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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!

So What’s Up With FAB (Filipino Association of Babywearers)?

In previous posts, I’ve mentioned that some of us have come together and formed FAB, or the Filipino Association of Babywearers. Let’s go quick and simple on what’s been happening since Babywearing Meet 4, yuh?

1. We’ve got a logo and a Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/FABabywearers. Go ahead and “like” it, you know you want to. Har har. In just a couple of days of being publicly published, the page has 183 likes already. Super cool.

2. Some of us held pocket meetups here and there. More coming soon.

Jen Tan of next9 held a hangout session with some ringsling enthusiasts at Starbucks a few weeks ago. Buding and I hosted a SaYa Salo-Salo for some ladies from GirlTalk, a Facebook forum I was added to by one of our Babywearing Meet participants, Kariz. Thanks Buding, for giving everyone Babylegs as a take-home present! We had a lot of fun.

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For moms in the Davao area who are interested in babywearing and cloth-diapering, Jen and Jenny will be hosting a meet on May 26, 10am at The Pod. Check out the event here: Babywearing and Cloth Diapering 101 in Davao

If you have a group of parents (I emphasize PARENTS – dads babywear too!) who would like to get together and learn more about babywearing, shoot me an email thru my Contact Page and let’s arrange something! You could be 5 or 20, North, South, East or West – lezzdoit!

3. FAB goes to the Sky Fun Club event in Market Market!

This Saturday, May 19, Jen, Buding, Abie and Clarice (Tickled Moms) and myself will be at the FAB booth from 1-5pm. The event is open to SkyCable Sky Club subscribers, but we were given a limited number of tickets to giveaway. Send a private message on FAB’s Facebook page to ask for one! Please come if you want to see and try different types of carriers and get coached on with your own if you need help. See you there!

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!