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That's awesome!!

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saw that. you know, after using a ring sling for so long, i saw that infantino thing in the store and thought it just didnt look right. i thought "why mess with it?". traditional cultures dont feel the need to add a 3pt harness and elastic, yk?

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is that the same style as the primax baby bag? i got one for caden and was planning on using it again when i have another baby but if there not safe then i think i'll just buy myself a moby wrap or something similar.

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I just looked up the primax baby bag, and yeah, they look like they are the same style. Moby's are awesome though!!
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Thank Goodness!! I was gifted one of these with DS1, and tried it a couple times before buying my Hotslings. It's awful!! DS hung way too low, down by my hips, and I had to hold his back and neck to keep him comfy. I knew nothing about babywearing back then and almost gave up that thing was so awful. I'm so glad I found other options!

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That's wonderful to hear, and much overdue.

I had only sort of heard of slings when my dd was born, but when I mentioned I was going to look for one to buy to my mother's friend, she offered me one she had. She dropped it off at my mom's house and when I first saw it, it certainly didn't look like other pictures I'd seen of slings with rings. It was a horrible infantino bag. I tried to put my dd in it and she freaked, her whole face was covered and she looked pretty uncomfortable. I took her right out and never used it. I certainly love my other baby carriers though, and it's a shame when they all get lumped together with a product like this.
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Finally!

I made the mistake of reading the comments though.
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is that the same style as the primax baby bag? i got one for caden and was planning on using it again when i have another baby but if there not safe then i think i'll just buy myself a moby wrap or something similar.
Yes, the Premaxx is also a bag sling and should never, ever be used with a baby under four months old -- it pushes baby chin to chest into that C shaped position. It's not part of the recall but all bag slings are similarly risky for newborns:

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Just an FYI if you are interested in doing the same thing, I just searched all my local craigslists & flagged the infantino sling ads as prohibited items. I was going to post a warning ad as well, but someone else had already done it.
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Hallelujah!

It's about time!

May other bag slings quickly follow.

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I was going out with a friend yesterday to take DD1 out to ride her new bike and she offered to carry the baby if I needed to help DD1
I said sure, I'll bring the sling if you want to use it and she said "oh, no, those make me nervous, I saw a woman carrying her baby with one and it was hanging down by her hip! How is that safe?
So I showed her the baby in the Moby and then in a Maya wrap and she said "well, those are different, it was a regular sling that I saw before."
I had to explain that these were the regular carriers and the bag slings were new and not safe.
I'm so glad these were recalled and I wish all of them were!

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I am just so sad that three precious babies are dead. My heart aches for their mothers.

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Just an FYI if you are interested in doing the same thing, I just searched all my local craigslists & flagged the infantino sling ads as prohibited items. I was going to post a warning ad as well, but someone else had already done it.
This is a great idea!!! Thanks for suggesting it, I'm doing the same right now.

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I am just so sad that three precious babies are dead. My heart aches for their mothers.
Yes, it's so sad.
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