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Saturday 24 February 2018

Video: Mum whose baby peed on set of ITV’s This Morning defends her family against online trolls

A baby weed on the set of ITV's This Morning yesterday Photo Credit: ITV
A baby weed on the set of ITV's This Morning yesterday Photo Credit: ITV
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

A self-proclaimed unconventional mother has hit out against online trolls who criticised her family, after her baby peed on the floor during an appearance on ITV’s This Morning.

Adele Allen (32) appeared on the programme with her husband Matt (33) to speak about their parenting ethos. The pair do not believe in mainstream school and modern medicine.

The couple appeared on the couch with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford with their children Ostara (1) and Ulysses (5), when their daughter urinated on the floor of the ITV set.

Following their appearance, Adele took to her Facebook page to defend her children against online trolls, who criticised their off-grid parenting.

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“Well done to Ulysses and poorly Ostara for putting up with the media chaos today.  Ostara did have a nappy on today but shock horror sometimes they leak,” she wrote.

The couple are hoping to raise €120k (£100k) from public donations, which will fund a new life in Costa Rica, where they believe they can fulfil their parenting dream.

The family believe they can become completely self-sufficient in Costa Rica, but have only raise £17 so far, despite the television appearance.

'Our ultimate goal is to become self - sufficient, the way of making that happen is by moving to Costa Roca and buying a big plot of land where we can grow food, and have access to wildlife and nature in its natural state,” Adele said.

The couple do not trust doctors and shunned conventional treatments when their children fell ill with chicken pox and scarlet fever.

“We treated it naturally. We believe in the body to self heal,' she said. 'If you support the body's healing through supplements and herbs then you it will heal.

“I don't believe that bringing a fever down artificially helps the body. I believe a fever is there for a purpose to clean the body out.”

The British mum breastfeeds her two children and says it is a comfort to her five year old son Ulysses.

'It really depends on the day. He does it more at home when he's feeling tired or needs comfort.

“Not so much when we're out but sometimes if he's feeling a bit emotional he asks to. And that's fine with me.”

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