Milwaukee Babywearers was founded in June of 2005 by Carrie Dallner. She started this group as a way to share information and help other people with babywearing. Carrie realized the impact babywearing has after the birth of her 2nd child. She began talking to others to see if there might be of any interest in running a group and heard about the now-defunct international babywearing organization, Nine In Nine Out. After a little research Carrie realized that there wasn’t a local chapter in Milwaukee and decided to start one. The first meeting was held in Carrie’s house and was attended by 3 people. Word quickly began to spread and the meetings outgrew Carrie’s house and were moved to the Bay View library and then to the birth center in Menomonee Falls.
Carrie’s children have now grown beyond the needs of babywearing and so she is no longer actively running meetings. The group now has some wonderful co-leaders that help run the meetings and keep sharing their love and joy of babywearing.
Since Carrie founded the group, we have helped hundreds of caregivers/parents learn about the use of different baby carriers and how useful babywearing can be.