AN online parenting expert’s baby was actually a football, it has emerged.
Nikki Hollis, creator of award-winning blog topofthetots.org has been was spotted kicking her ‘baby’ home from a meeting of a grassroots mothers’ group.
New mother Francesca Johnson said: Everyone wants to be part of the parent blogging community, as they have the best parties and you get so much free stuff.
“But they can be quite unwelcoming if you don’t actually have a kid. So she bought a football and wrapped it in a blanket.
She added: Frank I once bought a baby car seat and kept a carton of long life orange juice on it, and blogged about its adventures.
I kept it up for a while, but eventually Fiat offered me a sponsorship deal and it got to the point where I had to have a proper baby, otherwise I was going to court.
Mother and blog fan Donna Sheridan said: Im shocked, but really, the signs were all there.
“For example, her advice for dealing with a baby that wouldnt stop crying included lacing your breast milk with Co-codamol.
Father-of-two Stephen Malley said: Weve made an icon out of someone who isnt even fit to be an au pair.
Mind you, as far as I could tell, that football wanted for nothing. It was never without a home-made organic smoothie, and she took it to Build-a-Bear at least twice a week.