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!
2019 Monthly Meeting Schedule
We currently offer 1 meeting per month in northern New Jersey:
3rd Sunday of the month at 11:00am
190 University Ave
Newark, NJ 07102
On Sundays, free metered parking is available on the surrounding streets.
Engelhard Hall is a 3 story concrete building on the New Street Plaza at University Ave, right next to the Center for Law & Justice (the building with the clock tower). It is 1 building away from Washington Street.
**Please note we used to offer a Jersey City meeting but we lost access to that space and, unfortunately, have had to cancel those meetings.**
For the most updated schedule information, join us on Facebook.
Our meetings welcome all caregivers – moms, dads, foster parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends. The more the merrier!
2019 Meeting Calendar
Sunday, January 20, 2019 – Newark, 11am
Sunday, February 17, 2019 – Newark, 11am
Sunday, March 24, 2019 – Newark, 11am (DATE CHANGE! 4th Sunday this month!)
Sunday, April 14, 2019 – Newark, 11am (DATE CHANGE! 2nd Sunday this month!)
Sunday, May 5, 2019 – Newark, 11am (DATE CHANGE! 1st Sunday this month!)
Sunday, June 9, 2019 – Newark, 11am (DATE CHANGE! 2nd Sunday this month!)
Sunday, July 21, 2019 – Newark, 11am
Sunday, August 18, 2019 – Newark, 11am
Sunday, September 15, 2019 – Newark, 11am
Sunday, October 20, 2019 – Newark, 11am
Sunday, November 17, 2019 – Newark, 11am
Sunday, December 15, 2019 – Newark, 11am
Babywearers of Northern NJ was founded by Bo, Elissa and Jennefer and is currently led by a small group of very passionate babywearing moms!