The March 12th release by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regarding slings as being unsafe for children, upset many of us in the parenting community.
Both Laura and I believe that the use of slings is one of the most loving and wonderful ways to transport your young children. We used a sling with both of our children. Our youngest son Drew was a preemie and we believe that our wearing him for his first 9 months is one of the reasons he is such a healthy child today. In our humble opinion, the CPSC release was both media hyped and not valid.
The good news is that this report has helped create a wonderful new relationship between Parenting Unplugged Radio and Mothering Magazine. We couldn’t be happier or more excited to be working with their wonderfully talented team.
This coming Monday, March 22, Parenting Unplugged Radio and Mothering.com will be presenting a special 1 hour long show, “Safe Babywearing”, from 11:30am-12:30pm PST. We will moderate the program and talk in depth with the following experts:
- Glenda Criss-Forshey, President of Babywearing International
- M’Liss Seltzer, author of Mothering Article Babywearing 101
- Jane McClintock, founder of the Facebook Babywearing Safety Page and owner of Quirky Baby
- Alma Gordillo-Webb, Mothering’s babywearing community moderator
You can listen live as you always do via our web page, or you can listen via mothering.com, you can listen live by visiting our new home, PDX.am or you can listen live via your mobile phone at http://mobile.pdx.am. If you have questions or concerns that you want answered by our guests, Instant Message us during the show, send them to us prior to the program at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send us a Tweet at parentingunplug.
Monday March 22nd will be a historical day. Laura and I will be hosting Parenting Unplugged from 11am to 11:30 and then the power hour arrives. So join us. Spread the word. Let the world know about this wonderful tandem ofMothering Radio and Parenting Unplugged Radio. Thank you for your support and we look forward to answering all of your questions.
Todd and Laura