Christine McGuinness praised for candid post about children’s autism

TV personality warmed hearts with an open post on Instagram

Mums have hailed Christine McGuinness for sharing a touching social media post about a challenge faced by her autistic children.

The TV personality, married to comedian Paddy, is a popular figure on Instagram for her inspiring depictions of her daily life as a busy mum raising three kids.

Five-year-old twins Leo and Penelope were both diagnosed with autism 18 months ago.

Christine and Paddy also recently revealed youngest daughter Felicity, two, may be autistic too.

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Dozens of social media users were grateful for last night’s Instagram update which showed a number of M&S clothing labels scattered on a table.

Model Christine, who has made telly appearances on The Real Housewives of Cheshire and Loose Women, told fans her family can’t stand wearing clothes with labels due to their condition.

However, she did add she agreed with her kids on the matter.

“Anyone else spending their night cutting clothes labels off?” she wrote.

Christine McGuinness, Paddy (Credit: Instagram @mrscmcguinness)
With Take Me Out hubby Paddy (Credit: Instagram @mrscmcguinness)

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“All three of my children hate labels on their clothes. Honestly though I’m the same, I have always cut mine off everything. And I’m sure clothing manufacturers are adding more than ever!”

The 30-year-old, who recently worried followers when she posted a selfie from hospital, continued: “I have just got the ‘autism friendly’ school shirts from @marksandspencer for the twins and they’re great.

“No labels, no buttons, no itchy seams. Very happy, comfortable children.”

Christine McGuinness, Paddy (Credit: Instagram @mrscmcguinness)
She can’t stand labels in her clothes either (Credit: Instagram @mrscmcguinness)

Many followers who said they are also parents of children with autism were glad of the insight, with some commenters becoming quite emotional.

“You’re a great mum,” said one on Twitter.

“It is posts like this that help other parents with children with autism,” another remarked on Christine’s Instagram post.

Another follower, who noted their child has a disability, added: “Thank you. Makes me feel less alone watching you.”

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