Chrissy Teigen Nails Why the Baby Stage Is Actually the Easiest Phase

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have a newborn at home for the first time in years — their older kids Luna, 6, and Miles, 4, haven’t needed diaper changes or bottles in ages. Now that Baby Esti is home, Teigen’s reflecting on newborn life. And — shockingly! — it’s not that bad!

In a new interview with The Bump, Teigen breaks down how easy the baby stage is compared to later years, and it’s all too relatable. “I was just shocked at how easy the baby is and how hard the other two would be,” the Cravings author said about bringing Esti home in Jan. 2023. “The baby is the easiest part of our life right now.”

At first glance, you may think she’s lost her marbles. A newborn easy? Right. But it makes a strange kind of sense. Teigen explains, “She’s very scheduled. She just needs love and kisses.” They also take a ton of naps, love snuggling, don’t move when you set them down … yeah, it definitely has its perks!

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The older kids, on the other hand? “Miles and Luna are at the age where they’re very complex right now,” Teigen went on. “They’re moody, then they’re happy. They’re madly in love with her, but they’re very competitive with each other. They want attention, and they want to feel like we’re always listening to them.” It’s more exhausting than middle-of-the-night breastfeeding sessions!

“So we’re running through hoops all the time trying to make sure they feel like they’re still so important, because they are,” she went on. “Keeping up with them is way harder than anything baby-related.” Amen, sister! I have been saying this since we brought our 1-year-old home to meet his 4- and 3-year-old brothers. The baby is the easiest for us, too, from feeding him to entertaining him to getting him on a nightly schedule. And he has way fewer tantrums!

Teigen also shared her “rose, bud, and thorn” of life right now — aka, a highlight, something to work on/learn from, and a low point.

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