Ever heard of a double hammock with a saltwater finish? If you haven’t, you’ve probably never worn your baby.

Babywearing — the art of carrying your baby snuggly against your body — has been practiced around the world for centuries, and coming into the mainstream locally. Babywearing International (BWI) of Middle Tennessee — a chapter of the international organization — holds free “Learning Library” meetings every month throughout Middle Tennessee. A Franklin meeting takes place on Wednesday, March 23 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Goofballs Family Fun Center, 1113 Murfreesboro Road. Moms can learn what BWI is all about, try on learning library carriers and meet other moms with their babies. BWI memberships ($30 annually) give you access to the BWI free lending program which allows you to try out different wraps and carriers to discover what works best for you as your baby grows. Positioning your baby comfortably in a cloth carrier depends on your baby’s age and height along with your size and body. You need knowledge to manage different ways of wearing Baby or you can quickly grow frustrated and give up, says baby-wearing mom Lacy Greer. Babywearing has both practical and personal benefits: hold your baby very closely and comfortably and still have your hands free. To learn more about BWI, head to Baby Wearing International of Middle Tennessee's blog or visit them on Facebook.