If you’re looking to meet up with like-minded (and super fun) members of the babywearing community in St. Louis, we have some great opportunities coming up! In addition to our regularly scheduled free education meetings, our volunteers are coordinating several events that make space for caregivers to get together, enjoy St. Louis attractions, let their little ones meet new friends, and even do some discount shopping!
Zoo Playdate: Sunday, Oct 6, 10am
Facebook Event Here – Join us for a babywearing playdate at the zoo! Wear your baby, bring a carrier and a stroller, bring just a stroller, whatever works best for you. This is just a fun chance to hang out with other caregivers and enjoy some hopefully beautiful fall weather.
Meet us by the seal fountain just inside the South Entrance at 10am then we’ll head off into the zoo. This is an informal event, a chance to hang out and share tips; there will not be official babywearing education and the library of carriers will not be available.
Recycled Youth After-Hours Shopping: Oct 10, 6:30-8:30pm
Facebook Event Here – Come join volunteers and educators from Greater STL Babywearing at Recycled Youth Resale for a fun evening of shopping, chatting with other caregivers and trying on all the carriers!
We will have a selection of carriers from our library available to try on and will have educators on hand to teach you about any carriers in our library or help fit your personal carrier. There will also be a selection of new and used baby carriers available to purchase from Recycled Youth.
Babywearing Family Picnic: Sunday, Oct 14, 4-6pm
Facebook Event Here – Join us for a family picnic at Rocketship Park! This is an informal event just to have fun and see each other outside of meetings. Bring food for your family or something to share if you like. Wayne from STL Balloons will be on hand to make free balloon animals! We will also have free face painting and some fun attendance raffle prizes, PLUS Babywearing Photo Sessions offered by Sargent Photography, who is donating her time and talent so that the entire cost for the mini photo sessions is donated to Greater St. Louis Babywearing. We have done babywearing photo shoot fundraisers in the past and the resulting images are always fantastic. This phase of life deserves more than a babywearing selfie! Details on the fundraiser will be posted soon.
These events do not require an RSVP, but feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon!