Welcome to Babywearing International of the Bay Area, Inc., the Babywearing International chapter for parents and caregivers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
"Babywearing" is the practice of holding a child in a fabric sling or carrier - using an item that you wear to keep your baby close and secure, while simultaneously keeping hands free for other important tasks. Babywearing International of the Bay Area is one of many local babywearing support and advocacy groups across the country and around the world. If you are interested in either receiving or giving help for parents and other caregivers who wish to choose and learn to use a ring sling, pouch, wrap, mei tai or other baby carrier, you are in the right place!
Our group holds the monthly meetings listed below, and other events throughout the year. Please visit the calendar section or contact a leader for more detailed information.
Contra Costa (Walnut Creek): 2nd Monday, 3:30-5:30pm
South Bay (Sunnyvale): 2nd Tuesday, 10:30am-12:30pm
East Bay (Berkeley): 3rd Saturday, 11:00am-1:00pm
San Francisco: 4th Wednesday, 10:00am-Noon (starting June 26th)
Subscribe to our e-mail list for access to additional resources, including member lists, our carrier and media lending library, and, of course, communications with our members. Please note that while local owners or associates of babywearing-related businesses are very welcome as members, NO ADVERTISING (for products or services babywearing-related or not) is allowed on our e-mail list. Members are welcome to offer used carriers from their personal collections for sale. Please keep conversations on-topic (babywearing).
Volunteer Babywearing Educators (Group Leaders):
South Bay: Karisa, Sandra, Nicole, Serena, Sarah K., Sarah R. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
East Bay: Holly (email@example.com)
Contra Costa County: Renita (firstname.lastname@example.org)
San Francisco: Sarah R. (email@example.com)