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We Love These 7 Baby-wearing Celeb Dads who Choose Slings over Carriers

We think we can all agree that there is nothing sexier than a dad baby-wearing.

I am a fan of slings over the popular carriers which I dislike because they force baby’s legs open in an unnatural position that can stunt a baby’s mobility and development.

Sling carriers support the natural curvature of a baby’s spine and can be worn from infancy until toddlerhood. I cringe when I see people place newborns in those carriers despite the labels that say they should only be in them after they can hold up their head on their own. 

Thus, I loved seeing those baby-wearing celeb dads that have chosen the slings over the carriers like Jay-Z carrying baby Blue Ivy, Cam Gigandet toting baby Everleigh Rae across his midsection and Channing Tatum with then 5-week old Everly.

Liev Schreiber loved so protective with  his newborn baby Alexander in a Mamma’s Milk baby sling back in 2007.

Christopher Jarecki kept his baby Bear Blu snug when the two visited mom Alicia Silverstone on set.

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka are two sling-wearing dads with their  twins Harper and Gideon.

Attachment Parenting: The Best Celeb Trend Has Got to Be Slings

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I love slings as baby carriers so it was great to see new mom Coco Austin toting her newborn Chanel Nicole in one in a recent Instagram share.  She’s been spending a lot of time traveling back and forth from her home in California to Chicago where her husband IceT‘s show Law and Order: SVU  tapes.

“Leaving Chicago….This how we roll,” the TV host and reality TV star captioned the photo.

Bravo! Celebrities are influential and trend-setters. I’m so happy to see that over the past decade or so, many have embraced attachment parenting through baby-wearing slings.

Slings, in my opinion, are better for cradling the natural curve and spine of a new baby compared to those baby carriers which separate baby’s legs and pelvis and have them suspended from a very odd and uncomfortable position.

Because babies cannot talk so many have been forced to endure life strapped in the most uncool spots on their mama’s or papa’s chest. Some new parents do not even bother to pay attention to the warning on the labels of those carriers recommended they be used for babies who can hold their heads up on their own.

I’ve seen so many babies with their heads dangling on the side due to undeveloped neck muscles. When I see it in the malls or at the park, I have to hold myself back from giving them some unsolicited advice.

If I were rich, I’d gift all new moms (and dads) I see with their baby hold up in such contraptions a brand new sling. But I am not so I will just settle for hoping those who watch and emulate celebrities will take cues from Coco and the like and use a sling when they have a new baby.