This project is designed to honour families in the Ottawa region who are finding themselves in special circumstances, by providing them with a carrier for their new baby. It is our hope that through wearing their baby with the carrier we provide, the family may begin to find some peace. These families may fit in any of the following categories:
- low budget
- premature baby
- baby after previous loss (rainbow baby)
- single mother
- teen mother/parent
- widowed mother
- sick baby
- sick parent
- military family with soldier returning from active duty
- mother suffering from PPD
- baby after difficulty to conceive
OBG members are asked to nominate a recipient, or themselves, whose circumstances fit in any of the above, or similar, categories.
The recipient should have ideally shown an interest in babywearing or are known by the nominator to be sure to respond positively to their nomination.
We do ask that nominees be individuals or families who would otherwise have difficulty purchasing their own carrier.
The project strives to offer a carrier to as many nominees as possible. The carrier will be gifted to the family. When the family is no longer reaching for it we ask that they pay it forward to another family, or consider returning it to us so it can be sold to raise funds for future gifts.
Recipients are welcome to share any pictures they take of themselves with the carrier for us to use on the blog and on the OBG Facebook page, although this is not obligatory.
Members should submit their nominations by completing this form.