Find a local babywearing group:

As we know, we’re all built differently, so it can be really helpful to find a place to go where you can find lots of different baby carriers in one lending library to try on, get the feel of and borrow. It’s also incredibly helpful to talk with babywearing group leaders, who have the knowledge of all the different types of slings, wraps and baby carriers to help you decide which would be right for you and your baby. And, of course, it’s wonderful to find a community of like-minded parents to just hang out with and get to know. But where to find these groups? Well, here’s a handy list with links to all of the regional babywearing groups that we know of, both within North America and internationally.

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       List of Babywearing Groups:

       USA:

Babywearing International (nation-wide) (and on Facebook)

  • Alabama

Babywearing International of Birmingham
Rocket City Sling Swap (on Facebook)

  • Alaska

Far North Babywearing Group (and on Facebook)

  • Arizona

Babywearing International of Phoenix (on Facebook)

  • California

Babywearing in Silicon Valley!
Babywearing International of the Bay Area
(and on Facebook)
BabywearingLA
(and on Facebook)
Desert Babywearers – Coachella Valley (on Facebook)
koalaLA
(on Facebook)
San Diego Babywearers

Babywearing San Diego
& on Facebook
OC Babywearers

  • Colorado

Babywearing International of Colorado Springs (on Facebook)
Denver Babywearers
Northern Colorado Babywearers (on Facebook)

  • Connecticut

Central CT Babywearers
Up Please! East of the River Babywearers (on Facebook)

  • Delaware

Delmarva Babywearers

  • Florida

Gainsville Babywearing
Lakeland Babywearing Missed Connections (on Facebook)
Marsupial Mamas of Tampa
(and on Facebook)
North East Florida Babywearers
OTown Slingers (on Facebook)
Pinellas Babywearing

Sarasota Babywearing Group (on Facebook)
South Florida Babywearering (on Facebook)
SouthWest FL Babywearers

Tampa Bay Babywearing (on Facebook)
Treasure Coast Babywearers

  • Georgia

Babywearing International of Atlanta
Koala Mommas

Savannah Slingers

  • Hawaii

Carry the Children

  • Idaho

Babywearing International of the Inland Northwest (on Facebook)
Babywearing International of Southern Idaho (on Facebook)
Idaho Babywearers

Treasure Valley Babywearers
  (and on Facebook)

  • Illinois

APChicagoSouth (south/southwest Chicago suburbs)
Babywearing International of Chicagoland

Babywearing International of North Central Illinois
(and on Facebook)
Babywearing International of Peoria
Bloomington Normal Babywearing

Central Illinois Babywearing

DuPage Slingers

  • Indiana

Fort Wayne Babywearing Group (on Facebook)
Indy Babywearers

TriState Babywearers

Valparaiso Babywearing Meetup (on Facebo0k)

  • Iowa

Ames Area Babywearers (on Facebook)
Babywearing International of Central Iowa (on Facebook)
Babywearers of Cedar Rapids (on Facebook)
Cedar Valley Babywearers (on Facebook)
Des Moines Babywearing (on Facebook)
Iowa City Babywearers (on Facebook)
Quad City Babywearing (on Facebook)

  • Kansas

Babywearing International of Kansas City
Lawrence Babyweaers

Witchita Babywearers (on Facebook)

  • Kentucky

Louisville Babywearing

  • Maine

Babywearing of Maine (on Facebook)
Coastal Carriers

Greater Portland Babywearers

  • Maryland

Babywearing International of DC-MD-VA
Babywearing International of Central Maryland (on Facebook)
Babywearing International of Southern Maryland (on Facebook)
Delmarva Babywearers

  • Massachusetts

Babywearing International of Greater Boston (Boston Babywearers) (and on Facebook)
Cape And Islands Babywearers

Carried Child Northhampton

Wear BearsChild Wearers of the Merrimack Valley (and on Facebook)
West Central Babywearers

  • Michigan

Babywearing International of Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor Babywearers)
Bayside Babywearers
Close At Hand Babywearers

Genesee County Babywearers (on Facebook)
Grand Rapids Babywearing
Lansing Babywearers

  • Minnesota

Babywearing International of South Metro Minneapolis
Babywearing International of the Twin Cities
(and on Facebook)
Mankato Area Babywearers (on Facebook)
Twin Cities Babywearing Group (on Facebook)

  • Missouri

Greater Ozarks Babywearers
Babywearing International of Central Missouri (on Facebook)
Babywearing International of Kansas City
Central Missouri Babywearers (on Facebook)

  • Montana

Babywearers of Bozeman
Helena Maternal Order of Babywearers (M.O.B) (on Facebook)

  • Nebraska

Babywearing International of Omaha (on Facebook)

  • Nevada

Vegaroos Parent-to-Parent Babywearing Support

  • New Hampshire

NH Babywearers (on Facebook)
Wear BearsChild Wearers of the Merrimack Valley (and on Facebook)

  • New Jersey

Babywearering International of South Jersey
Central New Jersey Babywearers

South Jersey Shore Babywearing Mamas

  • New York

Capital Region Sling Babies
Carry On Baby Babywearers
Babywearing International of Central New York (CNY Babywearers)
Babywearing International of NYC (and their discussion group on Facebook)
Hudson Valley Babywearers

Long Island Babywearing

Slings in the City
(and on Facebook)
Queens Babywearing
(and on Facebook)

  • North Carolina

Babywearing International of Fayetteville (on Facebook)
Babywearing International of the Triangle
(and on Facebook)
Babywearing Moms of Jacksonville/Camp Lejeune (on Facebook)
Charlotte Babywearers
Cozy Up Baby: Winston-Salem (on Facebook)
Eastern NC Babywearers (on Facebook)
Triad Tot Toters
(and on Facebook)

  • North Dakota (& Minnesota)

Babywearing in Minot (on Facebook)

  • Ohio

Buckeye Babywearers / Northeast Ohio
Columbus Babywearing (on Facebook)
Dayton Babywearers (on Facebook)
Oberlin Babywearers (on Facebook)
Toledo Area Natural Parents
Queen City Babywearers (on Facebook)

  • Oklahoma

Babywearing International of Oklahoma City (and on Facebook)

  • Oregon

The Babywearing Network (Eugene/Springfield) (on Facebook)
Corvallis Babywearers (on Facebook: Group and Page)
Greater Portland Babywearers

Mamaroo

NW Babywearers

Valley Sling Babes

  • Pennsylvania

Babywearing in Philadelphia
Centre County Babywearers

Chester County Babywearers

Lancaster Co Babywearing Group

Lehigh Valley Babywearers

Montco PA Babywearers (on Facebook)
Pittsburgh Babywearers

WestShoreBabywearers
-Harrisburg
Wrap and Go
– York PA Babywearing

  • Rhode Island

Kanga Mamas

  • South Carolina

Babywearing in SC
Columbia Babywearing Mamas

Koala Mamas in Charleston (on Facebook)
Upstate Babywearers

  • South Dakota

Babywearing International of Sioux Falls (on Facebook)

  • Texas

Babywearing International of Greater Austin (and on Facebook)
Babywearing International of San Antonio (on Facebook)
Austin Babywearers

Babywearing Support
– Houston
El Paso Babywearing

Fort Worth Babywearers

Houston Babywearers

Houston Wrappers (on Facebook)
North DFW Babywearers (on Facebook)
North Dallas Wrapping Mommas (on Facebook)
San Antonio Natural Parenting

  • Tennessee

Babywearers of Memphis
Clarksville Babywearers (on Facebook)
Knoxville Babywearing
Lookout Babywearers – Chattanooga
(and on Facebook)
Nashville Babywearers

Tricities Tot Toters of Tennessee

  • Utah

Otown Babywearers
Utah Babywearers

  • Vermont

Babywearers of Central Vermont
Northern Vermont Babywearers

  • Virginia

Art of Babywearing – Roanoke (on Facebook)
Babywearing International of Central VA
(River City Babywearers) (and on Facebook)
Babywearing International of DC-MD-VA

Babywearers of Lynchburg (on Facebook)
Babywearers of the New River Valley (on Facebook)
Central VA Babywearing
Culpeper Babywearers

Hampton Roads Babywearers (on Facebook)
Valley Babywearing Library, Central Shenandoah Valley VA (and on Facebook)

  • Washington

Babywearing International of Seattle (Seattle Babywearing Moms and Dads) (on Facebook)
Seattle Area Babywearing Network

Slingmamas NW Babywearers

Spokane Babywearers

The Sling Lending Library

  • Washington DC

Babywearing International of DC-MD-VA

  • Wisconsin

Babywearing International of NorthEastern Wisconsin (on Facebook here and here)
Fox Cities Babywearers (on Facebook)
La Crosse, WI Babywearers (on Facebook)
Madison Babywearers
(on Facebook)
Milwaukee Babywearers (on Facebook)

       CANADA:

  • Alberta

Babywearing Calgary (on Facebook)
Bridge City Slingers
– Lethbridge Babywearers
Edmonton Babywearers (on Facebook)
Fort McMurray Alberta Babywearing group (on Facebook)
Sherwood Park Babywearing Group (on Facebook)

  • British Columbia

Babywearing Okanagan (on Facebook)
Marsupial Mamas

Mid Island Babywearers (on Facebook)
Victoria Babywearers (on Facebook)

  • Ontario

Belleville Area Babes in Carriers
BWIC Ottawa Babywearing Group

Carry Me Close
(and on Facebook)
Halton-Peel Babywearers (on Facebook)
Hamilton Babywearing Club
(and on Facebook)
Huron County Baby Wearers

KWC Babywearing Group
(and on Facebook)
Koala Mamas

Orillia Babywearing
Renfrew County Baby Wearing Group – Petawawa (on Facebook)

  • Manitoba

Winnepeg Babywearers

  • Saskatchewan

Saskatoon Babywearers and on Facebook
South Saskatchewan Babywearers (on Facebook)

  • Quebec

Mamasupial Montreal

       AUSTRALIA:

Adelaide Baby wearers (on Facebook)
Baby Carriers Downunder

Brisbane Babywearers
Cairns Babywearers (on Facebook)
Canberra Babywearers

Clarence Valley Babywearers (on Facebook)
Darling Downs Baby Slingers (on Facebook)
Melbourne Babywearers
(and on Facebook)
Sunshine Coast Babywearers (on Facebook)
Sydney Babywearers (on Facebook)
Tasmanian Baby Wearers (on Facebook)

        UK:

Brighton Sling Babies
Cheltenham Sling Meet
(and on Facebook)
Cornwall Sling Meet

North East Sling Library (Facebook page and Facebook group)
Oxford Sling Meet (and on Facebook)
Slinging In the Rain

Southhamptom Sling Meet
(and on Facebook)
Thames Valley Sling Babies

    GERMANY:

Oberhausen (NRW)

    GREECE:

Athens – Asteraki Babywearing Group (and on Facebook)

    MALDOVA:

Slingomamica (on Facebook)

     MEXICO:

Babywearing in Mexico City

    NEW ZEALAND:

Slingbabies (and on Facebook)
Babywearing Wellington
(and on Facebook)

SWITZERLAND:

Geneva Sling Meet

We tried to be as comprehensive as we could be, but we might have missed someone. If you know of any groups that aren’t included in this list, please let us know and we’d be happy to add them to the party. We don’t want anyone feeling left out, do we? No. No we don’t.

            Are we missing anyone? Do you have any links for us?
Please let us know, we’d love to add them.

62 Responses to Find a local babywearing group:

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  2. Amelia

    wow – Wyoming has nothing at all…..so sad!!! I should start a group here (but I may be the only one!!!!)

    • Diana

      What a great idea, Amelia! I’d be more than happy to help you spread the word as much as possible if you decide to go for it. :) Then you’d be able to gather like-minded folks around you.

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  4. Laura

    Lynchburg, Virginia has a baby wearing group that just started – and we’re already at 100+ Facebook members!

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/BabywearersofLynchburg/

    • Diana

      Thank you for your comment, Laura! Congratulations on your new group, and its rapid growth! Hooray for babywearing groups! We’ll add your group to list. :)

  5. Nicole Dodge

    While we are still very young, there is a new group coming to the Central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia :-) Valley Babywearing Library just launched a very bare-bones FB page this week, but images will be added throughout the summer in time for the library’s launch early this fall!

  6. Ashley Barrett

    There’s a new group in Corvallis, Oregon. We are Corvallis Babywearers. We have a website: http://www.corvallisbabywearers.org , a Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/269045759859648 and a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CorvallisBabywearers

    • Diana

      Thank you for letting us know about your group in Corvallis, Ashley! We’ll happily add you to the list. :)

  7. Shannon

    There are also the South Saskatchewan Babywearers in Saskatchewan, Canada. Look us up on FB!

    • Diana

      Thanks, Shannon! We added your group! :)
      Happy babywearing!

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  9. Rachel

    Hi there! Can you add our group:
    http://somdbabywearers.weebly.com/

    We’re in Southern Maryland.

    Thanks! Rachel

    • Diana

      Hi Rachel! Thanks for letting us know about your group! We’ll happily add you! :)

      Happy babywearing!

      Diana

  10. Dana K

    Please add Babywearing International of Hampton Roads (Virginia)! Thank you!

    https://www.facebook.com/BWIofHR

  11. Anne-Marie

    Unfortunately, the Connecticut group is inactive. I tried to join and there’s nothing happening in that Yahoo group.

  12. Jocelyn

    Would you please add my local babywearing group? It’s in North Carolina, and it’s called Babywearing Moms of Jacksonville / Camp Lejeune and the link is https://www.facebook.com/groups/525112497500010/

    • Diana

      We’ll absolutely add your local group to the list, Jocelyn! Thank you for letting us know! :)

      Happy babywearing!

  13. Paula Rodriguez

    Hi, I was wondering if you could change our link for Colorado Springs! This is our facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/169329916453564/) and this is our blog (http://csbabywearers.blogspot.com/) Thank you :)

    • Diana

      We updated it for you, Paula! Thanks for letting us know. Happy babywearing! :D

  14. Clare

    Hi. We’ve started a new group in Geneva, Switzerland. English speaking for all the international folks here http://www.meetup.com/Geneva-Sling-Meet/

    • Diana

      That’s wonderful, Clare! We’d be happy to add your group to the list! Thanks so much and happy babywearing! :)

  15. maggie

    Oo, us too :D Please add CT’s Up, Please! East of the River Babywearers :) facebook.com/groups/UpPlease . Thanks!

    • Diana

      We’d be happy to add Up, Please! East of the River Babywearers to the list, Maggie! Thanks for letting us know! :)

  16. Megan Oberg

    Can you add us to Missouri’s list pretty please?!

    http://www.facebook.com/BWIofCentralMissouri
    http://www.facebook.com/groups/CentralMissouriBabywearers

    Thank you for this comprehensive list!!!

    • Diana

      We’d be happy to add Central Missouri Babywearers to the list, Megan! Thanks so much for letting us know about y’all! :)

  17. http://www.cozyupbaby.com

    Cozy Up Baby of Winston Salem, NC

    • Diana

      We’d be happy to add Cozy Up Baby to the list! Thanks so much for letting us know! :)

  18. Tabitha Goins

    Could you add us please
    Babywearing International of North Central Illinois
    http://bwiofncil.blogspot.com/

    • Diana

      Hi Tabitha, We’ve added your BWI group to the list! Thanks so much for letting us know and happy babywearing! :D

  19. Joella @ Fine and Fair

    A friend and I just started a facebook group, La Crosse, WI Babywearers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/528564450537973/?fref=ts

    We’d love to be added to your list! :)

    • Diana

      You’re on the list now, Joella! Thanks for sharing and happy babywearing! :)

  20. Liz Reyes

    We need to add Clarksville Babywearers for Tennessee!! :)

    • Diana

      Hi Liz, We’re happy to add Clarksville Babywearers to the list! Thanks for letting us know! :D

  21. Christina Owen

    Hey, if you could add the Twin Cities chapter of BWI that would be great!

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/bwitwincities/

    babywearingtwincities.org

    • Diana

      We’d be happy to add BWI of the Twin Cities, Christina! Thanks so much for letting us know! Happy babywearing! :)

  22. Piper Nard

    I consult for the Oklahoma City group & we meet all over the metro area.
    Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/651422608220498/

  23. Emily Kuhn

    Thank you for compiling this amazing list of resources! Could you add our local group Queen City Babywearers (Cincinnati, OH) here is the link to our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/QueenCityBW/

    Thank you!

    • Diana

      Thanks for letting us know about Queen City Babywearers, Emily! You’re now on the list!
      Happy babywearing. :)

  24. South Florida Babywearing

    The link for the south florida babywearing group(yahoo) is not a active group any more.
    There is a new South Florida babywearing group on Facebook which was created when the Miami babywearing and Better babywearing of Broward meet up was merged in June this year. The new link is
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/SouthFloridaBabywearing/

    • Diana

      Thank you for letting us know, South Florida Babywearing, and we’re sorry for the delay. This comment slipped by us. We’ll be happy to update the list to reflect the changes in groups. Thanks again and happy babywearing! :)

  25. Deborah Garza

    I live in North Alabama and both the River City slingers and the Huntsville Rocket City Slingers have disbanded. There is, however a new group, Rocket City Sling Swap. Here is their Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rocketcityslingswap/
    Thanks!

  26. Aradia Paganus

    Iowa has a few groups!

    Iowa City Babywearers in Iowa City. We meet twice monthly.
    on facebook book at https://www.facebook.com/groups/iowacitybabywearers/

    Babywearers of Cedar Rapids in Cedar Rapids, IA. Meeting twice monthly.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/BabywearersOfCedarRapids/

    Babywearing International of Central Iowa in Des Moines meets once a month. https://www.facebook.com/groups/BWIofCentralIowa/

    Cedar Valley Babywearers in Waterloo, Iowa do not have set meetings but do have a facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/282013195268786/

    Quad City Babywearering in Bettendorf, Iowa meet twice monthly. https://www.facebook.com/groups/quadcitybabywearing/?ref=br_tf

    Ames Area Babywearers in Ames, IA are on facebook too https://www.facebook.com/groups/AmesAreaBabywearers/

    • Diana

      Thank you, Aradia Peganus! We’re happy to add Iowa’s groups to the big list!
      Thanks again and happy babywearing! :)

  27. Lori

    Washington also has a BWI chapter in Kitsap Peninsula

    http://bwikitsap.wordpress.com/

  28. Paula Rodriguez

    The Colorado Springs/Teller County group is now Babywearing International of Colorado Springs and this is their new facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/babywearinginternationalofcoloradosprings/

    • Diana

      Great! Thank you for letting us know, Paula! We’ll update the list. Happy babywearing! :D

  29. Claudia

    For British Columbia Canada, we have a Mid Island Babywearers:

    https://m.facebook.com/groups/mid island baby wearers

    Thank you for the great list!! :)

    • Diana

      Thank you so much for letting us know, Claudia! We’ll update the list to include Mid Island Babywearers! Happy babywearing! :D

  30. Danealle

    The Fargo-Moorhead group says the yahoo group does not exsist. Looks like the page you linked to was last updated in 2010?

    • Diana

      Thank you for pointing that out to us, Denealle! We’ll remove it from the list. Happy babywearing! :D

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  32. Capri R

    Heelo, we would like to have our information updated on your babywearing groups list. We are the Minot Babywearing Group located in Minot, North Dakota and our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/MinotBWG. Thanks!

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  34. evonne

    hi to provide the link for BWI of NYC: https://www.facebook.com/groups/babywearersnyc/

    • Diana

      Thank you, Evonne! We’ve added BWI of NYC to the list. Happy babywearing! :)

  35. Charissa

    Worthingbabywearers advice and support is my local library it is run by Jessica WorthingBabywearers Smart we’re in the worthing uk
    I’m sure she would love our library to be on your list.

  36. Sasha M

    Please add the Kalamazoo Babywearers to your list. We are close to 300 members and growing! Thanks! https://www.facebook.com/groups/266072290162223/

  37. Amanda

    Under Vermont, Northern Vermont is no longer a group.

    Can you please add our group (under Vermont)?
    Babywearing International of Greater Burlington.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/bwiofgreaterburlington/

    Thanks

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