What: WIC Celebrates Week of the Young Child With a Baby Wearing Fashion Show
When: Saturday (April 16), 9:45 -11:30 a.m.
Where: Mt. Shasta Mall, Macy’s Court
The Shasta County’s Health & Human Services and WIC (a health and nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children) in conjunction with First 5 Shasta, will be presenting a Baby Wearing Fashion Show during the Week of the Young Child on Saturday, April 16, from 9:45 -11:30 am at the Mt. Shasta Mall, Macy’s Court. Baby wearing is defined as the practice of wearing or carrying a baby or child in a sling or other form of carrier. Baby wearing has been practiced for centuries around the world.
“Infants thrive through touch and wearing your baby is an obvious way to meet this need,” said Judy Cassidy, IBCLC, at the Support Center. “We want to provide a great opportunity for the community to learn the reasons and details of baby wearing, as well as promote this as an effective way to bond with your baby.”
Baby wearing provides a high level of love and support. It promotes positive family communication, respects the needs of the infant and helps parents respond to those needs immediately. Wearing a baby involves babies in family life by keeping them in the center of it. It also provides a safe environment in and out of the home.
This event is open to the public and is a free event. After a Kazoo parade led by the Easter Bunny, models will be wearing their babies in the latest materials and styles of carries, slings and rebozos.
For more information, contact Judy Cassidy at 245-6422.