Alternative to baby slings – NapCap

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.”

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