New for 2017:
Iowa City Babywearers’ Babywearing Seminars are a free monthly classroom-style event. Formats include traditional lecture, guest speakers, Q & A panels, and film screenings. Held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 7-8 p.m., each session covers a different babywearing-related topic. If you have a topic request please contact us using the form below or on social media with #askicbw and thank you!
January 18th, 2017: Winter Babywearing, (Online)
Learn about how to keep you and your little one warm this winter while out and about. We will be answering your questions about carrier to car seat transitions, babywearing coat options (including DIY), safe walking on wintery surfaces while babywearing, and much more.
February 15th, 2017: [postponed] Babywearing on a Budget, (Online)
Learn about less expensive options for babywearing, including how to buy brand name carriers for less, how to make your own, and how to use household linens or simple pieces of cloth to hold your LO.
March 15th, 2017: Using Carriers during Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum, (location TBA)
Join us with (TBA guest speaker(s)) local doulas to learn about how carriers can be used for comfort during pregnancy, support, and positioning during labor, and to assist during postpartum recovery.
April 19th, 2017: Babywearing 101, (location TBA)
Back to basics: What is babywearing? What kinds of carriers are used? How are they used? We will be answering questions about babywearing from people who are brand new to the concept.
If you would like to take part in our Babywearing Seminars series as a guest speaker or as part of a q & a panel– or if you have a film you would like screened, please contact us using the form below.
In addition to the more academic side, we want to hear the personal voices of local babywearers. If you have a story to tell about your babywearing experiences and would like to share the community, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you.
We are also interested in local businesses and organizations that serve children, parents, and child care providers in the Iowa City area (Iowa City, North Liberty, and Coralville) and have something to share relating to infant carriers or babywearing. By taking part in our seminars you not only help our organization (thank you!) but you are bringing more awareness to your own. We want to demonstrate that the Iowa City area has a network of support for new families and childcare providers who babywear.