IBW 2016 is almost here!

Leaves are falling all around, time we were on our way….to International Babywearing Week! As the leave are changing colors, our older kiddos are back in school and the delicious pumpkin spice has crept into everything, we come together to celebrate and promote the incredible practice that is babywearing.

International Babywearing Week is a week-long opportunity to celebrate, promote, advocate for and focus media attention on the many benefits of babywearing. We get to come together and celebrate with babywearing groups from all over the world. The theme for this year’s celebration is: Best Seat in the House #BestseatIBW2016


Instagram: intlbabywearingweek
Twitter: IntlBabywearingWeek
Pinterest: BabywearingWeek

Each day from October 5-11th BWI of Kitsap Peninsula will host an event in our community to get together and spread the joy of babywearing. Not only will there be fun filled activities with all our babywearing friends but each day we will also have some amazing prizes! Each of our amazing volunteers have donated some prizes as well as some awesome local businesses. You can look forward to prizes including:

Waterproof Blanket
Donated by: Poppiez Love

Hair bow
Donated By: Clarity & Co

$25 gift card
Donated By: A Good Yarn Shop

Custom T-shirt
Donated By: Under The Sun

Kids Halloween Goodie Bundle
Donated By: Stephen and Stevie Mackenzie

Headbands and Wallet
Donated By: Amber Carter


Rainbow Babywearing Hoop Art
Donated By: Tamara Younger

Free Membership
Donated By: BWI of KP

Surprise Item
Donated By: Angie Hotz

Luna Baby Size Wrap Tai
Donated By: Blossom Baby

Surprise Item
Donated By: Nola Baby

10 Punch Card
Donated By: Ahoy Kitsap

5 Punch Card
Donated By: Ahoy Kitsap

Surprise Item
Donated By: Ahoy Kitsap

Surprise Item
Donated By: Holly Englehart

Rainbow Babywearing Shadow Box
Donated By: Alicia Young


Donated By: Scoonces Snuggletime

Squishiloones Pants
Donated By: Lacie Ferris

Cleaning Services
Donated By: Brittany LeCryer

Cleaning Services
Donated By: Brittany LeCryer

Hair Bows
Donated By: Carry Om Handwovens

Donated By: Andria Head

Donated By: Chelsea Greywolff

$25 Gift Card
Donated By: Lee Pearson

ZAQ diffuser
Donated By: Jen-Herban Family

Wrap Scrap Necklace and Key Fob
Donated By: Kaleena Anderson

Unicorn Carrier Costume

$50 Gift Certificate
Donated By: Andria Head

Skin Care Items
Donated By: ConSele Products

Lipsense Collection
Donated By: Jessica Guzikowski

$25 Gift Card Lularoe
Donated By: Jessica Guzikowski


If you haven’t already, check out all the wonderful companies that made donations to us this year, and products they sell!

How do you get a chance to win one of these prizes? Simply show up and have a great time! That’s right folks, just showing up gets you a ticket and a chance at winning one of these awesome prizes! If you wear a Babywearing International of Kitsap Peninsula shirt to any event you also earn a second raffle ticket! It’s so easy!

Scavenger Hunt
Along with daily in person events we will also be running a week long picture scavenger hunt that will earn you tickets and chances at our fantastic grand prize: Luna Baby Size Wrap Tai!


The scavenger hunt lists many babywearing photo opportunities so there are plenty of chances to enter to win. You can tag us on Instagram @bwi_kitsap or post your photos on a designated Scavenger Hunt thread in our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/bwikitsap/.

We will post the Scavenger Hunt list on October 5th, the beginning of International Babywearing Week.

Now let’s tell you all about our exciting daily activities!


Wednesday Oct 5th

Join us at Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma at 10am. This has always been a popular event during past years and we are super excited to visit again to kick off International Babywearing Week. So grab your favorite carrier (animal print or not) and let’s get wild!


Thursday Oct 6th

Photo Mini Session 11AM-5PM
Join us for our annual BWI Mini Session fundraiser! Sessions cost a $40 donation (portion of the proceeds going to BWI of KP) and include 5 finished photos digitally delivered for download. Sessions do not have to be strictly Babywearing, you can also do family, kids, pets, breastfeeding, maternity, cloth diapers or any other style of photos you’d like to use your mini session for

To book:
1. send your $40 donation through paypal to: kitsap@babywearinginternational.org
2. Message Ashley Renee or Tamara Younger with proof of payment (screenshot) and preferred time slots. Please choose two preferred available slot times, as spots fill quickly. Multiple slots may be purchased, but slots are filled on first paid first served basis.


Friday Oct 7th

Bingo Night 6PM-8PM
Join us for a night of fun and prizes! Bingo with BWI of KP. Don’t forget your good luck charms at home 😉

Bingo Cards will be $2 each, cash or card at the event. Wear your BWI of KP shirt and earn a free card.

Players must be 18+ years old, but everyone is welcome to attend. New cards must be purchased each round. LOTS OF PRIZES

Feel free to bring and share your fav snack foods as well!


Saturday Oct 8th
We have two opportunities to participate today!

North Meeting 10AM-12PM
Special IBW Celebration! Wear a Babywearing Costume and be entered to win a prize!!!



Tattoo Flash 11AM-9PM
The Clinic Tattoo in Bremerton is hosting a Babywearing Tattoo Flash event. There will be lots of beautiful babywearing designs available so you can find one that best suits your style. Prices starting at just $20 and we will show off the Flash Sheets soon!


Sunday Oct 9th

Pumpkin Patch 10AM-12PM

Creek House Farms is the perfect Pumpkin Patch to enjoy with our little ones! Pumpkins, kid friendly activities, hay rides and a petting zoo!


Monday Oct 10th
We have two park clean up events you can participate in today! Let’s all get together to make some of our favorite locations the best they can be. We will meet up at the park and work as a team to help pick up any litter that has been left behind. Our group volunteer leaders for each location will have garbage bags and gloves available.

Park Clean Up: Gig Harbor 10AM-12PM


Park Clean Up: Poulsbo 5PM-6PM


Tuesday Oct 11th

Art Class 6:30PM-8:30PM
Join BWI of KP for a fun night of painting and great company.

Anna Bradshaw, owner of #CraftWithAnna, will be teaching us how to make our own personalized babywearing art to take home. Art supplies will be provided, all you need to do is show up and have a great time!

Worn infants and young toddlers welcome (if you want to bring them ) we will have a small circle hate as well.

Cost is $15 per person, please send payment to KITSAP@BABYWEARINGINTERNATIONAL.ORG

Tips and Donations will also be greatly appreciated at the event



We are so very excited to see you all and celebrate International Babywearing Week this year!  Please join us in the festivities and help us bring attention to and promote the practice of baby wearing in the Kitsap Peninsula!

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