After roasting for what feels like weeks, today was absolutely gorgeous! One of those mornings we wished we’d hosted outside. But it was a great meeting all the same. The theme was RING SLINGS! Water ring slings, newborn ring slings, hands-free nursing ring slings. We also helped get a 10-day-old sleepy squish (with a mop… Continue reading July Meeting Minutes
A huge thank you to everyone who came out to our April meetings! They were wonderfully busy and a special thanks to Hai who stopped by just to hang out and stayed to help. ❤ This month we’re diving into questions about wraps and narrow-based harness carriers, facing out and what to do when your… Continue reading April Meeting Minutes
March was finally, mercifully, plague-free for the Iowa City Babywearers and we were able to host both of our monthly meetings. We have lots to cover, so let’s jump right in! Carrier Hacking: The Beco Butterfly 2 is an SSC that included an inner harness which could be adjusted to boost shorter infants into position… Continue reading March Meeting Minutes
At a recent meeting, Sylvia* introduced us to her two and half-year-old daughter, Emily. Sylvia and her extended family are going on a vacation later this year and wanted to learn about their options for using a carrier for Emily as her custom wheelchair will not go off-road. You see, Emily has cerebral palsy, a… Continue reading Babywearing & Cerebral Palsy
January has come in with bone-chilling, lung-stabbing, skin-gnawing cold and the dreaded annual flu. Our Saturday meeting was, foreseeably, slow with a severe windchill advisory and right after the holidays. However, we live-streamed our Diaper Stash Giveaway drawing on Instagram and the lucky winner was Melody! Congratulations! And if you didn’t win this time, just keep… Continue reading January Meeting Minutes
We’re trying to raise money for a proper (weighted, jointed) stunt doll for our meetings, and we thought that we’d host a giveaway to draw attention our fundraising effort. So, without further ado: We’ll be drawing for the winner during this Saturday’s meeting, so if you’d like to enter do so soon! You can enter… Continue reading Cloth Diaper Stash Giveaway!
It was a strange month for our meetings. Instead of a Saturday morning meeting, we hosted an evening meeting on a Thursday– which Kelsey couldn’t attend at the last moment. Fortunately, Hai was able to help and two of our regulars came– one of which played Stunt Baby for an expecting couple who wanted… Continue reading December Meeting Minutes