New mom Hilary Duff is loving motherhood and her “well behaved” bundle of joy! The Lizzie McGuire alum welcomed first child, son Luca Cruz, on March 20 with hockey star husband Mike Comrie. The actress, author, entrepreneur and recording artist, 24, has partnered with JOHNSON’S® Baby and Save the Children “to help other moms and babies throughout the world.”
Hilary opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her “amazing” newborn son who “sleeps like a pro,” her increased “sense of confidence as a mom compared to Day 1,” and her breastfeeding and Pilates routines.
CBS: Tell us about partnering with JOHNSON’S® Baby and Save the Children for the launch of a new charitable platform, JOHNSON’S® Baby CARES.
HD: “Now that I’m a mom, I’ve been touched and inspired to help other moms and babies throughout the world. This is why I teamed up with the JOHNSON’S® Baby CARES campaign in support of Save the Children, which helps to provide funding and resources to ensure families have basic essentials to care for their babies in times of crisis.
So many children live in areas that are at risk for natural disasters. Each year, Save the Children responds to at least 30 crises globally – from the smaller, local events that we may not hear about on the news, to the larger, more extreme ones – all of which have a tremendous impact on babies and children, who are always the most vulnerable in these times.”
CBS: How can we get involved?
HD: “You can support this campaign by visiting the JOHNSON’S® Baby CARES tab on JOHNSON’S Facebook page to learn more about the partnership with Save the Children.”
CBS: Congratulations on the birth of Luca Cruz! How is he doing? What kind of baby is he so far?
HD: “Amazing! He is very well behaved – he eats and sleeps like a pro!”
CBS: How have you adjusted to motherhood? What are some of the the biggest challenges and greatest joys so far?
HD: “Getting Luca on a schedule that works for both of us – it’s tough at first but he is getting better every day. The joy I get comes from seeing him grow every day and get stronger. Also, the sense of confidence I have as a mom compared to Day 1.”
CBS: Are you breastfeeding Luca? If so, how’s that going?
HD: “Yes, it’s like a lot of things you take on in life. You have to experience it to understand. No one can do it for you.”
CBS: We’ve already spotted you out and about at the gym. Tell us about your postpartum workout routine.
HD: “I started doing Pilates and spin classes just like I did before Luca. Back to the routine!”
CBS: Are you hoping Luca will follow in your showbiz shoes, or maybe hit the skates like his dad?
HD: “There is no pressure from either of us. He will choose his own path and we will support what he is passionate about.”
CBS: How did you come up with the name Luca Cruz?
HD: “Mike and I were just bouncing names off each other, and Luca just stuck. We both knew when we heard it, it was unique but not crazy.”
CBS: What’s up next for you? A maternity leave, or will you be returning to work soon?
HD: “I am just enjoying being a mom. There is no pressure on me to get back to doing anything in particular, but I love to stay active and work as much as possible so it won’t be long. Time will tell…”
By purchasing any JOHNSON’S® Baby product at retail stores with a $0.50 cent coupon between April 15, 2012 and June 10, 2012, JOHNSON’S® Baby will donate $0.25 cents to Save the Children. Throughout the rest of the year, JOHNSON’S® Baby will communicate additional ways consumers can continue to get involved.
Please visit the JOHNSON’S® BABY CARES tab on JOHNSON’S® Facebook page to get more information on the campaign and see photos and videos of Hilary creating Baby Care Kits on site.