here, I am more excited about babywearing.  I am currently using Jen's Next9 ring sling with baby E as we nurse and go about during these early days.  I must say that babywearing saved my sanity during the early days!!  I was able to eat, blog, entertain Achi N, etc. etc.
Aside from my ring sling, I went crazy with purchasing various carriers and now have a babyhawk meitai, olives and applesauce soft structured carrier (SSC), peanut shell pouch and hotslings AP (for S!).  Add this to my existing Saya and Moby wraps.

I was able to attend a meeting of Babywearing International and this makes me excited for the next babywearing event!  The moms who organize the meetings have a library of more than 50 carriers which they let participants try - from stretchy wraps, woven wraps, hybrids, SSCs, pouches, meitai, ringslings, etc. etc. - name it and they are sure to have it.  They even had a korean podegi! For each type of carrier, they had several brands available.
The other organizers and I have been talking about how to promote babywearing and "regularize" the events.  We were thinking of creating our own library of carriers and charge a fee for membership which will allow people to borrow from the library.  We've even thought of a name (FAB - for Filipino Association of Babywearers!) A lot of moms are interested in babywearing and sometimes just need the push or affirmation that the way they are using the carrier is correct.
We haven't scheduled the next event yet and welcome suggestions, comments from interested moms.  In case you are wondering why the last event was limited and required RSVP - it was because the space was quite limited and we wanted to have some semblance of order during the event - unlike what happened during babywearing event 2, when we invaded Starbucks!
Interested? Share your thoughts!

21 comments:

Clarice Talavera-Aviñante said...

I love "FAB"! Go ako diyan! :)

jencc said...

game!!!!

krystyna quimpo said...

YAY!!!  I'm so excited! Go FAB mommies and daddies. 

Mrsbry126 said...

Yay! I'm excited to attend! If you need a space, we have function rooms here in st. Francis shangri la :)

legallymama said...

Is this an event open for everyone? Please do keep us posted. Personally, I haven't tried babywearing and I'm interested to learn :) 

applesanddumplings said...

Jenny, can I learn to babywear even when I'm pregnant? I want to try babywear baby#2. I'm game! I just hope I'm not too big by then. :)

Adventures on Planet Mom said...

Maybe we can hold it sa venue where it has mirrors so we can see how its suppose to look like when we properly use the saya or sling. My two cents....

Mommy emy said...

Interested in babywearing, hope the event will push through!

Ivy Marasigan said...

I'm sooo interested. I hope it will push thru :)

Nanaystrip said...

Superlike! I bought my Saya carrier last August and I haven't really maximized its full potential, hehe. We missed the last babywearing event because it fell on our baby's baptism day. So excited. Sana matuloy 'to :) 

Touringkitty said...

Ang ganda ng name, fab na fab! Join kami, kahit minsan na lang magbabywear :)

Tala Supangco-Ocampo said...

This is way cool! We love our mei tai and hope other parents will discover the beauty and benefits of baby wearing :-)

Bing said...

I so love babywearing.. I'll join the next event.. Btw FAB is a cool name.

Tina Santiago-Rodriguez said...

GAME! ;-) Let's make it official na! FAB is such a wonderful and apt name! What could be a more "fab" fashion statement than wearing one's child? :-) LOVE it!

Julieanne Velasquez-Dimaano said...

This is great! FAB! I wanted to attend event like this but I'm in the province. :-( 

Miriam Ticsay said...

It's great to have a local BW community that holds these events. It would also be a great idea to have an online group specifically for BW so that we can ask each other questions and share information all the time and not just during these limited events. Perhaps on Babycenter PH or even just a FB group. 

jml said...

I gave birth last month and I am researching on the different baby carriers available locally and I am so confused on which one to buy. The BW event will be very helpful for me and moms like me. I prefer a smaller group like what you had the last time so we can really learn its proper use. Please do organize it soon.. 

Edna said...

wow! FAB, nice name.  i love it. i also like to attend baby wearing events.  :)

rocel said...

would love to join (both FAB and the babywearing event/s)! keep us posted! :)

Jenny said...

mahal ang function rooms sa st francis!!!

Marianneignacio said...

I attended Babywearing4 and I truly appreciated the information I learned about Proper and Safe Babywearing. I've been wearing Maxine since birth and she's going to 2 mos. now, always calm, relaxed and pleased to see the world! We enjoy each other's company day by day :) Kudos to all Babywearing Moms and we are ever so FAB to have our babies close by!

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