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Celebrate International Babywearing Month with a FAB-ulous Babywearing Meet!

The Filipino Association of Babywearers (FAB) is holding its LAST babywearing meet of the year, in time to celebrate International Babywearing Month.

Join us on October 20, 2012, Saturday for an afternoon of babywearing and bonding with fellow child-toting families. The meet will be held at Function Rooms 1-3 of Renaissance 3000. The celebration begins at 1:30pm. Here’s a map!


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Get special deals on your favorite carriers from Next9, Ruxpin, ergoBaby, SaYa, Indigo Baby, Tickled Moms, Numa (distributors of Boba), and Baby Dragon (distributors of the Baby K’Tan). It’s also your opportunity to get hands-on, one-on-one coaching for any carrier you have and not yet mastered. For babywearing veterans, you’re welcome to join in the fun! We’re gathering up goodies for giveaways, a raffle and whatever other gimmicks we can share to you guys!

Just to get an idea of how many to expect, please do sign up on the form below. If you can’t see the form, follow this link: FAB October 2012 Babywearing Meet

See you there! Happy babywearing!

Babywearing Meet 4 Was A Blast!

First of all, I would like to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who came, supported and contributed to Babywearing Meet 4. The support is so very encouraging and you guys are sure to see more events like this in the future! We are a work in progress, so please bear with us if there are issues with registration, venue, etc. We’re learning as we go along. By the time we hold Babywearing Meet 12 in SMX (naaaaaks!!!) we would have figured it all out already.

The Filipino Association of Babywearers (more on this in the coming weeks!) would like to thank the vendors (Next 9, SaYa, Ruxpin, Ergo Baby, Numa, Bosom Buddies, Tickled Moms, Bailey’s Comfort) and the raffle and giveaway sponsors (Mothering Earthlings, Manila Baby Shop, Green Sproutlets, That’s D’ Pointe, Medela Moms, Mamaway, googoo&gaga, Eden, Roots & Wings Trading, Mommy Treats, Thrifty Mama, Caleb’s Closet, Celestina & Co.) for their generosity. Your contribution really made the meet so much fun and people were so delighted with all the wonderful prizes they won!

We missed Abbie of Maya and Denise of Indigo Baby. I hope to see you guys at the next meet! I would also like to give special thanks to Jonie of Mamaway, who gave so much of her time, resources and energy to the meet!

Here are a few pictures. Jenny of Chronicles of A Nursing Mom has more and she’ll be sharing those with you guys really soon. Thank you to our “official photographer” Stan Ong, for taking wonderful pictures!

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1. Buding and Bianca for Ruxpin Baby Carriers
2. The SaYa booth (Buding again!) and Belle of Cruisin’ Mommyhood
3. Numa and the Boba Carriers
4. Ergo Baby with Jay, the babywearing dad.

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5. Naima and Anya’s little sari-sari store provided refreshments
6. The Next 9 booth is so lonely without the bubbly Jen Tan
7. Naima babywearing her doll! How cute is that!
8. Jonie of Mamaway, Chronicles of A Nursing Mom‘s Jenny and me wearing Basti.

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9. Buding and Biance kicking off the demos with the Ruxpin Mei Tai
10. Registration
11. Babywearing mommas!
12. The crowd.

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Hands free!!!!!! Photo by Stan Ong.

We had such a wonderful time. Till our next babywearing meet!

Babywearing Meet 4: UPDATE!

Thank you everyone for the wonderful response to Babywearing Meet 4. We have to close registration now, because we’ve reached full capacity for the venue! We’re trying to make the event as comfortable as possible for everyone, so here are a few notes:

  1. Some of you signed up and mentioned that you were bringing other children with you. While it’s super fun to attend as a family, we’re going to have to give you fair warning: there will be nothing for your older children to do at the venue if they get bored. Because it’s a residential building, they will not be allowed to roam around. As it is, we’re going to reach 200 people, children included. If you can have ate or kuya stay at home instead, please do so. We really suggest you just attend with the baby or toddler you’re going to wear. For those who are coming with yayas, drivers, lolas, lolos, barangay captains and bodyguards, there is also no space for hanging out. We do hope you consider paring down the number of people coming under your name for everyone’s comfort.
  2. Please avoid bringing a lot of stuff to the meet. You can leave your stroller and all the extras in your car, if you have one. The less you need to track, the better. There’s no space for stroller parking, so we really advise you guys to not bring one to the meet.
  3. If there’s a particular carrier you already own and need help with, please bring it! It’s much better for you to practice on your own carrier (and your own baby, for that matter. Little joke there, har har)
  4. There’s pay-parking inside the venue, and there will be a little snack stand in case you want to munch on something. No rice, okay. You can bring, but you have to share. Hehe. Another joke.
Here’s the map to the venue:


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Here’s the schedule we will try to follow as best as we can:

1:30-2:00 Registration
2:00-2:30 Babywearing Presentation by Jenny Ong and Jen Tan
2:45-3:00 Demo: Mei Tai
3:15-3:30 Demo: Ring Slings
3:45-4:00 Demo: Hybrids
4:15-4:30 Demo: Pouches
4:45-5:00 Demo: Wraps
5:15-5:30 Demo: Soft Structured Carriers

Note that we will announce the start of the demos so you can proceed to watch, if you’re interested. If you choose not to watch the demo, you can just roam around the vendors’ tables, get coached one-on-one, interact with fellow babywearing moms or have a snack or two.

The vendors are:

  • Next 9
  • SaYa
  • Numa Store
  • Mamaway
  • Bailey Wrap
  • Bosom Buddies
  • Indigo Baby
  • Maya Wrap
  • Ruxpin
  • Tickled Moms
  • UPDATE (3/27/2012): Ergo

In addition to the vendors, these wonderful people have donated prizes for our raffle, which we will hold in between demos:

  • Mothering Earthlings
  • Manila Baby Shop
  • Mamaway
  • Bailey Wrap
  • Next 9
  • Blissful Babes
  • Numa
  • googoo&gaga
  • Eden
  • Roots & Wings Trading
  • Mommy Treats
  • Indigo Baby
  • Tickled Moms
  • Thrifty Mama
  • Celestina & Co
  • Caleb’s Closet

Again, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks for the support everyone is giving to the benefit of the babywearing advocacy. With support like this, we’re sure to hold more babywearing meets in different locations around Metro Manila, and even nationwide! (WHY NOT???)

See you all on Saturday!

Babywearing Meet 4 Is Here!!!

We had a wonderful response to the last babywearing meet held last year at Gymboree. This time we have a bigger venue! And here’s the coolest part. The top suppliers and some babywearing advocates have banded together to form an alliance: The Filipino Association of Babywearers (name pending, hehe) so that we can spread the gospel of babywearing to the nation!

So here are the details:

Babywearing Meet 4

Venue: Renaissance 3000 Tower B Function Room

Date: March 31, 2012

Time: 1:30pm – 5:30pm

The babywearing suppliers who will be participating are:

  • Next 9 Slings and Pouches
  • SaYa
  • Blissful Babes pouches
  • Bosom Buddy Slings
  • Indigo Baby
  • Mamaway
  • Maya Wrap
  • Bailey Wrap

In addition, Buding of SaYa will be introducing a new carrier that will soon be available. I actually already have a review unit. I’m bursting to share and I can’t wait to demo it for you guys!

As usual, we’re going to need everyone to sign up because even if we have a bigger venue, we still want an organized and controlled event, especially while most of us will have our kids tagging along. Like babywearing, our priorities are comfort and safety!

A few notes:

  • There is paid parking available at the venue, just ask the guard where you can park.
  • This time, carriers will be for sale (yey!) but if you have a special request or order, please leave a note in the Comments/Questions of the forms so that our suppliers can try and bring any particular item you might want to purchase.
  • Leave your stroller in the car so we can maximize the space as much as possible.
  • Wear comfy clothes. Babywearing is best learned at your comfiest and most relaxed state. You’ll get to babywearing while wearing a cocktail dress and heels soon enough! Heehee.
  • If you are a first-timer or total beginner, we urge you to come on time so you can listen to the opening presentation about babywearing information and safety.
  • UPDATE (3/15/2012): Mothering Earthlings is giving away gift certificates to the FIRST TEN REGISTRANTS! Come early!

For any other questions, shoot me an email through my contact form or leave a comment! Spread the word to your friends and family as well!

Sign up for Babywearing Meet 4 here: (If you don’t see the form below, please click THIS LINK.)

Babywearing Meet 3 at Gymboree!

Babywearing invaded Gymboree last weekend!!

We tried for a controlled environment this time (A belated apology to Starbucks Fort – the organizers are sincere in saying it was so unexpected). As usual, I had so much fun, but I was so tired afterwards! #pagodatragedy

Can I just tell the tale in pictures?

The organizers were myself, Benz of N@w and W@W, Jenny of Mama.Baby.Love, Jen of Next9, Denise of Indigo Baby, Hannah and Pam of Bosom Buddies, Abbie of Maya Wrap and Buding of SaYa Carrier/Blissful Babes.

It was nice to meet people I know only from my blog and through Twitter.

Jen made a presentation on the different kinds of baby carriers from all over the world, and said a little about babywearing safety.

We broke out into groups and people headed over to the corners where you can learn how to wear the different carriers.

A bit of serendipity led Jenny to discover Bailey Wrap on Facebook. We invited them to participate at the last minute. Finally, a local wrap maker!

And of course, group picture!!!

‘Twas so much fun!! It’s so nice to see that there are a lot parents out there willing to embrace babywearing. If you guys missed the meet, don’t worry! We’ll plan another one soon, maybe in an area near you!

Super super thanks to Gymboree Shangri-la for hosting Babywearing Meet 3, giving a 50% discount on 2-hour gymplay to our participants and giving out free class passes for everybody! Thanks Gymbo!

Have Baby, Must Wear

The last babywearing meet had such a huge-turnout that we weren’t prepared and there were many many things left to do. For everyone who missed the event, or who were there last time but would still like to learn or mingle with other babywearing moms, here’s your chance! Babywearing Meet Part 3 is here!!

It’s going to be on Sept. 24 at Gymboree Shangri-la. Gymboree has graciously lent their space for us to conduct our babywearing meet and seminar of sorts. Space is limited, so you guys will need to sign up this time to avoid the mayhem that happened last time! Here’s the signup sheet. Please scroll all the way through and make sure you read all the guidelines to avoid any miscommunication. Feel free to leave a message on my contact form as well if you have any questions!

UPDATE (Sept. 7, 2011): All slots for the babywearing meet on Sept. 24 are now all full. The form is still taking sign-ups but everyone from this point on will be put on the waitlist. We’ll be confirming everyone’s attendance and will call/email/text those on the waitlist. We’ll arrange for another meet if we have a need for it.  Thanks for your support everyone!

I hope to see you guys there!