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Baby sleep expert’s business boycotted by moms simply because she supported Trump

A BABY sleep expert's business is facing a boycott simply because of her support for Donald Trump.

Cara Dumaplin is the creator of the hugely popular Taking Cara Babies courses and is often hailed as a saving grace for new moms and dads.

But the sleep guru is now facing a backlash on Twitter after it emerged she donated to just over $1000 to Trump campaigns between December 2016 and December 2019.

Kristina Edmunson of Portland, Oregon, posted the letter she sent to the company demanding a “full refund” of $74.

“If I had known that you – in your personal capacity – had donated to President Trump I would never have spent a dime on your program,” she wrote.

“Babies are living in cages away from their parents because of the actions of the President.”

She finished up by saying: "Even though my 5-month-old still takes naps, she is woke."

Edmunson, 36, told TODAY: “This wasn't just a one-off. It made me understand that this was a really committed action on her part."

New mom Sarah Kontorovsky, from Greenville, South Carolina, said Dumaplin’s courses changed her life after helping her baby sleep.

The 25-year-old is among those who have now turned on Dumaplin after her support for the former President became public.

“She supports an administration that has been very aggressive to Hispanic immigrants like my husband and I, and the money I paid for her courses funded campaigns that fundamentally reject my family," Kontorovsky said.

Kontorovsky, who is originally from Nicaragua, added: "And I find that unacceptable."

Others though came to her defence and condemned the ‘cancel culture’ of punishing people for their political views.

“I've been really disheartened by the conversation around this. Maybe I'm not a real Democrat anymore. But I don't think it's fair,” tweeted one woman.

“The bad things people think about Trump shouldn't reflect on his voters, who are just making what they think is the best decision.”

Dumaplin quit her job as a pre-natal nurse in the mid-2010s and has built a thriving business offering e-books, classes, and phone consultations to new moms struggling to get their newborns to sleep.

Online classes range from $179 to $319 and for a 40-minute phone consultation, new parents can expect to pay $75.

She’s been featured on Good Morning America and 1.2 million people follow her on Instagram.

It’s unclear who decided to do a Federal Elections Commission search for Dumaplin’s name, Jezebel reports.

But popular online parenting figures like Cradle Company founder Brandi Jordan and the blogger Jamie Grayson have recently posted screenshots of them.

In a statement Dumaplin said: "Taking Cara Babies is about helping babies get sleep and parents reclaiming the joy of parenthood that’s often lost due to sleep deprivation,"

"Between 2016 and 2019, I made a series of donations (totaling $1,078) to the Trump campaign.

“As with many citizens, there were aspects of the Trump Administration that I agreed with and some that I disagreed with.

“I will continue to serve all parents by empowering them with the tools they need to help their babies sleep."

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