Molly-Mae mum-shamed by followers for treating baby Bambi like 'an accessory'
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Molly-Mae Hague has been criticised for supposedly treating her baby like an ‘accessory’ - just a day after admitting she’s been struggling with new life as a new mum, saying it is ’absolutely no joke’.
In a carousel post earlier today, she posted snaps of a trip to London with Bambi, including photos from their hotel room and images of them exploring the capital.
In one, she could be seen holding Bambi up to the window in a black cab to admire the view, while another photo showed them having a snuggle in the taxi.
While it is not known whether or not the vehicle was actually in motion at the time, many people slammed the new mother in the comments for not using a car seat.
“Omg Bambi should be in a car seat,” one person wrote, with another agreeing: "You're my fave person, literally adore you and your ways but... Please don’t get the baby out the car seat in a taxi, they still crash or get crashed into... better to be safe than sorry always."
Reacting to some of the other photos from the hotel room – including one showing Bambi chilling out on the bed next to Hague’s handbag – others accused the reality TV star of treating her daughter like an ‘accessory’.
“Not the placement of the designer bag & the baby plonked next to it,” one said.
Another added: "The baby is the latest accessory then... on par with the handbag. These pictures are so sad, you have a beautiful baby (who really shouldn’t be on social media at all) why is she being posed like an accessory?? And yes get that baby in a car seat regardless of the law around car seats.”
A third said: “Using your baby as a photo prop in a moving taxi instead of keeping her as safe as possible in a car seat. Lovely influencing there. Let’s hope other people don’t copy!!!”
One other agreed: “It looks like the baby is an accessory next to Chanel! Hope the baby was in a car seat strapped in?!”
Others came to her defence, saying the haters had ‘nothing better to do than put a new mum down like being a new mum isn't hard enough’.
Another said: “Oh for goodness all you people who think you know it all! Leave Molly alone and stop ‘trolling’ this new Mum about everything she does. It may be things you wouldn’t do yourself for your reason but Molly can make decisions about her own child with getting nasty comments. You’re making what should be a happy time with her baby be miserable and probably feeling totally inadequate. If you can’t say anything nice... shut up.”
The comments come just after Hague spoke out about finding the early stages of parenthood difficult, having posted a photo of herself with her ‘hair washed and fresh PJs on'.
"Bambi is six weeks old on Monday," she wrote.
"My little best friend for life. The last two days have been the first time I've felt like I'm slightly getting my life back in order.
"Up until this point I've literally just been winging my way through each day, not finding it particularly easy at all (to be honest)...
"Waking up in the morning/going to bed at night thinking 'here we go again.' Newborn life is absolutely no joke!"