Stacey Solomon opens up about her ‘lioness’ parenting: ‘It was all necessary’

The mum-of-three is very protective when it comes to baby Rex.

Stacey Solomon revealed on Loose Women how super protective she was of her third child Rex after he was born.

Stacey Solomon ‘wouldn’t let anyone near him’ – even her partner and Rex’s dad, Joe Swash.

The mum-of-three admits she had a ‘lioness’ approach to parenting, revealing: “I did go a little bit, I’m not going to say crazy, I’m going to say warranted,” she said on Loose Women.

“I went lioness, it was all necessary, or at least I believed it was necessary at the time.”

Stacey continued on the show, “It was imperative for me at that point, after I had Rex I felt like – also because he was a little bit early, and he was tiny and he struggled to feed, I just didn’t want anything to harm him and this overwhelming sense of needing to protect him just took over my life.”

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Turning to Joe, she said: “Nobody was allowed near him, including you, and that wasn’t anything against you, but I just struggled. I didn’t want anyone kissing him, I didn’t want any germs going near him…”

The 30-year-old has two other children, 11-year-old Zachary and eight-year-old Leighton, from previous relationships. Stacey has previously defended her “alternative family” on social media, calling negative opinions ‘unhelpful’.

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‘It’s always hard to split them up, but it’s so important for them to spend special time and make memories with the rest of their families,’ she wrote on Instagram.

‘Recently I’ve experienced people having a lot to say about alternative family set ups. So I thought I’d just say this… No matter what negative, unhelpful things people may say or think, ignore it because they’re wrong.

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They’re off on their holidays with their daddy’s tonight and they’ve been inseperable all day! They’re going to have the best time but they will miss each other lots. (And I will miss them a tiny bit too 😭). For the last couple of days they’ve stopped arguing and bickering and have been really soppy and cuddly knowing that they’re about to go off on their adventures. For the first time they have an new dimension, leaving Rexy. It’s always hard to split them up, but its so important for them to spend special time and make memories with the rest of their families. Recently I’ve experienced people having a lot to say about alternative family set ups. So I thought id just say this… No matter what negative, unhelpful things people may say or think, ignore it because they’re wrong. Don’t ever let it get you down. It doesn’t define you or your family. The boys’ brotherly bond is just as strong as any other regardless of our set up -and the decisions I’ve made have made us stronger as a family. I used to really beat myself up about not being able to offer them a “normal”, “perfect” family all under one roof. Until I realised how normal, and perfect our family is for us. Seeing the way they are together reminds me that it’s all ok. Families come in all shapes and sizes and what’s important is that the love is there no matter where it comes from. We are not a “broken family” in any way shape or form we are an extended family. And everyone loves an extension.

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‘Don’t ever let it get you down. It doesn’t define you or your family. The boys’ brotherly bond is just as strong as any other regardless of our set up -and the decisions I’ve made have made us stronger as a family.’