In October, Julia Stiles – of 10 Things I Hate About You and Save The Last Dance fame – welcomed her first baby with husband Preston J Cook.
Strummer Newcomb Cook was born on October 20, and was described as an “utter joy” to his parents.
Four days ago, the new mum shared a cute baby snap on Instagram, and the Internet tried to turn her joy into a nightmare by leaving unwelcome advice on the post, shaming the 36-year-old for her parenting style.
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In the picture, baby Strummer is cosied up in a front baby carrier, his head tucked into his mum’s chest and his little feet hidden from view.
But ‘fans’ were quick to comment that baby Strummer was far too little to be in the carrier, and that the actress hadn’t placed him in correctly.
“The baby is too small for this carrier,” one person wrote, while another commented, “please pull babies legs out for proper placement.”
“Congrats! Beautiful new momma! Tula tip: Little baby feets go out the sides and not in waistband!” said another.
But Julia had a message for her critics, and it went a little something like this:
In other words, she expertly clapped back.
“It was brought to my attention that in the previous photo I am not holding my baby correctly. Wow, I didn’t expect that,” she shared on Instagram.