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Old Mar 12th, 2010, 21:54 PM   1
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Slings suffocating Babies!!!


So sad glad i read this! not that i was planning on using a "Sling" anyway!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100312/...ings_warning_4



 
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Old Mar 12th, 2010, 21:59 PM   2
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It's not all slings, it's only that style, the "bag slings" the position it makes the babies lay in, pouch/ring slings and other types of baby carriers are safe I tried the bag sling type with Landon, was the only carrier I tried and I hated them, so uncomfortable, he looked it too, so bulky and hard to carry, plus he didn't seem very secure in it



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2010, 00:55 AM   3
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I have a Hotsling and it says on the instructions to make sure baby's chin is not laying against his/her chest (on the website.)
It was the babies being in a crunched up position that prevented them from getting adequate air through their windpipes. I never liked to put Adi in the sling when he was younger because he was a big baby and seemed more cramped than comfortable, even though he didn't complain.



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2010, 01:49 AM   4
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It is awful! When using my bjorn carrier I was approached by a woman in the street saying to be very careful as someone she knew suffocated her lo using one like that... When the face towards you. Personally I am quite careful and ensure his airways are clear and I think it's about bwnc sensible!



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2010, 04:20 AM   5
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I think this is the third time the same thing has been posted here in a week



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Old Mar 13th, 2010, 04:55 AM   6
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I think this is the third time the same thing has been posted here in a week
Lol, it's because we're all terrible, terrible mothers and need folk coming over and telling us that we're selfish and wrong to wear our babies the way women have for centuries. We should really just listen to the Victorians and make sure the baby is seen and not heard, let them cry it out and feel isolated in their prams and cots...

Oh wait, no...I for one am glad I WILL be choosing to use a "sling"....



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2010, 05:01 AM   7
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There was also that awful story of the baby who smothered while bfing - no-one claimed bfing was unsafe generally, just to take common sense precautions. Same applies to carriers...



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2010, 05:09 AM   8
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I think this is the third time the same thing has been posted here in a week
Lol, it's because we're all terrible, terrible mothers and need folk coming over and telling us that we're selfish and wrong to wear our babies the way women have for centuries. We should really just listen to the Victorians and make sure the baby is seen and not heard, let them cry it out and feel isolated in their prams and cots...

Oh wait, no...I for one am glad I WILL be choosing to use a "sling"....


A baby can suffocate in ANYTHING if you use it wrong



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Old Mar 13th, 2010, 05:37 AM   9
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^ THAT!

13 deaths over 20 years... come on. I'm willing to bet there's been a lot more buggy-related deaths over the same time frame, yet you don't see people being urged not to use them!!

Like everything- as parents we have to use our common sense and ensure we're educated about the products we're using. Anything can be dangerous if used incorrectly.



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I think this is the third time the same thing has been posted here in a week
Lol, it's because we're all terrible, terrible mothers and need folk coming over and telling us that we're selfish and wrong to wear our babies the way women have for centuries. We should really just listen to the Victorians and make sure the baby is seen and not heard, let them cry it out and feel isolated in their prams and cots...

Oh wait, no...I for one am glad I WILL be choosing to use a "sling"....
Glad I wasnt the one to say it!! Apparently we all need to be told we are about to kill our children...although I think we all are aware of these deaths relating to the ONE type of carrier already Its not news to us...we know.....



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