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  • We celebrate IBW annually!

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    Winter 2011 Listing of Events

    Morning Cygnus Lactation Services
    Location 402 N. Seymour Mundelein, IL
    Monthly Second Friday Morning 10 a.m. – noon
    Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8

    Morning Be By Baby
    Location 1654 W Roscoe St Chicago IL 60657
    Monthly First Tuesday Morning 11 – 12:30 p.m.
    Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 5

    Evening Grayslake Area Public Library, Room ABC
    Location 100 Library Lane, Grayslake, IL
    Monthly Thursday Evening 6:15 – 8:15 pm
    Jan 27, Feb 17, Mar 24, Apr 28, May 26, June 23

    Morning Algonquin Public Library, Harnish Room
    Location 2600 Harnish Dr, Algonquin, IL
    Monthly Last Thursday Morning 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
    Jan 20, Feb 24, Mar 17

    Morning Waukegan Public Library, Bradbury Room
    Location 128 North County Street, Waukegan, IL
    Monthly Last Thursday Morning 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 31, Apr 28

Safety testing your carriers

No matter how gently you treat your carriers they are made of fabric and are not indestructible. They can tear or fray just like any other fabric item, but with a carrier a tear can be dangerous. The best way to prevent potentially dangerous tears is to regularly inspect and test your carriers for signs of weakness. 

 I found out the other week ago, that one of my carriers stitching was starting to come apart and that it wasn’t in very good shape.   Thankfully, this was pointed out to me by a fellow babywearer as I hadn’t really paid attention to the stitching on it before.

I came across this blog post today and thought it really is a great idea to test our carriers every so often.   This is important, whether you get a used or a new carrier,  always test it first.

http://beltwaybabywearers.blogspot.com/2010/01/testing-your-carriers.html

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