Who Needs A Stroller? Gwen Stefani Gives Baby Kingston A Stylish Ride

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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andrea on

I used a sling with my children 14 years ago before they became “en vogue”. Back then people thought it was strange to “wear” your baby. It was so convenient and comfortable and made my kids feel so secure. I hope the celebrities are usuing it for the same reason.

Wolfy on

Another “fashion statement” for babies gone bad. Yes, many countries use slings for their children, but that’s been centuries of use. I don’t think most Americans know how to use a sling, and it would be best for their children if they learned how to care for their child properly and not risk being dropped or slipping out of slings. Remember the “baby backpacks” celebs were big on a few years ago? And where exactly are THOSE now…?

Moi on

I think its totally cool that they are using slings now..i rmmbr my mom and dad would use them now and then…its really none of our business on whether they decide to use slings or not..its not like we are the ones taking care of their babies..if they decide to use slings its their choice and its not for us to decide whether or not to use them!
FYI-Slings ROCK!

tra on

Slinging and actually nurturing your child is a good thing folks! It is easy, helpful, and really helps a child bond to their parents. It is perfect for nursing, and keeping up with the older children too! Babied need to be held or worn for at least nine months to a year; human babies are not born to be independent or ready to care for themselves.

Sarah on

Slings are fabulous! So much better than lugging around a stroller.

I wish Gwen and Gavin would learn to use them a little more securely, but I think it’s wonderful that they are out wearing their son instead of carrying around his infant car seat.

Jennifer on

I think it’s wonderful that babywearing and slings are finally getting the good press that they deserve!! I wore my son in pouches, slings and wraps and he LOVED them! He honestly would never have napped before 4 months old if we didn’t have him in one. When he was sick it comforted him, and when I was going somewhere inconvenient for a stroller-my carriers were fabulous!! And I think Gavin looks HOT babywearing his little one. I hope more people wear their babies now, and less people think that it is “from another culture” or that people couldn’t possibly “use them properly.” Slings come with instructions and helpful websites. Or you could always visit http://www.thebabywearer.com for great info on wearing your slings correctly!! Helped me immensely as a new mom!!

Q on

It’s nice to see babywearing getting some celeb attention and mainstream press. There are plenty of us who’ve been wearing our babies (yes, even in America!) for a long time. There is even a national organization (Nine In, Nine Out) with local chapters to help promote babywearing (safety included, which really isn’t that big a ‘trick’).

Katherine on

I think it’s wonderful that Gwen and Gavin are using slings for baby Kingston. It’s so much nicer for the baby to be close to a parent rather than lying in an impersonal stroller or infant seat.
I’d like to add though, that if you think the slings look uncomfortable or insecure….. that’s because they’re not wearing them correctly. it’s not the slings fault!! It’s easy when you know how, visit http://www.thebabywearer.com for simple info .

K on

I LOVE to see celebs doing what parents have been doing with their kids for centuries… HOLDING THEM! It’s so sad to me to see folks pushing their tiny babies away from them in a stroller. Babies need to be held and slings keep them exactly where they should be… right next to mom’s (or dad’s) heart.

Brittany on

i think it is thier decision but i think that they do look cute…and i just have to say that kingston james is so stinkin’ cute!!

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