Welcome to Babywearers of Northern NJ

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For generations people have been babywearing worldwide.  Babywearing is simply a term used to describe holding your baby with the aid of a carrier.  As simple as it sounds, babywearing is a skill that, for years, was passed down from parent to child.  However, over the years, many of these skills have been forgotten or lost.  This is where Babywearers of Northern NJ comes in!  We can help!  We are not experts or professionals; just a group of very passionate babywearing moms who love to spread the word (and the skill) of babywearing.  Here are just some of the ways we can help:

-Pregnant and new parents and their partners can come see our carrier library to find one that might work for them.
-Have a carrier? We can help you learn to use it with hands on help!
-Overwhelmed with the different options?  Come try on a carrier before you buy so you know what will work for you.
-Already a skilled babywearer? Come help others, learn new skills, or simply meet like minded parents!

Come help us spread the babywearing love!
First Saturday of the month at 11:00am
Hillsdale Public Library
509 Hillsdale Avenue
Hillsdale, NJ 07642

Fourth Wednesday of the month at 11:00am
Maplewood Community Center
120 Burnett Ave
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Third Thursday of the month at 12:00pm
Hillsdale United Methodist Church
349 Hillsdale Avenue
Hillsdale, NJ 07642

Babywearers of Northern NJ was founded by Bo, Elissa and Jennefer and is currently led by a small group of very passionate babywearing moms!

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Official May Meetings

Our May meetings are:

May 7th at the Hillsdale Public Library in Hillsdale, NJ at 11:00am

May 11th at the Maplewood Community Center at 11:30am in Maplewood.

May 15th meeting is CANCELLED FOR MAY!

May 19th at Hillsdale United Methodist Church at 12:00pm in Hillsdale.

The lending library will be available at all meetings. Rentals are $5 for a month and please bring a personal check post dated for the worth of the carrier if you would like to borrow. If you currently have a rental out please remember to bring it to return at a meeting or get in touch with one of our leaders to make other arrangements.

April Meetings

Our April meetings are:

April 2nd at Hillsdale Public Library in Hillsdale, NJ at 11:00am

April 13th at the Maplewood Community Center at 11:30am in Maplewood.

April 17th at the William Musto Cultural Center at 10:00am in Union City.

April 21st at Hillsdale United Methodist Church at 12:00pm in Hillsdale.

The lending library will be available at all meetings. Rentals are $5 for a month and please bring a personal check post dated for the worth of the carrier if you would like to borrow. If you currently have a rental out please remember to bring it to return at a meeting or get in touch with one of our leaders to make other arrangements.

February Meetings

Our February meetings are:

February 6th at the Hillsdale Public Library at 11:00am in Hillsdale.

February 10th at the Maplewood Community Center at 11:30am in Maplewood.

February 18th  at Hillsdale United Methodist Church at 12:00pm in Hillsdale.

February 21st at the William Musto Cultural Center at 10:00am in Union City UNION CITY IS CANCELLED FOR FEBRUARY! Will resume in March. 

 

The lending library will be more sporadically available at meetings for the next couple of months. When available rentals are $5 for a month and please bring a personal check post dated for the worth of the carrier if you would like to borrow.  If you currently have a rental out please remember to bring it to return at a meeting or get in touch with one of our leaders to make other arrangements.

January Meetings

Our January meetings are:

January 13th at the Maplewood Community Center at 11:30am in Maplewood.

January 17th at the William Musto Cultural Center at 10:00am in Union City.

January 21st  at Hillsdale United Methodist Church at 12:00pm in Hillsdale.

The lending library will be available at all meetings. Rentals are $5 for a month and please bring a personal check post dated for the worth of the carrier if you would like to borrow.  If you currently have a rental out please remember to bring it to return at a meeting or get in touch with one of our leaders to make other arrangements.

December Meetings

Our December meetings are:

December 5th at the Hillsdale Public Library in Hillsdale at 11am. 

December 9th at the Maplewood Community Center at 11:30am in Maplewood. 

December 17th at Hillsdale United Methodist Church at 12:00pm in Hillsdale. 

December 20th at Gypsy Yogis at 10am in Weehawken. 

The lending library will be available at all meetings. Rentals are $5 for a month and please bring a personal check post dated for the worth of the carrier if you would like to borrow.  If you currently have a rental out please remember to bring it to return at a meeting or get in touch with one of our leaders to make other arrangements. 

November Meetings

Our meetings for November are the 7th in Hillsdale at the public library at 11am.

Then the 11th at 11:30am in Maplewood at the Maplewood community center.

After that is the 15th at 10am in Weehawken at Gypsy Yogis, a yoga studio.

Our final meeting of the month is Nov 19th at 12:00pm in Hillsdale again at the United Methodist Church.

As always the lending library should be available at all meetings. The cost to rent for 1 month is $5 and we ask for a post-dated check for the worth of the carrier. The check will be returned when the carrier is checked back into the library.
Hope to see you soon!

We’re having a party!

Here’s all the September info for upcoming meetings.

Saturday September 5th at 3:00pm we will be having a potluck get together rather than our regular meeting!  New and old members are welcome as well as spouses and children of all ages. The lending library will be there for returning and borrowing. For more information, including exact location (will still be in Hillsdale) please see our Facebook page or send us an email. 

We are back to our regular meetings in Maplewood again. September 9th we will meet at the Maplewood Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. Maplewood NJ, from 11:30am to 1:30pm with lending library available. 

Our Thursday meeting will be September 17th at 12:00pm at the Hillsdale United Methodist Church, 349 Hillsdale Ave. Hillsdale, NJ. 

Our Sunday meeting in Weehawken will be September 20th at 10:00am at http://www.gypsy-yogis.com

I hope we all see you at a meeting soon!  We will also have upcoming info about International Babywearing Week in October.