Model, author and TV host Chrissy Teigen shares a lot of her life with her fans and followers on social media.
While many appreciate the look at the private family life of Teigen and her husband, musician John Legend, their two children and their extended family, some assume it is an invitation to lecture Teigen on her parenting.
On Wednesday, Teigen shared video of 3 year-old daughter Luna’s first dentist visit on Instagram. Seated on Teigen’s mother Vilailuck Teigen’s lap, Luna demonstrates how to brush teeth on a toy alligator.
Teigen captioned the video:
“So proud of my toons at her first dentist appointment!”
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Most people found the video adorable. But some felt they needed to point out to Teigen that her daughter should have been to the dentist much sooner.
Put plenty of people had Teigen’s back.
Even people who worked in dental offices or were dentists themselves came to Teigen’s defense.
And finally the experts, the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, weighed in.
As for Teigen, she expected no less from the mom shamers who inhabit her social media looking for chances to tell her she’s doing something wrong.
The Lip Sync Battle host posted:
“Was waiting for this. U guys never fail me.”
A couple of her followers summed it up best.
Really, if Luna’s appointment went well, what’s the point of telling Teigen she “should have” done something before now?
That ship sailed. Time to move on.
Teigen is the author of two cookbooks: Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat, available here, and Cravings: Hungry for More, available here.