Figuring out which carrier is best for you can require a lot of trial and error, and it can also change over time. As one of our services to the community, Babywearing International of Greater Austin has a substantial library of carriers available to rent. Popular brands include Ergo, Kinderpack, Boba, Catbird Baby, Girasol, Wrapsody, Pavo, LÍLLÉbaby, Beco, Tula, Sleeping Baby Productions, Sakura Bloom, Kozy, Moby Wrap and many more.
Lending Library Basics
BWI members may rent one or two carriers per meeting depending on their membership type. Non-members may rent one carrier a month for $10. We do require a government issued photo ID for all rentals. Carriers from a previous meeting must be returned before a new carrier may be rented.
The rental period is approximately 30 days with the carrier being due at the next meeting from which you rented. Your carrier must be returned within the first 30 minutes of the meeting to be considered “on time.” Carriers returned at a meeting but after the first 30 minutes on the specified due date will be charged a $5 late fee. Carriers returned after the specified due date will be charged $10 + $1 per day late fee. We only have a limited availability of all our carriers, and we frequently have people make a special trip to try a specific carrier at a meeting, so please understand the importance of returning rentals on time!
Note: If a carrier says “In Storage” in the details email RentalHelp@bwiaustin.org at least a week before the meeting to request it.