Meet Gavin. Gavin is an adorable 3 year old boy who has a sensory processing disorder. Gavin receives speech, occupational therapy and physical therapy. His mom tells us he has delayed speech abilities as he is at a 10-15 month old level, and his fine and gross motor skills are also delayed. Gavin also has an immune deficiency and febrile seizures. Gavin's mom tells us how he is overwhelmed by new places and loud noises.
We asked Gavin's mom how babywearing would help their family thrive. "Babywearing would help me by keeping my son calm and happy. It would make family outings easier and safer, and he wouldnt be exposed to as many germs. Babywearing would allow us to do more family activities. Gavin would feel more comfortable and secure."
Babywearing can be a great therapeautic tool for children who have speech delays and sensory processing disorders. Children can greatly benefit from being positioned up close to the caregiver’s face and amidst the interactions of people instead of isolated in a carseat or stroller low to the ground. The child can see the world around them, sense the caregiver’s movements and feel their beating heart. For more information on how babywearing can be a therapeutic tool for children with speech and sensory processing disorders, please go here.
YOU can help by providing Gavin and his family with the gift of babywearing. Our goal is to raise $145 to provide him with a preschool size ergonomic Kinderpack carrier that will meet his needs and allow Gavin and his family #babyweartothrive.
Gavin and his family are so grateful to have your support. Our organization will be publicly thanking all donors on our website atwww.babywearingtothrive.org
Lift Me Up is a non-profit program created by three mamas (Kristin, Sarah, and Rachel) with the mission to provide babywearing carriers to families who have children with special needs. Babywearing is a unique therapeutic tool that can benefit both the child and the caregiver. We provide ergonomic carriers to qualified families who have a child with a developmental special need and who do not already own a carrier.
The Carrier Connection by Lift Me Up is a way for you to join the #babyweartothrive movement. We feature families through this Carrier Connection campaign so you can learn their stories and support them personally. These families have a special need for larger sized carriers so older toddlers or preschoolers can also receive the benefits of babywearing. These types of carriers are more costly and more difficult to come by than carriers sized for infants and smaller children. Lift Me Up has recently partnered with Kindercarry to help make our Carrier Connection successful so even more families can babywear to thrive.
To meet our other Carrier Connection families and see how they are now babywearing to thrive because of your donations, go to our webpage and check out our blog updates.
100% of money raised from this fundraiser will go directly to providing an ergonomic carrier for Gavin and his family. If funds exceed the goal, all extra funds will be allocated to the next Carrier Connection family. We three mamas of Lift Me Up are strictly volunteers; it’s important to us that every one of your dollars goes towards helping families who have children with special needs #babyweartothrive.
To keep up with what we're doing and see more families we are serving, follow our Facebook page.
You can also keep up with us on Instagram and Twitter @liftmeupbaby
Visit our website to learn more details and find out how babywearing aides in physical, emotional, and social development of the child. Here you can also follow our blog, read stories of our thriving recipients, and make a tax deductible donation anytime.
The gift of babywearing might be priceless, but with your help we can provide Gavin and his family with the carrier they need to #babyweartothrive.