There appears to be a huge flaw with the testing of baby carriers that puts newborns and toddlers at risk. The present tests do not test the position of the baby in the carrier. Many carriers support the baby between its legs so that the weight of its head (the heaviest part of its body) goes straight down its spine, thereby compressing the disks. When a baby is born, its hips are mainly cartilage. If the leg is left to dangle, its weight may pull the hip joint out of its socket, causing hip dysplasia(1).
Does the Commission agree that an extra element needs to be added to the testing of baby carriers to ensure that all babies are provided with the support needed for their tiny hips, spine and head?