There’s no denying that Sam Faiers is a brilliant mum to her five-month-old son Paul Tony.
The ex-TOWIE lady, 25, and her partner Paul Knightley welcomed their little one back in December. And judging by her Instagram snaps, she’s one happy mummy.
But unfortunately, being a parent in the spotlight does come with its downfalls, which Sam learnt when she shared a snap of herself and her son enjoying a family hike last week.
Sam ended up receiving some criticism from followers – and it was all down to the way she was holding her tot.
One comment read: ‘Hi Sam baby wearing is great! However baby can easily overheat and shouldn’t be in a pram suit as they are getting your body heat. Also baby shouldn’t be facing out till they are older x [sic].’
Another said: ‘It’s not the carrier that’s the problem, baby should be facing mummy, forward facing means their legs dangle and isn’t good for their hips.’
Hmmm. After this, a bit of a debate started raging between Sam’s fans.
Others didn’t have a problem with the picture, with messages including: ‘Lovely pic. You put babies forward facing recommend from 5 months. He looks perfectly happy in his sling X,’ and: ‘I use to carry my son in his carrier like this at that and he is perfectly fine.’
There were also plenty of people who seemed pretty baffled by the conversation.
One said: ‘Gosh people love a debate don’t they! She was only putting a happy pic up of her and her baby. Don’t think she was asking for any advice!’
A particularly incensed fan added: ‘My boy is a week older than Paul and if a complete stranger commented on anything I was doing with him I would tell them to mind their own business.
‘I don’t think Sam needs advice from strangers – Paul is nearly 5 months old so I’m sure she knows what she’s doing and she’s got her mum and sister for advice if she wants it.’
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