Tickets available online

from September 1st


Tickets available online

from September 1st

Babywearing Ireland’s Wear A Hug Fair 2018 is Ireland’s Biggest

Babywearing Event

Babywearing Ireland’s (BWI) annual “Wear a Hug” Fair, Ireland’s largest gathering of babywearers will take place on Saturday 6th October 2018 at the CityNorth Hotel & Conference Centre from 10:30am-5pm. Now in its 7th year, the Wear a Hug Fair continues to grow in popularity attracting over 1000 attendees.

As an eagerly anticipated date in the Irish babywearing calendar, the Wear a Hug Fair attracts people from every corner of Ireland. It brings together volunteers, experienced babywearers and those curious about the benefits of babywearing. Attendees will enjoy over 50 stands, with everything from slings, babywearing accessories, organic foods, handmade and sustainable clothing, eco-friendly homeware and home care products, to educational toys and games.

This year the Wear a Hug Fair theme is ‘Babywearing Has …’, which celebrates the freedom and closeness afforded by babywearing. Babywearing Ireland is a completely voluntary run organisation. Our Volunteers are all passionate about promoting safe babywearing and its benefits for both children and caregivers. Through an Ireland-wide network of 35+ local sling libraries, Babywearing Ireland librarians run sling meets which allow parents and caregivers to learn about babywearing and try different types of slings. At the Wear A Hug Fair, the BWI National Sling Library will be onsite, offering the opportunity to see and try a wide variety of slings and carriers. There will be sling demonstrations, troubleshooting workshops, a sling fashion show, talks and entertainment for the kids.

The Wear a Hug Fair 2018 promises to be another fun filled day, for all of the family.

There will be lots of pregnancy, baby and child themed businesses with stands at the fair, along with informative talks, a fashion show, storytelling, face painting, Babywearing Ireland sling demonstrations, Babywearing Consultants and much much more.



Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event, or in advance (at preferential rates) through Eventbrite on our tickets page.


Our Sponsors 

Babywearing Ireland would like to sincerely thank our Sponsors for their generosity. Without your kindness and support, we wouldn’t be able to keep doing what we do, it is greatly appreciated.