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18 September 2019, 16:48 | Updated: 5 December 2019, 16:54
The Loose Women panellist reveals her handy parenting trick after getting caught short on the loo with baby Rex.
Stacey Solomon impressed fans with her clever new mum hack that makes going to the toilet with a newborn so much easier.
The Loose Women panellist, 29, revealed her handy parenting trick to fans after she got herself in a pickle while struggling to go to the loo with little Rex.
Mum-of-three Stacey, who welcomed her third son into the world in May, admitted her tiny baby was having a 'don't put me down' moment and was forced to hold him as she tried to relieve herself.
But when she realised she couldn't reach the toilet roll as she only had one hand free, the TV star had a 'lightbulb moment', which she opened up about on Instagram Stories.
She said: "So I just went to go toilet.
"And now I’m just sitting here because I can’t rip a bit of tissue paper off, I’ve dropped a roll.
"This has taught me two things, buy the cheaper toilet roll because the expensive one doesn’t rip, and also, put toilet roll closer.”
The hilarious video clip she shared with her 2.2 million followers saw her eventually managing to grab a piece of tissue as she shouted "yes!"
She then captioned the post: "Triumph! Excuse the awful ‘YES’ I was just so excited!
“I couldn’t believe it just came off like that I was trying for AGES!"
Confessing to her social media followers that she was "so excited" to leave the bathroom after what felt like an age, Stacey added: "Mum hacks… buy cheap toilet roll.
“Keep toilet rolls within ripping distance."
The former X Factor star, who admitted to feeling emotional after her eldest son Zachary, 11, started secondary school earlier this month, has been praised by fans for her open commentary on what it's like to be a parent.
She often talks honestly about the highs and lows of having three children and juggling her older boys with a newborn.
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Al fresco sleeping 😴 Went outside to cool down, it got super hot indoors, hot and sweaty baby = meltdown. So we sat in the chair at the end of the garden swinging and daydreaming. The sun was so pretty I thought I’d take a picture only to realise Rex was fast asleep and It was only 5:30pm People always ask me what my routine is and the truth is, I HAVE NO ROUTINE WHAT SO EVER, I don’t know how people manage to get into one 😂 All I do know is no matter how late I try to keep him up, or how much I try to feed him, faster flow teats and staying awake only makes the nighttime’s worse. The best thing I’ve found is to go entirely on what Rex wants/needs. Sometimes he sleeps really well sometimes he doesn’t. Sometimes I love waking up, sometimes it’s a struggle to say the least 😂 There is no magic formula. Just going with it. And reminding myself that I’ll miss waking for him when he sleeps through... 🖤 P.S there is a filter on this phot because the sun was sooo red! 🖤
Stacey even reached out to fellow mum and cleaning queen Mrs Hinch, aka Sophie Hinchliffe, who gave birth to her first son Ronnie earlier this year.
Striking up a sweet friendship, Mrs Hinch revealed they had met up for a natter and discussed the difficulties of bringing up kids in the public eye.
The social media sensation praised Stacey for her support and shared a black and white snap of the pair cuddling their bundles of joy on her sofa.
At the time, she wrote: "When women support other women amazing things happen. I’ll be honest guys, having fallen into the public eye somehow & becoming a new mum, I’ve done my absolute best but its been hard.
"Now I know I am SO lucky and so blessed to have my Instagram platform & my Hinchers, but Instagram & “fame” really does have its low points."
She explained she had recently been trolled and had "fallen into a dark place", so was "forever grateful" when "this amazing woman" popped over for a cup of tea.
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When women support other women amazing things happen .. 💗 I’ll be honest guys , having fallen into the public eye somehow & becoming a new mum , I’ve done my absolute best but its been hard . Now I know I am SO lucky and so blessed to have my Instagram platform & my Hinchers , but Instagram & “fame” really does have its low points. I’ve been trolled , followed in my car by journalists , paparazzi waiting outside my house , false information printed about me and worst of all I’ve had my family and my baby pulled apart, and for what? I don’t get it! I’m simply living my life at home .. cleaning! I would never want to hurt anyone so I find it hard to understand why people would want to hurt me. It can be scary out there guys & I noticed I was starting to feel nervous about leaving the house , even to go food shopping, or pop to the petrol station. Daily things that I never used to think twice about doing. If I see the petrol gauge is low or the fridge needs refilling I get a knot in my stomach knowing I need to go out so Ive felt myself falling into a dark place. But .. one day I received a message from this amazing woman, simply asking me if I’m ok. It’s like she just knew I wasn’t. Even though I hadn’t made this apparent to anyone. I found myself pouring my heart out to her by message (🙈) asking how she handles the public eye with a newborn. And what she said to me was “ right I’m coming round for a cuppa!” A cuppa ?! I couldn’t believe it! Stacey Solomon in my house? Ive followed Stacey since her X factor days so to me I was having a celeb round and I felt nervous! But Stacey, like me , is just a normal person and a mum simply trying to do her best in life. She turned up at my house with her beautiful baby Rex in one arm & McDonald’s in the other for us both! And I just felt myself wanting to cry. A mix of emotions I can’t even explain. We sat down , we ate junk food , fed our babies & talked .. talked for hours and I can honestly say I feel like a huge weight has been lifted and I’m ready to face this public eye! Trolls n all! So Stacey im forever grateful to you , all the best darling and I can’t wait for next time ❤️ #womensupportingwomen
Sophie added: "Stacey, like me, is just a normal person and a mum simply trying to do her best in life. She turned up at my house with her beautiful baby Rex in one arm & McDonald’s in the other for us both! And I just felt myself wanting to cry. A mix of emotions I can’t even explain.
"We sat down, we ate junk food, fed our babies & talked .. talked for hours and I can honestly say I feel like a huge weight has been lifted and I’m ready to face this public eye! Trolls n all! So Stacey im forever grateful to you, all the best darling and I can’t wait for next time."