Negative sling reports

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Registered: 07-13-2008
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 5:07pm
although any death of a baby is a tragedy, i think it's a pretty bad argument to say that 4 babies have died in the past 5 years from slings. that's not very convincing, imo.
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Registered: 11-28-2009
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 7:56pm

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!!

 

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Registered: 05-20-2008
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 8:37pm

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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.

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Registered: 05-20-2008
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 8:49pm
One more thing I would add is that we should remember that not all slings are created equal and thus there are some types of slings that are less safe then others from a safety standpoint but that does not mean that slings in general should be condemned as too risky.

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Registered: 04-18-2003
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 10:08pm
Speaking of cribs and SIDS, I will never forget slowly coming awake because DS was grunting and thumping his heels on his crib mattress.

Gail

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Registered: 01-30-2008
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 11:14am

http://www.cpsc.gov/library/nursery06.pdf


Here's a report on the breakdown of child injuries from nursery products.

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Registered: 02-21-2010
Sun, 03-14-2010 - 11:09am
Don't get me wrong, I am a baby-wearer myself and have been since my daughter was newborn. I actually had that same sling that the baby died in recently (the infantino sling rider I think) and I had to get rid of it because I thought my daughter was in that bad position. She never looked comfortable in it and always made a grunting noise when she breathed, so I was afraid of it. I ended up buying another style and we still use it. I don't necessarily think they are trying to say that baby wearing itself is bad, just that some styles of slings are not safe. Based on my experience I do think that kind of sling is not safe and would use maybe one that keeps baby in a vertical position against your body, then a hip rider when they are older. My daughter is 12 months and still loves to be in the hip rider :) Be safe and love your kiddos :)
~Marie, mommy to Bri :)
~Marie, mommy to Bri :)