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 […]

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 […]

September Meeting(s) Minutes

Saturday Meeting: On Off-Label Use: Or as Kelsey put it, “if you would do it with your own child then teach it to others”. The case in point was doing a back carry with a child in a convertible SSC, with the narrow base setting. The instructions advise against this because they do not want people […]

Jan 2017 Meeting Minutes

This month the theme was first-time back carries using SSC, mei-tais, and wraps. 1. We were finally able to livestream! If you aren’t able to attend a meeting in person, you can join along through our Youtube channel and ask questions in real time. If you subscribe on YT, you will get notifications when we […]