Membership with BWIP

A Bit About Babywearing International of Phoenix:

We are Babywearing International of Phoenix (BWIP), a chapter of the international group, Babywearing International. You can learn about the international group, along with the mission statements, guiding principles, and more here. You can learn more about BWIP on our WebsiteFacebook Page, or Group. Our leaders, whom you can read more about here, are all volunteers with a love and passion for babywearing. They donate their time, energy, and knowledge to hold the various meetings and play dates in Phoenix and the surrounding cities. These meetings are always held in public locations, free to any who may wish to attend. We also have a 'library' of carriers available at our meetings to try on and get help with; these are also available for our members to borrow (more info about this benefit below). So join today by emailing us, or at any meeting this month, to help us fund more babywearing love.

What is Membership?

Membership with BWIP is $30 per year. More than half of that ($20) stays with the local chapter you sign up through to help fund the purchase of new carriers, business cards for members to hand out, and more. The other half is remitted to the national group to help fund organization-wide literature, on-going education, and outreach, among many other things. All of the people working for this organization, from the top chairwoman to the smallest chapter leader, all are volunteers!

Purchasing a membership with BWIP, along with helping to support babywearing at the local level and beyond, also has great benefit to caregivers. One benefit to membership is that it allows you to borrow a carrier from our lending library at any meeting for up to a month (30 days or so) at a time. Our library is present at all of our meetings, but can vary depending on what is checked out at any given time. Any carrier checked out is due at the next month's meeting in that area, or any other meeting prior to that. You are then able to check out a different carrier, and so on and so forth. You could potentially try out 12 or so different carriers during your membership, each for a month at a time! What a great way to 'try before you buy' and find out what you love! There are also member only events held occasionally throughout the year, extra incentives during our special events like additional raffle tickets, and wider benefits like discounts at the International Babywearing Conference held every two years in different parts of the country.

 All for only $2.50 a month, which all goes to help share the babywearing love in your community and beyond. We welcome all who would wish to join BWIP, whether to take advantage of these benefits or just to support babywearing advocacy and outreach.

We have over 160 different carriers and accessories currently in our library. Check out our Facebook group or stop by a meeting to learn more!


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About BWI of Phoenix

The Phoenix, AZ chapter of Babywearing International meets several times a month at various locations throughout the Valley. There is a lending library from which members can check out different styles and brands of carriers. Visitors to the meeting are welcome to try on and receive instruction on those carriers from our Volunteer Babywearing Educators. BWI Phoenix strives to educate and encourage parents and caregivers in carrying their babies and children. Each of the volunteers believes that babywearing promotes bonding, learning and growing together. You can join BWIP at any meeting for just $30/year (tax-deductible) and take advantage of member benefits, which include being able to borrow any carrier in our library for up to a month at a time.

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