Learn About The Correct And Safe Way To Use Your Baby Sling. When Used Properly And With Common Sense, Baby Slings Are A Wonderful Way To Carry Your Baby.

Maybe you've heard about the new CPSC warning for parents who misuse baby slings. Personally I think it's nonsense. This...
Maybe you've heard about the new CPSC warning for parents who misuse baby slings. Personally I think it's nonsense. This happened before - slings came under fire last year when Consumer Reports declared them unsafe - which, I might add, resulted in a massive outcry from mamas everywhere who use and love their baby slings. However, currently CPSC has this to say...
Slings can pose two different types of suffocation hazards to babies. In the first few months of life, babies cannot control their heads because of weak neck muscles. The sling�s fabric can press against an infant's nose and mouth, blocking the baby's breathing and rapidly suffocating a baby within a minute or two. Additionally, where a sling keeps the infant in a curled position bending the chin toward the chest, the airways can be restricted, limiting the oxygen supply. The baby will not be able to cry for help and can slowly suffocate.
On the flip side, CPSC does note that many of the babies who died in slings were either a low birth weight twin, were born prematurely, or had breathing issues such as a cold. Therefore, CPSC urges parents of preemies, twins, babies in fragile health and those with low weight to use extra care and consult their pediatricians about using slings. I think it boils down to common sense. Most items pose a risk to helpless babies if used incorrectly. Why slings are a main item under fire amazes me. Slings have long been considered a beneficial and safe baby tool for attachment parenting advocates and when used with common sense are a safe way to carry your babe. With this in mind, Isis Maternity created a video about how to maintain safety with newborns and small babies while using the right kind of sling in a safe manner. Slings are safe and comforting when used correctly and with common sense. Watch the following video for baby sling safety tips.

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