British baby boy had an unfortunate experience with spray tan. Photo / The Unmumsy Mum Facebook
British baby boy had an unfortunate experience with spray tan. Photo / The Unmumsy Mum Facebook

Mum shares photo of baby's fake tan fail

A BRITISH mum has learnt the dangers of breastfeeding too soon after a spray tan.

Gemma Colley submitted the image to The Unmumsy Mum Facebook page, showing her little boy with an orange five o'clock shadow around his mouth and nose - a result of having been breastfed a few hours after she had a spray tan.

"From one mum to another, I'd like to let you know about my epic fail of fails," she wrote.

"Yesterday I had a spray tan, a few hours later I breastfed my little boy. Cue 5 o'clock shadow and a very guilty mummy."

The photo has since received over 70,000 likes and has been shared over 15,000 times - with mostly supportive comments from other mums. Some even had similar stories to tell.

"I love my fake tan and my little girl regularly had a tanned ear from when she had fallen asleep on me.. But this has made my day!" wrote one mother.

https://www.facebook.com/Stuff.co.nz/posts/10153470449279268You have made it internationally!!

Posted by Laura Hodge on Thursday, July 30, 2015

Colley later posted a follow-up picture in the comments below, showing her baby the next day with a much less orange face.

"Thanks for all the positive comments," she wrote. "I'm just another mummy trying to shed light on the adventures and misadventures of being a parent."


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