First it was the remodeled and exclusive birthing suite reserved by Beyonce that made life difficult for all the other new parents trying to get around the maternity ward.
Then it was the unusual name that seemed to reflect the parents’ own vanity (blue is Jay-Z‘s favorite color; 4 – or IV – is their favorite number) than the personality of a young girl.
Then it was the extravagant gifts they reportedly bought for their newborn, including a $600,000 gold rocking horse.
Then it was their choice of godparent – Oprah, no less – that raised eyebrows. (O’s best friend, Gayle King, quickly shut down that rumor.)
But this one might just top them all. According to In Touch, the singer has no fewer than 6 (count ‘em – six!) nannies caring for her baby.
Not all at once, mind you – but the story says that the superstar singer has two caregivers on call at all times to see that the infant has “the best of care.” A friend says, “Her diaper is changed almost every hour.”
Okay. First of all, why on earth does any baby need two nannies hovering around? Blue Ivy’s not even a month old yet; the kid’s asleep most of the day! If Beyonce’s breastfeeding, she doesn’t need a helper prepping bottles; if she’s not, formula-mixing isn’t a three-person job. And hourly diapers? Is this kid setting a record for Messiest Baby Ever, or are a lot of bone-dry didies getting tossed into the landfill?
But what’s really sad is the thought that Bey isn’t giving herself the chance to be a hands-on mom. No one loves 3 AM feedings and poopy bottoms, but part of the joy of being a parent is being able to meet your children’s needs, and seeing them smile or wriggle contentedly when they’re full, dry and comfortable. If Beyonce is letting six other women do most of the work while she gets her beauty sleep and takes her daughter for an occasional cuddle, she’s depriving herself and Blue of a vital bonding experience.
Let’s hope this is just another press-generated “how extravagant can they get” rumor. Beyonce deserves bags under her eyes and spit-up on her shoulder like the rest of us. That’s motherhood, babe.
[Photo: via PR Photos]
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