Baby sling warning: Sling may cause suffocation

March 10, 2010 By: Jackie Soto, WGN News    Baby Sling Warning   CHICAGO – A new warning for parents: Your baby can suffocate if you carry them in popular infant slings, that strap around your chest.   The head of the Consumer Product Safety commission says there have been too many deaths linked to the slings especially with small babies.   The sling wraps around the parents neck cradling the baby in a C-like position.   Consumer reports say the C-like position can cause the baby, who has no head or neck control, to flop its head forward, chin-to-chest and suffocate into a parent’s chest or belly.

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