Friday, March 26, 2010

Babywearing advocacy in light of the recall...

Megan over at Sorta Crunchy had a great post recently on babywearing advocacy after the Infantino Slingrider recall.  She counsels, " Wear your baby with pride in public, and go prepared with a gracious and gentle script for countering the comments of those who seek to make you feel guilty for practicing this ancient and effective art."

I so agree, and would just add, have the principles of safe babywearing in your head, ready to explain.  See each encounter as an opportunity to, possibly, educate and enlighten someone as to the value of babywearing, and how to do so safely!

Megan adds,
"This is not the time to apologize or hide.  This is a time - motivated by compassion and sympathy for those families who have lost babies - to speak more clearly and boldly about what it means to wear your babies in a way that is, above all, SAFE."

Also, are you on Facebook?
"In honor of the awful and unsafe Infantino SlingRider being recalled,change your profile picture to show you or a loved one safely carrying your baby in a sling! Let's spread the babywearing love!"
And add that as a caption or comment!


Bobbi Janay @When did I go from a kid to a grown up? said...

I am taking my sling to the zoo with me tomorrow and will wear it with pride.

natalie said...

Good for you, Bobbi. :) Hope you have a lovely time at the zoo... get some pictures if you can!