2020 Annual General Meeting wrap-up

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If you missed this year’s virtual AGM, never fear, we recorded it for you! And if you, like many of us, simply cannot sit through another zoom call right now, here’s the abridged written version. Our Board of Directors: We did reduce our board size by 1 member this year, and elected to maintain a smaller BoD rather than add in new members at this time. If you are interested in joining our board in the future, please get in … Read More

COVID-19 Business Impact Survey

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Thank you to those who took the time to complete our short COVID19 Impact Survey. The results are compiled and available for those who would like to see them. Data points of note from 25 respondents: 45% of our surveyors said that their supply chain has been affected by COVID. 50% said that consulting and outreach efforts were affected. 50% of respondents said that there has been little change to their businesses, or it’s been business as usual. On the … Read More

How To: Injury Lawsuits

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It has come to recent attention that a legal firm may be looking for a connection between baby carriers and hip dysplasia in order to build a class action lawsuit. While this seems like a farfetched claim, and there is no known medical link between carrier use and hip dysplasia, there is no way of knowing what the outcome would be of an attempted lawsuit. The BCIA has put together this short informational guide so companies can be prepared ahead … Read More

COVID-19: Masks and PPE Manufacturers

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Government and health officials around the world are now strongly suggesting that the general public wear masks when out and about. With so many talented designers, seamstresses, manufacturers and distributors in our industry, quite a few have turned their talents to producing masks and other PPE (caps, straps etc). Many of our industry members have, and continue to generously donate masks to essential/health care workers. The companies listed below also have stock available to the general public. *if you would … Read More

COVID19: Small Business Support

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Many countries, at federal, provincial/state or local levels are rolling out support measures to help small businesses manage through the COVID-19 shut down. Most small businesses are saying that these measures are sufficient, or they exclude small business owners. If you are looking for assistance, this list, while not comprehensive, might be a starting point. Everywhere: If you carry insurance, call and see if disaster relief is included in your policy. Many people have this coverage and don’t realize it. … Read More

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

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

2019 Virtual AGM Summary

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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 Baby Susan Gmeiner, Treasurer- Maya Wrap Allie Vella, Secretary- Baby Tula  Diana Mateescu- Poarta-Ma!  Kit Jenkins- The Carrying On Project Alisa Heytow-DeMarco- Tekhni Tina Hoffmann- DIDYMOS Daniel Lucas- Diono/We Made Me  Laura Brown- babywearinghelp.org  … Read More

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