Is Harper Beckham too old for a pacifier? That’s the question that hit the Internet on Aug. 10, when the 4-year-old was photographed sucking a binky while out with her dad, David Beckham. Now, the soccer stud is defending his decision to let his little girl use the comfort item in certain situations.
Don’t you DARE criticize David Beckham’s parenting! The pro athlete and his wife, Victoria Beckham, 41, are being slammed for letting their four-year-old daughter, Harper Beckham, still use a pacifier, and David isn’t taking the criticism lightly. Read his Instagram rant in response right here!
“Why do people feel they have the right to criticize a parent about their own children without having any facts??” he wrote. “Everybody who has children knows that when they aren’t feeling well or have a fever you do what comforts them best and most of the time it’s a pacifier so those who criticize think twice about what you say about other people’s children because actually you have no right to criticize me as a parent…”
Okay, we totally get where David is coming from, but if Harper was sick with a fever…what was she doing going out to lunch with her dad and brother, Brooklyn Beckham? Plus, we’ve seen her out with a pacifier on other occasions, but we can totally understand how the binky might offer comfort to the toddler when cameras are constantly flashing in her face.
Regardless, Harper is absolutely ADORABLE, and hopefully she really is only using the pacifier in certain situations. As we all know, bad habits tend to stick, and the longer they go on, the harder they are to let go, which is something many parents are sure to recognize when it comes to pacifiers.
Why do people feel they have the right to criticize a parent about their own children without having any facts ?? Everybody who has children knows that when they aren't feeling well or have a fever you do what comforts them best and most of the time it's a pacifier so those who criticize think twice about what you say about other people's children because actually you have no right to criticize me as a parent …
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Tell us, HollywoodLifers: What do you think of David’s Instagram rant? Do you think Harper should still be using a pacifier, even if just in certain situations?
— Alyssa Norwin