Hilary Duff was very open in sharing her pregnancy journey while she was expecting her second child. Now that sweet little Banks Violet is here, the Younger star is being just as open about the ups and downs of caring for a newborn. She’s got two months under her belt with her little girl. Hilary has been posting glimpses into their day-to-day life, and everything has seemed pretty sweet so far.
Parenting as a celebrity sounds really easy to some. But if you’re dedicated to being a hands-on parent, you face the same struggles as nonfamous moms, regardless of your income or degree of fame.
Hilary recently took to Instagram to discuss one of the things she has been struggling with. In a recent post, she revealed that beautiful Banks has colic. Colic is a condition where a healthy baby cries for more than three hours a day for more than three days a week for over three weeks. Hilary was open to advice from parents who have been there before.
Hilary surprised many fans when she announced she was expecting a baby with boyfriend Matthew Koma last spring. The two have been in a relationship since early 2017.
The pregnancy marked the first child for Matthew. Hilary is already a mom to 6-year-old Luca. The little boy’s dad is Hilary’s ex-husband, Mike Comrie.
Hilary kept it real throughout her pregnancy, openly discussing her struggles. In the caption for this photo, Hilary commented that “this journey is hard as hell and also incredibly special.”
Banks Violet Bair made her debut on October 25, 2018. Hilary’s fans haven’t been able to get enough of the adorable baby girl ever since!
As the little family settles into their new normal, Hilary has shared moments with Banks that are truly adorable.
Any mom to a newborn can tell you how precious the moments where both mom and baby get to sleep are. (And also how they’re few and far between!)
Banks has also been busy getting to know her cousins. Hilary’s sister Haylie gave birth to a little girl named Lulu just months before Banks was born.
Of course, Banks has been getting in quality time with big brother Luca as well. Based on all of Hilary’s posts, it seems like the two are developing quite the cute sibling bond!
But it hasn’t been all easy days for the little girl. This distressed expression is “the most common face these days,” according to Hilary.
In a recent post, Hilary revealed that Banks is struggling with colic.
“Calling all parents of colic babies…..this ends right? Can you ever set them down without them screaming OR waking up?” she wrote. “We have read everything the internet has to offer… nothing besides nursing basically every hour or less helps! We have done all the obvious things… please leave magic tricks in comments. Oh and happy new year lol 😩😩😩 #thankGforfilters #babyforsale !!! #anytakers??”
That’s right — despite the occasional sweet, slumbery pictures of Banks, she’s been giving mom and dad quite a hard time. Parents of fussy newborns can definitely relate to Hilary’s desperate plea for advice.
Moms who’ve been there before offered Hilary loads of support. It’s easy to feel helpless, especially when it comes to your child struggling and you not being able to do anything to ease the discomfort.
While no two kids are the same, commenters did offer some suggestions on things that helped their babies when dealing with colic.
Here’s hoping this little family finds the solution that works for them. There are happy days ahead, even if the journey there feels exhausting.