Celebration of International Babywearing Weekend 2018
at Berry Biz Hotel
7 October 2018
Babywearing is the practice of keeping your baby or toddler close and connected to you by carrying a baby in a sling or in another form of carrier as you engage in daily activities. It is a traditional practice in many cultures that is still not widely used by modern industrialized societies, but it nonetheless has many benefits for both children and caregivers. Babywearing promotes bonding, supports breastfeeding, can help combat postpartum depression and makes caregiving easier.
On last 7th October, Bali Babywearers celebrated International Babywearing Weekend at Berry Biz Hotel that filled with various exciting activities such as talk show with the topic of child growth. Besides that, the celebration also being filled with make up demo, make up challenge, babywearing demo and a number of booths for entrepreneurs who want to introduce their product to the market in this opportunity. Babywearers community is not being narrow down to only discuss about babywearing, the community is also open to any kind of collaborations. In fact within one event you are able to associate with many parents from different background, socialize, family bonding time and exchange all kinds of knowledge that brings the family closer. Babywearers invited Dr. Santilie who is expert in child growth as the speaker for the talkshow. After the talkshow about child growth, Babywearers also invited Ms. Inggrid Damayanty, a certified babywearing consultant to share information regarding babywearing. To our surprised, many people still have very little knowledge about the exact right way to do babywearing. There are many benefits for both caregivers and children when babywearing is being practice in the right way.
The highlight of the event was make up demo that was organized by MakeOverId, teaching tricks to mommies how to make up and look fresh in a very limited time so there is no reason for mommies to not glam-up like there is a saying “there is no ugly woman in this world, only lazy woman”. Another challenge was how to make up while babywearing a baby, even though it is in fact not easy to calm children down but parents who attended the event has proven with their enthusiastic that it is possible to take care of ourselves when you have children at the same time. Bali Babywearing community encourage all the parents especially mommies to be more confident in bringing their children out to socialize along the parents. There was mini playground being provided in the event as well so there will be no issue in supervising their children playing while listening to the talk show. Below are some pictures from Bali Babywearing Weekend at Berry Biz Hotel!