Giuliana Rancic has only been a mom since son Duke arrived in August 2012, but one thing’s for sure — when it comes to motherhood, she’s a natural.
The super stylish mom may be one of the busiest in Hollywood — she appears on E! News, Fashion Police, and her reality show with husband Bill Rancic, Giuliana & Bill — but she still manages to change diapers when duty (or doodie) calls.
So when we caught up with Giuliana in L.A. at Big City Moms' Biggest Baby Shower Ever, where she was sharing her secrets to balancing all that she does, let’s just say we were psyched to get some advice from Duke’s mommy.
For starters, we wanted the scoop on Giuliana’s mom must-haves, and while she admitted that she uses her Peek Plus Monitor by Summer Infant to “stalk” her son because she can check in on him using her smartphone, she also said that her hands-down-can’t-live-without-it product is Born Free bottles. “I’ve been using them since the very beginning, they are the safest and best bottles for him [Duke].”
Giuliana once said that no matter how much you plan for your newborn, until the baby arrives, you just don’t know what to expect. So what surprised Giuliana the most about parenting?
“How naturally it came to me, I honestly didn’t know what to expect,” she says. “I was so set in my ways, I didn’t know how it would feel and it’s just the greatest feeling. I have a pretty cool job and interview lots of people but there is nothing like looking at your baby smile and having him put his arms around your neck. And the way the littlest things make your day.”
Oh yeah, we totally get it! Those little baby smiles are enough to brighten the yuckiest day for any mom.
Bill and Giuliana are both very hands-on parents, but we were curious to find out if they duke it out when it’s time for Duke’s diaper change or bath. Giuliana told us that while there’s no formula for splitting up who does what, they do make sure there’s no resentment on either side.
“We split it all and we know there will be days when one of us is going to need to sleep in or travel and we really work together as a unit to make sure that not only is the baby taken care of but we’re taken care of.”