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#1 of 10 Old 03-22-2010, 09:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've read that it's bag-style slings that can cause suffocation problems, but I'm not entirely clear if the Babasling falls into this category or not. Can anyone clarify for me?

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I only glanced at the page, but it looks like it's just a padded ring sling, not a bag sling, and that it's possible to use it safely. Most of the models appear to be using it safely. The big thing I notice is that it looks like the buckle where you adjust it is awkwardly located, but that's more of a comfort and convenience problem than safety I think.
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I think it is possible to use this sling safely. It looks like it might be hard to adjust but it could be safe. I just suggest that you make sure to not have it down too low so that the baby is hanging off of you like a purse. Have them high up like the models have them.

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I have another "Is it safe?" question!

I don't have any LOs yet (working on it!) but won an Evenflo Snugli Sway sling in a blog contest a while back. I figured I'd save it to use or gift to a new mom, but I can't tell if it would qualify as a "bag sling" or something else. I can find NO reviews online that help me figure it out.

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In any case, it seems more cumbersome than simpler slings, so I don't know if I'd actually *use* it that often, but should I even keep it around? Also, I'm skeptical of something that's only sold at WalMart...

What do you think?

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I have another "Is it safe?" question!

I don't have any LOs yet (working on it!) but won an Evenflo Snugli Sway sling in a blog contest a while back. I figured I'd save it to use or gift to a new mom, but I can't tell if it would qualify as a "bag sling" or something else. I can find NO reviews online that help me figure it out.

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In any case, it seems more cumbersome than simpler slings, so I don't know if I'd actually *use* it that often, but should I even keep it around? Also, I'm skeptical of something that's only sold at WalMart...

What do you think?
I'd say no to that one. It looks like it's only possible for baby to lie down in it, which could encourage the unsafe chin-to-chest position. It's also heavily padded and looks suspiciously like the recalled slings.

Good thing you didn't pay for it.

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I'd say no to that one. It looks like it's only possible for baby to lie down in it, which could encourage the unsafe chin-to-chest position. It's also heavily padded and looks suspiciously like the recalled slings.

Good thing you didn't pay for it.
I agree.

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what the mamas above said.

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I'm glad I didn't pay for it, too! The sides seem shorter than what the Infantino sling has, but the padding & the lying-down position made me wonder. Like I said, there's no immediate danger since there's no babies in the house yet, but now I know not to give it away or sell it, either! Don't want to put anyone else in danger. Thanks, mamas!

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A big red flag with the snugli sling is the internal harness. Any sling that needs some kind of buckle system to keep the baby secure is a no-no (with the exception of infant harnesses in SSCs like the Beco or O&A - b/c the infant is upright, these harnesses actually make it safer, as otherwise the baby would be too low down in the carrier, and the sides could gape open.)

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theBabaSling is NOT a bag-sling

theBabaSling is NOT a bag-sling and is as safe as any other baby carrier on the market.
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