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Stacey Solomon weans five-month-old Rex despite criticism

‘I thought I’d clear up some of the myths’: Stacey Solomon hits back at mum-shamers who claimed she was weaning baby Rex, 5 months, too early

Stacey Solomon has hit back at social media naysayers who accused her of weaning her five-month-old son Rex too early.

The Loose Women host, 30, took to Instagram to tell her followers she wanted to ‘clear up some of the myths’ around weaning and enlisted the help of nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed.

Stacey said: ‘Last time I spoke about weaning, lots of people were concerned about him not being exactly six months yet and I just thought I’d clear up some of the myths.’    

Speaking out: Stacey Solomon, 30, has hit back at social media naysayers who accused her of weaning her five-month-old son Rex too early

Speaking out: Stacey Solomon, 30, has hit back at social media naysayers who accused her of weaning her five-month-old son Rex too early

Nutrition expert Charlotte added: ‘The recommendation is around six months of age and that’s absolutely fine – Rex is around six months. It’s all about looking out for the signs he is ready.’ 

Stacey then asked: ‘And you think he’s ready?’

‘Definitely. He can sit up for a little bit, hold up his head and neck steady. He can reach out and get food all by himself. We are good to go.’ 

Stacey then shared a clip of herself feeding Rex some mashed broccoli for the first time where he pulled a face while eating it. 

Setting the record straight: The Loose Women host took to Instagram to tell her followers she wanted to 'clear up some of the myths' around weaning

Setting the record straight: The Loose Women host took to Instagram to tell her followers she wanted to ‘clear up some of the myths’ around weaning 

She wrote: ‘He absolutely loved playing with the food and his spoon, I’m not sure what he thought about the eating part. 

‘His face when he ate it was the funniest thing ever. I cant wait to introduce loads of different foods and have him at the dinner table with us. Well done Rexy we love you to the moon and back.’ 

It comes after Stacey recently dismissed rumours that she secretly married her boyfriend Joe Swash during their family holiday to the Maldives.

Charlotte said: The recommendation is around six months of age and that's absolutely fine - Rex is around six months. It's all about looking out for the signs he is ready'

Charlotte said: The recommendation is around six months of age and that’s absolutely fine – Rex is around six months. It’s all about looking out for the signs he is ready’

Stacey wrote: 'He absolutely loved playing with the food and his spoon, I¿m not sure what he thought about the eating part'

Stacey wrote: ‘He absolutely loved playing with the food and his spoon, I’m not sure what he thought about the eating part’

The former X Factor star spoke on Wednesday’s Loose Women about the speculation, after fans were sent wild by an image of Stacey and Joe on the beach with their son Rex, six months, and her boys Zachary, 11, and Leighton, seven.

The speculation came after a picture of the family on the beach prompted rumours of a Maldivian marriage ceremony – because the boys appeared to be wearing wedding suits – however Stacey insisted she wouldn’t wed in her casual look.

Ruth Langsford kicked off the chat by stating: ‘It’s got everybody into a frenzy, beautiful sunset and light – did you and Joe get married?’

Stacey then replied: ‘No. First of all, can I just clear up. There’s no ring. Would I get married without you? I Wouldn’t get married in that outfit. And, also, I wouldn’t keep it a secret. I’d be so excited, you’d all be there… 

Married? Stacey recently dismissed rumours that she secretly married her boyfriend Joe Swash during their family holiday to the Maldives

Married? Stacey recently dismissed rumours that she secretly married her boyfriend Joe Swash during their family holiday to the Maldives

‘We just got dressed up because I wanted to. Obviously, I choose everyone’s clothes. Joe had to meet us out here, I said to Joe make sure you bring a mauve top. We didn’t get married, I was only there two days.’

Taking to Instagram with Joe, Stacey said: ‘We just need to clear this up. I didn’t realise while I was away because I was just doing Instagram and putting my phone down to be with the boys, lots of people had messaged and commented…

‘They were saying they thought we’d got married. We didn’t get married. I’m only just reading through them all now, going “Oh my God.”

‘We didn’t get married because I’d be so over the moon I’d be telling everyone. And all our families would be there as well. Joe’s family, my family would be there if we were getting married.’

Happy day: Stacey spoke on Loose Women about the speculation, after fans were sent wild by an image of Stacey and Joe on the beach

Happy day: Stacey spoke on Loose Women about the speculation, after fans were sent wild by an image of Stacey and Joe on the beach

Daily Mail UK

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