How To: COVID-19 Part 2

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It seems pretty clear that we’re all in this together for the long haul. The COVID-19 pandemic has required drastic physical distancing and lockdown measures all over the world, leading to a dramatic shift in how we collectively manage our time and space. We compiled a list of tips, tricks and safety points to help caregivers manage the new status quo. Baby carriers as a practical tool: If you must go out in public with your child, a baby carrier … Read More

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

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 usually 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. *if any participant has questions or thoughts arising during a roundtable that they would … 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

Educator Roundtable Discussion Recap

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Thank you to all who made it out to our first Educator Roundtable call of 2018 on Jan 23. We hope this will be the first of many. The aim is to give educators space for organic, member-led discussions to evolve about the issues and questions that arise from our own teaching experiences in our communities. These calls are open to all, recognizing that often the retailer/manufacturer/educator space overlaps.   Eleven educators joined the hour-long call and brought up topics … Read More

Member Roundtable Discussions

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The BCIA Educator Committee will be hosting monthly informal member roundtable discussion calls open to any BCIA member who would like to participate. The aim is to discuss relevant industry topics and connect with fellow industry members in an educational and cooperative capacity. The 6th call is scheduled for Tues June 19th at 11pm-12am eastern (10pm-11pm central) Facilitated by Angelique Geehan (BCIA Educator Committee) Call in details: Industry Roundtable Discussion #6 Tue, Jun 19, 2018 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM … Read More

How To: Product Registration Cards

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The first post in our “How To: Compliance” series- Product Registration Cards. Both the labs and our card processing partner have identified a number of areas where manufacturers and distributors sometimes overlook key details when preparing these cards. Follow through our straightforward (with pictures!) tutorial to make sure you are meeting this regulatory requirement correctly. Product registration is a legal requirement for all carriers sold into the US. It is not required in other countries though you can certainly attach … Read More

Winter Babywearing

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Temperatures are plummeting in the Northern Hemisphere! Winter weather brings new challenges for staying warm while still getting out and about, especially once you add a baby into the mix! The good news is that today you have more options than ever. Safety First Keep your little one snug, warm and close to your chest in a properly fitting sling or carrier. The most important thing is to be mindful and never cover a baby’s face with a blanket, cover … Read More

AGM Recap

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A recap for those who couldn’t attend the BCIA 2018 AGM on Wednesday, Nov 28. Apologies for the lack of recording, technology thwarted us. Welcome Board of Directors Introduction new members: Alisa DeMarco of Tekhni (USA), Tina Hoffmann of DIDYMOS (Germany), Kristi Hayes-Devlin, Columbus Trading Partners (USA)- Kristi is taking on the role of BCIA secretary (Kristi is also the BCIA founder and is returning to the BoD after a few years away). returning member: Beth Warrell-Leistensider of Catbird Baby … Read More

Industry Roundtable Schedule 2019

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Please join us for our 2019 Industry Roundtable discussions! All are welcome. What is an industry roundtable you ask? An informal hour for industry members (retailers, educators, manufacturers, etc) to come together and discuss industry issues and network/brainstorm. Our facilitator Angelique Geehan is very good at keeping conversation going with interesting topic suggestions but we have found that organic conversation occurs quite easily and often in surprisingly useful directions. Roundtables will be virtual, on the 3rd or 4th Tuesday of … Read More