Both reports really irritate me.
As I was reading these warnings, I couldn't help wondering why parents are being so discouraged from bonding with their babies.
They say that cosleeping is dangerous. We should put our babies in a bed by themselves and even to put them in the room down the hall.
So many women are being discouraged about breastfeeding. They end up missing out on the bonding.
And now this. Is there any wonder that kids today feel disconnected from people and are so violent and mean to others? It really makes me wonder!!
It seems that with certain less mainstream parenting products, any amount of deaths associated with them is considered an indication the product is too dangerous. But with a more mainstream product, such a cribs for example, they tell us how to reduce the risk of death rather then telling us the product is unsafe. So with cribs, their is always a risk if SIDS, even after following the SIDS risk-reduction guidelines but that is considered a necessary risks. But since slings are not considered mainstream enough yet safety agencies like the CPSC take a drastic approach to the problem and recommend against slings outright as apposed to coming up with proper safety guidelines. If we where talking about strollers then I doubt we be hearing talk about how they are too dangerous to use from the CPSC but rather how to use a stroller more safely.
While I fully agree that any death is a tragedy, I agree that 4 deaths in 5 years hardly justifies viewing slings.
Here's a report on the breakdown of child injuries from nursery products.