A quick word…

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Babywearing parents, now is the time to stand together, and whether you are a wrapper, slinger, or buckler, we must fight for the right to carry our babies without being stared at & feeling guilty!  Thanks to big box companies like Infantino, the entire baby carrier industry is under scrutiny, causing many WAHMs (work at home moms) to close their virtual doors and put away their sewing machines.  The new strict regulations have come into existence since the recall on Infantino’s “sling of death” bag slings – manufactured for years even though studies proved years ago that their carriers were a potential hazard!

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The sad truth is that now baby carriers are considered to be dangerous until proven safe.  Unfortunately, that proof is costing our beloved manufacturers – most of them sweet moms who “just wanted to stay home with their kids and help share the babywearing love” – a lot of time & effort.  The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance is a team of avid babywearers with lawyer support who are fighting for our babywearing rights and privileges to carry our babies as we please!  If you haven’t joined yet, please do!  YOU can make a difference!  And another small way you can help is to make sure that anytime you hear a parent discussing buying an Infantino product, explain to that parent why they should NOT!  Think about what would happen to this company if parents simply stopped buying their carriers!  After all, friends don’t let friends buy Infantino!

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This was my recent response to a mom asking about the new Infantino “soft structured carrier,” the Infantino Balance!  “This carrier may look OK, but truly, I can’t support a company that knowingly sold dangerous carriers and has now submarined the baby carrier industry putting so many WAHMs out of biz… Just not acceptable, Infantino!”

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Thank you for your continued support of THIS WAHM ((((hugs)))) and please do think about joining the BCIA!

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*happy babywearing*

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3 thoughts on “A quick word…

  1. I am a wrapper. I make my own wraps, but don’t sell them. However, I do give them out as shower gifts to my friends. My 2 year old lived in her wrap when we were out and about, even on hikes through the woods. It would be horrible if I wasn’t “allowed” to wear or make them.

  2. Maybe I’m out of the loop or something, but, aside from Infantino potentially putting WAHMs out of business, (not likely) what reasons have you given to boycott their products?

  3. Thanks for reading the PAXbaby blog! Infantino was warned repeatedly – for years – that their carriers were unsafe and a potential hazard, and yet the company chose to ignore the warnings until there finally was a death. With the drama related to the death and the huge recall on their products, Infantino rolled out their new carrier, the Wrap & Tie, which is an almost exact copy of a well-respected mei tai by CatBirdBaby. That WAHM had worked for years to perfect her pattern and in 1 fell swoop, Infantino put their name on a carrier essentially identical however it has been weight tested to be proven unsafe for any substantial weight or pulling. I would hope that Infantino’s blatant continuation to manufacture (overseas in China of course!) and distribute a carrier which was known to be dangerous as well as their infringement on a small business’s product model would be enough for you to join me in a full Infantino boycott as well! If we do not stand up for the rights of those too small to say anything for themselves or for those who don’t know the details of the situation, we are no better than the big bad corporate business themselves!

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