New Zealand Babywearing Week 2017 – Official Events

Keep an eye on this page for event details as they are confirmed for 2017 New Zealand Babywearing Week Celebrations. If you’re interested in organising an event in your town, please contact me using the form at the bottom of this page – thanks! Helen xx




Kerikeri Event Details

September Babywearing Week walk and workshop

Saturday 30th September, 2017

10.30 meet at The Stone Store then
11.30 at Wharepuke cafe

A short walk up the Koropiro Pa
Followed by our workshop (and something to eat or drink) at
Wharepuke cafe.

Wet weather plans (check our facebook page) meet at Wharepuke at

Event Organiser: Barbara Roberts and Kerikeri Babywearers Group

Find Kerikeri Babywearers on Facebook.

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Babywearing Cafe Meet up and Babywearing Walk

Sunday 1st October, 10:30am

Meet at Quail Cafe at 10.30am for a relaxed get together. The cafe offers a lovely range of meals, snacks and drinks. Arrive promptly to get your lucky number for the prize draws happening after morning tea. If the weather is favourable we will follow the cafe meet up with a walk through the quarry gardens so bring some comfy shoes.

Event Organiser: Whangarei Babywearers Group

Contact Details:

Find Whangarei Babywearers on Facebook.

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Auckland Sling Walk

Saturday 7th October, 11am

Join us at the 9th annual Auckland Sling Walk, proudly presented by My Natural Baby, celebrating New Zealand and International Babywearing Week.
Meet us at Britomart (look for the My Natural Baby and New Zealand Babywearing Week banners, or failing that, the large gaggle of people with children in carriers…;) ).

11am Register and get your lucky number for the prize draws at the end.

11:20am You’ll want to be there to see, or join in with Kangatraining West and Central Auckland, as they kick of the Auckland Sling Walk with a couple of fabulous numbers.

Then: We’ll walk the Viaduct finishing in Wynyard Quarter by the play area, where the kids can play and the adults can catch the prize draws and pat the pretty carriers around the place (my favourite part!).

Event Organiser: Helen MacMillan

Contact Details:
For more information visit the Auckland Sling Walk Facebook page.

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Babywearing North Shore Workshop Meeting

Friday 13th October, 2017

Join us at our regular monthly workshop in October which is also our 5th Birthday Celebration. After our usual workshop format (baby carrier demos, hands on help with your carriers or try one from our library) we will be celebrating with cake and giveaways as well!

Event Organiser: Sandy McGivern-Butler

Contact Details: See our Facebook event for more details.

Find Babywearing North Shore on Facebook.

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Kangatraining West Auckland Class

Details: 2nd October 2017, MPOWR Fitness, 6/7 Veronica St, New Lynn, Auckland

Join us for a fun babywearing exercise class to celebrate New Zealand Babywearing Week 2017!

All mums/dads/caregivers welcome, hire carriers available if you don’t own one or the one you own isn’t suitable for exercise.

Mums must be 6 weeks postpartum [12 weeks for c section] and all participants will need to fill in a health form before class.

Kangatraining is a full body, low impact, interval based exercise class, with floor work exercises, muscle endurance tracks, dance based choreography and stretching.

Message Kangatraining West Auckland on Facebook to book your spot!

Event Organiser: Sherylee Teoh and Amy Silver

Contact Details: Text Sherylee – 021772136 or e-mail Amy on

Find Kangatraining West Auckland on Facebook.

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Slingbabies October meeting

Friday 06 October, 10-11:30am

Sturges West Community House, Summerland Drive, Henderson

Join the Slingbabies team for our monthly meeting to learn about different carriers styles and try on or hire from our library, or bring your own carrier along to learn more about how to use it.

To celebrate New Zealand Babywearing Week we will also have some spot prizes from some of our amazingly generous local vendors as well!

Event Organiser: Amy Silver

Contact Details: E-mail Amy on
Find the Slingbabies group on Facebook.

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Recarry Stretchy Wrap Workshop

Anchorage Park Community House – Swan Crescent, Pakuranga, Auckland

Thursday October 5th 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm

To celebrate New Zealand Babywearing Week 2017, we have partnered with
Slingbabies to bring you this special stretchy wrap workshop. It specifically caters to
expectant parents, and those with new babies aged 0 – 3 months.
You can expect to learn about the benefits and safety aspects of babywearing,
expel some common myths, and leave with practical skills on how to use a stretchy
wrap. Participants will also be given a stretchy wrap to keep at no cost, thanks to the
Recarry initiative from The Sleep Store.
This is a fabulous opportunity, especially for those families that may not otherwise be able to afford a carrier. Bookings are essential as places are limited – please use the registration button on the facebook event or contact Rhianon via Wearable Heart.
All equipment will be provided, as will a little supper. Children and support people are also welcome, but please let us know for catering purposes.

Event organiser: Rhianon Philpott, Wearable Heart

See our facebook page for details or email

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Southeast Sling Walk

Auckland Botanic Gardens – 102 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland
(wet weather option will be Sylvia Park, Mt Wellington)
Sunday October 1 st 2017
10:30am – 12:30pm

Come join us for a gentle walk through the Auckland botanical gardens* to celebrate
New Zealand Babywearing Week 2017 and raise the profile of babywearing in New
We’ll meet outside the Cafe for registration, and can help to fit carriers if needed.
There will be spot prizes at the end of the walk. Bring the whole family, and make
some new friends.
Look forward to seeing you there!
*Wet weather plan: we’ll be walking the length of Sylvia Park instead.

Event organiser: Rhianon Philpott

See our South East Slingbabies facebook page for details.
or email

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NZBWW17: Casual Coffee

‘The Burbs’ 190 Fisher Parade, Farm Cove, Auckland.

Tuesday October 3 rd 2017
10:00am – 12:00pm

Let’s celebrate New Zealand Babywearing Week! Come along – have a coffee and a
catch up. Bring your carriers if you'd like some help to fit them. If there’s something
you’d like to try on, let us know and we'll try our best to bring it for you.

Event organiser: Rhianon Philpott

See our South East Slingbabies facebook page for details.
or email


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Event Organisers: Augusta Macassey-Pickard & Sandy Goodall

Event Details: On Facebook

Find the Coromandel & Whitianga Babywearers Group on Facebook.

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Event Organiser: Waikato Baby Carriers

Contact Details:

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Mount Maunganui Walk

  1. Walk, location TBC 4 th October
  2. Mt Walk and Picnic, Mt Maunganui 7 th October 10am
  3. Babywearing week workshop, Parents Centre Tauranga 10th October 10am


Walk – 4 th October, check out our facebook page for event details

Mt Walk and Picnic – Join us for a walk around or up the Mt! Meet on
the boardwalk outside the surfclub and we will set off in 2 groups
depending on which direction you choose to go.
We’ll then relax with a picnic morning tea/lunch afterwards. Please
bring your own food/snacks – or grab something from one of the
Keep an eye on the Facebook event for updates.

Babywearing week workshop. Join us at the parents centre for our
monthly workshop. Details on our facebook page.

Event Organiser: Tracey, Rochelle, Tammy and Susi

Message them through the Babywearing Tauranga (click here) facebook page.

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Event Organiser: Charlotte Hamilton

Contact Details:

Find the Taupo Babywearers on Facebook

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Contact Details:

Find Babywearing Hawkes Bay on Facebook.

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Contact Details:

Find Babywearing Hawkes Bay on Facebook.

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Whanganui //Whanganui
Babywearing Library

6th October, 2pm at The Womans

Come along for an open day
with nibbles and new carriers
you won’t want to miss out!
Photo Competition will be
drawn at the event.

Event organiser: Melanie
Hylton 02040017742

Find Whanganui Babywearing Community on Facebook here.

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Babywearers Manuwatu

Please join our Facebook group for updated times and locations and also to take advantage of the many games and giveaways we will be offering throughout the week.

Palmerston North

Event Details: Babywearers Manawatu Facebook Group

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Find the event details on Facebook here.

Event Organiser: Charlotte Williams

Find Babywearing Wairarapa on Facebook

Event Organiser: Charlotte Williams

Event Details: Found on the Facebook event notice.


Find Babywearing Wairarapa on Facebook

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Upper Hutt Babywearers

Babywearing Bush Walk

Location: 3 October 2017, 9.30 – 11.30am ,Upper Hutt City Library

Details: Celebrate New Zealand Babywearing Week with the Upper Hutt Babywearers, the
Library and Activation. Meeting at 9.30am at Upper Hutt Central Library, join us for a short bushwalk on the lower loop of Maidstone Hill, returning to the Library for
refreshments and giveaways.
Bring babies, older children and comfortable shoes!

Event Organisers: Jula Goebel, 04 527 2171,
Find Upper Hutt babywearing on Facebook.

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Babywearing Wellington

Annual Slingwalk (Frank Kitts Park to Southern Cross)

Event Organiser: Suze Foster

Contact Details:

Find Babywearing Wellington on Facebook.

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Babywearing Week Picnic & Walk

Botanic Sports Field, corner Milton St &Hardy St, 02.10.2017 at 10am

We will meet at the Sports Field for a picnic. Please bring a shared
morning tea (something healthy) and a cup. We will provide hot water
and herbal teas.
After morning tea we will head up to the Centre of New Zealand. So
don’t forget to bring your carrier.

Event link here on facebook.

Event Organisers: Elisabeth Schmidt & Kristina Wells

Contact Details:

Find Babywearing Nelson on Facebook here.

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Event Organiser: Amy Mills

Contact Details: 022 013 4329,

Find Timaru Babywearing Group on FaceBook.

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Hokitika Babywearing Picnic and Walk

Event Organiser: Rebekah Fraser

Contact Details:

Find West Coast Babywearing on Facebook.

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Find Invercargill Babywearing Community on Facebook.


If you’d like to organise an event in your town to celebrate New Zealand Babywearing Week 2017, please complete the form below. We’ll send you an official registration form and information pack. Thanks for celebrating with us!

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