Blog to Inspire: I Parent by Nature, that’s why I choose cloth diapers

This following post was an entry in our Blog to Inspire contest. The opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and not necessarily those of Eco Baby Steps or Parenting By Nature. Blog to Inspire entrant The Wonderful World of Nikki is Nicole Bergman, is married and has a beautiful 1 year old baby girl. … Read more

Bag Sling Recall

Health Canada and the U.S. CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission) have recalled more than 1 million Infantino baby slings in the U.S. and 15,000 slings in Canada. These bag-style slings have been associated with baby deaths under investigation by federal regulators. This recall follows a more general warning nearly two weeks ago from the U.S. CPSC on baby sling safety. The … Read more

Positive Babywearing Developments

There have been some really positive developments in baby sling safety in the past week since an AP story first alarmed so many dedicated babywearers. First, manufacturers of baby carriers issued a joint statement on baby sling safety concerns. They point out that an ASTM subcommittee started writing Sling Carrier Standards two years ago. The vast benefits of babywearing … Read more

Baby Sling Safety Concerns

Have you heard the news today? Have you heard the real story about baby sling safety? Several mainstream news stories today have said baby slings are bad—all baby slings. That is just irresponsible reporting that ignores real problems with specific baby carriers. The real story is that bag slings—slings that carry the baby low and curled … Read more