Dani Dyer was seen taking a preemptive swipe at mum-shamers as she tried out her four-week-old son Santiago in his baby sling, after being inundated with criticism since welcoming her little one.
The Love Island star, 24, welcomed her first child with boyfriend Sammy Kimmence in January and since then she’s been sharing plenty of cute baby updates with fans on social media.
However, said social media posts has sadly led to Dani being continuously criticised by mum-shamers, so it’s no surprise she was seen calling out her critics before they could hit the send button on their latest comments.
Dani shared a snap of her trying out a baby sling while cuddling Santiago and was forced to defend her use of the sling – convinced that critics would no doubt call her out on doing it incorrectly.
Alongside the adorable photo of her and her baby boy, Dani wrote: ‘My beautiful boy wants a lot of mummy cuddles at the minute?.’
She added: ‘Before the sling police start it’s my first time using it.’
The reality star’s fans made sure to throw their support her way and praised Dani for doing a great job with Santiago, while encouraging her to ignore criticism and judgement for others.
Mum-shaming is nothing new to Dani, as she recently revealed her DMs have gone ‘mad’ since becoming a parent.
While forced to assure her critics that her baby was not ‘overheating’, after she shared a sweet photo of Santiago looking cosy in a pram suit and knitted hat, Dani said: ‘It’s mad the DMs I get, the mums that start…’
Stressing that she would ‘never overheat my child’, Dani explained: ‘My child was not in the car in his outfit okay, in the pram suit, whatever you want to call it. He just goes on walks with that outfit on. I’m not going to overheat my child, don’t worry about it.’
Speaking on the podcast she hosts with her soap star dad Danny Dyer, Dani explained that she had to endure vile comments from mum-shamers even before Santiago was born, with some telling her she’d be a ‘terrible mother’.
‘They were saying I was going to be a terrible mother,’ Dani told her dad.
‘They were calling me vulgar, saying ‘she doesn’t deserve happiness’. Why don’t I? I wanted to sob my heart out. It hurts.’
Full of words of wisdom for his daughter, Danny, who stars in EastEnders as Mick Carter, told her: ‘We have to accept that if we’re going to put our life out there, we’re not into mind control. We cannot make everybody like us.’
He stressed: ‘This person doesn’t know you, how can they comment about you being a sh*t mum? They haven’t got a clue.’
Dani welcomed son Santiago via an unplanned C-section on January 23.
After introducing her boy on Instagram, Dani opened up about the birth and admitted she felt like a ‘failure’ because her labour hadn’t gone the way she planned.
Dani described her son’s birth as an ’emotional day’ and explained that due to her not dialating enough, she had to undergo a caesarean instead.
‘Obviously I had to have a caesarean in the end and I was crying about that, because I never planned that, I never wanted a C-section. I know they’re very common and I know they happen but I never wanted that, it was never in my birth plan,’ Dani revealed.
‘So I started feeling like a failure, it’s ridiculous… the baby didn’t want to come out basically, he didn’t fancy it.’
Following his arrival, Dani told fans she was in a ‘complete bubble’ as she shared the first snaps of her baby boy online.
‘We are in a complete baby bubble and enjoying every moment, can not believe he is ours,’ Dani wrote. ‘Completely in love and so grateful to be his mummy.’
Credit: Original article published here.