An influencer mum slammed for a “dangerous” detail in a photo of her newborn baby has responded to haters.
Trisha Paytas is known for generating controversy with her larger-than-life personality on YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram — and the birth of her first child was no exception.
Paytas, 34, announced the birth of their first daughter on Instagram and Twitter in September – and immediately caused a stir when she announced the baby’s name was Malibu Barbie Paytas-Hacmon.
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Trolls branded the choice of name as ‘cruel and selfish’
“It’s an ugly game played by the poor baby’s parents. It’s NOT a cute name,” said one user.
But the controversy didn’t end there.
Weeks later, Paytas shared a snap of her little girl sitting in an armchair, alongside the caption, “Introducing my new podcast host.”
And commentators immediately noticed one detail in the picture.
“How could she support her like that!!!! You’re out of your mind? Your neck needs support at all times,” wrote one Instagram user.
“Putting your newborn in this sitting position is extremely dangerous,” another told her.
“You should be ashamed that you do this to her over and over again when you’ve been told multiple times that it’s dangerous. You don’t deserve this innocent child.”
“She can’t be positioned like that!! No one is sneering or hating, just worried about the cute girl!” another added.
“Please Trisha, trust MUST support her head and neck ALWAYS!! I raised 2 myself, we are aware this is your 1st baby and try to correct you but you are not listening or acting like people are bullying a baby!!”
Others suspect baby Malibu was not doing well when the photo was taken.
“She obviously has thrush. Get her to her doctor ASAP,” wrote one commenter.
But Payas responded to all the hate in her own comment.
“Hi everyone. Thanks for all the sweet comments. Love showing Malibu and what we do all day,” she wrote.
“All I ask is that if you are not their pediatrician, please do not comment or speculate on medical conditions.
“She has a pediatrician who she sees every two weeks at this newborn stage and everything is fine 🙂
“She drinks formula and that’s why she’s white on the tongue. I know you’re probably all trying to help, but medical speculation spreads a lot of misinformation on the internet.
“Feel free to leave other non-medical tips and advice for new moms 🙂 I always love this.”
According to the Baby Center, a baby’s head needs a lot of support during the first few months until the neck muscles become stronger.
At a month or two, a baby is likely to be strong enough to hold their head up in an infant carrier or sling, according to the website.
“But you might still find them too wobbly for a lightweight stroller or backpack. Wait until she can keep her head stable without your support, probably around four months or older.”
Who is Trisha Paytas?
Paytas was an early adopter of YouTube and launched her channel in 2007.
She has amassed almost five million followers on the platform and more than seven million on TikTok by posting vlogs, telling stories about her life and creating mukbang videos where she eats large amounts of food.
She was also a music artist, running a podcast called “Frenemies” with fellow YouTuber Ethan Klein.
Paytas has also appeared in music videos for the likes of Eminem and Amy Winehouse and was a contestant on the 2017 season of Celebrity Big Brother 20.
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