Austin Babywearing is a small, local non-profit organization that is entirely run by volunteers. And we are always looking for more volunteers to join us! (Hint, hint – let us know if you would like to volunteer!) Our organization runs a little differently right now, but our mission remains the same:
Austin Babywearing works to make a positive difference in the lives of children and their caregivers by sharing the practice of babywearing. Our meetings provide attendees the opportunity to try many carriers, receive expert instruction, and get connected with other caregivers in our supportive and inclusive community.
Pre-COVID-19 (and again once we are able to safely do so), we hold free and open to the public monthly meetings. During these meetings, our Babywearing Educators share their knowledge and love of all things babywearing! Community members are welcome to bring their questions and personal carriers for a fit check, or try on one from our lending library. If you are interested in a particular carrier, we offer carrier rentals where you may pay $10/month or $30/year to borrow a carrier from one meeting to the next (we typically hold in-person meetings the 4th Saturday of each month).
Currently, we are not able to safely offer in-person meetings or carrier rentals. Our Babywearing Discussion Group has Educators available to help with any fit checks or babywearing related questions you may have. We also have a few Educators who are available for one on one video chat consultations. Please email us if you would like to make arrangements for a free session. Thank you for understanding and stay healthy! And remember to wash your and any child’s hands!
We will now be meeting at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas on 1315 Barbara Jordan Blvd. Austin, Texas 78723. Meetings will be held on the fourth Saturday of each month (unless otherwise noted) from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Please park in the free Dell Children’s Medical Center parking lot (RMHC’s parking lot is small and only accommodates guest families and volunteers). The DMCM parking lot is right across the street from RMHC, and you can come in through either our North or South Entrance – please see the ultra-professional map below. If the doors are locked, buzz the intercom and RMHC will let you in – once inside, take the elevator to the 4th floor, and the Community Room is the only publicly-accessible area up there (so it’s not hard to find!).
RMHC is allowing us to use the space in exchange for a donation. ABW makes a monetary donation to RMHC each month and we invite you to make a donation if you would like to from their Wish Lists (this is not a requirement to attend meetings).
Connect With Us
Join our Facebook Discussion Group to ask questions and connect with other members.
Follow our Facebook Page for our latest news and announcements.
Follow us in Instagram for fun babywearing content.
Email Librarian@AustinBabywearing.org for help with your rental carrier, instructions for laundering, or to arrange to return outside of a meeting.
Email Volunteer@AustinBabywearing.org if you are interested in volunteering with us.
Email info@AustinBabywearing.org with any questions.
Sign up via Remind.com for text reminders
- For meeting reminders text @austinbw to the number 81010
- For playdate reminders text @abwplay to the number 81010