There are lots of benefits to wearing babies and toddlers! It’s simple as well as convenient. Babies cry less and learn more.  It helps toddlers adapt to new people and environments. Babywearing promotes physical development and bonding. It provides peaceful, constant reassurance, positive interactions, and mutual attachments.  There is a carrier for every budget and we can help you learn how to safely wear your baby or child!


We are veteran babywearing parents who volunteer and teach the community all about babywearing. We host monthly evening meet ups in Ames at Ames Public Library every 2nd Thursday of the month from 5:30 – 7pm at the Danfoss Room on 2nd Floor. We are available to meet individually, with appropriate safety precautions, with families in the Ames Area.

There are a variety of carriers in our lending library that you are welcome to try and we can help with carriers you already own as well. If you would like to borrow a carrier from our lending library becoming a member is easy and an economical way to find the perfect carrier for you and your child! For a small yearly fee you can borrow one carrier each month for a year. (Lending times will vary slightly due to the new checkout process but we will do our very best to accommodate you and your situation.) 

To become a member please fill out this application:

To borrow a carrier from our lending library please use this request form. Lending will be on a first-requested, first-served basis. Carriers will be picked up and dropped off with zero contact at a location in Central Ames. Carriers will be laundered as much as possible, per manufacturer’s instructions, between lending and placed in a new airtight bag. Written instructions for carriers are available upon request. 

Send us an email (AmesAreaBabywearing@gmail.com), find our group on Facebook (Ames Area Babywearing and Beyond), or contact us here if you want more information, have a questions, or would like to become a lending library member.

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