What has 4 arms, 4 legs, and 2 eyes at the back of its head?
It’s a babywearing mom!
October 10 marked the end of this year’s International Babywearing Week (IBW) celebration. It was a family day out as daddy, mommy, and baby Sophia dropped by One Rockwell East to celebrate IBW 2015 with sling-crazy parents of Babywearing Philippines (BWP).
International Babywearing Week is an annual outreach event sponsored by Babywearing International. It’s a week-long celebration which help promote, advocate for, and focus media attention on the benefits of babywearing. (Carry all the babies!)
Babywearing Philippines (BWP) is one of our local babywearing groups who hosted IBW here in the country. Established last year, it now has more than 24,000 members. The group has helped introduce babywearing to countless parents and we wouldn’t have adapted and explored this advocacy if not for this group.
The first time I met another babywearing momma was at the IBW 2014 sling meet at Bonifacio Global City. Sophia was only 2 months old then and she was the youngest baby in the group. It was my first opportunity to cuddle an international brand wrap – Girasol and finally got to touch and try out a Tula. Hurray!
And hey, we were also seen on GMA 7’s Balitanghali.
Spot us in the background!
Unfortunately, this year’s limited space and BWP budget meant that not all mommies, daddies, and bubbas were able to join the celebration. Only 200 slots were available. So, what did an eager wrap-obsessed beaver do? I stalked the event registration of course!
Having secured a slot for myself and Jason (It was 100 petots per slot), we enthusiastically awaited for October 10.
BWP had the following fun activities lined up for the day.
And they also prepared loot bags for the first 100 families to arrive at the event.
They had some of my favorite retailers on site.
There were more shops on display but baby kulit was so cranky and suplada, we weren’t able to check out the other goodies on sale. 😥
The following retailers were also on site:
The Baby Depot
Babies are Blessings Ph
(If I wasn’t able to include you on the list, I’m so sorry. Please let m know and I’ll update this post. 🙂 ❤ )
Some of the key note speakers who shared their expertise with the lucky attendees were the following:
Sadly, we weren’t able to stay long at the event and listen to Nona Andaya-Castillo and Doc Shary May Baton. It was grandma Bing’s birthday and we had to leave early or we won’t have cake. Unfortunately, our love for cake trumped our passion for babywearing.
I hope you enjoyed reading about yesterday’s adventure. Say hi to us next time when we bump into each other at the 2016 International Babywearing Week sling meet. 😀
For the mean time, here are some pictures with the lovely mommas that we met at #bwpibw2015
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