Updates from BCIA

Winter Babywearing
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Temperatures are plummeting in the Northern Hemisphere! Winter weather brings new challenges for staying warm while still getting out and about, especially once you add a baby into the mix! The good news is that today you have more options than ever. Safety First Keep your little one snug, warm and close to your chest in a properly fitting sling or carrier. The most important thing is to be mindful and never cover a baby’s face with a blanket, cover … Read More

AGM Recap
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A recap for those who couldn’t attend the BCIA 2018 AGM on Wednesday, Nov 28. Apologies for the lack of recording, technology thwarted us. Welcome Board of Directors Introduction new members: Alisa DeMarco of Tekhni (USA), Tina Hoffmann of DIDYMOS (Germany), Kristi Hayes-Devlin, Columbus Trading Partners (USA)- Kristi is taking on the role of BCIA secretary (Kristi is also the BCIA founder and is returning to the BoD after a few years away). returning member: Beth Warrell-Leistensider of Catbird Baby … Read More

Seasonal Shut Down
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From the BCIA team to you and yours, a heartfelt thank you and seasonal good wishes as we near the end of 2018! The BCIA will shut down for ordering and shipping (brochures, labels etc) from December 21, 2018 to January 7, 2019. Please have your orders in to Nadine at admin@babycarrierindustryalliance.org well before this date to ensure timely shipping before the new year. We will be monitoring emails over the holidays however response time may be delayed while staff … Read More

Research and Current Articles
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A list of current research, articles and resources for caregivers, consumers and industry members. Do you have a relevant article, video or resource to include? Please contact us and we will review it for inclusion. There’s No Such Thing as Holding Your Baby Too Much (article includes links to current research) Babywearing: 23 Science Backed Benefits (includes extensive list of current research) The Importance of Skin to Skin Contact (Breastfeeding Support) How To: Choosing and Using a Baby Carrier

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BCIA supports the baby carrier industry in bringing safe carriers to market, promotes the importance of in-arms carrying, and works to increase the value of baby carriers.

Industry Roundtable Schedule 2019
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Please join us for our 2019 Industry Roundtable discussions! All are welcome. What is an industry roundtable you ask? An informal hour for industry members (retailers, educators, manufacturers, etc) to come together and discuss industry issues and network/brainstorm. Our facilitator Angelique Geehan is very good at keeping conversation going with interesting topic suggestions but we have found that organic conversation occurs quite easily and often in surprisingly useful directions. Roundtables will be virtual, on the 3rd or 4th Tuesday of … Read More

Business Matchmaking
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BCIA is continuing to work on business matchmaking, and we invite anyone who would like to find a service, sell their business or product line or design to submit a classified-style ad. Retail businesses welcome, as well as manufacturers. Please email us at director@babycarrierindustryalliance.org to insert an ad or to inquire about an ad you see here. 1. Small, single-owner US babywearing business (meh dai and structured carrier) with strong brand presence is seeking a buyer or investor. Revenues under $500K … Read More

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