January Meeting Minutes

Twins! We were honored to be the first non-doctor outing for twin sisters. Mom had two older kiddos and babywearing experience but wanted to get some help with her twin carrier. For those of you unfamiliar with twin carriers, there are a couple brands and styles available. The one we helped with was a WeeGo […]

December Meeting Minutes

If you follow us on Instagram (@icbabywearers) you will have seen Kelsey’s super festive holiday sweater featuring Santa riding a unicorn draped in functional lights– it was a needed contrast to the downright nasty weather outside. Fortunately, a few folks braved the frigid rain and wind to join us and the theme was ring slings! We […]

November Meeting Minutes

We had a busy meeting this Saturday. A mom-to-be brought in a huge bag of carriers for us to demonstrate. It included an SSC with an infant insert which Faux Baby demonstrated very patiently (unlike most Real Babies). We also covered alternatives for boosting a newborn into a safe and comfortable position inside an SSC, […]

October Meeting Minutes

Saturday Meeting It was a gloomy rainy day in a series of rainy days; City Park is completely flooded and the rain shows no sign of relenting. Days like this are the reason we have our live stream, perfect for gross days when no one wants to drag themselves (let alone the kids) out of […]

September Minutes

We’ve new ways to support ICBW, some EXPO conference shout outs, tips on stretchy carriers, and carrier options for baby #2— plus voter registration and absentee ballot applications!

July Meeting Minutes

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 […]

April 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 […]

March 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 […]

Babywearing & Cerebral Palsy

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 […]