Jessica Alba: Designers by Day, Diapers by Night

11/14/2008 at 02:00 PM ET

Walking the red carpet in Gucci, Jessica Alba was every inch the glamour girl last night at Alicia Keys’ Black Ball in New York City. But when it came time to talk, Jessica, 27, switched gears from movie star to mom. The actress told PEOPLE that "everything is cute" about 5-month-old daughter Honor Marie. "Everything is fun, including the explosive diarrhea," she shared. "She’s the love of my life. The love is profound … it’s crazy. She gives everything more meaning."

Telling PEOPLE that she and Honor play with "anything that makes her happy," Jessica said that becoming close with her baby has strengthened her bonds with others, as well. "It brings family together. It brings friends together," she shared. "It makes every decision that you make that much more important."

Jessica shared that Honor isn’t quite sleeping through the night yet, although she’s getting there. "She gets a few bottles a night. But she doesn’t wake up and want to hang out." And as for any first words? "I think she accidentally says ‘mama’ when she’s crying," Jessica said. "But I don’t know if it’s on purpose yet. I don’t know if she knows that I’m the mama."

Honor’s ‘dada’ is Jessica’s husband, Cash Warren.


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Sharon on

ahhhh i really love to see her as a mom and she seems to be really enjoying it which is lovely to watch!

Kayleigh on

Awww I just adore the name Honor Marie! 🙂

Mia on

Never talk to the baby in the nighttime when they are up, just do what you have to do and put them back to bed. And just have a little light on, nothing bright.

Jessica Alba on

I let my nanny get up in the middle of the night. I need my beauty sleep.

catherine mitchell on

breastfeed!!! its the best for the baby and you dont have to get out of the bed to make bottles… if you dont breastfeed then make sure you have everything in the room with you to feed the baby… and make sure you burp every other ounce cause if not then the baby will scream his head off and more than likely spit up!!!o yeah… and make sure to change your baby atleast every time you feed him… because i know my lil ones didnt like wet diapers!!!

CelebBabyLover on

Jessica’s bottle comments confused me. I thought she was breastfeeding Honor?

Dhyana on

Cute story and cute baby…but, babies aren’t supposed to sleep through the night. Breastfed babies get a full 1/3 of their nutrition at night until they are 6 months old. Their stomachs are tiny!

holly on

…even if you’re not breastfeeding, bring her to sleep with you through the night…you’ll sleep better too and it doesn’t last forever (unfortunately!) they want that sound of you to get a deeper sleep. Wait ’til she’s older to structure the bedtime routine…remember, she was inside you for 9months, give it at least that long to separate from your heartbeat at night to soothe her to sleep.

matilde on

Bathing the baby about 1/2 an hr before putting to sleep
works just fine.

Judith on

Jessica should talk to her pediatrician about starting to give Honor some food (like rice cereal). Maybe that’s why she wakes up at night.. She is hungry for more than milk. Just my two cents..

Jenny on

I was also under the impression that she was going to breastfeed. No biggie, just curious what has happened.

Corinne on

First give a warm bath about half an hour before last feeding, then while the baby is still naked give him a gentle massage. They have growing pains and it helps them feel better. The last feeding no matter if you are breastfeeding or not should be a bottle. It requieres less effort from the baby and he will get more satisfied especially if he is used to be breastfed. It can be a wonderful opportunity for the daddy to bond with his child. If the baby is used to that from day one, he will never be confused ( It worked great for my 2 kids and for everyone who tried). Lastly, put the bassinet next to your bed and each time the baby cries, do not hold him but put gently your hand on their belly and rub it clockwise in silence. Most of the time they will fall back asleep.

Brandi on

She was/is (?) nursing as far as I know. She was just photographed with a bottle of breastmilk recently. I think she either must pump extra for the nighttime, or Honor is on a mix of formula and breastmilk. I do know she has a nanny, so maybe the nanny or Cash gets up with Honor at night and gives her a pumped bottle? We don’t know.

fdsjg on

why is it that everyone feels that they are baby experts. let her raise her baby however she wants. who cares.

CelebBabyLover on

Judith- For all we know, Honor IS eating some solid foods now. Jessica didn’t indicate anything one way or the other about that.

Of course she is getting milk at night. You don’t feed a baby solids in the middle of the night when they wake up (just like if it were you waking up, you’d probably choose a glass of warm milk, tea, or even plain old water over food to help you fall back asleep)!

All of that said…Honor is only five months old, and I’v heard that you aren’t supposed to start a baby on solids until they hit six months. Then again, I’ve also heard that you can start a baby on solids when they are anywhere from 4 months to 6 months old!

CelebBabyLover on

Okay, I just took a closer look at the photo of Jessica in this post…and if it’s a recent photo of her, she’s definently still nursing!

k on

I think she *was* breastfeeding and has stopped in the last month or so? She definitely breastfeed for the first three months or so, heh. You could see in the pictures!

And she may have a nanny but every time we see pictures of Jessica and/or Cash out with their little one, they’re always the ones dealing with the baby and getting all the cuddles. 🙂

bitch on

OMG, Jessica Alba is so totally the first person in the world to have a child, and actually take care of them and love them. OMG, she could not be more special. OMG, there needs to be an award for her!!!!
Start celebrating women who climb their way up from welfare while raising children and stop exalting self important work out gurus who think THEIR love for THEIR child is so profound.

Sandra Ortiz on

Congrats on your beautiful baby, I my self am a mother. I have for wonderful children so i been through plenty of sleepless nights. Let me give you a tip my mom gave me when I had my first born, she said if the baby can sleep through the night, bathedher with lettuce leaf water, all you have to do is boil some water, put the lettuce in there and when is ready and in a good tempeture for the baby, put it in her tub and bath her with that, I assure you that she is going to have a wonderful night of sleep and you are also.

tania mackanin on

congratulations on honour marie she’s soo adoreable

an RN on

you’ve got to be kidding about the lettuce leaf!