Mom Shares Graphic Photo To Warn Parents About the Dangers of Babywearing

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Thanks to technological conveniences and a different outlook by society, parents are totally capable of getting out into the world with their kids, rather than being trapped at home.

It’s a good time to be a parent in that regard because there are plenty of options to help life a little easier. It’s almost as if companies just now realized that parents would like to be able to move with their kids without lugging around bulky equipment.

These are getting smaller and more versatile, allowing parents to carry them around without having to swap them out or break their backs in the process. They’re also safer, which is obviously a huge plus should the unspeakable happen.

In fact, sometimes the stroller and the car seat are one and the same. As you can see here, those big monolithic things are gone. The new ones are skinny and light, allowing parents to move them with ease.

Also known as a baby Bjorn, these things are everywhere and quite literally make carrying your kid as easy as wearing a backpack. But as one mom showed, babywearing can cause some truly terrible health problems for the parent, as the pics on the next page will show you.

Landis often wears her four-week old daughter in a baby carrier on her chest, but as luck would have it one night last week, she fell asleep in her swing.

You probably haven’t gotten these marks from wearing a backpack, so perhaps you never thought they can happen. But baby carriers are built far differently and can have a very different effect on the wearer.

They felt that wearing a baby was demeaning or somehow detrimental to the health of the baby. It’s all a bit convoluted, and none of their responses were really solicited. It was a public service announcement that Landis was trying to perform.

Well, constructive and grateful, as it should be. She was sharing during a vulnerable, painful experience in an effort to make others aware. Taking her to task for carrying her baby seems a little ridiculous, doesn’t it?

While it was a painful lesson for Landis, hopefully  sharing her message will prevent this from happening to another parent in the future.

The moral of Landis’ story is that parents should be careful when carrying their kids. 99% of the time, there’s no incident, thankfully. But when there is, it’s a real problem for the parent, so stay aware of who your skin’s doing under there!

So take care of your skin to ensure that your time with your lovely kid is as enjoyable as possible. And remember there’s no shame in carrying your kid around. They’ll be richer for getting to see the world, even if it’s just around the block.