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New Zealand Speaker & Daddy Praised For Feeding Baby in Parliament

by Bump, Baby & You

New Zealand speaker Trevor Mallard has won praise from parents everywhere for feeding a baby during a parliamentary debate!

Baby Tūtānekai Smith-Coffey, born to the MP Tamati Coffey and his husband Tim Smith, accompanied the MP to work when he became hungry and restless during a parliamentary debate – this is where the fabulous Trevor stepped in to assist and support daddy by feeding Tūtānekai!

Why do we think Trevor is so awesome? Well…

  • He’s normalising male nurturing in such a public (and official) setting.
  • He’s being supportive towards MP Tamati Coffey by taking the little one and feeding him – us parents really are in it together! What a good mate.
  • He’s not afraid to put the needs of the baby first before the procedures of parliament. After all, a hungry baby waits for NO politician.

Watch the video here!

Tell us what you think in the comments. Would you step in for a friend in a similar situation – I know I would!

Love from Katie & Team BBY! Xx


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