Research and Current Articles

A list of current research, articles and resources for caregivers, consumers and industry members. Do you have a relevant article, video or resource to include? Please contact us and we will review it for inclusion. There's No Such Thing as Holding Your Baby Too Much...

Seasonal Shut Down

From the BCIA team to you and yours, a heartfelt thank you and seasonal good wishes as we near the end of 2018! The BCIA will shut down for ordering and shipping (brochures, labels etc) from December 21, 2018 to January 7, 2019. Please have your orders in to Nadine at...

AGM Recap

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...

Winter Babywearing

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...

Tug Testing Baby Carriers

Pulling or “Tug Testing” Baby Carriers It has recently come to the attention of the BCIA that people have been “tug testing” their carriers and/or recommending to others that this is a way to “test” your carrier’s construction at home. The BCIA consulted with 2...

2018 BCIA Virtual Annual General Meeting

Please join us for our 2018 BCIA Annual General Meeting Wed, Nov 28, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST For the first time, we will be doing this meeting virtually so that a broader audience can attend. We hope you'll join us! You'll be able to join via computer (video...

How To: Managing Off-Label Product Use

Wrap Manufacturer’s, this one’s for you! This is the second in our ongoing series “How To: Compliance.” Recently, a series of questions from some of our manufacturer members brought up and excellent discussion about off-label product use and how does that impact...

Webinar: Level Up Your Design

Have you ever wanted advice from an experienced designer? Here is your chance to have a one-on-one chat about your website or print design. Amy Samuel will provide valuable insight and expertise to help you understand how to take your designs to the next level....

2017-18 Annual Report

The BCIA 2017-18 Annual Report is now available for download. A heartfelt thank you to the myheartcreative team for their excellent work in putting this together for us once again. BCIA 2017-18 Annual Report Please give it a read through, take a look at where our...

How To: Product Registration Cards

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...

Competing With Big Box: SEO Webinar

BCIA and myheartcreative bring you — Competing With Big Box! Ever feel like small business gets lost online? You don’t have to. Get the tools to win the web. SEO is more than packing keywords into your website; it requires careful monitoring, planning, and analysis....

Industry Roundtable Recap March-April

Industry roundtable sessions have continued monthly since January now. Here's a quick recap of what's been discussed as well as call in details for the next roundtable discussion. March 5 members joined the call to discuss our various business ventures with a specific...

In Memoriam: Vesta Garcia

Vesta Garcia (Hartman) It is with the deepest sadness that we mourn the passing of Vesta Garcia who died after living with ALS for four years on March 16, 2018. Vesta was a mother, wife, friend. Entrepreneur, creator, advisor. Vesta was the founding Executive Director...

Product Registration Partnership: Registria

Product Registration Service Update In our efforts to continually improve our programs and services, we are pleased to roll out some exciting improvements to our Product Registration Service (PRS). As of April 1, we will be partnering with Registria, the leader in the...

Why Join ASTM?

ASTM International is the international organization that brings stakeholders together to create international standards for over 12,000 products. In the baby carrier industry, F2907, F2236 and F2549 are the three standards that apply to our products, particularly for...

2018 Safety Brochure Sponsorship Opportunity

We are doing another print run of our popular Babywearing Safety Brochure in the UK, Australia, as well as a Spanish language print run in the USA. These brochures are free to whomever requests them and delivers valuable safety information to consumers. This program...

Member Roundtable Discussions

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...

Educator Roundtable Discussion Recap

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...

Member Roundtable Discussions

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 informally discuss relevant industry topics and connect with fellow industry members in an educational...

Product Imaging and Education Webinar

Thursday, November 30th, 2017 1:30-3:00pm EST with Arie Brentnall Each product image we release teaches customers how to use our product.  This can be a positive, with your brand becoming a resource, or a negative, creating risk for your customers and liability for...