But bag style slings, like the infantino slingrider are not! I was happy to see an article posted about it. You can read that article here at cbs news
Here is an article about bag slings that was sent to Infantino, the government and safety commisions a few years ago.
As with anything in life you need to know how to use baby carriers correctly. Ring slings and pouches can also be dangerous if you don't know how to position your baby correctly. click here for a great article on correct positioning for the safety & comfort of your newborn.
If you are new to babywearing find a friend or a local babywearing group to help you find the right carrier for you and your baby. Learn how to use it safely and correctly. If you live in Southeast Idaho come to one of our babywearing meetings. We meet monthly- In Rigby we meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:30. In Ashton the meetings are every 4th Tuesday at 9:30am. We welcome anyone and everyone. The meetings are free- plus we have a lending library so you can try out different carriers to see what suits you best. click here for directions to the Rigby meetings.
Also the international babywearing conference is coming to Rigby in June (hurray). Classes are free- register today! go to http://www.internationalbabywearingconference.com/ for more information.