We recently have been hearing about the recall of more than 1 million baby slings. It has been disturbing particularly because one of the companies is in our county of San Diego. I know many, many mothers who have really appreciated having a sling handy at times and are sorry that this has happened. I know my daughter realized early that the darken area that the sling provided was helpful in calming a fussy baby. The darkness feature was one of the factors involved in my process of inventing Baby NapCap. However, even though we used a sling, we were both concerned about the baby’s breathing and even possibility overheating the baby. When inventing NapCap, I was careful in my design stage to make sure our fabric was of light weight and shaped so as not to cover the nose. I also choose the fabric of the eye veil carefully so it would have the property of floating over the eyes, not touching or inhibiting them. So today I am more than pleased that perhaps NapCap can offer mothers a safe alternative solution and choice of products to help calm and relax their babies. NapCap helps mothers help their babies to sleep.
For your information and education, I have included quotes from parts of an article that appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune, on March 25, 2010, by staff writer Onell R. Soto. “A San Diego maker of baby products recalled more than 1 million baby slings yesterday at the request of federal regulators who linked them to three suffocation deaths.” “A baby can suffocate within a minute or two if the fabric blocks the mouth and nose, or if the airway is restricted when the baby slips into a curled position with the chin on the chest and crying for help is impossible.” “The slings wrap around the chest so on-the-go parents can carry their babies or stay close as they bond with their infants. Earlier this month, the safety commission issued a broad warning about sling-style baby carriers, stating they pose a potential suffocation risk to infants, especially babies under 4 months. Babies who had a low birth weight, were born prematurely or had breathing problems, such as colds, also were at risk.” “Slings have been promoted by baby experts as a way to calm fussy babies or for nursing mothers who can breast-feed their infants in the sling.” “Baby experts and breast-feeding advocates insisted not all slings are dangerous. They said carriers that keep a newborn baby solidly against the mother’s body, in an upright position, are safe. There are no federal safety rules for baby slings.”