Maci Bookout shared a new photo of her 2-month-old baby boy, son Maverick Reed McKinney, on Instagram earlier this week and shortly thereafter she was accused of endangering the child. Weeks before Bookout and McKinney return to MTV for Teen Mom OG season six, they've been targeted with bad parenting claims.

In what has been deemed as the first photo of Maverick, Bookout's fiance, McKinney, is seen holding their son in a black baby sling.


"Real men babywear," Bookout wrote in the caption of the photo, adding a link to a promotional code which could be used by her followers for a discount on the Seven Slings product.

Maci Bookout is under fire, but did she do anything wrong?

According to a report by In Touch Weekly on August 4, Maci Bookout may not have followed the instructions before putting her baby boy in the sling. While there are some slings that are safe for babies under 4 months, the magazine claimed that most slings recommend babies be over 4 months or placed in an upright position in the sling.


Either way, many of Bookout's fans and followers didn't appear to be on board with the product.

“These are not safe, and I wouldn’t carry my baby in there for a million bucks,” one critic wrote. Another noted, “Cradle carry is okay as long as it’s done correctly. But looking at this, I don’t think it is.”

Maci Bookout's third child was a surprise

Bookout and her fiance became engaged in January of this year after over two years of dating and a short time later, Bookout discovered she was expecting their second child together.

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Maverick Reed McKinney was the third child for the reality star, who also shares a 7-year-old son with ex-boyfriend Ryan Edwards.

According to Bookout, she and McKinney weren't planning on welcoming a third child, but were excited to expand their family at the end of May, when the child arrived just one day after their youngest child, daughter Jayde Carter McKinney, celebrated her 1st birthday.

Maci Bookout and her family, including Taylor McKinney and their kids, are returning to MTV on Monday, August 22, at 10 p.m.

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