Celebrity guide to parenting

When it comes to being a parent, the celebs have some interesting techniques. Here’s their guide to being a mum in the limelight...

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  • Step 1

    Carry your baby at all times - even after searching high and low for the perfect buggy - to be just like Victoria Beckham.

  • Step 2

    Take your kids on holiday more times than they can count throughout the year like Coleen Rooney for, er, education sandcastle building lessons?

  • Step 3

    Don’t make do with kids’ cartoons or craft to keep them entertained. Join the likes of Jessica Alba and take your children for mani-pedis!

  • Step 4

    Embarrass your children in bizarre fancy dress outfits, like Tori Spelling, to ensure they’re in the limelight early on.

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  • Step 5

    Don’t choose a regular name for your child, oh no! You’ve got to pick the weirdest one you can think of – just like Natalie Portman and Aleph. Or Alicia Silverstone and Bear Blu. Or…

  • Step 6

    Give in to your daughter wearing high heels pretty much as soon as she’s learnt to walk, a la Katie Holmes. Peep-toes in the pouring rain are optional.

  • Step 7

    Dress your kids like they’re heading for the catwalk at ALL times in order to get Gwen Stefani’s seal of approval.

  • Step 8

    Use your own projects to introduce your kids to showbiz early on, like Emma Bunton. Son Beau is modelling her own clothing range.

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  • Step 9

    Like Holly Willoughby, ensure everyone knows you’ve had a restless night’s sleep due to your baby so no one can tell you it’s easy being a famous mum.

  • Step 10

    Moan that you can’t find a toy to ‘no one in particular’ (wink wink) until the company sends you a free one. Hey, if it’s good enough for Amanda Holden…