Angela Jacobsen, a former nanny to Madonna's son David, has released two books on bringing up children - Baby Love and Baby Food.
Angela Jacobsen, a former nanny to Madonna's son David, has released two books on bringing up children - Baby Love and Baby Food. Contributed

Baby book author once looked after Madonna's kids

A NANNY who used to work for Madonna will be promoting her new book, Baby Food, at Gladstone Regional Library on Friday.

Angela Jacobsen was nanny to Madonna's son David Banda for 18 months after the singer adopted the little boy from Malawi four years ago.

Now back in her native Australia, Ms Jacobsen lived the surreal experience of a globe-trotting life with Madonna that saw her entertained in Indian palaces, going to remote islands accessible only by seaplane and joining the pop queen's world tour for six months.

"It's great to look back on now and reflect on," she said. 

Angela Jacobsen, former nanny to the stars and author of Baby Love, will launch her new book Baby Food. All are welcome to attend the free event.
Angela Jacobsen, former nanny to the stars and author of Baby Love, will launch her new book Baby Food. All are welcome to attend the free event.

"When you're living in the bubble, it's a lot more daunting. It was an amazing experience."

But when it comes to her famous boss, Ms Jacobsen is more guarded.

"She was a great boss and I mean it was obviously quite a full-on experience. She was fantastic to work for and a big motivation for me.

"She's very much a loving mother," Ms Jacobsen said.

Now the nanny is making a career off the back of her job with one of the world's most famous pop stars.

She runs her own agency and has previously published a book called Baby Love, which is an A-Z collection of childcare tips from her 15 years as a nanny.

In her latest book, Baby Food, she shares the secrets of successful weaning and the introduction of children to solids.

The book includes a detailed, comprehensive day-by-day guide to weaning, plus a series of seven-day menus to help plan a child's meals based on his or her age and the length of time they've been weaning. 

Ms Jacobsen will speak about her book this Friday, November 16 from 10am to 11.30am.



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