Friday, 4 April 2014

Should Infant Carriers Be Banned? Baby Dies After Suffocating On Mother’s Baby Sling

he death of a five-week-old infant while rested inside an infant carrier sparked heated debate on the safety of using slings to carry around babies, Daily Mail reports.
Eric Matthews, a five-week-old infant from London died from suffocation after his mother, Mariane Matthews took him outside for a ten-minute walk.
According to Marianne, she carried the infant outside on Christmas eve using the baby sling to comfort the baby, who had been crying shortly before the incident. When she returned home with the baby, she found that little Eric wasn’t breathing. Attempts at CPR proved ineffective and the infant was declared dead eight days later at the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Mrs. Matthews described the event as follows: