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

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

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

Product Imaging and Education Webinar

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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 your company. Using real world examples, learn to recognize and avoid problematic imagery. Arie Brentnall is the owner of Canadian Babywearing School. She consults with companies within the babywearing industry to identify compliance concerns & improve branding … Read More

Member Roundtable Discussions

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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 and cooperative capacity. The second call is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20 10pm-11pm CST/11pm-12am EST Facilitated by Angelique Geehan (BCIA Educator Committee) Call in details: Tue, Feb 20, 2018 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM EST/10:00 PM – 11:00 PM … Read More

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