How To Stop Baby Suffocation
The U.S. Consumer Safety Commission issued new recommendations on safe babywearing. Read on for possible life-saving tips.
Keeping your child bundled next to your body -- commonly refered to as babywearing -- is a great way to bond with your child and keep him warm. However, do it incorrectly and you risk putting your child in serious danger, according to a new advisory by the U.S. Product Safety Commission.
The CPSC has indentified 14 infant deaths from sling-style baby carriers over the past 20 years. The Commission's child safety experts have determined that infants younger than four months, premature babies, low-birthweight babies and babies with respiratory problems should be watched closely when in a sling to prevent suffocation.
The CPSC also recommends that parents consult their pediatricians to find safer ways to wear their baby slings. CPSC also offers a couple of their own tips for safe babywearing:
CPSC: Babywearing precautions
The CPSC is not trying to discourage parents from using baby-slings -- they simply want to bring better awareness to keep any unnecessary tragedies from occurring.
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