Paris Hilton has admitted that she wasn't a hands-on parent at first as she didn't change her son's diaper until he was a month old.
Nobody likes changing diapers so I can fully empathize with Paris, but unfortunately, it's something that every parent has to go through... unless your newborn is capable of using the toilet, which would be remarkable.
The media personality and DJ shared the news of her son Phoenix's birth on January 25, posting an intimate photo on her social media platforms showing the newborn's tiny fingers wrapped around hers.
In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Paris expressed her delight at becoming a mother, calling it her "dream."
She shared: "It's always been my dream to be a mother, and I'm so happy that Carter [Reum] and I found each other. We are so excited to start our family together, and our hearts are exploding with love for our baby boy."
Paris shared a candid moment from her reality show, Paris In Love, where she tackles the daunting task of changing her son Phoenix's diaper for the first time.
In a TikTok clip circulating online, Paris disclosed her apprehension about changing her son's diaper. In the scene, joined by her sister Nicky, she expressed her fear and humorously mentioned: "I said I wouldn't do this on my birthday, but I will for you."
Paris's birthday falls on February 17, just a month after Phoenix was born.
Nicky, clearly surprised, questioned her sister: "You've never done it?!" To which Paris confirmed, leading both Nicky and another woman, presumably Phoenix's nanny, to guide her through the process.
In the exchange, Paris asked the nanny about the diaper's front and back, with Nicky repeatedly reminding her to be "gentle." The nanny advised Paris to engage with her son during the diaper change, and Paris expressed extra caution due to Phoenix's recent "number two."
Reflecting on the moment in a confessional, Nicky, a mother of three, shared insights into Paris's unexpected journey into motherhood. "Growing up, Paris was definitely more of a tomboy, she liked to hang out in the backyard, build forts, play with her pet rats," Nicky said. "But motherhood... You've got to get your hands a little dirty."
Sadly, some horrible online trolls have taken aim at Phoenix's appearance, to which Paris felt compelled to reply.
“I couldn’t believe that they could be mean and vicious about a little innocent baby,” Paris told PEOPLE. “You can say what you want about me, but this is my little angel. And if anyone ever says anything to hurt him or his feelings, I will always be there to protect him.”
Acknowledging that she typically avoids responding to hate, Paris explained: “Usually, I wouldn’t even dignify anything like that with a response, but I was just heartbroken that there are such cruel people in the world.”
Expressing sympathy for those engaging in bullying, Paris remarked: “They’re that miserable in their lives that they would go and speak about a child in such a way.”
Despite the negativity, Paris found solace in the overwhelming support from her fans. “It makes me feel so grateful knowing that there’s so many people in the world that love and support me,” she admitted.
Responding to the encouragement from her followers, Paris shared: “I’ve just been reading all the messages from people saying how much they love Phoenix and how beautiful he is and to not listen to the trolls. So anyone reading this, thank you so much. I really, really appreciate everyone looking out for us.”