Sam, from Mothers Direct which is the retail arm of ABA, came along with some slings MD sell. She provided a demonstration of how to use one of the newest carriers. She also brought a couple of children's books about babywearing, also available through MD.
I demonstrated how to thread and use a ring sling, how to back and front carry with a fabric mei tai and a woven wrap and how to front carry with a stretchy wrap:
I also brought along a couple of pouches and the ergo and enlisted the help of Jen and Ro (who came to the centre already wearing these styles) to demonstrate how to use them:
After the demonstrations the slings got passed around to anyone interested in trying their hand at wearing them. Babywearing discussions continued as mum's helped one another learn how to use the slings.
You can see more of Yvette's scrapbook pages that were displayed here.
Thanks to Yvette for organising such a great day, to all the mums for making it great and Sam for taking time out from Mothers Direct to share some of their products with the group. A special thanks to the Mums from for afar who travelled such long ways to be there (one Mama is holidaying from Belgium and only arrived last week! And another Mum drove from Sale to Dandenong).