Auckland Sling Walk 2012 – celebrating New Zealand & International Babywearing Week

Image captured by Gareth O’Neill at Auckland Sling Walk 2011

To celebrate New Zealand and International Babywearing Week 2012, My Natural Baby is proud to present Auckland Sling Walk again this year. This will be the fourth Auckland Sling Walk and we’re looking forward to having a fab time with you again this year!

You are invited to join us for a babywearing / family walk along Tamaki Drive to Mission Bay, wearing your precious child in your favourite baby carrier / sling. If you don’t have a baby or toddler to carry, never fear as babywearing supporters are welcome to join us, along with older children. Bring the whole family!

Pack a picnic to enjoy at the end of the walk. Older kids will love the Mission Bay playground too.

Everyone who joins us on the day and registers at the start of the walk, will be eligible for the prize draws at the end of the walk. Some generous businesses have donated baby carriers and accessories for the giveaways. For more information about what is being given away, keep an eye on the Auckland Sling Walk Facebook page.

This year there will again be 100 goodie bags available which will be given to the first 100 registered walkers on the day! Included in the goodie bags is a copy of the latest issue of The Natural Parent Magazine, a pair of Huggalugs leghuggers and more – keep en eye out for our giveaways post in the next couple of weeks for all the fab ASW12 giveaway details.

Meet on the footpath opposite Kelly Tarltons exit (on the corner) from 11am to register. The walk will commence at 11.25am.

Looking forward to seeing you there! You are welcome to invite friends and family who may be interested in joining us – the more the merrier :0)

Helen

Event Organiser

Auckland Sling Walk 2012 – save the date!

Just a quick note to let you know that this year’s walk will take place on Saturday 13th October 2012.  Last year we had a great turnout once again and we’re looking forward to seeing many old and new faces at this year’s event!

More details on the 2012 event to come as they are confirmed – looking forward to sharing more with you!

Helen

Auckland Sling Walk 2011 – Saturday 15th October

Image captured during 2010 Auckland Sling Walk. Photo by Louise Treherne Photography

To celebrate New Zealand and International Babywearing Week 2011 a walk is being held in Auckland again this year.

Organised by My Natural Baby and supported by Slingbabies and Babywearing North Shore.

You are invited to join us for a babywearing / family walk along Tamaki Drive to Mission Bay, wearing your precious child in your favourite baby carrier / sling. If you don’t have a baby or toddler to carry, never fear as babywearing supporters are welcome to join us, along with older children. Bring the whole family!

Pack a picnic to enjoy at the end of the walk. Older kids will love the Mission Bay playground too.

Everyone who joins us on the day and registers at the start of the walk, will be eligible for the prize draws at the end. Many generous businesses have donated baby carriers and accessories for the giveaways – this year there’s more than $6,000 worth! For more information about what is being given away, keep an eye on the Auckland Sling Walk Facebook page.

This year there will also be 100 goodie bags available which will be given to the first 100 registered walkers on the day! Many thanks to our goodie bag sponsors including The Natural Parent Magazine and Huggalugs!

Meet on the footpath opposite Kelly Tarltons from 11am to register. The walk will commence at 11.25am.

Looking forward to seeing you there! You are welcome to invite friends and family who may be interested in joining us – the more the merrier :0)

To RSVP please do so on the Auckland Sling Walk Facebook event page.

A video will be made again this year so get ready for some fun at the park for some fun footage!  The video from Auckland Sling Walk 2010 is below – check out the fun we had!  Looking forward to doing it all again on Saturday October 15th!

Helen
Event Organiser

Auckland Sling Walk 2010 – The Video

Check out the fun we had at Auckland Sling Walk 2010. Thankfully the weather was kind to us and 75 babywearers and their families gathered together to celebrate babywearing. Big thanks to the prize sponsors and everyone who helped make the day so successful.

Enjoy . . .

Auckland Sling Walk 2009 – the video

I thought I’d better share the 2009 Auckland Sling Walk video here to build the history of the event in one place. The 2009 walk was organised at short notice – just three weeks out. On the day it was raining, and the first day of daylight savings time, so I think a lot of people who had rsvp’d decided not to brave the weather, or else the earlier time didn’t work out for their bodyclocks LOL. Nevertheless a small group of dedicated babywearers set off together for a jaunt around a Mall and then out into the sunshine (it didn’t rain on us – yay!) and down the road to a park for a picnic.

Enjoy.

Helen
Event Organiser

Date set for Auckland Sling Walk 2011

Image captured during 2010 Auckland Sling Walk. Photo by Louise Treherne Photography

I am excited to announce that the 2011 Auckland Sling Walk, an event celebrating babywearing, International Babywearing Week and New Zealand Babywearing Week, will take place on Saturday 15th October, 2011.

I’m looking forward to another great family day out this year!

Helen
Event Organiser

Nestling Daily Prize Giveaway – celebrating New Zealand and International Babywearing Week

Today marks the end of New Zealand and International Babywearing Week – and over on the Auckland Sling Walk facebook page we have an album full of ‘daily giveaways’ that have been donated by some fab New Zealand businesses for during the week. Today’s prize is a designer pouch sling by Nestling.

About Nestling:

“One of the founding principles of Nestling, is to help give mums the tools needed to provide the best care for their child, go about her busy life, while maintaining her sense of style and enthusiasm for life. In our experience, using the right baby sling does just that. By adapting a simple, traditional concept of ‘wearing your child’ into a fresh, stylish perspective, Nestling was born.”

The donated Nestling pouch is:

* 100% Super Soft Merino Inner
* Comfortable and regulates baby’s temperature
* Folded Merino Soft edge
* Designer Cotton Print outer
* Made in Aotearoa

And the lucky winner is . . .

Angela London

Congratulations Angela.

Thanks to everyone who has changed their Facebook avatar to the square Auckland Sling Walk logo to help get the word out about our event which will be happening this Saturday!! 16 October 2010. I am hoping the weather will be kind to us and look forward to seeing lots of you there!

Thanks also to the businesses who sponsored the daily prizes during New Zealand and International Babywearing Week.

Thank you for supporting Auckland Sling Walk 2010!

Helen

Daily Giveaways for New Zealand and International Babywearing Week – three more winners announced!

Time to announce three more daily giveaway winners (I didn’t get a chance to do the draws over the weekend!). Over on the Auckland Sling Walk facebook page we have an album full of giveaways that have been donated by some fab New Zealand businesses.

Saturday’s giveaway, donated by Scamps Boutique – a box of Honey sticks, non-toxic beeswax crayons and some Lemon yellow playdough:

And the lucky winner is . . .

Kerry Sequana

Congratulations Kerry!

Sunday’s giveaway, donated by Created by Kateypie, a custom designed invitation. Here are a couple of examples of Kate’s work:

And the lucky winner is . . .

Heather Kongs-Taylor

Congratulations Heather!

Tonight’s giveaway, donated by Lil Wee Lamb, is an aqua corduroy horse which stands 28cms high (pictured left in the image below).

And the lucky winner is . . .

Jessica Richards

Congratulations Jessica!

Thanks to everyone who has changed their Facebook avatar’s to the square Auckland Sling Walk logo which was made for the event by Created by Kateypie. Everyone who has that logo as their Facebook avatar will be in with a chance to win one of the awesome daily giveaways that are up for grabs during New Zealand and International Babywearing Week 2010 (6 – 12 October). The square logo can be found in its own album under the Photo tab on the Auckland Sling Walk Facebook page.

Just one giveaway left – a designer pouch sling donated by Nestling, valued at $149.00! Find out who the winner is right here tomorrow night!

Thank you for supporting Auckland Sling Walk 2010!

Helen

Daily Giveaway #3 Winner Announced

Today is day three of New Zealand and International Babywearing Week – and over on the Auckland Sling Walk facebook page we have an album full of giveaways that have been donated by some fab New Zealand businesses.  Today’s prize is the winner’s choice of a pair of Huggalugs leghuggers, from those pictured in the Auckland Sling Walk Daily Giveaways album which have been donated by My Natural Baby. Huggalugs are a great babywearing accessory. They keep little ankles and lower legs warm when pants ride up in a baby carrier. They are also handy to pop on if you’re out with baby in short pants and t-shirt and the weather gets cooler – no need to take your child out of the carrier – just pop some Huggalugs on their arms and legs.

And the lucky winner is . . .

Bella Munro

Congratulations Bella.  Let us know which pair of Huggalugs you’d like – just leave a comment on the Auckland Sling Walk facebook page with your choice.

Thanks to everyone who has changed their Facebook avatar’s to the square Auckland Sling Walk logo which was made for the event by Created by Kateypie.  Everyone who has that logo as their Facebook avatar will be in with a chance to win one of the awesome daily giveaways that are up for grabs during New Zealand and International Babywearing Week 2010  (6 – 12 October).  The square logo can be found in its own album under the Photo tab on the Auckland Sling Walk Facebook page.

Thank you for supporting Auckland Sling Walk 2010!

Helen
Event Organiser

Auckland Sling Walk has a blog! And Daily Giveaway #2 winner announced.

I have JUST registered the Auckland Sling Walk blog so please excuse the very basic presentation at the moment!

Today is day two of New Zealand and International Babywearing Week – and over on the Auckland Sling Walk facebook page we have an album full of giveaways that have been donated by some fab New Zealand businesses.  Today’s prize is the winner’s choice of a pair of Huggalugs leghuggers, from those pictured in the Auckland Sling Walk Daily Giveaways album which have been donated by My Natural Baby.

And the lucky winner is . . .

Rebecca Lamb

Congratulations Rebecca.  Let us know which pair of Huggalugs you’d like – just leave a comment on the Auckland Sling Walk facebook page with your choice.

Thanks to everyone who has changed their Facebook avatar’s to the square Auckland Sling Walk logo which was made for the event by Created by Kateypie.  Everyone who has that logo as their Facebook avatar will be in with a chance to win one of the awesome daily giveaways that are up for grabs during New Zealand and International Babywearing Week 2010  (6 – 12 October).  The square logo can be found in its own album under the Photo tab on the Auckland Sling Walk Facebook page.

Thank you for supporting Auckland Sling Walk 2010!

Helen
Event Organiser