I may not be as half as hot as Emily Ratajowski, but I can at least hold a baby correctly (I think). But also, who cares?
I mean, it’s not like she’s holding her baby super dangerously…but yeah, it’s a tad awkward.
Ratajkowski has received a lot of criticism, and I get it, it was my initial reaction as someone who nannied for years to see she isn’t supporting her baby’s neck or head.
But she definitely isn’t seriously harming her baby in this photo, but a lot of people commenting about it on Twitter think otherwise (comments are disabled on the original Instagram post)
Absolutely 💯 agree that picture is sooo upsetting and the dum adult who took the photo without stopping to say hey the baby’s neck is just as culpable!!! This isn’t mom shaming its educating and potentially saving other infants from being injured so upsetting #EmilyRatajkowski
— Fashionista Philly (@Fashionistaphil) June 8, 2021
And, of course, throwing some obvious shade,
hey @emrata are comments turned off on your latest insta post because you know you’re holding your baby dangerously and don’t want people talking about it? 🤔🤔🤔
— Fenleigh ✨ (@fenniefoxx) June 6, 2021
Ruby Sibal, a newborn care expert, new parent coach, founder and CEO of Beyond Baby Care, and co-founder and CEO of Himba Agency Inc, had some professional outlook.
Without bashing Ratajkowski’s entire motherhood, Sibal seemed to be holding her tightly against her body (which is blatantly obvious). The three photos demonstrate that EmRata was adjusting to make sure she was supported.
“She obviously was swift enough to hold him securely closer to her body and ensured that he is safe and won’t accidentally slip,” Sibal noted.
I can get around that, another woman actually using her profession to explain and advise, rather than using her profession to publicly bag out someone else who is new to motherhood at the end of the day.
Despite being a nanny for all those years, like I mentioned, I still don’t know many things about raising a baby.
But, as it turns out, neither do a lot of people who are entering parenthood.
How many times have you heard someone say, “I was dropped as a baby?” Honestly, I’ve heard it a lot now that I think about it.
Sibal also wisely stated:
“Let us not forget that she is a model. Perhaps she was just trying to get a good shot of her and her baby wearing the same swimsuit print — it’s super cute — and was confident that this hold would not hurt and would show most of the print.”
In a nutshell: everyone calm down and find something worthwhile to occupy your time, rather than criticising a famous person who isn’t going to see your Tweets anyway.
Also, she seems to be a pretty awesome mum if she has said that she won’t know the gender of her baby until they decide:
“I want to be a parent who allows my child to show themself to me,” she continued.
“And yet I realize that while I may hope my child can determine their own place in the world, they will, no matter what, be faced with the undeniable constraints and constructions of gender before they can speak or, hell, even be born.”