THERE is nothing more affectionate than seeing a parent carry his or her baby.
That's why last October 9, a group of young, sexy, beautiful and compassionate moms, who dubbed themselves "Dawow Moms," had organized an event in celebration of the second International Baby wearing week which was held at the University of Southeastern Philippines Social Hall.
Dawow Moms admin Karen Alconga and Axel May Clapano, the latter as keynote speaker, spearheaded the discussions on the Baby wearing How-To’s and carrier demonstrations.
The advocacy of these aspiring mommies aid a lot of parents in maximizing their time by doing something while wearing their babies without a fuss.
The self-funded event attracted 150 participants which were dominated by parents.
Clapano told the participants of the event, "wear your baby while you can since we could only wear them for a year or two. As soon as they grow, we will no longer be able to [do it to them]."
Non-baby wearers and new parents who just had their first child were also given the opportunity to try out the carriers and wraps which were prepared by fellow organizers Aubrey Cabo and Charmaine Emphasis.
Apart from the demonstrations, there were also raffles and games that were prepared for the participants where Faith Tahura was lucky enough to win the raffle.
As the participant mommies enjoyed the games during the event, daddies took charge of the little ones who played around the venue.
Before the event concluded, raffle winner Faith Tahura along with Elvie Adlawan, Melai Rollon and Cris Estrada had also facilitated the Momba (Mommies performing Zumba) as some of the moms danced while wearing their babies with them.
After the event, everyone bonded over food as they gorged their potluck meals which they brought individually while meeting the former Baby wearing Philippines Admin Stephanie Sibil Gok-Ong.
The smile worn by the participants as they left the venue was just among the signs that everyone’s effort paid off-a proof that the event was successful.