Jessica Alba’s Big, Fat Celeb-Parenting Secret
She overfed her kid. Um, really?
How did Jessica Alba get her daughter, Honor, to sleep through the night when the little girl was an infant?
Why, she stuffed her to the gills, of course! “When she was, like, six months old, I would overfeed her,” Alba said on the Late Show. “So when kids are really full, they don’t wake up hungry.” (Honor didn’t wake up until 9 a.m., and every parent of an infant knows how late that is.)
Even the normally unflappable David Letterman looked a bit surprised. Alba who seemed to realize what her plan sounds like when she actually talks about it, laughs and says, “That sounds abusive!” Actually, it kind of does.
Unfortunately, the food had another effect on Honor besides making her sleep—it made her fat. She was the same weight at six months as she is now, at two years. “She was so big!” Alba says, laughing.
Apparently it doesn’t matter that kids will get more than enough food as that grow older, or that parenting might involve some uncomfortable stuff like getting up at 6 a.m. or so to feed a child. Or that there might be an eating disorder in Honor’s future.
Moms, please don’t try this at home.
Jane Farrell is a senior editor at BettyConfidential.