Updates from BCIA

Season’s Greetings!
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From our families to yours, we wish you much love, warmth and happiness over the holiday season. The BCIA will be shut down from December 18th 2015 to January 4th, 2016 to spend the holidays with loved ones- we hope you will be doing the same! Urgent inquiries will be responded to as necessary. If you require safety brochures, product labels or PRS cards, please submit orders before December 18th as nothing will be shipped during our seasonal shut down. … Read More

Hot Weather Safety Tips
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Temperatures are skyrocketing- what’s a hot weather parent to do? Don’t let high temperatures keep you from doing what you love with your little one. Carry on with these hot weather safety tips. It might sound obvious, but stay out of the sun wherever possible. Keep outdoor activities to the morning and evening when the temps are a bit cooler. Babies lack the ability to regulate body temperature the way adults do and their skin is even more likely to … Read More

FAQ: Compliance for Consumers
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There’s a lot of confusion around baby carrier compliance. Here’s the rundown on what it all means, what to look for and what to avoid when you are shopping for a baby carrier. Much of this information is specific to the US market. Have a question about compliance in another country? Contact us and we’ll do our best to add it to our FAQ. Stewed Rhubarb Handmade hemming wraps.   Q: Why is compliance important? A: Primarily because it protects … Read More

Statement: Traditional Carrier Use
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On behalf of the industry, the BCIA offers the following clarification in response to the recent media attention brought to the practice of babywearing: https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/ryan-reynolds-under-fire-for-the-way-he-carries-122181562587.html While BCIA would like to reiterate the advice that keeping baby “close enough to kiss” is an excellent practice for parents of new babies to follow when carrying, we find other components of the information presented problematic. Research on the relationship between hip dysplasia and cradleboards, a traditional carrying method in Native American/First Nations and … Read More

2015 BCIA Annual General Meeting and ABC Expo
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A resounding thank you to our generous members who have sponsored our Annual General Meeting and Annual Report this year! We couldn’t do it without you. Annual Report Sponsors:       Annual General Meeting Dinner Sponsors: Table sponsors: So many BCIA manufacturers are showing at the ABC Expo this year. Find them in the booths below: Exhibitor Booth Baby K’tan 822 Baby Bjorn 248 Balboa Baby 1223 Beachfront Baby 529 Beco Baby Carrier 5701 Catbird Baby 7221 Chimparoo 322 … Read More

Employment Opportunity- Web Designer
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The BCIA is hiring a part time web designer for general website maintenance and ongoing updates. We are looking for someone who has professional experience working with WordPress and various integrated plugins to manage the following tasks: regular backups,site updates and troubleshoot problems when needed general website refresh to improve functionality and appearance, particularly for front end users integrate new elements as required (ex. social media integration, showcase members etc) integrate a simple shopping cart/order system Hours are on an … Read More

How To: Lending Library and Rental Program Best Practice Guidelines
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There has been much discussion about how to work with babywearing groups and libraries in a way that best supports valuable peer-to-peer education and outreach while also reducing liability to manufacturers, retailers and educators alike. BCIA has discussed the issues with manufacturers, retailers, educators and international sling library/group leaders within the industry. We have also consulted with a number of insurance brokers/experts and legal counsel to put together the following guidelines. The following information are general guidelines only and are … Read More

Scholarship Opportunity: BOND Conference
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The BCIA is excited to announce that we will be attending the BOND Conference as diamond sponsors. As part of our sponsorship, we are making available 2 reduced rate scholarship opportunities to those who may otherwise not be able to attend this fabulous event. Details:The Paper Factory, New York City, April 22-24, 2016 Regular rate: 597$ Scholarship recipient pays: 150$ (recipient is also responsible for travel and lodging costs. BCIA will cover the rest of the conference registration fees) One … Read More

Sling Standard Statement
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Statement in Response to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Approving a Final Rule for Infant Slings. The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) is a US-based, registered non-profit trade association which exists to represent manufacturers, retailers and educators in the baby carrier industry. As an alliance of industry leaders, our mission is to promulgate standards across the industry, promote educational outreach, and help small businesses comply with regulations and best practices. The BCIA has been instrumental in the creation … Read More

PSA: Using Clothing as Carriers
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The BCIA is a non-profit trade organization representing the manufacturers, retailers and educators who work in the baby carrier industry. We work to advance the industry, promote the importance of carrier use, and maintain best practice and safety guidelines for consumers. Quite a bit of social media attention has recently centered around using clothing as a makeshift carrier, in particular, using long, thin, stretchy cardigans as a wrap around carrying shirt. These shirts are not manufactured, tested, or meant to … Read More

PSA: Using Clothing as Carriers
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The BCIA is a non-profit trade organization representing the manufacturers, retailers and educators who work in the baby carrier industry. We work to advance the industry, promote the importance of carrier use, and maintain best practice and safety guidelines for consumers. Quite a bit of social media attention has recently centered around using clothing as a makeshift carrier, in particular, using long, thin, stretchy cardigans as a wrap around carrying shirt. These shirts are not manufactured, tested, or meant to … Read More

2016-17 Annual Report Sponsorship Opportunities
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The following are opportunities to sponsor the BCIA 2016-17 Annual Report. We welcome members of BCIA to consider sponsorship, as well as non-members who offer services or products that are related to the baby carrier industry. All sponsors will receive: Full-page, half-page or quarter-page ad in the BCIA annual report, which is referenced for a full year by the BCIA membership. A small number are physically printed for upcoming BCIA events (K&J, ABC Expo) and a copy will be emailed … Read More

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