"I have to say that I really enjoy being a member of this group! With my first child I didn't have the proper support, knowledge, or a carrier I could confidently wear. But this group has given me so much support, and confidence with babywearing! I find babywearing very empowering, and it's something I really enjoy. Thank you all!"BWI of Central Virginia welcomes new members!
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization run by a dedicated group of volunteer educators and leaders. Our meetings are always free and open to the public but members help financially support our work in the community and build our library. Members may borrow carriers from our extensive library of carriers and are also receive occasional special members-only perks and discounts throughout the year. Membership is $30 per year, $20 of which stay locally in our community to help build our library and support outreach activities and operational expenses. The other $10 goes to Babywearing International Inc., which provides our local chapter with support and assistance including marketing materials, insurance, lending library donations and more!
To join BWI please visit one of our monthly meetings to sign up in person. If you need to renew or wish to join online please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can review our lending library policies in advance to save some time!
Our Lending Library is always growing and changing. We currently have more than 200 carriers in rotation and usually a selection of about 50 carriers at each library. For the latest updates, please join our Facebook group. Not all carriers go to every meeting (we have multiple meetings per month) and many are checked out at any given time so we cannot guarantee what will be available. But we try to always have a good assortment at each meeting including: stretchy wraps, ring slings, mei tais, woven wraps in a variety of lengths and materials, and soft structured carriers. We typically have a wide variety of options including newborn friendly carriers, toddler carriers, ergonomic forward-facing carriers, water carriers, and ultracompact carriers and we can help with your personal carriers too!