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2019 Virtual AGM Summary

Did you miss our 2019 Virtual AGM? Here's a synopsis of what was discussed. Thanks to all who joined us! 2019 Virtual AGM: Tuesday November 5 at 12pm EDT Welcome and Thank you for Joining Introduction of 2019-2020 Board of Directors Arie Brentnall, Chair- Geared Up...

ASTM Meeting Update

When: Tuesday October 22nd, West Conchohocken, PA Phone 1-877-668-4490 Attendee Access Code: 267-955-46 Schedule: Frame Carriers 1-1:30pm EDT Soft Carriers 1:30-2:30 EDT Sling Carriers 3:30-4:30 EDT (schedule subject to change, will update as needed) For those who...

2018-19 Annual Report

The 2018-19 BCIA Annual Report is now available for you to download and read. The team at myheartcreative once again generously donated their time and talents to design this report and pull it together for us. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate...

Industry Roundtable Recap 2019

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,...

Southern Regional Leaders Retreat

*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...

Statement from Executive Director

Berwick, ME USA, May 1st, 2019. Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) Executive Director Linnea Catalan issued the following statement. “The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) offers our heartfelt condolences to the family of the 3-week-old baby boy who passed away...

How to: Counterfeit/trademark Infringement

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...

Visible & Kissable: Health Canada & BCIA Joint Education Campaign

BCIA is pleased to announce our joint education campaign in conjunction with Health Canada. Recognizing a need to educate the public about safe babywearing, BCIA has combined forces with Health Canada to produce an educational campaign. By educating the public,...

Statement by BCIA Executive Director

Berwick, ME USA, April 7th 2014. Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) Executive Director Linnea Catalan issued the following statement. “The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) offers our heartfelt condolences to Marriane and Richard Matthews on the tragic loss of...

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

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...

Helpful Babywearing Safety Links

There are a lot of folks thinking hard about baby carrier safety. If you'd like more information, one of these sites may be of help. /babywearing-safety/consumers/ babyslingsafety.blogspot.com www.babywearinginternational.org/pages/safety.php...

Disaster Relief Efforts Q&A

When natural disaster strikes, our best intentions are to assist. Texas, USA is currently dealing with the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey and unprecedented flood levels. Mumbai, India is currently experiencing the worst flooding in recent history. The...

CPSC Burden Reduction Public Comment Sept 2017

Submitted September 26, 2017 Re: Docket CPSC-2017-0029 Request for Information on Potentially Reducing Regulatory Burdens Without Harming Consumers Dear Mr. Stevenson, The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) is a US-based, registered non-profit trade association...

EcoParent Advertising Opportunity

EcoParent magazine is launching a new US edition in Spring 2018, and we’re offering BCIA members a 40% discount on full year (4 issue) bookings. That means a full page would go for $630/issue (USD), a half page for $375/issue or a quarter page for $210/issue. Fast...

2016-17 Annual Report

The BCIA 2016-17 Annual Report is now available for download. A small number of print copies will be available at the Annual General Meeting on October 18, 2017 at the ABC Expo in Las Vegas. 2016-17 Annual Report A heartfelt thank you to myheartcreative for their...

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...

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