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...


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.


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.


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…


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