Welcome to Babywearing International of New Haven! We are an affiliate chapter of Babywearing International, a group dedicated to babywearing education and advocacy work.
Although we are just getting started here in New Haven, we are looking forward to providing regular meet ups in the area. Typically our meetings will consist of a “Babywearing 101” demo followed by time for attendees to try out our carriers or get help with their own. Children are, of course, always welcome.
Our group is run entirely by volunteer power at both the local and national level. As a non-profit, we rely on member support to build and maintain our lending library of carriers. To learn more about our leadership team, click over to our “Meet the Leaders” page.
Although most of our meetings are free and open to the public (and our library available for use at meetings), we do encourage individuals to consider joining Babywearing International. A $30 annual membership allows you check-out privileges for the library; dues paying members are allowed to check out a carrier for personal use for up to a month at a time (so that means getting to use 12 different carriers for only $30 a year!). $20 of member dues stay with our local group to further future library purchases; $10 goes to our parent organization to fund education and advocacy work. See our post here for more information on member benefits. We also offer private consultations for a donation to the chapter.
You may join BWI New Haven at any time online or at our meetings. To join, complete our membership form and pay $30 in dues via Paypal (using the button below). You may also pay by cash or credit card at a meet up.
Our lending library policies can be found here: Lending Library Policies
If you are interested in membership or have questions about our group or babywearing in general, send us an email– we look forward to meeting you soon!