Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Can we chat a minute?

I have several things that are near and dear to my heart.  You've probably seen my posts on breastfeeding and birthing and babywearing.  Well lovelies, one of these freedoms is being threatened by none other than Consumer Reports and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) due to the irresponsibility of a big name company. 

Babywearing has come under scrutiny lately with the recall surrounding Infantino SlingRider 'bag style' slings.  There has been a lot of negativity and misconception about the benefits of  having your baby safely in a carrier.  Just yesterday, I found myself having to explain the difference between my SoulBaby NYC ringsling and the recalled Infantino!  The benefits of babywearing include bonding, calm babies, being hands free while having baby close, etc. The newly formed Baby Carrier Industry Alliance has been put in place by and for Babywearers to promote this ancient practice and to maintain safety standards both nationally and internationally.  There are so many amazing, safe and beautiful carriers out there lovelies, that I would hate to see them all disappear because of uninformed and negative publicity.  Please take a minute to check out the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (you can 'like' them on Facebook) and get the word out.





2 comments:

lorissa c said...

oh I love your babyhawk pattern!

Abby C. said...

I did too- it was a custom!! I mistakenly loaned it out. Haven't seen it or the person I loaned it to in a good 18 months. won't be lending out anymore carriers. :(

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