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Sling ‘em!

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Slings have been around for thousands of years, and there is no question why! There are many benefits for both parents and babies to using a baby slings.

 ~~~Come and learn about slings and safe baby wearing with~~~

Baby wearing expert Ginger Duer

On Tuesday March 9th

5:30 at Partner’s

Try out slings and baby carriers…

Come practice wearing a baby!

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It’s very important to wear your baby safely. Here are some tips to follow from renowned pediatrician Dr. Sears:

  • Make sure that no matter what carrier is being use that it fits the wearer and the baby correctly. Before purchasing a new carrier, be sure to try it on to assess its fit. Have someone familiar with that carrier check to see that it fits correctly, or to adjust it if need be. Practice putting it on and taking it off without the baby inside until comfortable with the procedure. A doll or stuffed animal can be used when practicing safely putting the baby into and out of the sling or carrier.

 

  • While you are getting used to wearing your baby, support him with your hands. As you go through the learning phase of moving and reacting, the urge to support your baby with your hands is instinctive. After you become a babywearing veteran, you can safely carry your baby in the sling with one or both hands free.
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    Wear baby cautiously in the kitchen. Do not wear baby while cooking or working with sharp or hot objects.

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  • Do not drink hot beverages when wearing baby, although wearing baby while eating is safe.
  • When wearing your baby and stooping over, bend at the knees, not at the waist, and hold baby in the sling with one hand.
  • Toddlers, if worn are at your reaching level, can grab dangerous or breakable objects off shelves. Keep an arm’s distance away from potential hazards.
  • When going through doorways or around corners, be careful that baby’s body does not stick out past your arm and strike the wall or doorjamb.

  • Do not ride a bicycle or other moving vehicle while wearing your baby. Baby carriers are not substitutes for an approved car seat.

Read More about the advantages of babywearing here

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