Because SSCs are more structured than woven wraps or ring slings, they may lack the support needed for newborns to maintain the natural C-curve of their spine, and a newborn's head needs to be visible and not hidden inside the carrier in order to maintain an open airway. Some SSCs like an Ergo or Tula have infant inserts that can be used with newborns or small infants until they meet the weight and height limits of the carrier. Babywearing International has a great graphic on optimal positioning while in a SSC.
BWI of Birmingham has a variety of SSC options in the lending library for you to try on and check out. Our resident SSC expert and VBE Tonia Mayton put together a great summary of our SSCs in the library. This blog is part one of a series of three blogs that will highlight our different SSCs and their features. We hope this will help you find the perfect SSC to meet your needs! And as always, if you need help with your carrier or have any questions, please reach out to one of our educators or come to one of our three monthly meetings. We are here to help!
And now, our SSC reviews...
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