Regardless of how your work relates to baby carriers, the BCIA has a membership plan for you.
Benefits of a Membership
The BCIA member benefits we offer are unique to babywearing professionals and the baby carrier industry. From networking within the industry to baby carrier compliance support, a BCIA membership benefits babywearing educators, product manufacturers, hand-weavers and artisans, carrier resellers, and more.
Best of all, depending on the size of your business, a BCIA membership can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars each month (and countless hours of work). In under a month, your membership pays for itself!
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Overview of Your BCIA Member Benefits
The BCIA keeps members up-to-date on changes to regulations, new babywearing research, legislation news, and conversations that impact the babywearing community.
Support to enter new markets
Importing and exporting can be complex and confusing. The BCIA supports our members in navigating the work of entering new markets.
Access Compliance Programs
Access free and low-cost compliance support including testing guidance, product registration services, product labels, exclusive guides and checklists, and more.
Network of babywearing professionals
Network with other experts and industry professionals during our round-table conversations, in our online community, and during virtual and in-person networking and learning events.
Save with testing and discounts
Benefit from negotiated discounts on product testing and business services, including deep discounts at testing labs.
Simplify product registration
Our on-of-a-kind product registration program allows businesses of all sizes and types to access affordable US product registration requirements.
Find agencies, professionals and resources.
Utilize our referral service for legal support, insurance services, babywearing educators, marketing experts, and more.
Scholarship sponsorship opportunities
Be the first to know about sponsorship opportunities, and be eligible to apply for member scholarships to certain events.
We are the leading global babywearing advocate, fighting for access to quality baby carriers and supporting babywearing-related businesses of all types and sizes.
Frequently asked questions
The BCIA has members from all over the globe. We have baby carrier compliance guides, connections, testing discounts, and supports for many regions. If we aren’t able to answer a question about your particular region, it is likely that we have a connection or a member who can!
The BCIA has members from a range of baby-carrier-related professions and industries. Our members include:
-Nonprofit groups who address babywearing or carrying as part of their mission
-Baby carrier manufacturers of all sizes
–Consumers who support the babywearing industry
-Retail stores who sell baby carriers
-Consultants and related professions and businesses
Members have access to a vast library of information, including videos, checklists, articles, and more. We also offer low cost compliance consultation services to members.
Yes. We have baby carrier warning labels and product registration cards that are compliant with ASTM carrier standards.
The BCIA has partnered with a leading product registration company to offer a low-cost, turnkey product registration service that is suitable for businesses of all sizes. We have a membership option available for businesses who wish to utilize this service but don’t need other carrier-related services. Our product registration service is our most popular program.
The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance does not provide these services. However, we can refer you to members who can support you in these and other needs you may have related to your business.
Your annual BCIA membership provides access to all member services. Many of our member companies have been continuous members since our inception in 2010. BCIA membership is a low cost, high benefit solution for anyone who works within the baby carrier field.
The BCIA is a US-based trade organization incorporated as a not-for-profit but with the ability to lobby and work with the government on policies that affect our members. We are NOT a government organization, and we do NOT write or enforce carrier standards.
If you are unable to register, please contact us directly to see if we can serve your needs.
Periodically, we have in-person meetups for members. We also hold a number of virtual informational and networking events.