The Next Must-Have Hollywood Accessory? The Baby Sling.

By: Philip Morrison

Whether you’re a celebrity gawker or not, there’s no denying that Hollywood stars have an influence on national and international trends, from fashion to diets, and even world causes. They’re at the forefront of media hype, so it’s nearly impossible to ignore any movement they make. Lately, with all the babies celebrities are having, is it possible that the next trend - the next popular Hollywood accessory - will be the baby sling? There are several reasons why is this absolutely likely.

First, baby slings look incredibly cool. Forget the conventional baby carrier that looks like you’ve strapped a car seat on your back, or excessively large strollers that can are difficult to weave in between fellow pedestrians; baby slings are a space saving, environmentally friendly way to enjoy day to day activities and participate in the community. Simple and convenient, these carriers, like the popular Moby Wrap, are most often a single piece of high quality cloth, either 100% cotton or a gentle blend of fabrics, and come in a wide array of patterns and colors to match even the trendiest wardrobe.

Second, baby slings are incredibly ergonomic, making it easy on the wearer to have on in any situation. It’s not uncommon to see a Hollywood celebrity like Brooke Shields shopping at Whole Foods with their baby in a baby sling, or notice Mila Jovovich taking a power walk through the beaches of Santa Monica, Venice, or Malibu with her baby wrapped on her. Allowing for a balanced distribution of weight, baby slings can be gentle on the parent’s body all day. It’s no wonder that these days the paparazzi catch celebrities carrying their baby everywhere in a baby sling.

But most importantly, baby slings are incredibly gentle on the baby and provide a safe, snug, and comfortable environment for them. Not only do these carriers remind you of your favorite security blanket from when you were a child, they also feel like somewhere between a secure cocoon and a relaxing hammock. The way a baby sling holds an infant close to their parent, they feel a high level of protection and safety due to being able to feel the warmth of their body, their natural scent, and even their heartbeat.

So what are celebrities choosing? From the quintessential Moby Wrap, which holds your baby close to your body, to designer Hotslings baby slings, there are numerous brands that have captured the attention of Hollywood celebrities; everyone from Julia Roberts, Courtney Cox, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Gwen Stefani have adopted these more intuitive ways to carry their offspring. There are tons of pictures you can find online of celebrities with their baby slings. Sara Gilbert – Darlene from the sitcom Roseanne – for example, enjoys the Baby K’tan double looped baby sling. Actress Jennifer Garner has often been photographed with her and Ben Affleck’s daughter snugly held against her in a baby wrap, not unlike the Moby.

But baby slings are surely a long term trend, not just a hyped accessory for the short term. Its natural construction from the purest fabrics like cotton and silk, free of chemicals and dyes that are harmful to infants, along with an unbeatable comfort and feeling that you are forming a special bond with your child will continue to make this the must-have accessory in Hollywood, as well as anywhere else around the world.

Looking for your own baby sling? There are several baby sling manufacturers that promise celebrity looks and incredible quality. Compare them and fine the right one at a resource like Baby Sling. You and your baby - and perhaps the paparazzi - will be happy you did.

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Philip Morrison is an advocate of baby wearing, having experienced the benefits for him and his two children after wearing them during their early years. At, find all kind of baby slings,ergo baby carrier and carriers from Hotslings, Maya Wrap and more directly from the online store.

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