Shakira talks motherhood and nappy duty

From how to stop Milan crying to hands-on dad Gerard, Shakira reveals all...


New mum Shakira has opened up about her experience of motherhood so far, saying that changing son Milan‘s nappies is what has surprised her most.


“I didn’t expect babies to need so many diapers,” Shakira reportedly told PEOPLE magazine. “Nobody told me they needed to be changed so often.”

The 36-year-old star of TV show The Voice, USA, says that although motherhood has its challenges, she loves every minute.

“It takes a lot of energy from you,” Shakira says. “But I love it. I’m really enjoying every bit of it. It’s not as idyllic as everybody tells you — but not as horrible as everybody tells you. It comes with a full package. It comes with lots of joy and also lots of fear.”

The Colombian singer also revealed that 3-month-old Milan is “a great baby”.

“He’s an easy one. He’s very focused so far. I think he’s going to have a lot of concentration because he focuses on anything I give to him or any little movie I play for him. He really watches.”

Despite his sunny disposition, like all babies Milan has his moments and Shakira said she’s discovered the perfect way to calm Milan down when he starts crying.

“When he’s crying or gets a little irritated, I play him music and he stops crying,” she says.

“I play a little bit of everything. I play a little bit of rock and roll, some Latin music as well, so he gets acquainted with the music that I grew up listening to when I was back in the day living in Colombia. So apparently he’s going to like music.”

Although she’s coping well with motherhood, Shakira admits that having the support of boyfriend Gerard Piqué is making parenting much easier.

“Thank God [Milan’s] father has been really involved,” Shakira says. “He’s been amazing. The baby spends as much time with me as he does with his dad. He’s the kind of dad who is full hands-on. He changes diapers; he enjoys bathing him. That’s a real help for me.”

Nappies are a hot topic when it comes to parenthood! Take a peek at these nappy changing dramas revealed by real parents and read these hilarious tales from celebrity changing mats.

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