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Together with 15 babywearing businesses, Sakura Bloom speaks out on News ImageBabywearing Safety via the Associated Press.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 11, 2010 — With the publication of an Associated Press article regarding the CPSC government warning on baby slings and the Consumers Union’s concerns about “bag-style” slings, the companies co-sponsoring this release are taking a stand to help educate the public on the differences between safe vs. unsafe baby slings and carriers as detailed below. Continue reading…

This press release is co-sponsored by the following awesome companies:

Hotslings, Maya Wrap, Moby Wrap, Wrapsody, Gypsymama, Together Be, Kangaroo Korner, Taylormade Slings, Scootababy, Bellala Baby, Catbird Baby, SlingEZee, ZoloWear, HAVA, SlingRings and Sakura Bloom.

Three month old Carter and Kate, owner of A Child’s Garden in Northampton, MA show us how to do the Kangaroo Carry in a Sakura Bloom ring sling.

Find all of our instructional videos here.

In honor of the Sakura Bloom Triathlon going on over at Adventures in Babywearing, we have partnered up with our friend Kate Glynn, owner of both A Child’s Garden and Impish in Northampton, MA to bring you some new ring sling instructional videos!  As the Triathlon moves forward we will be adding new videos.  Have a video that you’d like to see?  Leave a comment here and let us know!

You can view all of our instructional videos here.

Anatomy, Putting On and Adjusting a Ring Sling

Newborn – Tummy to Tummy in a Ring Sling

Thanks to Kate and Baby Ivy for the wonderful demo!

So you’ve got a sling. Now what do you do?

Our best advice is this: before you put the sling on and try to put your baby in it, think about how you carry your child. Think about what position your baby likes best, about the way that you carry your child in your arms and recreate that position (as best you can) in the sling.

Does your baby like to be carried in the crook of your arm? Try the cradle carry. Or does he or she prefer to be carried more upright, looking over your shoulder in a burp position? Try the tummy-to-tummy carry. Does your baby really like to face forward? The kangaroo carry is the one to try. Don’t be afraid to experiment. As your child grows, you can try different carrying positions such as a hip carry or back carry.

Read our easy-to-follow instructions. Put on your sling, put your child in, and off you go!

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