Strictly star Kristina Rihanoff criticised for letting her daughter play with vitamin bottle in social media video

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  • Former Strictly star Kristina Rihanoff has been criticised on social media for using her daughter to promote vitamin pills.

    The dancer posted the short video of her little girl playing with the vitamin pills on her Instagram account, captioning it: ‘Mila totally loves @foreveruk vitamins lol Just has a different way of using them ! 😁’

    The video attracted many comments from fans who wrote to gush about Kristina’s little one, but it also attracted criticism about the fact she’s letting her child play with the pills.

    One fan said: ‘Beautiful little baby.. however those are pill bottles with pills in…I wouldn’t encourage any child of any age to play with medicine/vitamin bottles…that’s why the pharmaceutical industry and drs advise to keep out child’s reach even though they have safety tops these days…yup she is a baby so probably can’t open them now.. but in the future she will..start them as young as possible certain things are dangerous.’

    Ben and Kristina got together in 2014

    Kristina took the criticism to heart and hit back at the user, who then clarified she was just trying to offer ‘good advice’ and didn’t ‘mean to offend’.

    ‘I have had friend who’s baby got the top off these so called safety containers..’, the woman wrote.

    Official advice from the NHS says parents should keep all medicine out of the sight and reach of children, preferably in a high, lockable cupboard in a cool, dry place.

    Mila is Kristina’s first child, who she welcomed with former rugby player Ben Cohen in July last year, after announcing she was pregnant at the Celebrity Big Brother House in January.

    The pair got together after being partners on the eleventh series of dancing contest in 2013, in what was considered to be another case of the Strictly curse.

    Ben was married at the time to his wife Abby, who he met in 1995 when he was just 17-years-old. The two have twin daughters, Isabelle and Harriette, together, and announced they were splitting in 2014.