The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
recently advised that slings can be dangerous for babies younger than four months old. Although slings are a super-snuggly way to keep babies close (and moms' hands free), there's been 14 scary suffocation deaths associated with sling-style infant carriers.
Two specific slings have been recalled: Infantino's "SlingRider" and "Wendy Bellisimo" models. To view images and information on obtaining a free replacement if you own one, visit the official release
Before you freak or toss out your favorite sling, follow these recs from the CPSC:Always position your baby with her face visible and chin up.
Make sure your baby's mouth and nose are free to breathe.
After nursing, reposition your baby so she's facing away from the boob.
If your baby is a preemie, had a low birth weight, has a cold or is under 4 months old, check with your pediatrician before popping her in a sling.
Do you use a sling to carry your infant? Will this warning change how you use it?
For more information, please visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission