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 […]

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 […]

November Wednesday Meeting Minutes

A gaggle of #newborns today! We tried a #tula, #ringsling, and a #moby. What are some other local #parenting #groups our members should know about? Comment / tag them below! 🙂

November Saturday Meeting Minutes

What should you consider before investing in an #infantcarrier before baby arrives? Did you know that along with #fittedpouches, #ringslings and #wraps are sized too? And we show you three ways to create a ring sling: no sewing involved.

March 2017 Meeting Minutes

Thanks to everyone who made it out! Today’s theme was newborn carries with a dash of tandem wearing. We had some difficulties with our livestream (i.e. McAffee decided to restart the computer mid-meeting) so our the video isn’t available. Stretchy Wrap review: Ideal for preemies and newborns, but not beyond. Stretchy wraps are not as supportive […]

Cultures in Focus- Taira, Okinawa

Based on Thomas and Hatsumi Maretzki’s 1966 ethnography of Taira, Okinawa, this article explores the culture of infant carrying, including the use of babysitters in the form of grandmothers and siblings, the use of the strap carry and lack of concern about supporting an infant’s head.