Babywearing, a hot parenting trend embraced by moms who want to strengthen the parent-child bond, is now a safety concern due to recent reports of sling-related deaths caused by suffocation and the recall of more than 1 million Infantino slings.
In recent years, many moms have purchased baby slings, using the snuggly devices in lieu of strollers, to breastfeed, and to keep babies close as they tackle other activities. The Infantino SlingRider and Wendy Bellissimo slings are the only sling brands specifically recalled. Owners of these slings should stop using them immediately. But the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends that parents practice extra care when using any sling with a baby under 4 months of age.
"The CPSC warns that you should be especially careful with babies who are preemies, twins, in fragile health, or who have low birth weight," says Rebecca Felsenthal Stewart, health news editor atRead More »from Babywearing Recall Scare: Is Any Sling Safe?