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13th Dec 2017

Binky Felstead faces criticism for ‘promoting’ this parenting app

'You should be ashamed of yourself!'

Orlaith Condon

The former Made in Chelsea star has been criticised by other mums.

Binky Felstead is no stranger to some backlash when it comes to her parenting decisions.

However, the mum-of-one is now being criticised for “promoting” a babysitting app.

The 27-year-old posted a picture with her six-month-old daughter, India, on Instagram yesterday and spoke about her experience looking for the right babysitter.

“Finding great babysitters to look after our bubbas is tough,” read the caption on the post before she went on to mention an app she’d been using to help her in her search.

“I’ve been using it a lot recently – it’s been a saviour being a working mummy.

“You can pick someone that’s totally right for you and it’s cashless too, which I absolutely love.”

A post shared by BINKY FELSTEAD (@binkyfelstead) on

The post quickly received a lot of backlash from followers who said it was “irresponsible” to use those types of apps.

“This is a joke, right?” read one comment.

“Who would leave their precious little ones with a stranger found on an app?

“You should be ashamed of yourself for promoting this.”

The post received a lot of negative comments from followers with another reading:

“Some people don’t care who they leave their children with as long as they’re still going out.”

The upload was also slammed for apparently being “an obvious ad” with many asking the mum to add the hashtags “spon” and “ad” to the caption.