Royal baby name Grape
The Duchess of Cambridge is said to have nicknamed her baby ‘grape,’ due to size of the baby nine weeks into her pregnancy.
While Kate and Wills are keeping schtum on the sex of the baby – despite that apparent slip by the expectant mum that she’s having a girl – the nickname reveals a new trend for first time mums.
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It seems the Duchess, like many other mums, is charting her pregnancy using a smartphone app - which not only help to advise expectant mums but also reveal the baby's size as the weeks progress.
Many mums are turning to these apps, such as I’m Expecting, What to Expect and Baby Center, to keep them up-to-date with their baby’s progress in between scans.
But interestingly, as Kate’s ‘Little Grape’ reported comment has revealed, these apps are perfect for mums who are keeping their baby’s sex a secret until their big arrival.
New mum Lucie Selby, who gave birth to a baby boy back in January, told us her unborn child became known as ‘baby bean’ among family and friends - an affectionate nickname that he'll probably have forever.
Revealing how she first learnt about the app, she told us: “A friend at work recommended I downloaded the iPhone app I’m Expecting.
“And the first time I entered how many weeks pregnant I was, it told me my baby was about the size of a kidney bean."