About Babywearing International of Fayetteville
Babywearing International of Fayetteville is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers and dedicated to helping parents wear their babies safely and comfortably. Our mission is to provide safe babywearing educational opportunities and a sense of community to babywearers of all experience levels in central North Carolina, including Fayetteville, Ft. Bragg, Spring Lake and surrounding areas.
We have over 80 carriers in our lending library that are available to try on for free at any event (though we can’t bring everything to our outreach events and playdates, so let us know if there’s something particular you want to try). Members can check out a carrier to take home between meetings.
We hold one lending library meeting per month, as well as monthly playdates and outreach events. All meeting spaces are baby and toddler friendly and everyone is welcome to our meetings, including daddies, grandparents, babysitters, pregnant women, older children and friends. You do not have to be a member to attend our events.
Learn more about our parent organization, Babywearing International, here.
Meet the Volunteers
BWI Fayetteville is led by devoted Volunteer Babywearing Educators (VBEs) and Chapter Support Volunteers (CSVs). In addition to having passed a practical and written exam held by Babywearing International, we are passionate about babywearing, safety, and helping others use the same tools that helped us.
Jenn began babywearing with her oldest in 2011, borrowing a Bjorn from a friend for her newborn, and continued with her son two years later. Babywearing helped her through Post-Partum Anxiety and she is passionate about making sure others have access to the carrier that makes their caregiving journey easier. She learned of the many babywearing options after moving to Fayetteville in 2011 (Woven Wraps are her jam!) and has been a VBE since July 2014. Jenn is the senior member of our Board and is the Director of Outreach and Education.
Ashley is a Baby/Big kid wearing, Breastfeeding, Natural minded, Intactivist Mom of 3. She started her babywearing journey in 2012 with her first baby and became a Volunteer Babywearing Educator (VBE) with Babywearing International of Fayetteville in October 2015. She serves on our Board of Directors as the Director of Marketing and Inventory Management.
Renee is a Babywearing, Breastfeeding, Co-Sleeping, Intactivist, Military Wife and Mommy of 2. She began her Babywearing Journey after having her daughter in 2013 and attended BWI meetings in the Phoenix area. After moving to the Fayetteville area in early 2017, Renee got connected with Babywearing International of Fayetteville and became a Volunteer Babywearing Educator (VBE) in March of 2017. She serves on our Board of Directors as the Director of Membership and Administration