‘Visible and Kissable™’ Usage Guidelines

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The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance Corp. (BCIA) is pleased to announce that it recently applied for registration of its VISIBLE & KISSABLE™ and BCIA™ trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (U.S. Ser. Nos. 86173163 and 86173160). In order to maintain the distinctive quality of these important marks and to be able to prevent the unauthorized use of these marks by third parties, our attorneys are requiring that we remain vigilant in ensuring that the marks are used … Read More

ABC Expo Sept 7-10th, 2014, Las Vegas

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Coming to the ABC Expo? Stop by to see the following BCIA manufacturer members Company Booth Baby Holdings 3135 Baby K’tan 2321 BabyBjorn 6749 BabyHawk 2737 Beco 7137 Catbird Baby 2731 Chimparoo 2931 ErgoBaby 1705 Grovia/Ovolo 911 Hotslings 1311 Lillebaby 1317 Lucky Baby World 2527 Moby Wrap 2405 Nunamoochie 6112 Sakura Bloom 2733 Snuggy Baby 2310   Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, September 8th 5:30-7:30pm Room S-222 Upper Level Concourse Meeting Room, Las Vegas Convention Center … Read More

Sling Safety Standard Public Comment

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The CPSC public comment period for the Sling Safety Standard has created quite the flurry of concern in our industry. Many are looking for constructive ways to comment, show their support for the industry and generally get a handle on the issues at hand. Many of the comments that have already been submitted are very harmful to our industry as a whole, and the sling product category in particular (slings, wraps, pouches, carrier shirts). This cannot be stressed strongly enough- … Read More

Visible & Kissable™: Holiday Safety

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We all know how easy it is to get caught up in the rush of the holiday season! A baby carrier is an invaluable tool for keeping little ones snug during the holiday rush of shopping, concerts, parties and travel. Make sure the smallest family members are safe and secure with these seasonal safety reminders. A baby carrier can keep your baby in the safest place possible- on your chest and in an upright position. Baby carriers are meant to … Read More

Visible & Kissable™: Holiday Safety

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We all know how easy it is to get caught up in the rush of the holiday season! A baby carrier is an invaluable tool for keeping little ones snug during the holiday rush of shopping, concerts, parties and travel. Make sure the smallest family members are safe and secure with these seasonal safety reminders. A baby carrier can keep your baby in the safest place possible- on your chest and in an upright position. Baby carriers are meant to … Read More

Season’s Greetings!

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From our families to yours, we wish you much love, warmth and happiness over the holiday season. The BCIA will be shut down from December 18th 2015 to January 4th, 2016 to spend the holidays with loved ones- we hope you will be doing the same! Urgent inquiries will be responded to as necessary. If you require safety brochures, product labels or PRS cards, please submit orders before December 18th as nothing will be shipped during our seasonal shut down. … Read More

Hot Weather Safety Tips

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Temperatures are skyrocketing- what’s a hot weather parent to do? Don’t let high temperatures keep you from doing what you love with your little one. Carry on with these hot weather safety tips. It might sound obvious, but stay out of the sun wherever possible. Keep outdoor activities to the morning and evening when the temps are a bit cooler. Babies lack the ability to regulate body temperature the way adults do and their skin is even more likely to … Read More

FAQ: Compliance for Consumers

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There’s a lot of confusion around baby carrier compliance. Here’s the rundown on what it all means, what to look for and what to avoid when you are shopping for a baby carrier. Much of this information is specific to the US market. Have a question about compliance in another country? Contact us and we’ll do our best to add it to our FAQ. Stewed Rhubarb Handmade hemming wraps.   Q: Why is compliance important? A: Primarily because it protects … Read More

Statement: Traditional Carrier Use

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On behalf of the industry, the BCIA offers the following clarification in response to the recent media attention brought to the practice of babywearing: https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/ryan-reynolds-under-fire-for-the-way-he-carries-122181562587.html While BCIA would like to reiterate the advice that keeping baby “close enough to kiss” is an excellent practice for parents of new babies to follow when carrying, we find other components of the information presented problematic. Research on the relationship between hip dysplasia and cradleboards, a traditional carrying method in Native American/First Nations and … Read More

2015 BCIA Annual General Meeting and ABC Expo

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A resounding thank you to our generous members who have sponsored our Annual General Meeting and Annual Report this year! We couldn’t do it without you. Annual Report Sponsors:       Annual General Meeting Dinner Sponsors: Table sponsors: So many BCIA manufacturers are showing at the ABC Expo this year. Find them in the booths below: Exhibitor Booth Baby K’tan 822 Baby Bjorn 248 Balboa Baby 1223 Beachfront Baby 529 Beco Baby Carrier 5701 Catbird Baby 7221 Chimparoo 322 … Read More

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