I started babywearing right after my babies were born. I love the ability to keep my babies close and do things I needed to get done at the same time. We could go on an outing and I could keep the baby warmer this way!
We could take the kids to fun places like the children's museum and the baby could still get a nap while being carried in the mei tai...
Over the last almost 10 years (wow, it is going to be 10 years in a 3 months) of parenting the sling has been the one item I have used with all 4 of my babies. Whether it is to use the sling for one of the ways mentioned above or to comfort a fussy baby or just to reconnect I have loved my slings and cherish the memories of slinging all of my kiddos.
The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) is going after all slings, pouches, mei tais, and the like. It makes me so sad. And as much as I feel for the parents who experienced such tragedy I know that slings are safe, healthy, wonderful additions to parenting if used correctly.
Steph at Adventures in Babywearing are calling all mothers who have worn or are wearing their babies to speak out and tell parents that babywearing is SAFE.