Anne Curtis got real about the situations she experienced as a first-time mother. During the virtual launching event of Johnson’s Milk+Rice Bath and Lotion, which Anne and her one-year-old baby Dahlia are endorsers of, the actress revealed that she is a “praning” mom.
When asked if she is the type to always consult her daughter’s pediatrician especially during her first months, Anne replied, “I’m a praning mom. ‘Yun ‘yung totoo. I’m a very, super, duper praning mom… In Australia, you can call a hotline that has a midwife always on call, and I would ask questions like as in, anything under the sun. And minsan, natatawa na lang ‘yung midwife on the phone. They’re like, ‘It’s your first child?’ And I’m like, ‘Yes it is.’ So they understand it.
“Even now that she’s a toddler, I still ask my pedia questions because I’m a super praning mom. I don’t think that will ever change, like me being a praning mom. I might be a little laidback but I’m a super praning mom. I’m the type na ‘yun na nga, even when it comes to products for my daughter, I read talaga what’s in it and is it safe.”
She added, “I trust myself a little bit more but one thing my pedia also told me to do was stop Googling. ‘Wag si Dr. Google. So that’s one thing my pedia told me to stop doing even if it’s late night, he’s like just message me na lang, ‘wag ang Google.”
Meanwhile, the actress-host also shared how motherhood has changed her perspective in life.
“I think learning to value time. You know, ‘cause when you’re thinking about yourself, and not really thinking about anyone else, like I mean, yeah your family and your boyfriend, but when you become a mom, you value your time spent with your children so much. Parang that’s your priority. Whereas before, parang you know your parents will understand if you’re going to see your friends muna or if you’re going to travel with your friends over going on a family trip. Your parents will understand. But now that you’re actually a parent, parang you value the time that you spend with your children so much more. So I think, yun siguro ‘yung akin now that I’m a mom, like valuing time,” she said.