Monday, March 29, 2010

Sling Recall...

You have probably seen this information regarding the Infantino Sling Recall.

If you know me you know that I am a babywearer. I think it is a great way to get more done, keep baby close and to get more exercise (after all, walking with a 10-20lbs weight on your front has to be better than walking without it). I am glad that Infantino has recalled their "bag carrier" and I wish that more companies would recall theirs as well. The truth is that MANY commercial carriers do not allow you to carry your baby in a proper safe position.

Lots of well meaning people have been running up to babywearers and letting them know that their carriers are unsafe (in all cases I have heard of this has been with people wearing their babies in ring slings, mei tais and wraps which are not unsafe). I found this information posted online that explains WHY bag carriers are inherently unsafe, please be nice to your babywearing friends the odds are that they already knew bag carriers are unsafe and would never use one. Their carriers are probably very different and hold the baby in a totally different and safe position. But, by all means, if you know someone who has the Infantino or another bag carrier, pass along this information to let them know that their carrier is potentially VERY unsafe.

Babywearing is near and dear to me, I want all of my friends to wear safely because I want all babies to BE safe.

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