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Babywearing Meet 4: UPDATE!

March 27, 2012

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:
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!

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. March 27, 2012 2:47 am

    eli,

    my brother and sis-in-law might not make it saturday. she’s due to give birth monday. i’ll teach her na lang myself haha.

    that’s 2 or 3 (if you count my future nephew) slots for other people who might be interested ^.^

    yols

    • Eliza permalink
      March 27, 2012 2:51 am

      Thanks Yols! We actually could still use a little more breathing room, hehe.

  2. March 27, 2012 9:22 am

    if there are any cancellations, please include me!!!!

  3. March 27, 2012 10:10 am

    eli,

    I won’t be able to make it din. No yaya si Y and hubby has work so I have to stay home. 😦 Sayang I want to win prizes pa naman haha! Sa babywearing meet 5 na lang ako!

  4. Mia permalink
    March 28, 2012 8:42 am

    baby wearing org na ba to? 😉 sign me up for that also 😉

    • Eliza permalink
      March 28, 2012 11:57 am

      You’ll be hearing more about the organization in the coming weeks. 😉

  5. Martee permalink
    March 28, 2012 1:14 pm

    Hi! I understand that you’ve closed the registration for Babywearing Meet 4 but is it possible to just go to the vendors’ table? A sling was handed down to me but I can’t seem to make it work (fabric’s too thick, brand not included in your list) and I’m thinking of getting a new one.

    • Eliza permalink
      March 28, 2012 10:36 pm

      Hi Martee! Right now we are expecting 250+ people. We won’t turn you away (of course not!) but just expect a little pandemonium. If you want to check out the vendors, I suggest you come later during the day, when the crowds have thinned a bit and we can accommodate more people at the venue. 🙂

  6. Jane Quintana permalink
    March 28, 2012 3:01 pm

    I am willing to wait for an available slot (1) for my friend thanks!

  7. Nikki permalink
    March 28, 2012 4:34 pm

    So sad I’m missing this! I just got myself a SaYa carrier and this event would definitely help me baby wear confidently. Sigh. Should’ve registered early! Hope there’s another one coming soon. 🙂

  8. Martee permalink
    March 28, 2012 6:27 pm

    Hi! I was late in reading about this and didn’t get a chance to sign up. Would it be okey to go and check the different vendors and styles available? A ring sling was handed-down to me but the fabric is too thick and makes it a bit hard to work with.
    Thank you.

  9. Chel permalink
    March 30, 2012 2:43 pm

    hi eliza, il be attending with my son, minus my daughter and husband. thanks and see you!

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