Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Meeting!

Get out and VOTE for your carrier of choice!

It's a fierce race between the baby carriers that want to win your heart, come meet them for yourself at our November meeting on Tuesday the 4th at 9:30am!

Check the Meetings tab for location information.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sharing the Adventure with IBW 2014!


International Babywearing Week is just around the corner and this years theme is Sharing the Adventure! DuPage Slingers has always participated in IBW, but this year we will be sharing the adventure of celebrating our first IBW as part of Babywearing International!

Sharing the Adventure

Sharing the adventure of babywearing is the reason DuPage Slingers and other babywearing groups were formed. Babywearing is an adventure we take with our babies and being able to share it with others is special.

To share the adventure with you, we have planned some special events!  Check out the line up:

Sunday Oct 5th
Shout it out Selfie Sunday - Take a selfie and share online with us and your friends! Share your love of babywearing with others. Join us on Facebook to share selfies and discuss what role has the internet and social media played in your babywearing experience.

Monday Oct 6th
Manly Monday - Join us on Facebook to show off the men in your lives that enjoy babywearing. What are their favorite features in a carrier? What do they love about babywearing?

Tuesday Oct 7th
Teaching Tuesday - Come learn about babywearing at our inaugural BWI babywearing meeting! Let us help you with your carrier or teach you about a new one. Meeting will run from 9:30-11. Please be there at the start so you don't miss the intro information. (meeting location and info)

Wednesday Oct 8th
Workout Wednesday - Be active! Go for a walk or vacuum your house! Babywearing is a great way to be active while keeping baby content and cared for.

Thursday Oct 9th
Throwback Thurday - Show us where your babywearing adventure began! Join us on FB to share photos and stories. And don't be shy, we all started somewhere!

Friday Oct 10th
Family & Friends Friday - Has anyone else worn your baby? Dragged any of your friends into the crazy world of babywearing? How have you been influenced by family and friends or were you the one influencing them?

Saturday Oct 11th
Social Saturday - Come be social with us! We want to hang out with all you awesome babywearers! Meet us at the park to play and bring a lunch. We will be meeting from 11am to 2pm at Seven Gables park in Wheaton. Tell us you're coming on FB and make sure you check out the best way to get to the playground since that is where will will meet up. Rain or inclement weather could result in cancellation of this event.

Other Adventures

There are other BWI groups in the area that also have events planned.  Check them out for more activities!

Babywearing International of Chicagoland
Babywearing International of North Central Illinois
Babywearing International of South Chicagoland



So come share the adventure with us! 
We hope to see you online and have the
chance to meet many of you in person!

Be sure to join us on facebook


Friday, September 19, 2014

IT'S OFFICIAL!!!

YEAH!!!

DuPage Slingers has officially transitioned to
Babywearing International of DuPage County!

Follow us in our NEW Facebook group

And come to the inaugural meeting of BWI of DuPage County
on Tuesday October 7th at Etz Chaim (addy in the meetings tab)
from 9:30-11am!


Friday, August 22, 2014

September Meeting and some exciting news!

Our September meeting will be Tuesday 9/2 at 10am at Four Seasons Park in Lombard, at the playground by Main & 16th street.

We will have the library available for trying on different carriers, but will NOT be lending this month.


There is also some exciting news we wanted to let you know....


DuPage Slingers is in the process of becoming affiliated with Babywearing International!
We are anticipating that everything will be formalized in time for the October meeting and International Babywearing Week. There will be some changes to the way we do things, which we will give you more details on as the affiliation process wraps up. (HAH! ok, that joke was not on purpose!) We are very excited about this opportunity and feel that it will help DuPage to foster an even more wonderful and supportive environment for babywearing.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

July WEEKEND meeting details are set!!!

We're hosting a park play date & carrier sale on Saturday July 19th, 10am-1pm at Four Seasons park in Lombard!*

Also, Carrie Lapidus Photography will be there from 11:30-1pm! Have your photo taken wearing your little one and get a free digital file with option to purchase prints. Part of the print proceeds will be donated back to DuPage Slingers!

We will have some carriers from the library for sale, and you are welcome to bring your carrier for sale as well!

We will be able to help troubleshoot carries with your own carriers, but
we will NOT be lending for the month of July. If you have a carrier that should be returned at the July meeting, please bring it to the park date or contact us to return it early.

*We'll be meeting at the playground, which is at Main & 16th. This is just a block west of the regular meetings at Etz Chaim.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mixing it up for July

We're CANCELING the monthly meeting, and instead we'll be hosting a 
park play date & carrier sale on Saturday July 19th, 10am-1pm!
(Location is TBA)

We will have some carriers from the library for sale, and you are welcome to
bring your carrier for sale as well!

We will be able to help troubleshoot carries with your own carriers, but we will NOT be lending for the month of July. If you have a carrier that should be returned at the July meeting, please bring it to the park date or contact us to return it early.

We'll announce the location as soon as we finalize it, hope to see you in the great outdoors!