Babywearing International, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote babywearing as a universally accepted practice, with benefits for both child and caregiver, through education and support.

The Babywearer is a website that includes articles, tutorials, product and vendor reviews, and an active forum for both general discussion and the buying and selling of baby carriers. Many local Houston Babywearers are members of this community.

The Mamatoto Project was created to educate the general public on the advantages of babywearing and to promote the use of a simple piece of cloth as a traditional baby sling among those who care for infants and toddlers. Mamatoto is Swahili for the Mother-Baby unit. In that culture, babies are never seen apart from their mothers, so the two are considered one.

Nurturing Across Cultures is an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about traditional methods of birthing, family and community relationships, and in-arms and attachment parenting as practiced by indigenous peoples worldwide, relevant to our own lives as caring members of the world community. Our commitment is to promote ways of bonding and being with babies, small children, and each other, ways that lead to greater self-esteem for every individual, as well as inner and outer peace and sense of community.

The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance is a 501(c)(6) corporation that exists to increase awareness of the value of quality baby carriers and to support those in the baby carrier industry. As an alliance of industry leaders, the BCIA is organized to propagate standards across the industry, promote educational outreach, participate in research, and help small businesses comply with standards.


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