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Babywearing Groups in NZ

All New Zealand Babywearing Groups in Geographical Order.

All Babywearing Groups are their own separate entities, please contact them with any enquiries.  Babywearing group instructors are all volunteers who have, or are currently, wearing their babies.

 
http://www.facebook.com/KerikeriBabywearers

Kerikeri Babywearers

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/KerikeriBabywearers  

Meetings
Workshops will soon be running in Kerikeri! Keep an eye on our page for details on when and where. Families will be welcome to attend to receive help in finding a carrier(s) that works best for them and their baby, or can bring their own carriers along if they need help. The meetings will also be a good social opportunity so if you're all sussed with babywearing come along for a social chit chat and to help other parents :0)

Kerikeri Babywearers is sponsored by My Natural Baby Ltd

Instructors
Pip, Helen, Duncan 

 

http://www.facebook.com/KerikeriBabywearers
 

http://www.facebook.com/WhangareiBabywearers

Whangarei Babywearers

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/WhangareiBabywearers 

Meetings
Sponsored by My Natural Baby Ltd, monthly workshops are held at Whangarei Central Library in the May Bain Meeting Room. All welcome. Bring your baby carrier if you need help or try out our carriers at the meetings

Instructors
Helen, Duncan, Paulette

http://www.facebook.com/WhangareiBabywearers
 

http://www.facebook.com/BabywearingNorthShore

Babywearing North Shore

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BabywearingNorthShore

Meeting details
Meets on the 2nd Friday of the month at the Chelsea Rooms of the Cedar Centre- Birkdale & Beach Haven Anglican Church.  56A Tramway Rd, Beach Haven.   10am-12noon.

Coffee meetings 4th Friday of the month.

Instructors:  Helen, Jo

All welcome, gold coin donation for venue appreciated.

 

Contact 
babywearingnorthshore@gmail.com

 

 

http://www.facebook.com/BabywearingNorthShore
 

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West Auckland Meetings
The West Auckland branch meets each 1st Friday of the month, at the Sturges West Community House, 58 Summerland Dr, Henderson, West Auckland. The meeting runs from 10am -12noon, babies/toddlers welcome.

West Auckland Instructors
Jessica, Kate, Cally, Jacquie, Kiri, Betty, Laurena

West Auckland Contact
jessica@slingbabies.co.nz 

 

SouthEast Auckland Meetings
The The SouthEast Auckland branch meets each 3rd Sunday of the month, 1.30-3.30 at the Anchorage Park Community House (rear room) 16 Swan Crescent, Pakuranga.

SouthEast Instructors
Heather, Anita

SouthEast Auckland Contact:
southeastslingbabies@gmail.com

See main Group Info page for sling library details

 

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http://www.facebook.com/BabywearingFranklin

Babywearing Franklin

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/BabywearingFranklin

Celebrating babywearing in the Franklin Region!

We meet once a month where everyone is welcome to come learn about different carriers and meet other babywearing mums and dads!

Where
First Tuesday of every month at 8 Cornwall Road, Waiuku.

Pukekohe every 3rd month.

 

Instructors
Louise, Ali

Contact info@scamps.co.nz

 

http://www.facebook.com/BabywearingFranklin
 

http://www.facebook.com/BabywearingHauraki

Babywearing Hauraki

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BabywearingHauraki

Next Gathering: We'll be meeting fortnightly on a thursday at various cafes, keep an eye on our page for dates and venue. Please join us! View the different types of baby carriers and find out how you can wear your baby.
Mission
Uniting babywearing parents in the area! We're not just another coffee group, we want to get out and about with our babies (and tots) and promote babywearing as a normal part of life.
Description
Come along to view the different types of carriers available from our library and find out how to use them safely with your child. We try to rotate between between towns so everyone has a chance of attending. You are welcome to try on the different carriers at our gatherings however if you wish to borrow carriers from our library you must become a registered member.

Instructors:  Kyra, Keiha

Our library is for you to try out different carriers to find what suits you best. It is not for long-term hire.

Contact: babywearinghauraki@gmail.com

Sling library:
* Close Baby Caboo (sewn wrap style)
* Dulce & Zoet Sling - Small fits size 8-10 & large fits approx size 12-14 (pouch) x2
* Bear Hug ring sling
* Nature's Sway sling x2
* Nature's Sway Wrap
* Nature's Sway Pouch Pack
* Asian-style mei-tai (unbranded)
* Wrap (unbranded with stretch) x2
* Peanutshell Sling - medium fits approx size 10-12 (pouch)

To borrow from our library you must be a registered member. Membership is an annual fee of $10. Carriers are hired out at $5 per carrier for a 2 week period. You can only hire out one carrier at a time. Maximum 4 weeks hire. All proceeds go towards running the group and upkeep of the library.

 

http://www.facebook.com/BabywearingHauraki
 

http://www.facebook.com/babycarriers

Waikato Baby Carriers

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/babycarriers

We welcome everybody with an interest in babywearing and are available to help people select, fit and learn to use a range of slings.

Meetings
We meet on the third Thursday of the month, 9.30-11.30am at Parent's Place Hamilton - 87 Boundary Rd.
Our meetings are quite informal. A gold coin donation to cover venue hire would be appreciated.
We have a moderate sized sling library built up from a combination of donations and our own contributions which you can borrow from.

Instructors
Kerry, Claire

Contact
waikatobabycarriers@gmail.com

 

http://www.facebook.com/babycarriers
 

http://www.facebook.com/BabywearingTauranga

Babywearing Tauranga/Mount/Papamoa

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/BabywearingTauranga

Keep an eye on our FB page for details of upcoming meetings!

Instructors
Rachel, Helen, Amber

http://www.facebook.com/BabywearingTauranga
 

http://www.facebook.com/TaranakiBabywearers

Taranaki Babywearers

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TaranakiBabywearers

See our facebook page for updates on meetings!

Instructor
Trudie

 

 

http://www.facebook.com/TaranakiBabywearers
 

http://www.facebook.com/BabywearingWairarapa

Babywearing Wairarapa

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BabywearingWairarapa

Instructor
Brooke

Helping Wairarapa parents on their babywearing journey. We have regular meetings that are open to all parents with an interest in babywearing. 

http://www.facebook.com/BabywearingWairarapa
 

http://babywearingwellington.blogspot.co.nz/

Babywearing Wellington

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/babywearingwellington

Meetings
Babywearing Wellington holds free monthly slingmeets where you can come along to find out about babywearing, get help with choosing and using various carriers, or simply chat with like-minded people.

Instructors
Emma, Hester, Isa, Stefanie, Sarah, Rebecca.

When
The first Friday of the month, from 10am until 12pm.

Where
The Southern Cross, which is located at the top of Cuba St, on the corner of Abel Smith St.
There is free parking for one hour on the street (which isn't long enough for a whole slingmeet!), or there is plenty of paid parking on the street or in nearby parking buildings. Or you could chuck your baby in your carrier and walk/bus/train ;)

Who
All welcome: mums, dads, caregivers, parents to be and their supportive friends and family. Please feel free to invite anybody you think may be interested.

Cost
Nothing! It's free. Thanks to the kindness of the Southern Cross in providing us with a free venue for slingmeets we don't have to charge you a thing.

Carrier Library
We have a wide range of carriers available to hire for a $5 a week (maximum 4 weeks) plus $10 membership. Our current selection is:

MEI TAIS:
Kozy Carrier on loan from My Natural Baby, Little Love mei tai (made right here in Wellington!) Little Rubi mei tai donated by Stef, LittleTree Baby mei tai, Oyako mei tai

POUCH SLINGS:
2 Unido pouches (in S and M sizes), 2 Nurnurz pouches (in M (62-64cm) and L (65-67cm))

SOFT STRUCTURED CARRIERS:
2 x Manduca soft structured carrier donated by My Natural Baby, 2 x Pouch Pack from Natures Sway, ErgoBaby carrier from Babes in Arms - includes infant insert for newborns, ErgoBaby Sport carrier from Belly Beyond, Beco Butterfly II soft structured carrier (purchased from membership fees), Patapum soft structured carrier (purchased from membership fees)

RING SLINGS:
2x Baby Sling from Natures Sway, Breeze Baby mesh water sling from Babes in Arms, Peanut Shell adjustable sling from Babes in Arms, Unity ring sling, Storchenwiege ring sling from My Natural Baby

STRETCHY WRAPS:
Two Skin2Skin stretchy wraps, Heart2Heart stretchy wrap, Popit Wrap stretchy wrap, Carry Wrap from Natures Sway, Moby wrap on loan from Stef, Je Porte Mon Bebe (JPMBB) hybrid stretchy wrap donated by My Natural Baby, KariMe stretchy wrap, Baby K'Tan all in one stretchy (no tying) donated by Tiny Little Elefants

WOVEN WRAPS:
Hoppediz woven wrap donated by Hoppediz NZ, Storchenwiege woven wrap donated by My Natural Baby

To enquire about hiring any of the above carriers, please e-mail our librarian.

In addition, our personal carriers are available at each slingmeet to try out. Between us we have:
Storchenwiege, Didymos, Neobulle and Ellaroo woven wraps; Ergo SSC; Moby stretchy wrap; Beco SSC; and ring slings.

 

http://babywearingwellington.blogspot.co.nz/
 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Babywearing-Christchurch/161695193920660

Babywearing Christchurch

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Babywearing-Christchurch/161695193920660

Instructors
Chantal, Gena, LauraDescription

Mission
To support people who are keen to baby wear and form a strong baby wearing group to help parents meet the needs of their children through secure attachment.

Meetings
Baby wearing workshops held the 1st Friday of the month at 10am
Christchurch parents centre
2/2 Leacroft St, Bishopdale.
Gold coin donation.

"Many would say he is way too old, too heavy to be carried around in a pouch sling. He would sleep better if left alone in a crib, others would remark. Forget the snide comments and ignore the weird looks from strangers. By babycarrying we actively respond to the basic needs of a baby---warmth, security, connection, love, closeness and trust. Keep your babies close to your hearts for a baby is happiest being held."

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Babywearing-Christchurch/161695193920660
 

http://dunedinbabywearinglibrary.wordpress.com/

Babywearing Dunedin

Websitehttp://dunedinbabywearinglibrary.wordpress.com/  

The Otepoti Dunedin Babywearing Library is an all-volunteer organization of people passionate about babywearing. We believe babywearing to be practical for parents and beneficial for babies.

Where is the Babywearing Library located?
The Library is run from the Early Years Hub, 158 Oxford St, South Dunedin.

Library hours
On the last Wednesday of every month there is a dedicated Babywearing coffee morning from 10am-12pm at the Early Years Hub. You can talk Babywearing over a coffee, access the Library and receive instruction from an experienced babywearer.

Since the library was initially sponsored by the Conscious Parenting group, every 2nd Wednesday of the month you can access the Library during the first and last 30 minutes of the CP meeting, 10-10.30am and 11.30-12pm. Anyone interested in Attachment Parenting are welcome to stay for the meeting as well!

Please arrange pick-up and returns of Library loans during the above times.

If you can't make it to a Library meeting time and have any questions or just want advice about wearing your baby, feel free to email babywearingdunedin@gmail.com  

Membership Fees

A lifetime membership to the library costs $25. This fee helps to expand the library, as well as to replace existing slings and carriers as they wear out.

With each new membership, the first two loans are free of charge. After the first two you are welcome to loan more at a cost of $10 per loan.

Instructors

Anna, Amy, Sian, Emily, Leigh, Robin, Rachel

 

http://dunedinbabywearinglibrary.wordpress.com/
 

https://www.facebook.com/BabywearingSouthland

Babywearing Southland

 Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/BabywearingSouthland 

Meetings: 
Meets at Bumps A Daisy Ltd, 225 Tweed street Invercargill.  See FB page for more details on events.

Instructors

Louise

https://www.facebook.com/BabywearingSouthland
 

 
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