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10/25/2006 at 06:00 AM ET

More than one reader asked us: “Do you know what kind of slings Gavin and Gwen have been using? It looks as if baby kingston is very secure.”

It’s true! Baby Kingston does always looks comfy and adorable in the slings parents Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale tote him around in. Now, your little tike can be too. Gwen’s funky reversible leopard/orange one from The Rockin’ Baby Shop, is totally sold out for now, but check out the others they do have by clicking here. FYI, Gwen is in good company– Angelina Jolie and Courteney Cox are also fans of the Rockin’ baby slings. Gavin’s simple black one and Gwen’s white floral one (not pictured) are both from the OOPA Baby Shop, whose celebrity fans also include Kate Hudson and Brooke Shields. Kingston might be spotted in his slings for awhile since they are sturdy enough to hold infants and toddler. Could Hollywood be saying good-bye to strollers? — Andrea DeSimone

To see more readers’ questions answered in Off The Rack, click here.

Photo: Friolo-Flores/Splash News; Jean/AAD/star max

FILED UNDER: Gwen Stefani , Little Ones

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Kelsey on

Hi think its WONDERFUL that they Babywear. But I do wish they would spread the fabric to baby Kingston’s knees and spread the fabric out one their shoulder more. And Gavin sling is upside down, the tail needs to be hanging directly down to the floor, it looks like its hangning OVER the rings instead of from the rings. And Gwen needs to put the rings in a corsage position, I think shed be more comfortable. There is a GREAT site for a babywearer to go to, I wish they would come on over and make up a alias to get some help, they would REALLY enjoy the forums!

Happy babywearing Gwen and Gavin! your doing Kingston a GREAT service!!

Vonnie on

I love those slings. My daughter’s 10 months old and I still have her slinged. It makes things so much easier when traveling. True, strollers are helpful, too, especially when shopping, but slings help make the baby feel closer to mom and dad, and leave your hands free for everything else. I think it’s awesome that they wear him.

Bree on

See my link (not my site) for lots of great info on using baby carriers (like slings) and reviews of the different brands.

I love what babywearing has done for our family. We’re not confined anywhere because of a stroller or safety issues. I love that celebs have finally caught on to what has been a growing trend for years (well, centuries if you look at history and other cultures). I just wish they would learn to use the carriers properly. There are videos out now (www.mamatoto.org and http://www.tummy2tummy.com come straight to mind.) A properly worn sling won’t even need mom and dad to keep a hand on it.

Way to go G&G for stepping ahead of the crowd.

TnT on

I love that slowly, mainstream America is discovering Babywearing. Everytime I see a Celebrity featured in an article wearing there little ones, it lifts my heart.

A previous comment focused on Americans wearing, and I beg to differ. There are millions of Americans, and American Work at home moms who make,produce and then WEAR baby carriers like the Oopa Baby and The Rockin Baby. See AttachedtoBaby.com for some amazing examples of baby carriers.

Babywearing is an old tradition that was lost somewhere along the way, and it is a tradition whose time has come again

Rechelle on

I use a sling for my 22 month old son. I make my slings myself. Slings are so helpful, especially when your baby/toddler is tired of sitting in his/her stroller. I always receive wonderful comments when I’m wearing my son. It’s great to see celebs like Gwen, Gavin, and Brad Pitt are benefitting from them, too.

Sarah B. on

In my opinion, I think they are very useful, but I guess its up to them if they want to use them or not. Its their decision how to carry their baby!

BT on

What a lucky baby to have parents who want to keep him close to their hearts. Slings are wonderful for bonding with your baby. I’m still using mine with my 2 year old – keeps her out of trouble in the stores & right close to me so we can talk about everything we see. With her stroller she is always trying to climb out & gets so bored, but in the sling we can keep each other company & talk about everything we see. Plus she’s up high to interact with all the people around us. The are lots of other great carriers out there too – just do a search for babywearing & you’ll find all sorts of great info. It’s so good for the children, but it also makes like so much easier for the parents. Beautiful pictures.

Andrea on

I think they’re wonderful. It gives Mom and baby and chance to be close to each other and your baby can hear your heartbeat, which is really soothing for them. Also, it’s wonderful b/c it alleviates a lot of the pressure on your back and such. It’s really helpful. They are quite tricky at first though to get the hang of, but other than that, I really like them.

P.S. Rechelle, I noticed you said you make slings yourself. Do you have a website?

Kimber on

Slings are wonderful and I am thrilled every time I see another celebrity wearing their baby. I wish more people in America would hold their babies near. Thank you People for featuring some great parents babywearing!

Julie on

I am just became a mom for the second time around 4 months ago and discovered babywearing…and LOVE it! My first daughter was independent and happy being set on her own, but my new daughter wants to be held 24/7 so I got a sling for her. I loved it so much I just started making them and selling them online at http://www.cutiecarriers.com Wearing them out, I always get people asking where they could get one. So now I can use my hobby to help me be a stay at home mom. I love that celebrities are taking a more handon approach to parenting…It can only be good for the baby. I include instructions with all my slings and wraps..because safety with small children is always an issue.

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