With plenty of cash at their disposal, it would be easy for these 5 star parents to allow a nanny to do the dirty work when it comes to taking care of their young kids – those diaper changes, vomit clean-ups and night time feedings can’t be easy, but they want to face into the hard parts so that they get the full parenting experience. They believe having help would be like having a child and then not taking on the full responsibility of it – basically cheating at parenthood. It might make their lives harder but they feel it’s the right way to raise their kids so they won’t be hiring any help any time soon, even if that means mopping up messes and waking up all through the night!
According to friends, new mom Adele is ready to take on the responsibility on her own: ”Adele has told us, ‘No nannies – I’m going to be a hands-on mummy.’ She’s also said that she’s making it through the sleepless nights by watching films while breastfeeding.”
Celine admits that having a nanny would be like not taking care of her own children: “I didn’t have these children to not take care of them, to give myself to them 200 – 300 per cent. I am changing diapers and breastfeeding and that’s something where no one can take my place. It’s tiring but an intense joy. I take things day by day. That’s the secret to me. In any case, breastfeeding is more difficult if you are stressed. Sometimes I find myself in comical situations I don’t know how to get myself out of. For example, when both are feeding and one has gas while the other is burping, I don’t know which position to adopt!”
Jack believes that many musicians have raised kids without nannies in the past so he’ll do the same: “Paul MCCartney used to take his kids everywhere, never had a nanny I heard. So it can be done, it just becomes part of the scenario. At first it’s overwhelming, then you look at other people – some mother will tell you she went back to her nine-to-five job two weeks after giving birth. That’s really no different to us. Maybe we’re spoilt – we don’t have to go to the office. You can’t take your family to the office.”
Kelsey and his wife want the full experience and a nanny would take away from that for them: “My wife Kayte is a very hands-on mum. I’m a hands-on dad. We’re very happy about it. We don’t need help. That’s been something that when Kayte and I first started talking about starting a family, she had this way of looking at it. I said, ‘Listen honey, you know, you don’t have to be with the baby all the time… If you want a nanny, we’ll have one.’
Mariah wants to do everything for her twins and isn’t about to use a nanny because she wants to take care of everything for her children: “I’m going to be hands on, ‘I wouldn’t be like, ‘Oh, I’m a having a child, yay! Let me get a nanny so I can give her the baby. Take the kid.’ That doesn’t work for me. I don’t believe in that.”