Hi! We enjoyed a beautiful Saturday at the Chelsea Block Party put on by Infirnity
on 26thstreet, between 9 and 10thAvenue. Thank you, Lisa!
Inside the lactation tent, there are chairs, stools, hand pumps, pumping bags, breast pads, a nursing Boppy pillow, ice and a cooler bag to store pumped milk, nipple cream, a nursing cover, and more! Women can feel welcome to nurse or pump in this private, sanitary, (quieter) location.
On the other side of the lactation space, there is a diaper changing table stocked with supplies (and clothes in case of accidents), as well as a potette for older children who are potty training.
The stroller parking area is pictured here.
Participants picked a favorite cloth pattern. Yoko then dipped it in melted beeswax.
After the wax cooled, participants shaved the wax to flatten the wraps.
Can you see the outline of a mom breastfeeding inside the tent?
Another mom was changing a diaper outside; the two are kept separate for sanitary and privacy reasons, as we have men change diapers as well. A volunteer high school student was sitting outside to monitor the tent and answer questions.
Christine, who brought her four month old baby to the event, and a pregnant woman and her friend talk in front of the lactation tent.
Thanks to Yoko for the amazing workshop!
Guest artist: Yoko Fukuda
Make Your Own Reusable Beeswax Wrap
Yoko Fukuda was born in Japan. She is a mother artist whose life was inspired and improved by art. She lives with her husband, son and daughter in NY since 1995. Her project promotes using sustainable items for daily life, such as this eco-friendly beeswax wrap.
Yoko’s contact: elephant.zousan @ gmail.com