Meghan Trainor gets candid about her recent experience as a mom!
During an episode of “The Ellen Show” on YouTube, the “All About That Bass” hitmaker, 27, revealed the biggest mistake she made with her 9-month-old son Riley Sabara.
An Honest Mistake
When asked about her biggest parenting fail, she admitted that bringing her baby to her morning walks was not the smartest idea.
“We would take him [Riley] on these walks out here in California, and he would come home, and he would have these little red bumps all over him,” Trainor said.
As a concerned parent, she reached out to the baby’s doctor.
“I sent pictures to my pediatrician after like the third day in a row, and I was like, what’s going on? Like, I rub cream on him. I don’t know what this is. And he said I was a heat rash,” Trainor recalled before concluding that she was “boiling” her son during her “morning walks.”
She laughed while telling other parents, “don’t do that.”
Being A Mom
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The “Lips Are Movin” singer also shared her favorite part of the infant stage.
“My favorite part is the napping and how cute he is,” she said. “When we would have family members come visit, they’re like, he just sleeps all day, and I was like, yeah, it’s pretty great.”
She added, “I just like watching a human being like learn how to see for the first time, or like, open his eyeballs his first week. He had one eye closed the whole time. It was really cute.”
Trainor also detailed how she learned how to “catch poop while changing a diaper.”
She said she “was screaming like I was being murdered, but it was just a log coming out, and I caught it with a cloth in my hand, a nappy.” Adding that, she never thought she “would need that skill, but now I have it.”
When asked about the most rewarding thing of being a mom, Trainor said that being loved by her son was the best feeling.
“Every time I go and get him up from his crib when he’s risen from a nap, he gives me the biggest smile,” she said. “Like he’s the happiest ever just for my presence. So being loved that hard has been the most rewarding part.”
She continued, “Him looking at me smiling like ‘it’s you!’ is just the best thing in the world.”
A Tumultuous Pregnancy
Trainor had come a long way from experiencing difficulties during her pregnancy and childbirth. Riley, as a newborn, was admitted to the intensive care unit for four days, as per Shape.
During the first-time mom’s second trimester, she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, which had a significant impact on her emotional state because of the constant monitoring.
“On the days when you fail the test but you did everything right, you just feel like the biggest failure,” she said. “[I felt] like, ‘I’m a failure as a mom already and the baby’s not even here.’ It was very emotionally tough. I still think there’s not enough [resources] out there to help women with gestational diabetes.”