June and July meetings

In June and July, BWI-T will have 3 general meetings each month with a demo before hands-on help, and also are holding a demo only meeting in Fuquay-Varina each month.

We will not be able to hold the Chapel Hill demo in June or July.

 

‘First Look’ meetings–NO CHECKOUTS

6/6 in Fuquay-Varina at the Ballentine-Spence house [109 East Spring Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC] 9:30-11am
6/7 in Lillington at the Harnett County Public Library [601 Main Street, Lillington, NC] 9:30-11am

7/11 in Fuquay-Varina at the Ballentine-Spence house [109 East Spring Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC] 9:30-11am
7/12 in Lillington at the Harnett County Public Library [601 Main Street, Lillington, NC] 9:30-11am

General meetings

6/2 at Chapel Hill Library [100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC] 10-11:30am
6/16 at North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10-11:30am
6/21 at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10-11:30am

7/7 at Chapel Hill Library [100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC] 10-11:30am
7/14 at North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10-11:30am
7/19 at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10-11:30am

Switch out only (SOO) meetings–NO DEMO **These are always tentative and not reliably every month.

 

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Get your BWI-Triangle car magnet!

BWI-Triangle is selling car magnets! They cost $8 and we prefer cash. They are available at the general meetings. Get one today!

Get one today! $8

Get one today! $8

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Where are you?

In an effort to better serve our audience, we’d like to get an idea of which areas of the Triangle are more populated. If you can, please add your general location to this map.

So everyone has an easier time, here’s how you put your marker on the map:

  • click “additions”
  • click on either “add marker-simple” or “add marker-detailed” depending on how much information you want to input
  • with either suggestion, a pop up will appear and you can enter your info and choose a color marker
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Want to become more involved?

Interested in becoming involved in the leadership of our group? There are two methods: become a volunteer babywearing educator (VBE) or general leadership member. Both require the person be a dues-paying member of Babywearing International of the Triangle and be actively involved in the group.

A non-VBE leadership member could assist by coordinating meeting times, group outreach, hospitality and greeting members, etc.

  • We have also started a VBE trainee system where those interested in becoming VBEs help at meetings to check items in and out, coordinate new membership forms and fees, and greet with sign-in sheets.
  • Trainees will also have the opportunity to shadow a VBE in a given carrier style at BWI-T meetings.
  • We hold intensive training sessions for trainees as needed.

A VBE is someone who has passed both a written and practical exam administered by a Babywearing International Master Babywearing Educator (MBE).  All of our VBEs have been accredited by Babywearing International.

Some of the benefits of accreditation through Babywearing International is a solid and well rounded background on the 4 basic styles of babywearing (1 shouldered carriers, wraps, asian baby carriers and soft structured carriers), More emphasis on practical application than other programs and the ability to receive your accreditation while you study the portions of babywearing that you are passionate about.

Our accredited educators receive continuing education on a monthly basis, support from Babywearing International in regards to group growth and library additions and liability insurance to protect you while you teach.

Wondering if becoming a VBE is for you? We have a “what to expect” file now!

Please contact us through email if you are interested in becoming more involved in the group.

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International Babywearing Conference 2014 in Tempe, AZ is this weekend!

Follow along on instagram with hash tag #IBCTempe2014

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TheBabywearer.com (TBW) is getting a major upgrade and celebrating with major giveaways

Attention! From Laura with Babywearing International, Inc on the relaunch of thebabywearer.com and the many giveaways.

Petrichor Apothecary (Shannon Becker’s business) is participating in the giveaway!

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Join Us For a TBW Relaunch Celebration!

We are so excited to share some details and invite you all to join us during this week long event!

Starting on Friday May 16th to Thursday May 22nd 2014,
We will be giving away more than 30 full size carriers plus dozens of other prizes including gift certificates, wrap scrap items, TBW t-shirts and swag, and more! There will be contests for individuals (many open worldwide) as well as babywearing groups. All entrants must be registered users of TheBabywearer.com to enter!

Babwearing International/TBW Relaunch Event Contest Descriptions and Rules

General Rules for All Promotions:
Contests, Giveaways, and Auctions are offered by Babywearing International, Inc. in support of TheBabywearer.com.
Residency requirements may apply and will be specified in individual promotion details.
Winners may be required to pay shipping. This will be specified in the individual contest details.
All entrants must have a valid and current account at TheBabywearer.com.
One entry per contest per registered user per contest or giveaway unless otherwise indicated.
Contests, Giveaways, and Auctions will run for all or part of the period between Friday May 16, 2014 at Midnight EST and Thursday May 22, 2014 at 11:59 EST.
Babywearing International, Inc. and TheBabywearer.com are not liable for donors who fail to ship prizes to recipients.
Personal information provided for the purposes of entering contests will be used only for the purpose of contacting contest winners to ship their prizes.
Babywearing International reserves the right to disqualify entries that we deem to be invalid and to change the terms of the contest at any time.
Contest moderators may not enter contests for which they are responsible.
Limit of two prizes per household (excludes auctions).

Popcorn Smiley Contest
This contest is open to all registered users of TheBabywearer.com.
Locate the designated thread on TBW and post a popcorn smiley in that thread. One randomly selected winner will be sent a popcorn prize package (US only) and a TBW t-shirt in a size of their choice (worldwide).
This contest will be open for the full relaunch week.

Instagram Logo Share Contest
This contest is open to all registered users of TheBabywearer.com.
Share the designated graphic on instagram. Graphic must be tagged #TBWgiveaway and @thebabywearerdotcom. One randomly selected winner will receive a prize.
This contest will be open for the full relaunch week and is open to worldwide.

Refer a Friend Contest
This contest is open to all registered users of TheBabywearer.com.
Registered users may refer a new member who has not previously had a TBW account. One randomly selected pair will receive matching prizes.
This contest will be open for the full relaunch week and is open to users worldwide.

Babywearing International Contest
This contest is open to all paid members of Babywearing International including annual and monthly chapter members and educators. Entrants must be registered users of TheBabywearer.com. BWI members and educators who update the specified fields of their profile data to include their BWI chapter and/or educator information may enter. One randomly selected entrant will receive a prize. Their chapter will also receive a prize (chapter must have completed the affiliation process, filed their quarterly report, and made their first quarter payment by the end of the contest).
This contest will be open for the full relaunch week and is limited to users in the United States.

Babywearing Group Contest
This contest is open to all members of babywearing groups that are listed in the Wrapsody Babywearing Group database (hint: if your group isn’t listed, ask your leaders to submit their information here: http://wrapsodybaby.com/babywearing-…roup-near-you/!). Entrants must be registered users of TheBabywearer.com. One member will be selected randomly to receive a prize. Their babywearing group will also receive prize.
This contest will be open for the full relaunch week and is open to users worldwide.

Avatars Contest

This contest is open to all registered TheBabywearer.com users who upload a new avatar during the relaunch week and post in the designated thread. One winner will be selected randomly to receive a TBW prize package. Members may “like” their favorite avatar or avatars to select the “avatar star”. The avatar that receives the most likes will receive a TBW prize package. The next four avatars with the most likes will also receive a TBW prize package.
This contest will be open for the full relaunch week and is open worldwide.

US Babywearers Check-In
This contest is open to all registered TheBabywearer.com users who have a US shipping address. Three contests will be posted to the “Babywearers Near You” forum on or about Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday and run for approximately 24 hours each. One winner will be selected randomly for each contest to receive one of three prizes.

International Babywearers Check-In
This contest is open to all registered TheBabywearer.com users who have a non-US shipping address. Four contests will be posted to the “Babywearers Near You” forum on or about Friday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday and run for approximately 24 hours each. One winner will be selected randomly for each contest to receive one of four prizes.

Treasure Hunts
This contest is open to all registered users of TheBabywearer.com. Four contests will be posted in a surprise location in the TheBabywearer.com forums on Friday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Users will search through the forums to locate six codes that they must enter in order to qualify to enter the contest. One entrant will be selected per contest to randomly to receive one of four prizes (some prizes subject to residency requirements). Each contest will run for approximately 24 hours.

Daily Draw Prizes
This contest is open to all registered users of TheBabywearer.com. Each day during the relaunch event a new “Daily Draw” will be posted to the “Finding Your Way at TBW” forum. Entrants must comment on the post in order to enter into the drawing. One entrant will be chosen at random per day to receive a prize (some prizes subject to residency requirements). Each giveaway will run for approximately 24 hours.

30 Posts Contest
This contest is open to all registered users of TheBabywearer.com. Users who make at least 30 substantive posts during the relaunch week will automatically be entered into this contest. Posts must be in the discussion section of TBW not FSOT. No subbing or smileys may be counted–winners posts will be verified. A winner will randomly be selected on or about Friday May 23rd from all qualifying users and will receive a prize.

Supporting Subscriptions
Users may purchase supporting subscriptions during the relaunch week at the following rates: 3 months ($10), 6 months ($1, 1 year ($30), 2 years ($50). All supporting memberships purchased during this period will receive a trophy for their signature. 1 year supporting members will receive a TBW pocket mirror (to be shipped in June or July, US only). 2 year supporting members will receive a TBW pocket mirror and TBW key fob (to be shipped in June or July, US only). Supporting members who make a donation of $100 will receive all of the 2 year supporting memberships plus a TBW t-shirt (to be shipped in June or July, US only).

Forum Thread Contests
These contests are open to all registered users of TheBabywearer.com (some prizes are subject to residency restrictions). Discussion threads will be posted throughout the week on various topics and in various forum threads. Each thread will be highlighted to indicate that it a forum thread contest thread. Users must post a substantive, on-topic comment of at least 100 (non-graphic) characters in order to qualify for entry. One entry per person, per thread. Each contest will be open for approximately 24 hours.

Flash Giveaways
These contests are open to all registered users of TheBabywearer.com (some prizes are subject to residency restrictions). Flash giveaway threads will be posted throughout the week in various forum threads. The first qualifying poster to each thread will receive a prize.

Biggest TBW Fan Club Contest
This contest is open to all affiliated Babywearing International chapters in good standing (who have filed their 1st quarter reports and payments by the close of the contest). Each chapter may submit a list of registered TBW users who are also paid members of that BWI chapter (annual, monthly, or educator) who have both updated their profile information with their group affiliation and/or educator status AND who have met the 30 posts requirement. Posts must be substantive and on-topic and be in discussion forums not FSOT. The chapter with the greatest percentage of their paid membership completing this challenge will receive an INSTANT lending library courtesy of Marsupial Mamas, LLC (one short wrap, one long wrap, one mei tai, one soft structured carrier, and one ring sling–exact carriers TBD). In the event of a tie, the winner will be chosen randomly.

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Update: We will be beginning the switch over to the new forum on Thursday, May 15th 2014. This requires a hard stop to transfer everything over so beginning @3am EST, TBW will be down. The new forum will be live @10am EST.

Now for the fun part! We will be hosting an amazing week long launch celebration, which will begin on Friday May 16th running through Thursday May 22. There will be drawings for amazing prizes, thread events and games (again with amazing prizes :wow:)!

We are so excited to introduce these awesome vendors who are so generously donating prizes for our launch week celebration!

Bitybean
Pink Pigeon Creations
Onya
Tinoki
Wrapsody
Birdie’s Room
Comfy Joey
Risaroo
Rockin’ Baby
Beachfront Baby
The White Owl Studio
Wrap Scrap Creations
So Crunchy
Happy Scrappy Shoppe
Waka Waka Wovens
Handmade by Toni
Warped and Wonderful
Wood -n- Woven
Sleeping Baby Productions
Baie Slings
Sweet Baby Wraps
Poe Wovens
Zerberts
Baby K’tan
Sling Rings
Oscha
Lenny Lamb
Poarta-ma.ru
Kokoskaa
Petrichor Apothecary (Shannon Becker’s business)
Marsupial Mamas
Pavo
Serendipity Handwovens
Starbright Baby

Please go show them your love and appreciation!

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May meetings

In May, BWI-T will have 3 general meetings with a demo before hands-on help, and also are holding a demo only meeting in Chapel Hill, Fuquay, and Lillington.

As a special membership reward, we will be allowing members to check out up to 2 carriers per meeting in the months of April and May 2014. We ask for people to be considerate and return carriers promptly so that all members can take advantage of this perk!

As an example, ordinarily members can attend each meeting and get 1 carrier per meeting, returning it each time they check something else out. In that case, you could use 5 different carriers per month. Now that we are allowing 2 carriers per meeting, both would still have to be returned to check out a new carrier but in theory you could cycle through up to 10 carriers each month.

‘First Look’ meetings–NO CHECKOUTS

5/2 in Fuquay-Varina at the Ballentine-Spence house [109 East Spring Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC] 11am
5/3 in Lillington at the Harnett County Public Library [601 Main Street, Lillington, NC] 9:30am
5/4 at Women’s Birth and Wellness Clinic [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC] 10am

General meetings

5/5 at Chapel Hill Library [100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC] 10am
5/17 at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10am
5/19 at North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10am

Switch out only (SOO) meetings–NO DEMO **These are always tentative and not reliably every month.  Carriers checked out in Garner at the April SOO are due back at the SBB meeting on May 17.

 

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April meetings

In April, BWI-T will have 3 general meetings with a demo before hands-on help, and also are holding demo only meetings in Chapel Hill, Fuquay-Varina, and Lillington, and a SOO meeting in Garner.


We are very excited to announce we will be doing ‘First Look’ meetings at 2 Babies R Us/Toys R Us stores in the area.

We are allowing 2 checkouts again for the months of April and May!!!

As a special membership reward, we will be allowing members to check out up to 2 carriers per meeting in the months of April and May 2014. We ask for people to be considerate and return carriers promptly so that all members can take advantage of this perk!

As an example, ordinarily members can attend each meeting and get 1 carrier per meeting, returning it each time they check something else out. In that case, you could use 5 different carriers per month. Now that we are allowing 2 carriers per meeting, both would still have to be returned to check out a new carrier but in theory you could cycle through up to 10 carriers each month.

‘First Look’ meetings–NO CHECKOUTS

4/4 in Fuquay-Varina at the Ballentine-Spence house [109 East Spring Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC] 11am
4/5 at Women’s Birth and Wellness Clinic [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC] 10am
4/5 in Lillington at the Harnett County Public Library [601 Main Street, Lillington, NC] 10am
4/21 at Toys R Us Raleigh [7810 Poyner Pond Cir, Raleigh, NC] 10am
4/30 at Babies R Us Durham [7001 Fayetteville Rd, Durham, NC] 6:30pm

General meetings

4/7 at Chapel Hill Library [100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC] 10am
4/19 at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10am
4/21 at North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC] 10am

Switch out only (SOO) meetings–NO DEMO **These are always tentative and not reliably every month; carriers checked out in Garner are due back at the SBB meeting

4/12 at White Deer Park in Garner [Aversboro Road, Garner, NC] 10-11am


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St Patrick’s Day parade 2014 fun!

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