How To: COVID-19 Measures- Mail

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The COVID-19 pandemic has many people self-isolating and many businesses making the necessary move to close their storefronts to the public. Many clients and consumers are ramping up their online and delivery shopping in connection with that. The question of course arose: Is there a risk of viral transmission from the mail at this time? We put together this short guide to answer key questions and provide some guidance for manufacturers, retailers and consumers alike so everyone can make the … Read More

Weekly Coffee Chat

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Are you stressed about figuring out how to pivot your business in these challenging times? Do you need to connect with people outside your own home? Join us for a weekly informal coffee chat to connect with industry folks. We will be alternating time zones weekly to allow all who want to participate. Need a different time slot? Get in touch and we will see what we can do. Upcoming Dates: Tuesday March 24th 12pm EDT/5pm CET/3am AEDT Tuesday March … Read More

Compliance Assistance Services

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Need some extra one-on-one assistance? Work directly with BCIA executive director Linnea Catalan to tailor services that meet your unique business needs. BCIA members can pick and choose from the following a la carte options. Children’s Product Certificate Assistance/ReviewHave your test reports? Let’s put them together into a CPC template that you can continue to update as needed.$50.00New Market ConsultationSkype/messenger/phone or email consult to: Identify testing needs and options to enter desired market (USA, Canada, EU, Australia)Explore test lab optionsDiscuss how … Read More

2020 Industry Roundtable Schedule

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Industry Roundtable Discussions are informal conference call chats that allow industry members to network, discuss and brainstorm on a variety of topics. They are held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12-1pm Eastern time. Industry calls are facilitated by Angelique Geehan, an expert consultant and educator in a number of fields of expertise. Please call in and join us! Open to all.   The third call of 2020 will be on Tuesday Mar 17, 2020. Call in … Read More

Industry Roundtable Recap 2019

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Our monthly industry roundtable sessions have continued through 2019. Here’s a quick recap of what’s been discussed. May 22, 2019 May topic: With no current international body that governs babywearing education, how do we navigate varying definitions of credentials, knowledge, certification, and expertise? How can we honor living traditions and generational knowledge and hands-on experience while embracing the opportunities that a certifying body could bring to the industry? 11 industry members (mostly educators) from around the world joined the call … Read More

Southern Regional Leaders Retreat

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*this is not a BCIA event, it is posted on behalf of the SRLR. Please contact them directly for more information.* If you believe the use of carriers and babywearing are more than just a lifestyle trend, please register now and join us June 21-22, either Houston or online via Zoom for the Southern Regional Leaders Retreat. Although the interdisciplinary event will center leaders in the South, all are welcome who are committed to improving the support families have when … Read More

How to: Counterfeit/trademark Infringement

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Counterfeit and trademark infringement issues are a legitimate concern in our industry. Unfortunately there is no easy way to counteract this- protecting all of your information and images is expensive and time consuming, and going after 3rd party marketplace sellers that pop up and disappear constantly can feel like a futile whack-a-mole exercise (and truly- there really is no time and cost-effective way to combat this type of infringement). There are solutions to larger counterfeit issues though. We sat down … Read More

CPSC workshop April 3, 2014- Reducing 3rd Party Testing Costs

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Commission Workshop – Potential Ways to Reduce Third Party Testing Costs Through Material Determinations Consistent with Assuring Compliance CPSC has recently announced a workshop on potential ways to reduce third party testing costs, to be held at CPSC’s National Product Testing and Evaluation Center in Rockville, Maryland on Thursday, April 3. The goal of the workshop is to provide CPSC staff with information and evidence concerning possible Commission determinations that certain materials – irrespective of their manufacturing origin or manufacturing … Read More

Safety Brochures

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The popular ‘Visible and Kissable’ BCIA safety brochure has had a fabulous update and is looking better than ever. These brochures are free to whomever wants them (you pay shipping). They offer practical safety advice and include a space on the back to be personalized with your own business information. They are an excellent resource for retailers, educators, health care professionals and anyone else who is in regular contact with parents and caregivers. We have the option to ship from … Read More

International Babywearing Conference July 17-20, 2014

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Join the BCIA at the International Babywearing Conference in Tempe, Arizona (US) from July 17-20, 2014. Hosted by Babywearing International Inc. The International Babywearing Conference “brings together babywearing educators and researchers, birth professionals, and parents from the US, Canada, and around the world who want to learn more about babywearing and other parenting topics” (BWI). Stop by the BCIA table to get the latest industry updates from board members Rochelle Price (SlingRIngs), Joanna McNeilly (Center for Babywearing Studies) and Michal … Read More

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