June Meeting

June meeting

Each month BWI of Gainesville, FL offers a public meeting to educate, support, and spread the love to all current and future babywearers in the community. June’s meeting is scheduled for this Saturday, JUNE 18, at 10AM at LifeSouth Community Blood Center, located at 4039 W. Newberry Rd in Gainesville. This meeting FREE and open to the public.

What happens at a meeting?

Babywearing Educators are available to assist parents and caregivers in learning how to safely and comfortably wear their children in a variety of carrier types. Attendees can bring carriers that they currently own for assistance with proper fit and comfort. Our Babywearing Educators can also help you choose a new style of carrier to try from our Lending Library.

VBE

What is the Lending Library?

Our lending library consists of more than 110 soft structured carriers, meh dais, rings slings, pouches, and wraps! The Lending Library is available at each meeting for parents and caregivers to see, try on, and even to take home and practice with until the next meeting. Checking out a carrier from the Lending Library is free to all BWI of Gainesville members. Not a member? Not a problem. You can still borrow carriers for a $10 fee plus a returnable deposit. Borrowed carriers are due back during the first 15 minutes of the next month’s meeting.

In addition to the Lending Library, babywearing enthusiasts from the community often bring carriers from their own personal stashes. There are so many different types and brands of carriers, we all learn about new offerings while at meetings. Textile enthusiasts – this is the place for you!

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers

We are excited about the opportunity to use this amazing facility with tons of parking and plenty of space. Please be sure to help us take good care of the room so that we are welcome to return in the future. For more information about LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, you can go to http://www.lifesouth.org/. Please consider donating blood to this organization responsible for saving so many lives in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

How else can I support Gainesville’s babywearing community?

We have several ongoing fundraisers that will be present at the June meeting:

  • BWI of Gainesville car magnets ($5) will be available for purchase.
  • Remember to bring your Terracycle packages as a donation to the chapter.
  • We are also in the middle of our “Battle of the Ring Slings” with BWI of Ocala. The two handwoven ring slings that are involved in the Battle of the Ring Slings will be at the meeting for attendees to interact with.

Battle of the Ring Slings

We can’t wait to see you this Saturday!!

We hope everyone is happy and healthy! If you or your kids are under the weather, please be courteous and avoid sharing illness at BWI of Gainesville meetings and play dates. Please do not attend if anyone in your household has had a fever within the last 48 hours, has a deep cough or thick mucous in the nose, a rash, or has been sick with a stomach virus in the last 48 hours.

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