Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Meet the Leaders: Kimber Tower
Kimber Tower began her babywearing journey in 2002 when her first child was born. She had no idea what she was doing but knew she needed a way to keep her baby close to her while she was working. She aquired a ringling that was way too big for her and used it.
With her next child Kimber knew there had to be something more to this baby carrier thing.
She began to research and decided to try a pouch. She found a Hotsling pouch on ebay, put the baby in it and the heavens sang.
Kimber was the designer of the Ball Baby mei tai (now owned by Taylormade Slings) and her pattern is still available for anyone to make free of charge.
Kimber formed the Idaho Babywearers in 2006 and has been happy to see it grown and expand.
In 2008 she taught at the 2nd annual International Babywearing Conference in Chicago.
In 2010, Kimber was lucky enough to help the Idaho Babywearers organize and host the 3rd Bi-Annual International Babywearing Conference in Rigby Idaho.
Kimber is looking forward to attending and assisting with the 2012 conference in Washington D.C.
Kimber is currently serving as secretary for the Board of Directors of Babywearing International. She is a Volunteer Babywearing Educator through BWI and is thrilled to see more leaders certifying in her area.
Kimber lives in Rigby with her husband, 4 children and way too many pets. They believe in attachment parenting, serving their community, forming healthy eating habits and changing the world, one family at a time. Kimber is currently reading "Radical Homemakers" and is loving it.
Kimber tries to attend any meeting she can make it to.