New Dad Ryan Reynolds Comes Under Fire After Being Pictured Carrying His Daughter Incorrectly
A sweet and innocent Instagram photo of Ryan Reynolds holding his daughter James in a baby carrier has turned into a fierce debate over parenting.
In celebration of Father’s Day on Sunday, Ryan’s wife Blake Lively, 27, posted a picture of hubby Ryan holding his baby girl in a device that was strapped to his chest.
Some people have expressed concerns that the six-month-old was in a perilous position. "Poor baby looks so uncomfortable and unsafe," read one comment. "Please have hot hubby read the instruction manual." Another said: "Please read your baby product manuals with as much detail as you read a script" - and branded Ryan's actions "dangerous".
Parenting blog The Stir pointed out in greater detail exactly what was wrong with the way his baby had been positioned.
One of its writers, Jenny Erickson, said: "James" feet are dangling out of the bottom of the carrier, and they're together. When baby's feet are pushed together in a carrier, it increases the risk of hip dysplasia, as their little hips are basically pushed out of their sockets. The other thing going wrong here is that James' head seems to be completely obscured. Babywearers always want to make sure they can see their infant's face, and keep their airways clear."
Blake showed everyone her humorous side as she teased the possible paternity of their daughter on Instagram, saying in a joke message to Ryan: "Happy Fathers Day!!! Since the day our baby was born, I've felt so strongly in my heart that you were most likely the father."
Ryan tweeted: "On Father's Day, my daughter smiled at me. It was all the gift I needed as I packed a bag and left for 6 years to write a book on parenting."
His wife of three years recently spoke about her desire for more kids.