What is aging out? Aging out is when your little babe no longer asks to go up. It’s when you are no longer able to carry the weight of a sweet child. It’s when the babywearing relationship is no longer beneficial or enjoyed by one or either of you. As with all stages of your child growing older - it can be both celebrated and missed. The only thing certain in life is that time will keep moving on. Babies will never be as young as they are today and today will never happen again - unless you get caught in some weird Groundhog’s Day special effects.
A few ways that you can savor the memories:
1. Keep your friendships and your community. You are always welcome to continue coming to meetings, getting more involved with the community, or just take a parents night out with some of those great friends. Turns out that as much as you love your babywearing friends - your kids start to love each other also.
Again, many of you may just be starting, so why are we talking about this? We need your help! We need to tell you today because our group is experiencing a big transition of wonderful volunteers and educators that have begun to age out. Over the last year, you may have noticed a big change in the names of volunteers and educators at the top of our Facebook group. Our group runs on volunteers alone. When a volunteer retires to spend time on family or focus on their big kids interests, moves to a new job, we are down! We need volunteers to help us keep the group available and successful.
Volunteers help us run our meetings and our group from online to in person. We need hands to help keep the group alive. We are not in dire positioning, we have educators and volunteers to continue, but it is time to think about the future of the group. Have you loved being involved at meetings? Please consider becoming a volunteer. Have you found yourself in love with sharing all about babywearing and telling your friends? We train new educators out of our volunteer group. We will provide training and support for everyone who jumps in at any level.