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Steph McGovern reveals parents' unusual babysitting approach in hilarious new post

The former BBC Breakfast presenter shares a baby daughter with her partner

Diane Shipley

Steph McGovern has revealed that her parents have a pretty laidback approach to babysitting in a new post. The TV presenter took to Twitter on Sunday to share a recent conversation she had with her mum and dad.

The Not Bad for a Monday podcaster wrote: "Convo with my parents looking after my baby: She ok? Great. Slept ok? Yep. Wake for a feed? No. Wow, she slept through from 7pm? Ah no, she woke at 9 until 12. Woah! Was she crying that whole time? No, she was watching The Shining with us. She loved it cos it’s got kids in."

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Steph added two scream emojis to her message, but her fans responded with similar stories of their own. BBC sports presenter Gabby Logan replied: "First time mum had our twins at 9 months. ‘They slept until 9.30am’ ‘What! What time did they go to bed?’ ‘8’ ‘They slept 13 hrs when they normally wake at 7?’ ‘Yeah, I think so. I had Lois...I gave Reuben to your brother’. To this day I don’t have a clue what really happened."

Steph shared the hilarious parenting anecdote to social media 

A resigned Steph added a laughing emoji and wrote: "What happens at the grandparents' stays at the grandparents'!" Many of the star's fellow parents related to her anecdote, with one writing: "When the grandparents are babysitting, all normal parental guidance goes out the window," and another adding: "Watch out for aunts, they fill them with sugar, shake them up and hand them back (and call it karma)."

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A representative of the older generation defended their decision-making skills, however, chiming in to say; "Remember, we grandparents charge a small fee of 'we can do what we want with our grandkids, take it or leave it' [crying laughing emoji]." Steph gave birth to her daughter, her first child, last November.

Shortly after she and her partner welcomed their bundle of joy, the former BBC Breakfast presenter tweeted: "Well hello world, just surfaced to let you know that we now have a daughter! Born on Monday morning just as @BBCBreakfast was wrapping up. We’re all fine and dandy. Just getting used to the eau de sick/poo I am now regularly wearing. #babylife."

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