BWI Birmingham was included in the natural parenting section of the exhibit hall. Our volunteers enjoyed speaking with everyone that passed by our booth, answering questions, and getting the word out into our community about the wonderful ways baby wearing can be integrated into our everyday lives. We also hosted a raffle for a Lillebaby Carrier, generously donated by Birmingham Lactation.
At first glance, our array of carriers (from our learning library) was met with either looks of curiosity from those who hadn't heard of baby wearing, or with cheerful faces from those who were eager to see what we had on hand.
BWI volunteers participated in a babywearing fashion show! Several different styles of carriers and types of carries were showcased, while the basics of babywearing safety, positioning and benefits for both child and caregiver were presented to the audience.
Our educators spent the day demonstrating various carriers, helping people try on different styles of carriers and determining what seemed to be the best fit for each individual caregiver and child. The look of excitement on someone's face when they found something that worked for them made the long day completely worth the effort! It was a thrill to meet so many members of our community. We look forward to this event each year, and cannot wait for next year's Babypalooza. Check out some of the photos from our day in the slideshow below!
-Hannah Pruitt, VBE