August 17, 2018 Update:
Earlier this evening, we received communication from the national board of Babywearing International that they are filing for bankruptcy and will be ceasing all operations as of August 31, 2018. In an effort to maintain communication and transparency with you, our community, we wanted to tell you all directly before you heard it elsewhere.
Our leaders and local Board members are currently in discussion and working hard to determine what this means for us. We are exploring the idea of becoming our own, independent organization and also the idea of joining together with other, surrounding babywearing groups. We will be sure to keep you updated as we move forward.
Our group provided lending library resources to the Greater Boston area, as Boston Babywearers, for four years before joining BWI in 2012. We are committed to continuing to serve the Greater Boston community with baby carrier assistance and lending library services, and will announce our new name and operating procedures to the community as soon as possible.
A few items to note for the immediate future:
We will be changing the name of our group at some point, so we can continue to be a resource for our community and since BWI will no longer exist.
We will be temporarily freezing lending library checkouts until we have our next steps figured out.
And finally, any meetings going forward from today will be considered meetups or playdates. We will still offer carrier fit checks if you bring your own, and we will have learning libraries available for you at the meetups.
Thank you for your patience and support during this period of transition! If you have any further questions please message us directly.
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