What I get really annoyed about is the media getting it wrong. The latest example is the BBC programme "In the club", which showed this scene...
This particular baby carrier is not safe at all. In a bag sling, there is no safe way to position the baby. They have to lie lengthways and the sling curves them into a C-shape, pushing their chin into their neck and can restrict their airway. The design of this also means that any air they can breathe is re-circulated air.
There have been deaths associated with this sling. Wearing your baby is easy but it must be done safely for both baby and parent.
If you want to baby wear, please do your research and please find your local sling library to try before you buy, and learn how to wear your baby safely.
There are so many benefits to babywearing:
1. Wearing a baby is convenient.
2. Wearing a baby promotes physical development.
4. Baby-wearing is healthy for you!
5. Slings are a bonding tool for fathers, grandparents, and other caregivers.
It really isn't dangerous as long as you follow TICKS .