Upcoming Events

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June 2018

West End Babywearing Basics and Social 
Sunday June 3, 2018 from 3-5:30pm
Damask Studios at 2238 Dundas St West (lower level)
www.damaskstudios.com

Welcome to Babywearing Basics and Social!
Join us in re-establishing our west end CMC babywearing meetings. Damask Studios (www.damaskstudios.com) has graciously offered their space to support our teaching efforts. The goal of these meetings is to get people carrying. Trained babywearing educators volunteer their time to help parents and caregivers gain the skills and confidence to carry their children safely and comfortably.

Meetings are open to all parents and caregivers (and those expecting to become parents or caregivers). You can read about our Acknowledgements and Standards of Inclusion here: https://tinyurl.com/CMCInclusion

Currently meetings operate on a pay-what-you-can basis, with donations directly supporting CMC’s ongoing activities by allowing us to purchase insurance for our volunteers and carriers for our collection. You can read more about donations here: https://tinyurl.com/DonationsCMC

How Meetings Work:

  • From 3pm-3:15pm, we will have time for people to arrive and socialize.
  • From 3:15pm -5:15pm we offer babywearing instruction.
  • We open with a season specific reminder and the basics of babywearing safety (Visible and Kissable!)
  • Most of the meeting is spent in small groups tailored, as much as possible, to the needs of attendees.
  • During small groups we are usually able to teach the basics of front, hip and back carrying*. For those attendees that bring your own baby and carrier, educators will assist with fitting and troubleshooting carriers.
  • Educators will provide assistance with special carrying circumstances when possible.

* Please note that no back wrapping will be taught at this babywearing basics meeting. Our Babywearing 101 meetings in the East end can usually teach the simplest of back carries with a woven wrap to those who are ready. For more technical carries, caregivers in Toronto have the option of booking private consultations with a number of experienced babywearing educators.

How the Carrier Collection Works:

  • The carrier collection is only available to learn with and try on for fit during the meeting, and for our volunteer educators to use for demonstration purposes. At this time, we do not lend out carriers.
  • Although we will have a small teaching library of buckle carriers, wraps, meh dai/bei dai and ring slings available, we encourage you to bring your own carrier (BYOC). If you are looking to try out a wide number of carriers, the East End CMC meetings will be more useful as they offer a more extensive library at that location.

East End Babywearing 101 and Socializing
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 1:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Ralph Thornton Community Centre (765 Queen Street East, Toronto)

[Please note that the elevator is LIKELY still going to be closed for our meeting. If you come with baby in a stroller please being a lock so you can secure it to a bike post outside. We are very sorry if the elevator closure means you will be unable to participate in this event.]

Welcome to Babywearing 101! The goal of these meetings is to get people carrying. Trained educators volunteer their time to give parents and caregivers the skills and confidence to carry their children in comfort and safety.

Meetings are open to all parents and caregivers (and those expecting to become parents or caregivers).

Currently meetings operate on a pay-what-you-can basis, with donations directly supporting CMC’s ongoing activities by allowing us to purchase insurance for our volunteers and carriers for our collection.

How Meetings Work:

  • From 1:30 to 2:00, we will have time for people to arrive and socialize. There is no instruction during this time, just getting to know other babywearers in the group.
  • From 2:00 to 3:30 we offer babywearing instruction.
  • We open with a season-specific reminder about the basics of babywearing safety (Visible and Kissable!).
  • Most of the meeting is spent in small groups tailored, as much as possible, to the needs of attendees.
  • During small groups we are usually able to teach the basics of front, hip and back carrying using a variety of carriers.
  • During this time educators can also assist with fitting and troubleshooting carriers brought by attendees.
  • Educators will provide assistance with special carrying circumstances when possible.

How the Carrier Collection Works:

  • The CMC carrier collection includes a wide variety of buckle carriers, wraps, meh dai/bei dai, ring slings and other babywearing options.
  • The carrier collection will be available to all present to learn with and try on for fit during the meeting, and for our volunteer educators to use for demonstration purposes.

If possible, kindly RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/myCMCtoronto/events/
Or here: https://tinyurl.com/CMCEvents

West End Babywearing Basics and Social 
Sunday June 24, 2018 from 3-5:30pm
Damask Studios at 2238 Dundas St West (lower level)
www.damaskstudios.com

July 2018

Babywearing 101 and Socializing
Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 1:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Ralph Thornton Community Centre (765 Queen Street East, Toronto)

West End Babywearing Basics and Social
Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 3-5:30pm
Damask Studios at 2238 Dundas St West (lower level)
www.damaskstudios.com

August 2018

Babywearing 101 and Socializing
Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 1:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Ralph Thornton Community Centre (765 Queen Street East, Toronto)

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