September 2015 meetings

In September BWI of the Triangle will host 4 general meetings beginning with a Babywearing 101 demo, followed by hands on help with our carriers or yours. Read on for the full schedule.


BWI of the Triangle General meetings – Babywearing 101 demo followed by hands-on help. Lending Library available for carrier checkouts.

  • Durham – Thursday 9/10, 6:30-8pm at Nido [902 Broad St., Durham, NC 27705]
  • Chapel Hill – Saturday 9/12, 10-11:30am at Women’s Birth and Wellness Center, Suite 304 [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC]
  • Raleigh – Tuesday 9/15, 10-11:30am  at Sub Noir Brewing Company [2039 Progress Ct, Raleigh, NC]
  • Cary – Saturday 9/19, 10-11:30am  at REI Cary [1751 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27511]

New to the group? Find out about our lending library here. If you are ready to become a member you can sign up online.


International Babywearing Week is October 4-10th! We’ll be announcing our plans to celebrate very soon.

In addition to our website and Facebook group, we now have a Facebook page where we will be announcing our monthly meetings! “Like” our page and subscribe (under the Upcoming Events section on the left) to get notifications when we add events.

For questions about any of our meetings please send an email to triangle@babywearinginternational.org or ask in our Facebook group!

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Some exciting changes coming for BWI-Triangle!

We will be transitioning to lending libraries that are dedicated to the location you visit.  Chapel Hill Library, North Regional Library, and Sweetbottom Baby Boutique meetings will each have a third of the existing carriers, which we have divided equally.  We have bought some carriers to fill in some holes, like size 2 wraps, and mei tais.

What this will mean for you is that you will have to decide which meeting is your “home meeting”, which is the meeting space you generally attend the most.  You are welcome to attend any meeting; even all of the meetings.

Late fees previously were charged per meeting missed, so if you checked out at CHL and a month later missed that meeting, then turned it in the next CHL meeting, you would be charged $5 per meeting missed, which would quickly rack up with each meeting, regardless of the location.  With us moving to LLs tethered to locations, it means that you will only be charged a late fee if you don’t turn it in at that meeting.  However, the late fee will be increased to $10 starting in September.

We think that this will make things less confusing and since we are a large group, it makes it easier for VBEs and helpers because we won’t have to escort the LL around the triangle.  To be sure that everyone gets variety, the 3 LLs will be rotated between locations periodically.

Another thing we are implementing to make things easier for our volunteers is we are beginning to use membership cards.  When someone joins the group, they should receive a membership card at their first meeting, which will have spaces for their name, the renewal date, home meeting location, and the VBE initials who fills out the card.  Since we have grown, it’s become more difficult to remember everyone and we think this will also help people remember when they need to renew their membership.  We recommend you take a picture of the card in case you lose it.  If you lose the card and don’t have the image (which you can use for checkouts), there will be a fee for card replacement.

Membership cards

Membership cards

SO, look for our new changes and new carriers!  We have so many joining the LL in the next month or so!

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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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August 2015 meetings

In August BWI of the Triangle will host 4 general meetings beginning with a Babywearing 101 demo, followed by hands on help with our carriers or yours. Read on for the full schedule.


BWI of the Triangle General meetings – Babywearing 101 demo followed by hands-on help. Lending Library available for carrier checkouts.

  • Chapel Hill – Saturday 8/1, 10-11:30am at Women’s Birth and Wellness Center, Suite 304 [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC]
  • Durham – Thursday 8/13, 6:30-8pm at Nido [902 Broad St., Durham, NC 27705]
  • Cary – Saturday 8/15, 10-11:30am  at REI Cary [1751 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27511]
  • Raleigh – Tuesday 8/18, 10-11:30am  at Sub Noir Brewing Company [2039 Progress Ct, Raleigh, NC]

New to the group? Find out about our lending library here. If you are ready to become a member you can sign up online.

Social Meet-ups and Community Events– Fun gatherings and playdates!

  • Sunday 8/30, 2:30-5pm Paint It Forward at Wine and Design Cary
    Join fellow babywearers and friends at Wine & Design Cary, NC [483 James Jackson Ave Cary, North Carolina] for a group fundraiser and afternoon out! We’ll be painting “Fireflies in a Mason Jar” (supplies provided) and enjoying beverages of your choice (BYOB, no hard liquor, glasses provided). Cost is $45 per person and BWI of the Triangle will receive a portion of the proceeds! Please plan to arrive at 2:30pm to start painting at 3:00. Click here to register.

Fireflies In a Mason Jar


In addition to our website and Facebook group, we now have a Facebook page where we will be announcing our monthly meetings! “Like” our page and subscribe (under the Upcoming Events section on the left) to get notifications when we add events.

For questions about any of our meetings please send an email to triangle@babywearinginternational.org or ask in our Facebook group!

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July 2015 meetings

In July BWI of the Triangle will host 4 general meetings beginning with a Babywearing 101 demo, followed by hands on help with our carriers or yours. Read on for the full schedule.

Are you south of the Triangle area? Our sister chapter, BWI of the Southeastern Piedmont will we hosting a meeting on July 11th, 10am at Harnett Co Public Library, Lillington. For more information see their Facebook page or email them at BWISoutheasternPiedmont@gmail.com


BWI of the Triangle General meetings – Babywearing 101 demo followed by hands-on help. Lending Library available for carrier checkouts.

  • Thursday 7/9, 6:30-8pm –  Nido [902 Broad St. Durham NC 27705]
  • Saturday 7/11, 10-11:30am – Women’s Birth and Wellness Center, Suite 304 [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC]
  • Saturday 7/18, 10-11:30am – Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC]
  • Raleigh Meeting – To be announced. Please see our Facebook page for updates.

New to the group? Find out about our lending library here. If you are ready to become a member you can sign up online.


In addition to our website and Facebook group, we now have a Facebook page where we will be announcing our monthly meetings! “Like” our page and subscribe (under the Upcoming Events section on the left) to get notifications when we add events.

For questions about any of our meetings please send an email to triangle@babywearinginternational.org or ask in our Facebook group!

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June 2015 meetings

In June BWI of the Triangle will host 4 general meetings beginning with a Babywearing 101 demo, followed by hands on help with our carriers or yours. Read on for the full schedule.

The Tuesday 6/16 meeting at North Regional library has been rescheduled for 6/23. Any carriers due on the 16th will now be due on the 23rd. If you need to return a carrier and will be unable to attend the meeting please email us at triangle@babywearinginternational.org to arrange a drop off and avoid a late fee!

Are you south of the Triangle area? Our sister chapter, BWI of the Southeastern Piedmont will we hosting 2 meetings on June 6th: 9-10am at Xtreme Challenge All Stars Gym, Fuquay-Varina and 11-noon at the Harnett Co Public Library, Lillington. For more information see their Facebook page or email them at BWISoutheasternPiedmont@gmail.com


BWI of the Triangle General meetings – Babywearing 101 demo followed by hands-on help. Lending Library available for carrier checkouts.

  • Saturday 6/6, 10-11:30am – Women’s Birth and Wellness Center, Suite 304 [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC]
  • Thursday 6/11, 6:30-8pm –  South Regional Library [4505 S. Alston Avenue, Durham, NC]
  • *Rescheduled* Tuesday 6/2310-11:30am – North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC]
  • Saturday 6/20, 10-11:30am – Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC]

New to the group? Find out about our lending library here. If you are ready to become a member you can sign up online.

Social Meet-ups and Community Events– Fun gatherings and playdates!


In addition to our website and Facebook group, we now have a Facebook page where we will be announcing our monthly meetings! “Like” our page and subscribe (under the Upcoming Events section on the left) to get notifications when we add events.

For questions about any of our meetings please send an email to triangle@babywearinginternational.org or ask in our Facebook group!

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Spring Fling Family Picnic!

Please join us for a family picnic Sunday May 17th, 10am-2pm at Lake Wheeler park in Raleigh, shelter #5.

LWShelter5

We have a lovely lake side shelter reserved at Lake Wheeler park in Raleigh! Bring a lunch and enjoy the outdoors with fellow babywearers. The park has a playground and offers boat rentals and fishing (for a fee). At the shelter we will have tables set up for a carrier swap and a babywearing photo shoot!

  • Carrier swap – bring carriers to sell or find a new-to-you beauty to bring home.
    (All carriers sold are transactions between the individual parties buying and selling. BWI of the Triangle is not responsible for any of the carriers sold at the function.)
  • Babywearing photo shoot – For a $10 donation Sarah Ford will be taking photos and will send you 3 edited photos in color and black and white by email. Sarah is a talented hobbyist and is volunteering her time. All money will go directly to support our group! You may pay with cash at the event or prepay now with PayPal.

*To find shelter #5: Follow Stoney Rd (main rd through park) nearly to the end and turn left into the parking area before the boat house and ramps. Take the paved path on the left side (as you face the playground and building) toward the water.

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May 2015 meetings

In May BWI of the Triangle will host 4 general meetings beginning with a Babywearing 101 demo, followed by hands on help with our carriers or yours. We also planning a few special events this month. Read on for the full schedule.

Are you south of the Triangle area? Our sister chapter, BWI of the Southeastern Piedmont will we hosting 2 meetings on May 2nd: 9-10am at Xtreme Challenge All Stars Gym, Fuquay-Varina and 11-noon at the Harnett Co Public Library, Lillington. For more information see their Facebook page or email them at BWISoutheasternPiedmont@gmail.com


BWI of the Triangle General meetings – Babywearing 101 demo followed by hands-on help. Lending Library available for carrier checkouts.

  • Saturday 5/2, 10-11:30am – Women’s Birth and Wellness Center, Suite 304 [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC]
  • Thursday 5/7, 6:30-8pm –  South Regional Library [4505 S. Alston Avenue, Durham, NC]
  • Saturday 5/16, 10-11:30am – Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC]
  • Tuesday 5/19, 10-11:30am – North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC]

Social Meet-ups and Community Events– Fun gatherings and playdates!

  • Sunday 5/17, 10am-2pm – Spring Fling Family Picnic
    Please join us at Lake Wheeler park, Raleigh, Shelter #5. There will be a member managed carrier swap and a babywearing photo shoot. Photos will be taken by Sarah Ford (one of our talented volunteers). For a $10 donation to the group Sarah will take your picture at lovely Lake Wheeler and send you 3 edited photos. More details here!
  • Saturday 5/30, 5-8pm – Rock the Baby
    We will have a table at Rock the Baby, La Leche League of Chapel Hill’s family festival. The event will be held at the Carrboro Town Commons. We will have a few items for sale, including BWI exclusive print Wrapsody headbands. Come by and say hello!

For questions about any of our meetings please send an email to triangle@babywearinginternational.org or ask in our Facebook group!

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April 2015 meetings

Please bear with us this month and check meeting dates carefully! We had to make a number of changes due to availability of our meeting spaces. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact us at triangle@babywearinginternational.org if you have any questions.

Our Durham evening meeting starts this month!! We are really excited to have a general meeting (with carrier lending library) in Durham again, AND in the evening for caregivers who can’t make it to morning meetings!

If you are in the Fuquay-Varina and Lillington area, check out the meetings hosted by Babywearing International of the Southeastern Piedmont!


General meetings – Babywearing 101 demo followed by hands-on help. Lending Library available for carrier checkouts.

  • Thursday 4/9, 6:30-8pm –  South Regional Library [4505 S. Alston Avenue, Durham, NC]
  • Saturday 4/11, 10-11:30am – Women’s Birth and Wellness Center, Suite 304 [930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #202, Chapel Hill, NC]
  • Tuesday 4/14, 10-11:30am – North Regional Library [7009 Harps Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC]
  • Saturday 4/25, 10-11:30am – Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique [2845 Jones Franklin Rd, Raleigh, NC]

Social Meet-ups – Fun gatherings and playdates!

  • Friday 4/24, 12pm– JC Raulston Arboretum [4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC]
    Bring your lunch and join fellow babywearers for a picnic at the arboretum on Arbor Day! Exact meeting location TBA, please RSVP on FaceBook.

Mark your calendars: In May we will have a table at Rock the Baby, La Leche League of Chapel Hill’s family festival. The event will be held at the Carrboro Town Commons on May 30th, more details to come!

For questions about any of our meetings please send an email to triangle@babywearinginternational.org or ask in our Facebook group!

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