Millie Mackintosh admits having a ‘lockdown baby’ was ‘scary and unsettling’

The reality star welcomed her first child back in May


Millie Mackintosh has admitted having a “lockdown baby” was “scary and unsettling”.

In a candid Instagram Live hosted on the WaterWipes Instagram channel, Millie joined Irish dermatologist Dr Niki Ralph to talk about skincare for babies, and how becoming a mum in lockdown has changed her perception of parenthood.

Millie said: “So yeah, I had a lockdown baby, which was something you are going to tell them when they are older.”

“So do you know what for me, I found, yes it was scary and was unsettling, but the positive I took from it is spending a lot more time at home, as with my husband, and taking that time to bond and connect.”

Having recently shared that her daughter Sienna has developmental hip dysplasia, Millie also spoke about keeping her baby’s skin fresh and clean using WaterWipes, the world’s purest baby wipe.

Speaking about Sienna’s hip dysplasia, Millie said: “Now the shocks worn off, babies are incredible at adapting. It’s been one of the hardest things we’ve overcome as a parent.”

“Sienna has already adapted, harder for the parents to adapt. Sienna is able to take off her harness once a day.”

“We’ve been using cotton wool and water to clean her but what I found is that it was leaving a cotton residue on her skin so they’ve (WaterWipes) been a big help especially in the heat, keeping her cool as well and refreshing her.”


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It’s been an emotional few days over here…Sienna had a routine hip scan at 6 weeks because she was breech from 28 weeks onwards, it showed one hip socket was under developed but I was reassured it was likely to sort itself out by 12 weeks, but they booked her in for another scan just to make sure. Despite being naturally worried initially, I put it to the back of my mind and got on with things. But when we went for our second scan, I was shocked and saddened to learn she has infact got developmental hip dysplasia and the treatment is to wear a special harness all the time for 6-12 weeks. Apparently, it has a 90% chance of totally correcting her hip, so she hopefully shouldn’t need surgery or have any issues with her movement, so we are remaining positive and grateful that we found out early ????????The hardest part is that I can’t hold her properly to cuddle her and finding a comfortable breast feeding position is really difficult while we adapt to this change in our reality, a reality that we’ve worked so hard on! It feels like we are back at the new born stage, her routine has gone out the window and we are having to learn how to care for her all over again. I know lots of parents have been through this and similar issues with their babies, I would love to hear your experiences. Any advice on how to make her more comfortable would be much appreciated as although she is being very brave she is confused and frustrated that she can’t move her legs and it’s really challenging emotionally as parents to see her so distressed #babyhipdysplasia #pavlikharness ????

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