Tags: Babywearing, fundraiser, International Babywearing Week, Kangaroo Care, NICU, Slingbabies
International Babywearing Week commenced today and we are excited to be involved in celebrations in Auckland!
On Friday we will have a stall at the Babywearing Expo organised by non-profit babywearing advocacy group Slingbabies. Slingbabies have been busy fundraising for the last few weeks with raffles, and Trade Me auctions of beautiful products donated by New Zealand vendors including Aquabub. The Cause: to raise money and awareness of the Kangaroo Care initiative. All proceeds will go towards providing special Slingbabies wraps to the Auckland Hospital NICU ward to aid parents and caregivers in providing Kangaroo Care to their precious premature babies. Friday’s Expo will be their grand finale and is set to be a fantastic family day. For more information please visit Slingbabies’ Babywearing Week page.
On Saturday a ‘Slings at the Zoo’ event is scheduled. Babywearers are invited to meet at the Rotunda at 10am at the Auckland Zoo. For more information visit this Facebook event page.
On Sunday the ‘Auckland Sling Walk’ is happening at 11am. Babywearers are invited to meet at St Lukes Mall for a walk around the Mall and down the road to the final destination, Rocket Park. This walk is going to be videoed and participants invited to order their copy of the DVD at the end of the walk. All proceeds from the sale of the walk DVD will go towards the Slingbabies Kangaroo Care fundraiser. More information can be found on the Auckland Sling Walk Facebook event page – if you are able to join us please rsvp on the event page and share the event with your friends and family.
I will leave you with a video I found on YouTube a few weeks ago. This is what a group of babywearers did in The Netherlands last year to celebrate International Babywearing Week 2008. This video inspired me to organise this year’s Auckland Sling Walk.