The mommy-shamers are back at it again. Jessa Duggar shared a photo of her daughter, Ivy Seewald, via Instagram on July 10, and almost immediately got criticism in the comments. Why? Because she admitted she doesn’t often give the baby girl a pacifier. “I pretty much only give her a pacifier for car rides,” the Counting On star revealed. “So she’s not super good at taking it — but every time it goes in her mouth, she puts both little fists up on her cheeks like this. 💜👶🏻.”
What Jessa, 26, probably thought was just a cute photo of her baby turned into a point of contention for her fans and followers. “It’s actually good for babies to have pacifiers that young,” one person wrote. “It’s a SIDS preventative.” Another commented, “I was told the same [thing] by multiple doctors and nurses.”
The shaming kept on coming as the comments continued. And they weren’t all about the pacifier! “She’s cute but probably REALLY HOT with that huge thing in her head,” one person wrote, referring to the large bow Ivy sported in the shot. “Why do you not use pink on her? I think she looks pretty [anyway] but never see her with anything pink💕” another responded, which was echoed when a different fan wrote, “I’m dying to see sweet Ivy in PINK!!!💗”
Jessa has dealt with mom-shaming in the past and probably knows exactly how to handle it this time. For instance, in August 2018, she shared an adorable video of her sons Spurgeon and Henry playing with their dad, Ben Seewald, and people were upset that Spurgeon was still in diapers.
“Don’t you think he should be out of diapers by now?” one person commented. Jessa replied, “My philosophy is that if they aren’t able to do the whole thing from pulling their pants down and getting themselves on the toilet, to pulling their pants back up, and washing their hands, then they aren’t ready. Otherwise, it feels like it’s actually the parent who’s potty training and doing all the work. LOL! I’ve been around kids, and I’m aware of the signs of readiness. My two-year-old is getting close, but not quite there, so we’re not rushing it.” Spurgy seems just fine now, so clearly the 19 Kids and Counting alum had it all under control — and she’s got likely got anything with Ivy handled, too.
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