Oz mums proclaim themselves as "yummy mummies"

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Sydney, July 20 : Nicole Kidman, Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss and Angelina Jolie might be world's most fabulous looking moms, but when it comes to being "yummy mummies," Australian women have rejected the celebs as maternal role models.

In fact, women Down Under have proclaimed themselves the "yummy mummies", according to a new survey.

Only 1 per cent of the 3865 Australian women surveyed named a celebrity as the ideal mother, saying women such as Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss and Gwen Stefani promoted an unrealistic image of parenthood.

However, 49 per cent of mothers described themselves as hot mammas minus the designer handbags and teetering high heels.

While fashion is low on the agenda for new mothers, 16 percent of the women surveyed rated their appearance as being of high importance.

More than half the women said they were happy with their post-baby bodies and 15percent said they felt better about their appearance since becoming a mother.

"There's nothing like a baby to put things in perspective. Your whole outlook changes and you care more about your baby than whether you have the latest designer bag," Sydney Morning Herald quoted Leanne Philpott, of Freshwater, mother of 10-month-old Nia, as saying.

A quarter of all the mothers surveyed said what makes a mummy yummy is "happiness and good health" and "pride in their families and ability as a mother".

"A yummy mummy is a confident, happy mum looking after both her children and herself," said one respondent in the survey conducted by baby products manufacturer Tommee Tippee.

ANI

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