Sunday, January 3, 2016

Babywearing in DuPage County has had a long history. The first organized group was DuPage Slingers, founded in 2006. Slingers was run by volunteers who were passionate about teaching caregivers how to wear babies and toddlers in a safe, secure, and loving way.  The group affiliated with a larger organization for a short time, however, had to disband at the end of 2015. Currently, the closest babywearing support groups for DuPage residents are the local chapters of Babywearing International. Please contact them for assistance with your wearing needs.

Babywearing International of Chicagoland:
meetings in Schaumburg, Northbrook, Grayslake, Mundelein, Chicago (3 locations), Brookfield and Berwyn.

Babywearing International of North Central Illinois:
meetings in Dekalb, South Elgin, Belvidere, Yorkville, Woodstock, West Dundee, Aurora, and Rockford.

Babywearing International of South Chicagoland:
meetings in Homer Glen, Flossmoor, and Munster, Indiana.

Alternatively, you may be able to find help at A Baby Naturally in downtown Wheaton, a local small business that also sells baby carriers.