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I was really surprised to see this sling in a shop window today - I thought all bag slings had been recalled. Am I wrong? Or has it been redesigned - in the pic on the box the baby didn't look as deep as I thought they were, but still in that stupid chin-on-chest position.
Thanks, I had a google last night as was worrying and it looks like they weren't - amazon is still selling them even. Have emailed the shop with my concerns and a link to the sling guide page on bags, will share any response I receive.
one brand of that style was, other identical brands didn't have to and are still very much for sale!
funny, even before that brand had the deaths, I had one and it always felt so wrong to have DS down there so I never used it, now I know a bit about the TICKS?? guideliness (like close enough to kiss etc) I know why.. and then the recall
I can't understand how, knowing the infantino slingrider (functionally identical as far as I can tell) was shown to be so dangerous, other companies can continue to manufacture and sell these types of slings.
I agree, to me it seems intuitively wrong to have baby hanging about at hip level, but I can so easily imagine someone feeling a bit intimidated by wraps etc and thinking 'ooh, that looks easy, and different, and reasonably priced'.
exactly why I originally bought one.. they sell them in baby shops so you can go in and LOOK at it and it's less overwhelming than internet sling sites or sling meets with more confusing fabric than a haberdashery, it seemed versitile, and much cheaper than a lot of the "good" slings
it felt instinctively wrong to have the child's head IN with it sort of almost closing around it though so I never used it (not like that with a little baby anyway, used it a bit much later as a sort of hip-seat when it was just older baby's bum in it)
I suppose that they can keep selling them and put in a meagre disclaimer like "make you you can see the baby" in small print