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There is nothing more masculine than babywearing—and these celebrity dads prove it

These five celebrity dads may not win Piers Morgan's approval, but they've got ours.

There is nothing more masculine than babywearing—and these celebrity dads prove it

Daniel Craig is a man who oozes confidence and masculinity—he wouldn't have been cast as James Bond if he didn't—but he's also a new dad, having recently welcomed a baby with actress Rachel Weisz. So to most people, it is absolutely not surprising that Craig was spotted out and about while baby-wearing. He's got a new baby and he's got places to go, so it's hardly shocking to see him sporting a Tula. It would be more shocking to see him in a spotless suit at this point.

Controversial TV host Piers Morgan had a different reaction than most, though, to the sight of the former 007 doing what dads all over the world do every day. Morgan tweeted the photograph along with the caption "Oh 007.. not you as well?!!! #papoose #emasculatedBond."

Morgan may take issue with the above photograph, but the swift response to his tweet (oh yes, he got dragged on Twitter) proves most people understand that dads are parents too, and that there are a ton of benefits to babywearing. That's why so many of them are doing it these days.

Let's set the record straight for Morgan and anyone else who is confused about this: There is absolutely nothing emasculating about babywearing. A man sporting a baby carrier is probably trying his best to be a good father, and there is nothing more masculine than that.

As the Chicago Tribune reports, dads like Craig have been strapping on baby carriers with increasing frequency in recent years, so much so that the organization Babywearing International has seen an increase in male baby wearers and educators at its meetings.

Here are four more celebrity dads who would totally fit in at one of those meetings:

Ryan Reynolds 

Back in 2015, about six months after the couple welcomed their first child, Ryan Reynolds's wife Blake Lively uploaded the above shot to Instagram. Reynolds did not look emasculated, but he did look like a dad who might want to check out one of those Babywearing International meetings because (as the internet quickly told him) he was making some mistakes with his carrier positioning.

"The baby's not properly secured in the vessel that I'm wearing there," Reynolds later explained on the TODAY show. "And you know, I'm a first-time dad and that is not the first mistake I've made. And I can guarantee you it won't be the last."

Wearing a baby and admitting when you've made a parenting mistake? Seems pretty masculine to us.

Kevin Hart 

Daniel Craig and Kevin Hart don't just share a profession: They also share taste in baby carriers, as this Instagram snap of Hart and his son Enzo proves. Like Craig, Hart reached for the Tula Free-to-Grow carrier in the "Discover" print. It's very gender-neutral (despite what Morgan thinks).

Chris Hemsworth 

Chris Hemsworth has made a career out of playing hyper-masculine characters, but honestly, he's never looked as manly as he does in this photo his wife, Elsa Pataky posted. When you have more than one baby (and more than one Lillebaby) why wouldn't both parents wear one?

John Legend 

This picture of John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen (from back when Luna was small enough to fit an Ergo) speaks volumes about John's masculinity and fatherhood, and how secure he is in both. Yes, Chrissy is physically present and could be carrying the baby, but John's still the one in the carrier because he's an involved father and a supportive partner. He's modern masculinity personified.

Unlike these celebrity dads, Piers Morgan says he "wouldn't be caught dead in a papoose." It's really too bad, because he may have missed out on some special bonding time with his four children (and maybe some quieter moments, too). There's a ton of research suggesting that the bond dads build with their babies in infancy can have long-term benefits, and a study published in the journal Pediatrics found the use of baby carriers can help reduce crying.

There is absolutely nothing emasculating about a strong dad comforting and carrying his child. That's just what good fathers do.

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As any parent knows, the term "diaper bag" only scratches the surface. In reality, this catchall holds so much more: a change of clothes, bottles, snacks, wipes and probably about a dozen more essential items.

Which makes finding the exact item you need, when you need it (read: A diaper when you're in public with a blowout on your hands) kind of tricky.

That's why organization is the name of the game when it comes to outings with your littles. We pooled the Motherly team of editors to learn some favorite hacks for organizing diaper bags. Here are our top tips.

1. Divide and conquer with small bags

Here's a tip we heard more than a few times: Use smaller storage bags to organize your stuff. Not only is this helpful for keeping related items together, but it can also help keep things from floating around in the expanse of the larger diaper bag. These bags don't have to be anything particularly fancy: an unused toiletry bag, pencil case or even plastic baggies will work.

2. Have an emergency changing kit

When you're dealing with a diaper blowout situation, it's not the time to go searching for a pack of wipes. Instead, assemble an emergency changing kit ahead of time by bundling a change of baby clothes, a fresh diaper, plenty of wipes and hand sanitizer in a bag you can quickly grab. We're partial to pop-top wipes that don't dry out or get dirty inside the diaper bag.

3. Simplify bottle prep

Organization isn't just being able to find what you need, but also having what you need. For formula-feeding on the go, keep an extra bottle with the formula you need measured out along with water to mix it up. You never know when your outing will take longer than expected—especially with a baby in the mix!

4. Get resealable snacks

When getting out with toddlers and older kids, snacks are the key to success. Still, it isn't fun to constantly dig crumbs out of the bottom of your diaper bag. Our editors love pouches with resealable caps and snacks that come in their own sealable containers. Travel-sized snacks like freeze-dried fruit crisps or meal-ready pouches can get an unfair reputation for being more expensive, but that isn't the case with the budget-friendly Comforts line.

5. Keep a carabiner on your keychain

You'll think a lot about what your child needs for an outing, but you can't forget this must-have: your keys. Add a carabiner to your keychain so you can hook them onto a loop inside your diaper bag. Trust us when we say it's a much better option than dumping out the bag's contents on your front step to find your house key!

6. Bundle your essentials

If your diaper bag doubles as your purse (and we bet it does) you're going to want easy access to your essentials, too. Dedicate a smaller storage bag of your diaper bag to items like your phone, wallet and lip balm. Then, when you're ready to transfer your items to a real purse, you don't have to look for them individually.

7. Keep wipes in an outer compartment

Baby wipes aren't just for diaper changes: They're also great for cleaning up messy faces, wiping off smudges, touching up your makeup and more. Since you'll be reaching for them time and time again, keep a container of sensitive baby wipes in an easily accessible outer compartment of your bag.

Another great tip? Shop the Comforts line on www.comfortsforbaby.com to find premium baby products for a fraction of competitors' prices. Or, follow @comfortsforbaby for more information!

This article was sponsored by The Kroger Co. Thank you for supporting the brands that supporting Motherly and mamas.

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