Updates from BCIA

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

Helpful Babywearing Safety Links
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[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.21.2″]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 www.babywearinginternational.org/articles.php?article=1 www.thebabywearer.com/articles/HowTo/Positioning.pdf www.thebabywearer.com/index.php?page=safe www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10165.html www.facebook.com/BabywearingSafety http://www.bobafamily.com/support/safety/ www.paxbaby.com/an-important-reminder/ www.quirkybaby.com/babywearing-safety.html www.slinglings.com/safety.html www.sleepingbaby.net/safety.php http://www.granolaliving.com/2010/11/dont-skimp-on-these-steps/ Have a link you’d like to suggest? Please email us. Thank you![/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

Disaster Relief Efforts Q&A
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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 following is a short Q&A addressing some of the questions that have arisen in the babywearing community during these disasters. Q. My carrier was submerged or flood damaged, can it be salvaged? A. The short answer is probably not. While simple wrap … Read More

CPSC Burden Reduction Public Comment Sept 2017
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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 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 practice business guidelines. The Commission has … Read More

EcoParent Advertising Opportunity
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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 facts: Publishing quarterly in Canada since 2011 Now launching US edition Editor-in-chief is a licensed ND Office copies in over 2,600 ND’s offices across the US, in partnership with state ND associations & … Read More

2016-17 Annual Report
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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 creative and excellent design work, as well as to the following sponsors below: Didymos BabyMoon AM Testing Veracity Insurance York Jersey Underwriters Mutual Cornell Fidella The Carrying On Project  

Webinar: Why Understanding Social Justice Concepts Matters
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Please join us for an educational webinar: “Why Understanding Social Justice Concepts Matters” Presented by Angelique Geehan of Interchange Thursday, October 12, 2017 11am-12:30pm central time (US/Canada) Registration details: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/340838877?pwd=FMKxMmLlNCqwIumekTziMw Password: BCIA2017 Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699006833,340838877# or +16465588656,340838877# Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 340 838 877 International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=4dVg0OPbliMXt7MJ2oJmoDwg6x8WkM7D … Read More

Skin to Skin Care Research/Funding Opportunity
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The CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has announced a funding opportunity through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants program FOA No. PA-17-302. US small business concerns that meet specific criteria are eligible to submit applications, and the eligibility information is explained in detail in Section III. The goals of the Innovative Approaches for Maternal and Infant Safety in Maternity Hospitals topic are to develop creative, innovative approaches, including but not limited to technological applications, … Read More

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