Melania Trump Says Sleep While You Still Can

03/06/2009 at 06:00 PM ET
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An active toddler means a running mama not too far behind and for Melania Knauss Trump, the constant chase is what keeps her in shape! Crediting her son Barron William with keeping her on her toes, the clearly smitten mama urges any parents-to-be to enjoy their uninterrupted sleep as long as they can, laughing that once baby arrives, rest becomes a pleasure of the past. “Sleep as much as you can because once you have a baby, you will not,” she tells OK!.

Clearly proud of her family, Melania reveals that the Trump brood are a tight knit bunch, celebrating all their special occasions together. “We always spend birthdays together, always for Christmas, for Thanksgiving — always, always, together,” she says. Keeping the tradition alive, the family, including Barron’s dad Donald Trump, will be marking Barron’s third birthday in style down in Palm Beach, Florida later this month.

As her son is leaving his baby days behind and growing into a preschooler, Melania stops and treasures each step of the way.

“The way he’s growing, the way he’s talking, the way he says, ‘I love you.’ The way he says, ‘Mommy, would you like some food? Would you have some ice cream as well?’ The questions, the talk, the love…everything!”

Source: OK!

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Amber on

Good for her. I mean, I hate that she is sleep deprived but that tells me she doesn’t have some nanny “dealing” with her son becasue she wants the extra z’s. That’s cool.

Jenise on

I love to see that she actually parents her son, unlike other celebrities, lol. Adorable mom and baby. My son is his age and it amazes me how fast the time flies.

Laura on

I get SO bumfuzzled when I hear parents say that their kids don’t sleep. News flash…babies do not learn to sleep on their own! It is so aggravating to hear parents complain about not getting enough sleep! I mean seriously, with a little training, children can be trained to sleep through the night at an appropriate age (approx. 3-4 months). It takes work from the parents to stick to the training, and if parents aren’t willing to work at that, then they need to quit the complaining, and especially quit “warning” new parents about the lack of sleep. You cannot expect a baby/child to fall asleep on their own or stay asleep on their own OR go back to sleep on their own unless you’ve taught them how to do so. NO…I am not a pediatrician. BUT, I am a happy and well-rested mother of two girls that sleep for 12 uninterrupted hours each night. Life is good. 🙂

Mary on

Hee hee.. yes, you can “train” a child, but some of us prefer not to go that route…nature works better for us…and I wouldn’t trade those precious middle-of-the-night snuggles for anything.

Just a note: not all babies/kids are born 12-hour-a-stretch sleepers…I’m not that “lucky,” but my sister-in-law was. Her kids weren’t “trained,” but they just need more rest; my kids are happy with 8-9 hours a night…tiring for me, but they just can’t wait to spring up in the morning and start a new adventure!

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