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Slings are they good or a hazard?

3 Ratings: 4.0
baby carriers, baby wearing

Ring slings Father wearing son in a ring sling made out of Guatemalan ikat cotton. These are baby carriers that use dynamic tension, a length of cloth and metal (such as aluminum) or nylon rings. One end of the cloth is sewn to two rings. The cloth … see full wiki

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2 reviews about Slings are they good or a hazard?
review by . March 17, 2010
posted in Joy In Birthing
Slings and Baby Carriers
On March 12, Consumer Product Safety Commission chairmen Inez Tenenbaum issued a warning about the safety of infant slings and officially advised parents and caregivers to be cautious when using them with babies younger than four months of age.  Fear spread so fast most women wondered if they should throw away their beloved slings all together regardless of the age of their baby, the type of sling etc.  It’s a typical American hysteria, one statement geared to create news, knowing …
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
posted in Joy In Birthing
There will always be someone who doesn't know how to use a sling properly and/or has little common sense, that doesn't mean we should stop babywearing! Everything can be a hazard if you don't use it as intended. We love babywearing! It is so convenient and our daughter has loved it since birth! Sometimes there are no other alternatives, like for hiking trails and other non stroller friendly places. Sometimes I just need both hands. Regardless, manufacturers should have standards.
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