Love My Shorty Workshop, Part 2

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Saturday, July 30 at 2pm

As we find ourselves in the middle of this brutal Florida summer, it is the perfect time to expand on shorty wrap carries to help with temperature regulation while babywearing. We have a great opportunity to provide more hot weather friendly wearing for our members with many new shorty wraps in the Lending Library.

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Poppin’s Hip

Part 2 of the Love My Shorty workshop series is scheduled for 2pm on July 30 at LifeSouth Community Blood Center, located at 4039 W. Newberry Rd in Gainesville. This session will be 90 minutes long and will focus on hip carries, including Robin’s Hip, Poppin’s Hip, Simple Hip Carry, a brief run down of hip traditional sling carry and hip no-sew ring sling (both of which were covered in their front carry versions at the June Shorty Workshop), Coolest Hip Cross Carry, and Reverse Coolest Hip Cross Carry. Again, this workshop will feature a small class size of five (5) participants, so register early!

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Coolest Hip Cross Carry

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 feature small class sizes 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 the 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.

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Traditional Hip Sling Carry

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:

Size 2s:

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Robin’s Hip

*Tekhni Ceres Skye (repreve/cotton)
*Didymos Indio Latte Macchiato (wool/cotton)
*Baie Slings Flying Fish Pacific (cotton)
*Natibaby Heartbeat (linen/cotton)

Size 3s:
*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)

Size 4s:
Girasol Calme (cotton)
Baie Wild White Roses (cotton)
Silver Lining Slings Pipe Dream Umi (cotton)

*Newly donated wraps

We will also have a some size 5s available for those who are base 7 to use during the workshop and/or borrow.

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Simple Hip Carry

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 events. 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

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