Black Fathers Who Babywear!

By now you might have heard about the controversy over baby carrier company Baby K’Tan’s marketing for their sling. One box features a white mother and baby, with her partner standing behind her, the other features a black woman and her baby standing by themselves.


Many feel that the packaging furthers the perception that black fathers are not involved in the lives of their children. Well, I cannot say whether this was deliberately racist or not, but in the Baby and Blog Facebook group (if you haven’t joined, you NEED to… it is SO happening over there) member Ashley started a thread on black fathers who babywear, and invited us to share our pictures. It started out as fun, and turned into serious inspiration. Some of the mommies have allowed me to share their photos here on Baby and Blog! And if you want to have your partner’s photo added, simply email it to with a short description, and I’ll add it to the main post. I’m still getting permission from the Facebook group mommies to share the pics, so check back periodically for more 🙂

Submitted by: Nicole

Submitted by Marcia; “My husband with our son Sebastian :)”

Submitted by me; “My son is about a week old in this picture. My husband was thirsty to use that carrier, lol!”

Submitted by Markisha

Submitted by Martina; “On a hike a few months back :)”

Submitted by Ashley

Submitted by Donnica

Submitted by Petunia

Submitted by Kristie; “When our son was younger”

Submitted by Cess; “When our son was about 4 mo”

Submitted by Asia

From the Humans of New York Facebook page

Submitted by Denise; Here’s my husband at a baby wearing class. This is a doll by the way!

Submitted by Shannon; This is my brother. He is not a father yet, but he is babywearing my son, his nephew. He’s a good uncle. (Lives in Chicago too!)

Submitted by Nana; My wonderful son, Brandon wearing my fabulous granddaughter, Kimberley as she surveys her queendom!

Submitted by Alisha; Keiron and a little Zoe


About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

  • kim

    I’m LOL bc my husband was THIRTY too to wear the baby carrier… too cute and funny!

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    • Baby and Blog

      Lol! Kim he was!! The baby’s eyes were barely open and he was talking bout some, “Can I take him out for a walk.” Lol! Noah spent his first 3 months attached to my husband, lol!

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      • kim

        LOL awwwwww!!!!

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  • Twanna

    I’m loving this! Awesome blog by the way

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  • Dananana

    Omg, this was too cute! I’m in my “early 20’s waiting on babies” phase, but this had me wanting a baby so badly! If I know my soon-to-be husband, he’ll be thirsty to wear the carrier too 🙂

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    • ShayMarie!!!

      LOL me too, I;m in that same phase. Everytime I see one of these I poke my husband like “when we have babies will you carry them around strapped to your body like this huh huh HUH??”

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  • Rachel

    Tried to upload some pics here, but don’t see how! Thanks.

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    • Baby and Blog

      I’m just realizing that this comment box doesn’t have photo upload capabilities! You can email your photo to and I’ll add it.

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  • Patra

    Im so glad you posted this information. I was planning to buy a K’tan but I won’t now. The packaging is so misleading. I don’t know they thought it was ok. I did write to the company to express my opinion. My thoughts are it likely won’t matter.

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  • Patra

    This is the response I got from K’Tan after I sent them my thoughts on their marketing. It speaks for itself.

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