Stacey Solomon has defended her decision to still share baths with her nine-year-old son.
Speaking during a recent episode of Loose Women, the mum-of-two explained: ‘I’m not horrified by it at all. Anyone who is horrified at the thought of parents sharing a bath with their children I think has issues. It’s each to their own.’
On the popular daytime TV show they discussed the topic of whether it’s appropriate for parents to share a bath with their teenage children.
When put to the vote a whopping 92% of their audience agreed it was ‘wrong’, prompting Stacey to say: ‘I still have baths with my children – my eldest is nine.’
Stacey on holiday with her sons Zachary and Linton
She explained that sometimes her older son will be like: ‘Oh put the bubbles over your boobs mum, don’t want to see it’.
‘Why does the body always have to be looked at as some sexual thing?’ she continued. Why can’t it just be the human body?’
She went on to liken sharing a bath to ‘having dinner together’, saying: ‘Having a bath is how we socialise and communicate – it’s a normal part of our daily routine.’
Former X Factor star Stacey then recalled posting an image of her family in the bathroom this year for Mother’s Day.
The comments weren’t all complementary – ‘this is wrong on so many levels’, she read out during the show. Followed by ‘Your mind must be twisted’ and ‘You have to teach children boundaries and privacy.’
But Stacey stood strong and defiantly declared that the commenters themselves were ‘wrong on so many levels’.
She even revealed that sometimes boyfriend Joe Swash would join them, before hastily adding ‘he’d wear his pants or boxers or whatever, but it’s family time.’
While fellow panellists, Kaye and Andrea were quiet on the subject, Denise Van Outen said, in support of Stacey, that her and seven-year-old daughter Betsy share a bath all the time.
What do you think? How old is too old to be sharing a bath with your kids?