Celebrity Babywearing: Jennifer Meyer Maguire with her baby boy

Jennifer Meyer baby carrier ring sling

Wow, Jennifer Meyer (wife to Tobey McGuire and mama to Ruby Sweetheart) looks so happy carrying her 6-week-old son in this carrier by Serena & Lily!

While this carrier is very pretty-looking,  unfortunately, the Sling Lady cannot recommend this baby carrier.   This “pouch” carrier is what as known in the babywearing circles as a “bag sling,”  a carrier which essentially acts as a bag to put your baby in, rather than holding baby snugly against your body.  Bag carriers have been shown to be unsafe for infants, because they do not provide correct positioning to ensure proper airflow for your baby to breathe while in the sling.

While the SlingLady is in favor of any carrier that encourages caregivers to wear their children, I cannot in good conscience recommend a type of carrier that she knows is unsafe.  If you check out the website for this carrier,  you’ll notice that even the model isn’t achieving the correct position for carrying an infant.



3 Responses to Celebrity Babywearing: Jennifer Meyer Maguire with her baby boy

  1. Rosie April 30, 2010 at 6:53 pm #

    Pretty sure this is a pouch, actually. 🙂

  2. The SlingLady April 30, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    Hi Rosie, you are totally correct, this IS more like a pouch, as I later found out (and refer to in subsequent posts). In fact, due to the fact that this pouch is not designed to hold baby snugly against the body, I’m afraid I’d have to designate this a bag sling.


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