A photo of Kenya Moore’s adorable baby girl wearing a new accessory unexpectedly drew criticism from fans Sunday.
The star of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” took 9-month-old Brooklyn Doris Daly to her hometown of Detroit over the weekend to visit family. One photo Moore shared of the trip saw a smiling Brooklyn wearing a cushioned hat meant to protect infants’ heads.
“I’m having a great time in Detroit with my family. What’s in my head? Well you have to ask my mommy. Since I’m crawling like crazy she doesn’t want me to hurt my head. I think it looks cute! As you can see I’m smiling. 👶🏽 #babybrooklyn #miraclebaby,” Moore, who runs the account, wrote in Brooklyn’s voice in the caption of the August 18 photo.
Many fans found the image adorable. However, a few criticized the star for appearing to be overly cautious about the baby’s crawling escapades.
“Is this what we are doing now?? 🤦♀️”
“😂😂😂😂😂 first the knee pads now a bumper for her head. Kenya is spending alot of time on Amazon.”
But amid the detractors, there were many more people who raced to defend Moore’s choice.
“Last time I checked, Brooklyn is Kenya’s baby ! She should be allowed to raise and care for her baby as she sees fit. Her baby is being protected … what’s so bad about that ?”
“It’s her first baby, she’s s miracle baby, Kenya did not have it easy like most, so if she’s being over protective, leave her the fcuk alone, and shuv your judgemental comments up ya ass. I hate when non mf factors, come on other people’s pages trying to tell someone how to be a mother. Wtf are you.”
“That’s Right Kenya! Protect the miracle baby ♥️💯”
Moore has opened up about the difficult journey to pregnancy in the past, admitting to using in vitro fertilization to start a family with husband Marc Daly. Still, she said the actual process wasn’t all that hard.
“I don’t have a horror story,” she told People magazine. “It’s weird because you hear other people’s troubles with the injections and the hormones. And for me, it was a pretty simple process.”
But once she did conceive, Moore was not out of the woods. Being 47 years old made her pregnancy high risk, and after suffering pregnancy complications like preeclampsia, the reality star was forced to deliver her baby several weeks early. An emergency cesarean section ensued in which Moore said she lost so much blood that doctors “were so scared they were going to lose me” and after a three-hour procedure that is usually over in 30 or so minutes, Brooklyn Doris Daly arrived on Nov. 4, 2018.