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How old should babies be before putting them in slings?

I'm just asking out of curiosity because lately I've seen newborns in them, and I could have sworn I read somewhere that you weren't supposed to put newborns in slings, or maybe it's just a particular kind of sling.I don't know, because I never had a sling when my kids were babies, I had a front carrier that I used a few times but that was all.


Asked by Bethsunshine at 12:34 PM on Jul. 18, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • woman have been using slings since the dawn of time...maybe it was just that specific sling you looked at...dunno...go look at them and read the label. Many women swear by them :-)

    Answer by connorsmom1970 at 12:38 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • Newborns can be in slings as far as I know.

    Answer by Laila-May at 12:35 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • I never used one..

    Answer by MTM at 12:36 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • You can put a newborn in a sling..I put my son in one from birth.

    Answer by keyaziz at 12:38 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • Newborns can be in slings as far as I know.

    Well it would make sense to me that you could put a newborn in a sling, because they would be all cuddled up close to you, just like in the womb, but I thought I read that you couldn't, but maybe that was just a particular brand or something.

    Comment by Bethsunshine (original poster) at 12:38 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • I put newborns in slings~watch their faces have good air~

    Answer by surfcitymom at 12:39 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • As far as I know the slings are used, because they, for the baby, resemble the mothers woomb, so I don't see why infants would be off limits. That seams to be what they're for.

    Answer by Nynne at 12:41 PM on Jul. 18, 2010

  • It is the modern bag sling that are dangerous.

    Traditional slings are fine. newborns must be positioned and carried properly with their face visible at all times, with heads in proper placement NOT chin to chest. Traditional Slings and wraps have been used by women for centuries.

    Answer by amileegirl at 12:42 PM on Jul. 18, 2010