Babywearing in Florida means learning how to handle the heat for summer wearing. Having less than a base-sized wrap draped all over one’s self can help a lot for temperature regulation in the Florida heat.
Our Lending Library has received a generous donation of shorty wraps. This is a great opportunity to provide more hot weather friendly wearing for our members. With the true start of summer upon us we will be offering hour-long shorty workshops in the months of June, July, and August.
June’s class will focus on shorty front carries: traditional sling carry, kangaroo, front wrap cross carry tied at bum/shoulder, front reinforced torso traditional sling carry, and short front cross carry with a ring.
During the summer months, shorty wraps will be reserved for check out to the Love My Shorty workshops. The workshops will be held separately from our standard meetings and will offer limited attendance so that we can offer individualized attention from Babywearing Educators. As part of the class benefit, attendees are able to check out a shorty wrap in addition to whatever carrier they checked out at the main meeting. Carriers from the workshop will be due back at the following main meeting so that they are available at the next month’s Love My Shorty workshop.
The fee is $10 for BWI members and $15 for non-members. Size medium/large sling rings will be available for purchase at $4 a pair for those who want to do shorties with ring finishes. Register here for this limited class. To become a BWI member, sign up here.
Wraps available to play with and check out at the Love My Shorty workshops include the following:
*Tekhni Ceres Skye (repreve/cotton)
*Didymos Indio Latte Macchiato (wool/cotton)
*Baie Slings Flying Fish Pacific (cotton)
*Natibaby Heartbeat (linen/cotton)
*Yaro Waves Water (hemp/cotton)
*Pavo Taj (cotton, dyed green with procion dye “Mermaid’s Dream”)
*Kokoskaa Royal Quill Luna (cotton)
*Ethos Manhattan Sundown (cotton)
*Dream Weaver Designs (cotton, handwoven)
Pollora Love (cotton)
Girasol Calme (cotton)
Baie Wild White Roses (cotton)
Silver Lining Slings Pipe Dream Umi (cotton)
*Newly donated wraps
We hope everyone is happy and healthy! If you or your children 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.
For questions about the Love My Shorty workshop series, please email Anne at email@example.com.