Link to blog post: http://naturalparentsnetwork.com/bey...g-babywearing/
Lots of great info there. My favorites:
1) Make optimal carrier choices (not every carrier out on the market is inherently safe)
2) It's okay to be legs out from birth (for years froggied was recommended)
Did you learn anything new? What was your favorite part?
(Do note that she is a babywearing educator, so her job is to promote the BEST of BWing practices.)
It's funny, because I never could get comfortable with DD in the ring sling in a cradle position.... I always ended up in the chest to chest position, her head tucked right up into my neck/chin."What we now know is that it is not safe to carry a baby in the cradle position because it is simply too challenging to ensure that the baby’s airway is unobstructed."
Mara & Joel, 2009
That's why I added the note that she promotes only the best BWing practices. Basically, BWing educators are to share the best and most foolproof for good BWing. The average American (who they're trying to reach) doesn't check airways often and can't hear the difference between sleeping baby sounds and the sounds that babies make when their airway is blocked (it sounds kinda like snoring - I'll have to find videos when I'm not in the middle of moving).
I know some babies WANT the cradle position (like Leigh's LO). Is it the best practice? No. But can it be done safely when the parent is educated? Yes.
Found this: http://www.babywearingschool.com/Pos...phyxiation.pdf
I know I've seen some videos before as part of education. Basically parents thought it was cute sounds the baby was making, when it was really positional asphyxiation.
I'm going to link the pdf in our stickied thread too.
I started to put this in another thread but then thought it might be most appropriate here.
Here's a pic of how I used to wear DD as an infant, because she insisted on being carried in a cradle position only. You can see that I *could* let go of her head if I needed to use both hands, but generally I kept my left arm there just in case/to give her some extra support/because it was comfy) But her head is in a good position--not chin to chest--and I can see her face, even though I can't kiss it, and the rings are in corsage position, not twisted, etc. Those are the main things I kept an eye on.)