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Health Tip: Using Baby Slings

Keep your young infant safe

(HealthDayNews) -- The baby sling is a versatile and hands-free method of carrying your infant around, but make sure you use it properly.

The American Chiropractic Association offers these tips:

  • Only transport very young infants in a sling.
  • Your baby can become uncomfortably hot inside the sling, so be aware of the temperature around you.
  • Make sure your baby's breathing is clear and unobstructed by the sling's material.
  • Don't run or jog while carrying a baby in any backpack style carrier. An infant's body is not adjusted to the cyclic pattern of running and jogging, a motion that can damage your child's neck, spine or brain.
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