The baby carriage was once the preferred way of transporting babies, but it’s now being phased out because of health concerns, according to a new report.
The report, from the Baby Center for Excellence, says the trend towards infant carriage is being driven by health concerns.
The Baby Center says the number of premature babies who die while traveling in an infant carriage has increased over the past decade.
“The trend toward infant carriage can be traced to the decline in travel time and the rise in infant mortality,” the report said.
It says the biggest driver of this trend is a rise in the use of carriages in the United States, as well as the adoption of infant carriages for longer trips, such as trips to hospitals.
Despite the rising number of deaths, baby carriage is still a popular form of transport in many countries, with a number of countries including the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Japan and Germany having recently adopted it.
The Baby Center also says the Baby Carrier Society is pushing for changes to infant carriage regulations.