Kim Kardashian and her little sister Kylie Jenner are two of the most talked about moms on the planet. The two certainly have a lot on common. From ruling social media, to instigating fashion trends, these two stylish mamas have a huge influence on their many fans. Among their many similarities, the most apparent may be the fact that both Kim and Kylie love their roles as mamas, but the things they have in common stop there.
Kim has gushed, "Having kids has changed my soul! You learn so much about yourself from being a parent and you care more about the world you are raising your kids in." Speaking about being a mom, Kylie has stated, "I feel like it's just been so amazing, and so much fun. I'm learning so much more about myself and life, and it's been such a great experience."
While Kim and Kylie both love motherhood, they have chosen to approach it in very different ways. There are many different right ways to raise a child. What works for one mom doesn't necessarily work for another, and, when it comes to parenthood, Kim and Kylie couldn't be more different. Read on to discover 20 things Kim Kardashian does to raise her kids that Kylie would never do.
20 Kim Lets Her Kids Eat Meat
Since becoming a mom, Kylie has admitted to her friends that she's chosen to follow in the footsteps of her big sis Kourtney and is "trying this whole vegan thing." Obviously, this choice will most likely apply to Stormi as well.
Kim is strict about what her kids eat, and has shared that she gives them all-natural Cheddar Bunnies instead of Goldfish. She is not, however, quite as strict as her sisters, and does allow her little ones to eat meat.
Kim may not be against eating a juicy burger now and then, but she recently shared in pic in which she was rocking a Givenchy coat made from vegan fur. She stated on social media that faux fur was her "new thing", so, who knows, maybe it won't be long before Kim and her kiddos switch to a vegan diet too!
19 Kim Is All About Photo Ops
It's common knowledge that Kylie is super strict about when and how photos of Stormi are shared with the public. She has even gone so far as to confiscate the phones of friends and family before they are allowed to be in Stormi's presence. She also rarely shares pics of her daughter on social media.
Kim, on the other hand, is all about sharing pics of her treasured tots. She may love to post pics of her kids, but is being a bit more careful about what she shares as of late.
After her Paris robbery, Kim shared on The View, "I try to share my life. I definitely love doing that, but I think I'm a little bit more cautious these days about what I do share. I've learned through experience that things in real time I might change up a little bit. I might take a photo, save it, post it when I leave the place or when I'm in a different location because I don't think that worked out for me so well when I was posting every last detail."
18 Kim Travels With Her Tots All The Time
Since Stormi's arrival, it has been rare for Kylie to leave her daughter's side, however, when she does venture outside of her mansion gates, Stormi is hardly ever in tow. Kylie is afraid that photographers will snap an unauthorized shot of her little girl, and wants to do all she can to protect her daughter's privacy.
Conversely, Kim doesn't have any qualms whatsoever with allowing her babies to see the world. She and her hubby Kanye West famously toted North along with them to New York Fashion Week, and Nori recently accompanied her mom and pop on a trip they took to Africa.
The couple has also shared pics on social media of their crew posing together as they prepare for take-off on their private jet. In short, there isn't really a place Kim won't take her kids, and the places Kylie feels comfortable taking little Stormi are few and far between.
17 Kim Lets Her Littles Eat Lots Of Treats
When it comes to what Stormi eats, Kylie is one strict mama. Ever since she gave birth, she's been on a huge health kick. Her daughter may be too young to enjoy most foods, but this doesn't mean Kylie won't continue her strict ways as Stormi grows older.
Kim's kids, on the other had, has been spotted out and about on multiple occasions with sweet treats clutched in their fashionable hands. It has been reported that Kim uses candy to bribe her children when they are asked to participate in photoshoots for she and Kanye's fashion line. Case in point: Kim recently shared a pic of North noshing on a red lollipop while visiting Kanye's office.
16 Kim Allows Her Kiddos To Play In Unsanitary Areas
Sources close to Kylie have revealed that she's a bit of a germaphobe. Soon after Stormi's arrival, Kylie insisted that visitors not only wash and sanitize their hands before getting close to her new arrival, but even went so far as to request that her guests don medical masks before they were granted access to the inner sanctum that is Stormi's living quarters.
Kim isn't against keeping things clean, but her children have been spotted playing on the beach, at parks and even frolicking on the streets of New York City and Los Angeles. To sum things up, Kylie is a lot more sensitive about possible germs than Kim is.
15 Kim Introduces Her Kids To Strangers
While Kylie is pretty darn particular about who can spend time with her daughter, Kim doesn't have a problem with allowing her children to hob knob with everyone and anyone. She brings them along to huge events and introduces them to all of her famous pals.
North, Saint and even Chicago have rubbed shoulder with famous photographers, pop stars, top designers and A-list actors and actresses. Kim doesn't feel she is putting her children in any sort of danger, instead, she is doing all she can to set them up for success.
She has stated, "I have such unconditional love for my kids. No matter what, I will always love them and support them in anything they choose to do in life." It isn't likely that Kylie will be bringing Stormi along to industry events any time soon.
14 Kim Opens Herself Up To The Critics
While Kylie has shied away from social media since becoming a mom due to the fact that she only wants "positive vibes" around herself and her daughter, Kim seems to do all she can to keep herself and her children in the public eye.
By sharing so much of her life with her fans, Kim opens herself up to negative comments, and is constantly criticized and scrutinized by haters. Kim may have to deal with negativity, but she's also able to laugh at herself and seems to be pretty good at brushing off the negative.
In 2015, she took a shot at herself in an IG post in which she posed next to a group of ultra-thin supermodels. She captioned the shot, "Feeling extra thin with all of the supermodels! LOL #InStyleAwards"
13 Kim Lets Her Husband Make Parenting Decisions
While it's been reported that Kylie calls all of the shots when it comes to Stormi, and that her baby daddy Travis Scott is kept largely out of the loop, Kim is all about getting parenting advice from her man.
Kim has shared on multiple occasions that she thinks Kanye is a fabulous father. In a 2015 social media post featuring West reading a story to little Nori, she wrote, "Precious moments like this when we were traveling on tour with you are what I live for. You're such a good daddy to North & you will be the best daddy to our new son too!"
Kim also allows her man to spoil her to his heart's content. While pregnant with her second child Saint in 2015, she wrote on her app on the subject of what she may like as a push present from her hubby. She dished, "This pregnancy, I would love a Lorraine Schwartz diamond choker, like the ones I've worn before to the Art + Film Gala. Too much? LOL!"
12 Kim's Kids Are Models
Kim and Kanye have used North and Saint as models for their children's clothing brand, TheKidsSupply and it seems little North is using this experience as a springboard for what may turn out to be a successful modeling career.
Nori recently made her runway debut at a fashion show for toy brand L.O.L. Surprise in Pacific Palisades, California. According to People magazine, Kim said of the event, "North is completely obsessed with L.O.L. Surprise, so when we found out there was going to be an L.O.L Surprise BIGGER Surprise Fashion Show, she absolutely had to be involved. She loves to dress up like her favorite characters, so it was so exciting for her to actually become a real-life L.O.L. doll."
Kim's eldest daughter also appeared in a Fendi add with her famous mom and her grandma Kris Jenner earlier this year. Due to Kylie's refusal to allow anyone to even attempt to photograph her darling daughter, it's safe to assume that Stormi won't be modeling any time soon...or ever.
11 Kim Posts Pics Of Her Kids On Social Media
Kylie told Elle magazine in 2015, "Once I have a kid I'm not going to be on Instagram. You know, I'll probably delete my Instagram and just... I don't know, live life." Kylie still hops onto social media from time to time to showcase her little princess, but she doesn't post pics of her offspring nearly as often as her big sis Kim does, and is careful about what she shares with fans.
Kim shares the ins and outs of motherhood with fans on social media on a regular basis, and was even in talks for her tots to have their own spin-off reality show before Kanye put the kibosh on the idea.
10 Kim Leaves Her Children For Long Stretches
Sources close to Kylie have revealed that she has a hard time leaving her baby, and even dished that her baby daddy Travis Scott has a hard time getting her to go on dates with him. Soon after Stormi arrived, Kylie admitted in a one-on-one interview with Kim published in ES Magazine, "Every time I leave I'm stressed about leaving her."
Kim is one busy mama, and often leaves her children for long stretches of time to jet-set around the world. This doesn't mean it isn't hard for her to leave her children. After North was born, Kim revealed to E! News, "I took a hiatus after I had the baby, and found it challenging to start working again because I didn't want to spend any time away. But you adjust and prioritize, and just figure it out!"
9 Kim Loves To Document Motherhood
Kim has an app and a website where she shares details about life as a mom on a regular basis. Since becoming a mom, Kylie has provided a few insights into her, but she definitely doesn't share as much as Kim does. Being unfiltered about life as a mom definitely opens Kim up to criticism, but she takes it all in stride.
Speaking about how rough it can be to be pregnant and have children in the spotlight, Kim wrote on social media, "First they said I'm too skinny so I have to be faking it...Now they say I'm too big so I have to be faking it...SMH! Some days I'm photographed before I eat & look smaller, some days I've just eaten & I look bigger. It's all a part of the process...I've learned to love my body at every stage."
8 Kim Had Kids Later In Life
Even before Kylie became pregnant with her first child at a young age, she had admitted more than once that she planned to have children before she turned 30.
In a 2016 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kylie stated, "I feel like 30 is too late [to have kids]!" She also revealed on her sister Khloe's talk show, "I want kids for sure and I feel like seeing [my sisters] go through [motherhood], it's great knowledge. I feel like I want kids before I'm 30."
Kim, who didn't have her first child until she was over 30, told E! News in 2015, "You know it was really hard for me to get pregnant so I do feel really blessed that I am pregnant and at the end of the day it is a million times worth it."
7 Kim Loves Big City Life
Kim is all about big city life. She and her beautiful family primarily reside in their sprawling Hidden Hills estate in California, but also spend a lot of time in Chicago and New York City as well.
This lifestyle may work for Kim, but it's one Kylie will most likely never choose. On her show Life of Kylie, Jenner revealed, "I really want to live on a farm and have chickens and raise animals and have a family."
Kylie's dream of living off the grid is most likely not one her big sis has ever considered. No offense to the reality star, but we can't really imagine Kim K feeding chickens or going for very long without cell phone service.
6 She Used A Surrogate
Kim has been open about the fact that her pregnancies and the deliveries of her babies have not been easy. For this reason, she had her third child via surrogate. Kylie, on the other hand, has said that her pregnancy was pretty easy and she loved every minute. If and when Kylie has another child, she isn't likely to opt for a surrogate.
Speaking about her choice to have a surrogate and how she planned to tell her kids about it, Kim shared on The Real, "I have to figure that out first before they really see and then if we're celebrating, you know, her, I just want to celebrate the baby. I think I have to explain it to my kids first and figure out how I'm going to explain it to them."
On an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim said of her surrogate, "I'm like really thankful. Like I'm seriously so grateful for her and that someone is just so like selfless and kind to do this. And I definitely want to keep it private."
5 She's Open About Her Pregnancies
Kim is very open about her pregnancies, and doesn't shy away from sharing details about her impending arrivals with the media and fans. Kylie was tight-lipped about the deets of her pregnancy while expecting and, while she's shared tidbits of her life as a mom here and there, has remained pretty private since giving birth.
Kim wrote on her app in January of 2015, "I know some people find breastfeeding such a private, personal experience, while other people are very open and even breastfeed in public. Now that I'm a mom, I say whatever makes you comfortable goes."
When she has a baby on board, Kim talks to anyone and everyone about her cravings, aches and pains, and the joy she feels about her impending arrival, and even jokes about media speculation on social media. While pregnant with Saint in 2015, she tweeted, "I secretly loved the rumors I was faking my pregnancy bc I was so skinny! LOL Well can't hide it now! 5 month (20weeks) and 20lbs up."
4 She Goes Out While Expecting
Kylie was rarely seen out and about while she was pregnant with Stormi and caused quite a stir by taking a long hiatus from social media while she was expecting. She also waited until quite late into her pregnancy to confirm the news that she had a baby on the way. Kim is quite the opposite. When Mrs. West is expecting, she struts her stuff in curve-hugging clothing and doesn't shy away from the paparazzi.
While expecting Saint in 2015, Kim told Glamour magazine, "We are so beyond excited. I'm a completely different person…If it all went away, and I was just a mom, I would love my life."
3 Kim Shares Pregnant Selfies
As previously mentioned, when Kylie was pregnant with Stormi, she took a break from sharing pics of herself on social media. The absence of her on-point selfies was a void on IG while she was expecting. Kim, on the other hand, is all about sharing pics of her pregnant self with the world, and seems to be more active than usual on social media platforms when she has a bun in her oven.
On a 2015 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim stated, "I don't take it for granted. The fact that this is a miracle that's happened and I'm just so blessed to be pregnant again."
Kylie was able to avoid dealing with negative comments by shying away from the spotlight while expecting, but Kim's choice to share her pregnancy with fans garnered some negative comments. Luckily, she doesn't let the haters get her down. While pregnant with Saint in 2015, she wrote on Twitter, "Pregnant KiKi does not play!!!! *BLOOP!*"
2 Kim Wants Her Kids To Have Lots Of Siblings
Kylie once shared that she wanted to have a big family. She told Teen Vogue in 2015, "When I look to the far future and decide to have kids, I need to have a million girls. Ten years from now...I hope I have a kid." However, since making that statement, it seems she has changed her tune. She later revealed during a 2016 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, "Every psychic said that I'm only going to have two kids."
Kim has also revealed that she wants to have a big family, but, for now, it seems her limit may be a bit less than a million. When preparing to welcome her second child Saint to the world, and how excited North was to have a sibling, she told E! News,
"We talk about baby brother all the time. She's so sweet and yesterday she said, ‘Mommy, can I give baby brother a kiss on your tummy?' and she kissed my stomach. She's super sweet. She has a hard time when I hold other babies but she's been getting a little bit better and I'm hoping that with her brother it's a whole new experience."
1 Kim Admits She Doesn't Always Love it
Speaking about the challenges of motherhood, Kim has said, "It completely changed my life. You have a different set of proprieties. Nothing matters except your brand new family... There can be ups and downs with kids, but no matter what, I always learn so much from them. Being a mom is the most important job I have."
Kylie has shared, "I feel like it's just been so amazing and so much fun. I'm learning so much more about myself and my life, and it's been such a great experience. Of course there's hard times and stuff... even in the beginning, just not sleeping, the nights, like, baby blues... and all the ups and downs."
When it comes to motherhood, there is one thing that both Kylie and Kim can agree on: it's challenging, but oh-so-worth it.