Thursday, October 3, 2013

International Babywearing Week 2013 Events and Activities!

We hope that you'll join us in celebrating International Babywearing Week this year!

Our Kick-Off Open House is being held at Mother's Haven in Coeur D'Alene on Saturday, October 5th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.   Local vendors include Riverview Naturals, Pampered Chef with Nicole, Little Happies, Cindy's Discovery Toys, Allegra Kate Birth Photography, Heritage Makers, Mary Kay with Natalie, RosyBunz Boutique, and Pitom Matzati.  You can check out the fantastic raffle prizes that have been donated in support of Babywearing International of the Inland Northwest and read about details of the raffle here.  RSVP here

Bring your cameras and carriers and meet us at the Stork Market Cafe at Bella Cova at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and shopping. We'll head across the river and have fun taking photos in the park. RSVP here.

Share any historical Babywearing pictures you can find on our Facebook page. If you own a traditional carrier, we want to see a photo of you using it! Share them on your own wall as well to build awareness of babywearing! (Please note that this is an event anyone can do any time and any place.) RSVP here.

Meet us at Eleven Acres Farm in Green Bluff at 10:00 a.m. to do some picking while babywearing. They have a great selection and great prices. It's the perfect time to pick pumpkins for Halloween! And it's a good work out! RSVP here.

Share your favorite babywearing tutorial on our Facebook page as well as your own page. It can be a specific carry, a DIY to make a carrier, or even a tute on making babywearing accessories. We can't wait to see what everyone has to share! (Please note that this is an event anyone can do any time and any place.) RSVP here

Take pictures of the fun things you do while babywearing and share them on our Facebook page and your own wall! This is a great chance to let people know how much fun babywearing can be! (Please note that this is an event anyone can do any time and any place.) RSVP here

This is the day we'd like to give a shout out to all of our local members!  We will be doing a drawing and two of our current members will receive a new carrier!  Happy International Babywearing Week! Membership is $30 for the year and entitles you to borrow one carrier each month from our lending library.  Members who join before October 5, 2013 also receive 10 free tickets for our raffle(Please note that this is an event anyone can do any time and any place.) RSVP here

Join BWIs Twitter Party for a chance to win fun prizes. #2013IBW   More information TBA.  (Please note that this is an event anyone can do any time and any place.)  RSVP here

Thursday, September 26, 2013

International Babywearing Week 2013 Raffle Prizes!

Babywearing International of the Inland Northwest invites you to help us "Get Carried Away" for our 1st Annual International Babywearing Week Celebration at our kick-off celebration!

When: Saturday, October 5, 2013 10am-3pm
Where: Mother's Haven, 2112 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Several local vendors will have tables there for your shopping pleasure.

We also invite you to participate in the raffle to help our chapter build our lending library. 
You do not need to be present to win, however you will be responsible for picking up your prizes at a later date.  Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the event.  

Tickets are $1 each or $20 for 25 tickets.  They can be dispersed among the prizes any way you wish. If you would like to participate in the raffle, but are not able to attend the celebration, please send personal paypal to and specify how many tickets you would like to go to the prizes as numbered below by Friday, October 4th at 6:00 p.m.  We will accept cash or check for raffle tickets on the day of the event.
We also have a new member special between now and October 5, 2013!  Every person who becomes a member of our chapter gets 10 raffle tickets in addition to the ability to check out carriers from our library for a month at a time for an entire year.  All new and current members of our chapter will also receive an additional ticket to be added to our special International Babywearing Week drawings for free baby carriers!
Here are the raffle prizes that are available (check back as we'll be adding more!)
#1 Pampered Chef with Nicole - cream and sugar set along with a scoop and clip AND a $20 gift certificate
 #2 Allegra Kate Birth Photography - free photo mini-session from birth Allegra Kate Birth Photography
#3 Riverview Naturals Gift Basket - Jessica has shared a basket filled with Lavender Body Butter, Vanilla Body Butter, Moisturizer with Calendula, Peppermint Lip Balm, and plain Lip Balm

#4 Two Wheeler Dealer - child bike helmet
#5 Little Happies -  adorable baby headbands

#6 Funky Baby Hats - Harvest Owl Hat

#7 Urban Fresh Produce - $25 gift certificate

 #8 Sky High Sports - 4 x 1 hour passes

#9 Incredible Corn Maze - 2 free tickets

 #10  3 step Mary Kay Satin Hands Pampering Set from Natalie Gillilan

#11  The Bee Hive - One quart of raw huckleberry honey

#12 Cindy's Discover Toys - $20 gift certificate

#13 Mini Kiddie Play Pack - Doll pouch from SnuggyBaby and some mini games for your little one

#14 Sarita Star Designs - Wrenly hat (6-12 mo)

#15 Pitom Matzati - pearl and hematite necklace

#16 Thirty-one with Amy - Keep it Caddy with mommy goodies (actual design may differ from picture)

#17  Becoming Art - 4 oz of Superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool roving

#18 Boobmilk Pendants - customized pendant made with 2 tsp of mama's milk

#19 RosyBunz - Hand dyed fitted diaper...winner's choice

#20 Dusty Gaylord - one-size diaper cover with PUL inner with cotton over it. 100% waterproof!

 #21 Ruhammie - 5 puppets

#21 Tanya Design + Photography- free one-hour photo session (a $99 value)