Find a local babywearing group:

A note from Onya Baby:
We update this post regularly to try to make it as helpful for you as possible. If you’d like us to add a group, or remove a defunct one, please just let us know in the comments. Thank you so much for helping us make this the most useful list we can for you! Happy babywearing!

When looking for a great fit in a wrap, sling, or baby carrier, trying and comparing different carriers is really the only way to know which carrier fits you and your baby best. Our suggestion? Find a local babywearing group to try different wraps, slings and baby carriers in person. So, in our effort to help you fond your best baby carrier, here’s a handy list with links to all of the regional babywearing groups that we know of, both within North America and internationally.

Find your local babywearing to try different baby carriers

       List of Babywearing Groups:


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)

  • Arkansas

Babywearing International of Central Arkansas (on Facebook)

  • California

Babywearing in Silicon Valley!
Babywearing International of the Bay Area
(and on Facebook)
(and on Facebook)
Desert Babywearers – Coachella Valley (on Facebook)
(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
Valdosta Babywearers (on Facebook)

  • 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 Falls/Waterloo (on Facebook)
Cedar Valley Babywearers (on Facebook)
Des Moines Babywearing (on Facebook)
Iowa City Babywearers (on Facebook)
North Iowa 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
Babywearers of Morris County (and on Facebook)
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

Babywearing International of Greater Cincinnati-Queen City Babywearers (on Facebook)
Buckeye Babywearers
/ Northeast Ohio
Columbus Babywearing (on Facebook)
Dayton Babywearers (on Facebook)
Oberlin Babywearers (on Facebook)
Toledo Area Natural Parents

  • 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


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

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
Whidbey Island (on Facebook)

  • 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)


  • 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
Ottawa Babywearing Group (and on Facebook)
Renfrew County Baby Wearing Group – Petawawa (on Facebook)

  • Manitoba

Winnipeg Babywearers (on Facebook)

  • Saskatchewan

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

  • Quebec

Mamasupial Montreal


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)


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


Oberhausen (NRW)


Athens – Asteraki Babywearing Group (and on Facebook)


Slingomamica (on Facebook)


Babywearing in Mexico City


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


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.

76 Comments on Find a local babywearing group:

  1. Amelia
    October 14, 2011 at 5:03 pm

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

    • Diana
      October 15, 2011 at 6:40 am

      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.

    • Diana
      June 14, 2012 at 7:14 am

      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. :)

  2. Nicole Dodge
    June 24, 2012 at 11:19 am

    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!

    • Diana
      June 28, 2012 at 1:43 pm

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

  3. Shannon
    August 31, 2012 at 4:19 pm

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

    • Diana
      September 7, 2012 at 4:45 pm

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

    • Diana
      November 29, 2012 at 6:35 am

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

      Happy babywearing!


  4. Anne-Marie
    January 16, 2013 at 11:48 am

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

    • Diana
      February 21, 2013 at 8:30 am

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

      Happy babywearing!

    • Diana
      February 26, 2013 at 4:31 am

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

    • Diana
      April 18, 2013 at 6:19 am

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

  5. maggie
    May 8, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Oo, us too 😀 Please add CT’s Up, Please! East of the River Babywearers :) . Thanks!

    • Diana
      May 16, 2013 at 7:53 pm

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

    • Diana
      May 16, 2013 at 7:46 pm

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

    • Diana
      May 16, 2013 at 7:42 pm

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

    • Diana
      June 12, 2013 at 6:49 am

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

    • Diana
      June 12, 2013 at 6:45 am

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

  6. Liz Reyes
    June 5, 2013 at 5:34 pm

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

    • Diana
      June 12, 2013 at 6:40 am

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

    • Diana
      August 2, 2013 at 8:45 am

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

  7. Emily Kuhn
    September 28, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    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:

    Thank you!

    • Diana
      October 1, 2013 at 7:53 am

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

    • Diana
      November 26, 2013 at 6:58 am

      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!

  8. Aradia Paganus
    November 12, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Iowa has a few groups!

    Iowa City Babywearers in Iowa City. We meet twice monthly.
    on facebook book at

    Babywearers of Cedar Rapids in Cedar Rapids, IA. Meeting twice monthly.

    Babywearing International of Central Iowa in Des Moines meets once a month.

    Cedar Valley Babywearers in Waterloo, Iowa do not have set meetings but do have a facebook page.

    Quad City Babywearering in Bettendorf, Iowa meet twice monthly.

    Ames Area Babywearers in Ames, IA are on facebook too

    • Diana
      November 18, 2013 at 6:58 am

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

    • Diana
      March 17, 2014 at 7:43 pm

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

    • Diana
      March 18, 2014 at 6:44 am

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

  9. Danealle
    March 18, 2014 at 6:15 am

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

    • Diana
      March 18, 2014 at 6:35 am

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

  10. Capri R
    April 14, 2014 at 9:23 am

    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 Thanks!

    • Diana
      May 28, 2014 at 12:17 pm

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

  11. Charissa
    July 19, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    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.

  12. brittany
    November 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    If anyone is starting a group in Eastern CT (Norwich area specifically) Please let me know!

    • Diana
      July 22, 2015 at 3:10 pm

      Hi Melissa! Thank you for letting us know, and please excuse the delay! You’re on the list now! Happy babywearing! :)

  13. Tami
    April 29, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Please add Ottawa Babywearing Group (not affiliated with the bwic group) :)

    • Diana
      May 1, 2015 at 8:21 am

      Oh my goodness, of course Tami! Adding OBG now. Thanks so much and happy babywearing! ~Diana

  14. Heather with Valdosta Babywearers
    May 18, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Hi.I am writing to let you know that there is a new babywearing group in Valdosta, GA. We are Valdosta Babywearers, and we are hoping that you will add us to your directory. Our group is so excited to get our group up and available to the babywearing parents in our area.

    And our description is:
    We are a group of moms and dads who have discovered the love and benefits of babywearing and we meet in Valdosta, GA once a month for play dates.

    Thank you,
    Heather Gregory

    • Diana
      July 22, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      Thank you for letting us know, Heather! You’re on the list! Happy babywearing! :)

  15. Lindsay Messerer
    May 24, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Hello! I see that we have not yet been added per Melissa Legg’s request in February. Could you please take a second to add us to the list of Iowa groups? Thanks!

    • Diana
      July 22, 2015 at 2:44 pm

      You got it, Jennifer! You’re on the list now! Thank you so much for letting us know! :) Happy babywearing!

    • Diana
      July 22, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Sure thing, Ashley! You’re on the list now! Thank you for letting us know :) Happy babywearing!

    • Diana
      July 29, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      You got it, Libby! :) Thanks so much for letting us know!

  16. Hannah
    July 28, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Could you please add Babywearing International of Central Arkansas? Thank you!

    • Diana
      July 29, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      Sure thing, Hannah! Thank you so much for letting us know! :)

  17. Sheri Connery
    August 2, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Can you please add Brandon Babywearers (Manitoba)?. We are located in Canada
    Sheri Connery
    Brandon Babywearers


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