Brooke Burke Slings Shaya

02/27/2009 at 12:00 PM ET
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Hush little baby, don’t say a word… Brooke Burke calmed down 11-month-old son Shaya Braven with some swaying in his sling while out shopping for plants on Thursday with fiancé David Charvet.

Daughters Neriah, 8 ½, Sierra Sky, 6 ½ and Heaven Rain, 2, missed the trip — maybe they were in school? Rain just started a twice-weekly preschool program.

Find out the reasoning behind Shaya’s name in our gallery, 2008 Baby Names Explained!

Brooke wears Shaya in a Rockin’ Baby Pouch in Midnight Hour ($82).

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Lis on

This is in no way meant to be a negative comment, just an honest question…

I think that those slings are fabulous! I do not have any babies yet, but fully intend to use one once I do.😀 However, I was always under the impression that they were for infants. I am surprised to see an 11 month old in that sling. I would think he would be squirmy and uncomfortable. Is this normal? Can you use the slings on “older” babies? And they actually enjoy them?

Brandi on

Lis

I used slings for two full years. For me, I wouldn’t carry my boys this way (called cradle carry) after six months because they couldn’t stand it when awake. Once they fell asleep (it looks to me like maybe Brooke is trying to get him to nap) I would adjust him like this so that his back was supported. But for awake babies past 6 months I preferred the hip carry where they are sitting up on your side.

Mee on

Yikes! She’s trusting her baby to velcro!

gianna on

In a lot of other pictures, shaya looks uncomfortable in that sling. He is trying to move around and looks a little tight there. He will be 1yrs old next week,he looks a little big for it in my opinion. He is so adorable, he looks just like david but with brooke’s complexion to me.

kat on

Lis – slings can hold as big a child as you are comfortable carrying… they do give recommended weight limits of 40-50lbs, but really it’s all about parent and kid preference.

I used a sling (wrap style) to tote my daughter on my back (though it was more when she was just tired or not feeling well… tired out and about… sick around the house so she could get all that extra mommy time she needed and I could still get my stuff done) up until she was about 4… but would still put her in the wrap right now if she wanted due to illness… though she’s now at a size where I would simply use it to help her be supported on my lap while I was using my hands for other things.

She also used strollers, but many moms utilize these INSTEAD of strollers, because they can hold a child just as long.

beth on

Just a quick note, ladies…. I still use a sling with my almost three year old daughter, quite comfortably, I might add. We used the ring sling (just as she does in the pic) for MANY months to soothe my daughter to sleep. She was very hard to put to bed, and the sling literally saved my back while allowing me to hold her close.
We gave that up around 18 months, when she naturally became a better sleeper (thank goodness). We then moved onto the pouch sling and continue to use that instead of a stroller in crowded areas. My daughter still loves the sling and pretends she is slinging her animals daily. Just so you know!

Mary on

My old sling was capable of holding up to 40-50 lbs (about 4 years, depending upon the child)..not that we ever made it that far; my kids HATED being squished in that darn thing (and I LOVED the idea of it)…they just wanted me to hold them, and I got VERY good at doing EVERYTHING one-handed

Nicole on

cute picture, Shaya looks just like his mommy.

hannah on

I am so glad you posted Mary. I thought i was the only failed baby-wearer in the world. i love the look of a sling but both my babies HATED them… would scream until taken out. the only thing that would do was being held up with their heads looking back over my shoulder. I too got good at doing everything one or no-handed.

Sarah on

Actually Brooke is using the Rockin Baby Pouch which does not use velcro or a ring…its based off of a zipper system which allows the wearer to adjust the sizing based on his or her body size. The zippers have been individually tested to hold 130 lbs each…so you can feel safe about using it with your 40 pound child.

Rockin Baby does makes both a Pouch (seen above) and a Ring Sling.

these are great because you can buy just one size and share with your spouse, friends, nanny or babysitter. All of them are reversible..another bonus!

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