o Baby should be close enough to kiss.
o Baby should never have his chin resting on his chest.
o Baby's head should be above the rest of his body.
o Baby's face shouldn't be covered by fabric.
o Baby's head should be supported.
o Baby should be held in a natural position, as you would hold
him in your arms.
• Benefits to baby wearing…
o It puts baby where she wants to be, next to your heart.
o You can see baby and she can see you.
o Baby is not at cigarette-‐level (as she would be in a stroller).
o Slings are easier on your back than carrying a car seat.
o With practice, you can learn to nurse your baby in a sling.
o Slings can be shoved into a bag/purse when not being used.
• A few good websites on baby wearing…
In Austin, we are lucky enough to have the Austin Baby Wearing Group. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/austinbabywearers/
It looks like they normally meet at Cherrywood Coffeehouse at 10:30 a.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
There has been a lot of talk about the risk associated with baby wearing. Here are some of the big ones...
Some places to find slings on-line...
Olives & Applesauce: http://olivesandapplesauce.com/
Bali Baby Breeze: http://www.wrapsodybaby.com/shop/breeze.php
Baby K'tan: http://www.babyktan.com/
Mei Tai: http://www.meitaibaby.com/
Angel Pack: http://www.angelpack.com/index.php