Infant deaths associated with baby slings

Roger W Byard and John D Gilbert
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja11.10693
Published online: 19 September 2011

To the Editor: Recently, there has been an increase in the popularity and use of baby slings to transport infants. A sling is a soft fabric carrier, worn around a parent or caregiver’s neck, in which the infant is suspended. Slings are often promoted as a secure and easy way to carry an infant, that maintains close contact with the child.

  • Roger W Byard1
  • John D Gilbert2

  • 1 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA.
  • 2 Forensic Science SA, Adelaide, SA.

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