It is being speculated that the Consumer Product Safety Commission may issue a warning about Baby Slings.

The Head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Inez Tenenbaum, said about the baby products, “We know of too many deaths in these slings and we now know the hazard scenarios for very small babies. So, the time has come to alert parents and caregivers.”

Baby Slings can be dangerous because some children fall out of them or suffocate in various positions in the slings: “It’s the ‘C-like’ position that causes safety advocates to shudder. They say the curved position can cause the baby, which has little head and neck control in the early months, to flop its head forward, chin-to-chest — restricting the baby’s ability to breathe. Another concern: that the baby can turn its face toward mom’s chest or belly and smother in the parent’s clothing…”

Do you use a Baby Sling?