The debate comes after several male celebrities, including Orlando Bloom, have been photographed wearing their babies.
As a dad of 3, I loved using a baby carrier, having tried out many slings and carriers in my time. However, Piers Morgan says he would never use the baby accessory, agreeing to this statement,
The adoption of the papoose by some men is the best example of emasculation I have ever seen. They look ridiculous.
Susanna Reid went on to defend baby carrying dads by saying,
It’s men looking after their children.
Adding that, she believes that baby wearing is,
Very appealing to lot’s of women.
Piers stated that he would rather carry his 4 children in his ‘protective, paternal’ arms than ever use a papoose. He called men who carry their babies, ’embarrassing.’
Quentin Wilson supported Piers by stating,
It is not a good look.
He likened the baby carriers to ‘carrying a baby around my neck in a bag.’
Piers and Quentin state that baby-wearing is a generational trend, similar to,
Socks with sandals, cargo shorts, peppermint tea and kale.
Anything that is masculine anymore is now a stick to be beaten with. You are not allowed to be masculine. You have to be what the radical feminists want you to be, which is a pathetic little doormat that’s been
Susanna, however, suggested that babywearing dads would gain ‘more attention from women and that women like to see men wearing a papoose.’
Not real women.
Saying that real women would never actually want to be with a man that wears his child.
The Dads from TheDadsnet could disagree more. Amongst the 14,000 dads in the online Facebook Community, a wide range of baby carriers, baby slings
Here are some of them in action, proudly carrying their babies.