Belle Baby Carriers Joins Worldwide Celebration of International Babywearing Week

Boulder Company Organizing Community Hike and Offering Daily Deals Oct 10th - 16th

BOULDER, COLORADO— Boulder based company Belle Baby Carriers will be joining organizations around the world to celebrate the third annual International Babywearing Week, which will be held from October 10th – 16th, 2011. Throughout the week, Belle will be hosting a community hike, offering FREE shipping online, raffling off carriers, and running an interactive photo contest to help celebrate, promote, and advocate the many benefits of babywearing.

‘Babywearing’, a term coined by pediatrician and author Dr. William Sears and his wife Martha Sears, simply means carrying a baby or young child on one’s body using a baby carrier. Not only does babywearing allow parents to have both hands free while carrying their children, but research is also shedding light on how this practice has numerous benefits for children.

International Babywearing Week is sponsored by Babywearing International, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote babywearing as a universally accepted practice, and TheBabywearer.com, an internet babywearing information resource. For Belle Baby Carriers, it is an opportunity help focus the community’s attention on this important practice.

“Babywearing promotes bonding and satisfies a baby’s need for interaction,” says Juli Pearce, president of Belle Baby Carriers. “Babywearing allows families to take their babies places cars or strollers can’t go, including nearby mountain trails. Busy parents can also get more done - laundry, dishes, phone calls - all while bonding with their infant.”
On Thursday October 13th at 11am, Belle will be hosting a Family Babywearing Hike at the Bobolink Trail in Boulder, CO. This is a great opportunity to join like-minded parents for some fun. All ages and abilities are welcome. For those parents that wish to try a Belle Baby Carrier, the company will have an assortment of carriers to use during the hike.

On the social media side, Belle will be running a photo contest on its Facebook page. Daily prizes will be awarded to those that post their favorite babywearing photos. Categories include most scenic, best baby smile, most adventurous, most artistic, and most playful. Several Front Range retailers will be running Belle promotions through out the week, giving customers the chance to win a Belle Baby Carrier. Finally, Belle is offering FREE SHIPPING for all online orders placed during Oct 10th-16th.

“International Babywearing Week is a great opportunity to bring awareness to the many benefits of babywearing,“ says Pearce. “Whether you use a sling, traditional fabric wrap or a more structured carrier like the Belle Baby Carrier, babywearing allows families to explore the world more extensively than baby/toddler legs can go alone. And perhaps best of all, most little ones love being worn.”

To learn more about Belle’s special events during International Babywearing Week, please visit Belle’s website. www.bellebabycarriers.com

About Belle Baby Carriers
Belle Baby Carriers is based in Boulder, Colorado and is the #1 choice for today’s active families. The company was founded by two fathers who shared a love for the outdoors and a long history of design in the climbing industry, where concern for product safety, comfort, and functionality prevail. The reins recently shifted to Pearce, who plans to build on Belle’s strong outdoor heritage, streamlined designs, and chic style. Belle’s award-winning carriers are sold in retail stores across the country and online. For more information, visit http://www.bellebabycarriers.com.

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