Would you wear your baby to work?

Brian Coombes had a unique solution to his childcare problems. Photo courtesy of Brian Coombes

Brian Coombes had a unique solution to his childcare problems. Photo courtesy of Brian Coombes - Credit: Brian Coombes

A father from Norwich was surprised after a photo he posted on Facebook of his creative child care solution went viral.

Brian Coombes posted a photo of his solution to childcare problems online, which subsequently went v

Brian Coombes posted a photo of his solution to childcare problems online, which subsequently went viral. Photo: Facebook/Brian Coombes - Credit: Facebook/Brian Coombes

Brian Coombes, a self-employed hairdresser, shared a photo on social media of him 'wearing' his newborn daughter Carmen in a sling while at work.

Mr Coombes had wanted to treat his wife to a haircut at his salon on Bedford Street, Norwich, but had been unable to get a baby sitter, so decided to take matters into his own hands.

He said: 'Because it was a hit with other clients in the salon at the time, I took a photo and posted it on my Facebook.

'At the time it got a few likes, then we thought nothing of it for a while, but last week a few hairdressers in America spotted it and shared it. Since then things have gone crazy, I've been getting messages and emails saying what a great idea it is!'


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He added: 'Don't worry, it's not a permanent solution, and we know it's not for everyone. Just thought it might give a few working dads a bit of a smile.'

More than 300,000 people have seen the photo so far and over 6,000 have liked it.

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