Mile High Babywearing is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote babywearing as a universally accepted practice, with benefits for both child and caregiver, through education and support. Our chapter’s mission is to spread the love
of babywearing throughout the Denver Metro area through education, accessibility, and community.
MHBW is a 100% volunteer run organization. The success of our chapter is thanks to these volunteers, and the future depends on them. If you want more meetings, more events, more library access, or more babywearing outreach, consider joining us Every meeting requires at least four volunteers, a (free) venue with enough space for members to interact with the carriers comfortably, and a decent amount of time planning and promoting the event. The more hands we have, the more we can do!
Our meetings are free and open to the all caregivers, led by trained volunteers who have had their skills assessed by our group leadership. In addition, our group also has a lending library used for in meeting instruction. If you choose to become a member you can check out (yes, check out and take home!) one carrier a month.
As a new attendee, caregivers often wonder what to expect when attending a meeting for the first. Depending on location and the person leading the meeting there will be some variations, but generally this is how meetings flow-
Set up usually can only start about 5-10 minutes before the stated start time, so it may still be happening when you show up. Someone will direct you how and where to sign in. Then make yourself comfortable- you are always encouraged to do what you need to do to make your baby happy. Our meetings are a safe place to feed your baby in the way you feel comfortable.
As soon as the library volunteer is set up they can begin taking check ins and (if there aren’t too many check ins) they can start signing up new members. You HAVE to be a member to check out a carrier, and we only do memberships during the first half of the meeting, so do that either right when you arrive or after the demo if at all possible.
As soon as they are ready, one of the leaders will do introductions, make any announcements, and sometimes do a demo. After demos the available educators will spread out to cover most of the carrier types, and you can ask them questions or try on any of the present library carriers. This is the meat of the meeting, and it can get chaotic sometimes. Be patient with us! There are a limited number of educators available and we want to help each and every one of you.
You don’t have to come for the entire meeting- come when you can, leave when you need to.
And that is a meeting!
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