We are Patuxent Babywearing, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote babywearing through education and support. We serve Anne Arundel County, Calvert County, Central Maryland, Charles County, and St. Mary’s County.
Back in 2013, several of our now leaders met in a park to talk about babies and babywearing. They saw the need for a group to promote the ideal locally. That group has evolved over the years and is now run by a team of over 20 volunteers from different areas in Maryland.
Meetings are free and open to anyone! We hold meetings in Anne Arundel County, Calvert County, Central Maryland, Charles County, and St. Mary’s County. Check the calendar below or our "Events" page on Facebook for dates and times.
In a meeting, we typically start by chatting while people arrive. Those who have borrowed carriers at a previous meeting return them. After about 15 minutes for carrier returns and late arrivals, we begin with introductions. Then, the babywearing educators do a demo based on requests from the crowd. This might be a simple overview of types of carriers or demo of specific carries depending on what everyone wants to see. From there, we break into smaller groups and chat, try new carriers, and work on anything the crowd is interested in. For the last 15 minutes, we take some time to check out carriers and start cleaning up the library room.
Meetings are free and ALL are welcome to attend (moms, dads, partners, grandparents, nannies, expecting parents, etc) and older siblings are welcome as well.