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Tearful Mrs Hinch defends son Ronnie as he walks for the first time

The doting mum shared the exciting news on social media

Nichola Murphy

Mrs Hinch's son Ronnie took his first steps on Monday! The cleaning influencer, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, shared a video of her son walking unassisted towards his dad Jamie in the garden and urged Instagram fans to be kind with their messages. 

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"We're about to help dad water the plants but...watch closely. Ronnie takes a few little steps! And now I'm crying! He's getting there guys," Mrs Hinch wrote. The doting mum-of-one also later announced the exciting milestone with a new photo of herself and Ronnie cuddling on their plush grey garden furniture.

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"A journey of a thousand miles always begins with a single step. Today Ronnie took 4 steps without holding our hand, we are so proud of you our little Ronnie Mans, you are loved SO much," the caption read. 

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The cleaning influencer revealed she was tearful over Ronnie's new milestone

However, Mrs Hinch - who celebrated Ronnie's first birthday in June with a Peter Rabbit-themed party - was quick to defend her son's development. Although some babies begin walking at around seven months, others can take up to 18 months or longer. With her family in the public eye, we're not surprised she was keen to discourage negative comments from her 3.6 million followers.

Mrs Hinch said: "I'm asking so nicely. Please no negative comments on this post. Our babies all develop at different times. Our babies are all different. But THAT is what makes our babies so special. 4 steps today darling, we are so proud of you." 

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Mrs Hinch encouraged fans to be kind on social media

Loose Women star Stacey Solomon was among the first to comment, writing: "Go on Ronniieeeeee. Rex can’t wait to run around with you and get up to all of the mischief! We love you to the moon and stars and back again." Others also congratulated the little boy on his achievement, with another fan commenting: "Oh my goodness, well done Ronnie," and a third joking: "Time to make the house even more baby-friendly! You’ll need eyes at the back of your head, back and bottom once he’s walking."

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