Every parent wants to spoil their child, but one mum has reached a new level.
Kasey Akram is mum to Britain's most pampered toddler, who bathes in milk and honey – and even sucks on a £1,000 solid gold dummy. Mum Kasey, 32, says she loves to spoil her one-year-old son Jareem.
The self-described full-time mum, who is currently on benefits, has splashed out thousands on her child and says she can't stop.
Some of Jareem’s most extravagant possessions include a £750 Versace chain, a £925 diamond encrusted bracelet and a £1,000 solid gold dummy.
Kasey, from Sheffield, South Yorks, said: "As soon as I had my little boy, my obsession changed from how I looked to focusing on my son.
"He's the loveliest little boy in the world and I’ve fallen out with friends over how much I’ve spent on him.
“I buy my clothes off of Vinted so I can buy him what he wants. I’ll be wearing charity shop clothes while he’s wearing a £50 T-shirt and if I had the choice I would walk around naked so he could wear what he wants.
"Whatever he likes, he gets and if I can’t afford it I ring his dad and get the money. I’m not working at the moment, I do all this on benefits and the help of my ex-partner."
Kasey, who previously worked as a dancer and model, says she used to believe she had no interest in having a child.
However, after getting pregnant with Jareem in 2020, she quickly fell in love with the tot and knew she wanted to treat him well.
Now Jareem is treated like a prince from morning until night. His daily routine begins with Kasey waking up at 6.00am every day to make Jareem whatever hot breakfast he fancies, which she then brings to him to eat in bed.
Next he's bathed, using milk and honey a couple of times a week, followed by baby oil and a baby massage while he watches Peppa Pig on the TV in his bedroom; which she moved in there from the living room.
His pampering doesn’t end there as she also takes him to get his hair cut once a fortnight and insists it is cut by the manager of the barbershop. Jareem also goes with her to the nail salon where he gets a mini pedicure.
Mum Kasey also takes him on trips to the jewellers, where only pure gold is good enough for Jareem. Mum Kasey is allergic to any metal other than gold, and believes son Jareem is too despite never having checked.
Kasey is so keen to put Jareem ahead of herself that when her bed broke, instead of replacing it she spent £300 on a tractor bed for her son and slept with her mattress on the floor.
As well as feeding him an all-organic diet, she refuses to let him drink tap water as she is concerned that the level of estrogen would cause him to grow breasts.
Kasey explained: “He still wakes up five times a night and apparently I’m too soft with him but if you had a child in the middle of the pandemic you would be the same.
“He’s never drunk tap water in his life and I sacked my nanny because she gave him tap water.
“He’s never seen a slice of white bread in his life and what I eat he eats. He likes olives, he likes grilled peppers, everyone says he has such a refined pallet. He has breakfast in bed every morning."
Kasey has also thought about how Jareem might fare later in life, given his current close relationship with her. However. she doesn't believe she is spoiling him: "I always ask him if he gets a girlfriend when he’s older and she doesn’t like me if he’ll kick her out and he says yes – when he finally gets married his wife is going to hate me.
“His dad always says that when he turns 18 he’ll get a girlfriend and move out but I say no, we’ll have bunk beds when he’s too old to share a bed with me."
The 32-year-old Mum has put Jareem first every step of the way in her parenting, as she explained: "What Jareem wants Jareem gets. The last pair of shoes I bought myself were ninety pence Primark flip-flops and on the same day I bought him Gucci trainers.
“He likes flashing trainers but I’d never let him walk around in cheap tacky horrible trainers. If I wear Vans, he wears Vans."
Jareem's rich habits have come at a high cost, especially when he doesn't realise how much his items can cost. Kasey described being upset when he cast aside a pricey pacifier: "I spent £1,000 on a solid gold dummy and he chucked it in the middle of town and lost it, I cried for three days."
As much as mum Kasey faces criticism for her lavish lifestyle for son Jareem, she insists it's up to her: "If I want to spend the money on my son that’s my choice, I don’t care if I walk around in Primark shoes as long as my prince has the best."
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