The parents keen to mix babies and sport

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When you are passionate about a sport, it's only natural to want to share it with those you love most.

However several parents who have involved babies and toddlers in their physical pursuits recently have been accused of putting their children at risk.

The latest is Ashley Wright, who stars in a video in which she's performing a pole dancing routine while wearing her baby daughter on her back.

The US dancer and attachment parent advocate can be seen performing to The Circle of Life from Lion King with her baby is secured to her in a material wrap.

"Decided we should do a routine together... And so thankful others could help assist me in capturing and choreographing this moment/experience," Ms Wright wrote on YouTube.

The clip has been viewed more than 520,000 times. Some viewers have praised the mum for sharing her passion for dance with her young daughter, while other commenters on YouTube disapprove of the mum and baby routine.

"This is cool and all but, at the end of the double spin after she kneels you can see the baby's head comes loose from the cloth and snaps to the side," one critic wrote.

"I couldn't care less about the fact that it's pole dancing. It's the fact that you are doing it with your child on your back. If you slip you could crush her," another said.


Ms Wright, who describes herself asĀ adass "Breastfeeding, Baby-wearing, Attachment parenting, Pole dancing, Yogi Mama" on her website, is adamant her baby was not in any danger during the routine.

Criticism of Ms Wright followed widespread disapproval of father Jorge Tirado who took his nine-month-old son body-boarding recently off the coast of Puerto Rico.

A video of the baby in the waves has been viewed more than 1 million times on YouTube, with many berating the dad for putting his baby in danger.

BodyBoarding 101 from jorge tirado on Vimeo.

Mr Tirado said he was simply introducing his son to a healthy lifestyle.

"I encourage you to safely bring your kids to the ocean, after all the ocean is the place where it all began. By far, this is the best sport for you [sic] spiritual, mental and physical health," he wrote.

But Ms Wright and Mr Tirado shouldn't despair - even world famous professionals are criticised when they include their children in their chosen sport.

US skateboarding superstar Tony Hawk recently posted a video to Instagram of himself skating with his young daughter on the board.

Most of his fans loved the clip, but a few critics claimed it was "dangerous".

However, when Mr Hawk has been criticised in the past for skating with his children the pro-skater has dismissed concerns.

"For those that say I endanger my child: it's more likely that you will fall while walking on the sidewalk than I will while skating with my daughter," he has tweeted.