If you've known me for a little while, you know that I use "ring slings" to carry my children when they are young. It was recently brought to my attention that there is a big hub-bub about "pouch carriers" (or more accurately "bag carriers") and how dangerous they are. Bag carriers resemble a bag, quite literally and I would NEVER EVER put my child or anyone elses child into one of these carriers. Bag carriers are a commercial attempt by "big name companies" to mimic a carrier called the "ring sling", but there are VERY big differences. To see how different, I encourage you to check out this blog post .
I recommend a ring sling to any parent and will continue to do so, but please educate yourself on what a ring sling really is and don't go buy what you think is a ring sling at Babies R Us or Walmart or the like, because you're not getting a baby sling, you're getting a bag to put your baby in and it's dangerous.
pictures of me using a ring sling with our daughter Lily right after she was born