October 5 to 11 is Australian and NZ Babywearing Week, coinciding with International Babwearing Week, and is a week where parents can come together and attend events with other like-minded people, with the opportunity to raise funds for charity as well.
Events are held around Australia to raise awareness of babywearing and how babywearing can support an active lifestyle for parents. In Sydney, I’m hosting an event on Friday 10 October, starting with a photo opportunity in front of the iconic Sydney Opera House, followed by morning tea at the nearby Botanic Gardens.
There will be a raffle on the day, with a brand new Ergo, a $100 Babes in Arms voucher, a Hug a Bub dolly wrap and Pinky McKay boobie bikkies up for grabs. All money raised in the raffle will be donated to HeartKids, a registered Health Charity dedicated to providing support to families of children with heart disease, be it congenital (born with) or acquired. HeartKids also partners with leading cardiologists and researchers and works to provide funding for them to assist in reducing the incidence of Childhood Heart Disease and to reduce the mortality rates currently being experienced.
If you’re in Sydney and interested in attending this event, please join the Sydney Babywearers group on Facebook for more information and to RSVP.
Other events are also being held during Babywearing Week in Parramatta, Gladesville and Chatswood, as well as on the Central Coast and in the Blue Mountains. There are also events in most other capital cities and some regional areas. Check out the Australian and NZ Babywearing Week website for more details.