Friday, March 12, 2010

Baby slings and suffocation

The federal government has issued a warning about baby slings. The kid who recently died and caused the warning was in a Sling Rider. Apparently there are two issues:
  • Babies can press their noses against the fabric and suffocate, like SIDS.
  • Babies can get into a curved position where their head moves forward and cuts off air.
Note that this is not the type of baby carrier where the baby is vertical and belly-to-mom.


  1. People should only buy the baby slings from reputable brands as these company's try to design the products considering all the aspects.

  2. I'm not aware that any baby sling is safe that keeps the kid crossways in front of you.