Stacey Solomon has defended her decision to keep her son Rex's hair long as she admitted her reluctance to to cut his shoulder-length locks in a candid chat about parenting.

The Loose Women star, 32, revealed that she'd experienced the same attachment when her older boys were toddlers.

The mum said as with Zacheray, 13, and Leighton, eight, she will be waiting until Rex is old enough to tell her he wants a haircut before taking him to the salon.

Stacey said she thought kids look like teenagers as soon as they get the chop so she will be holding out on Rex for as long as possible.

Stacey Solomon said she loves her youngest son Rex's long blonde curls

She made the admission during a candid Q&A with her Instagram followers.

After Stacey invited her fanbase to 'ask her anything', one replied: "Will you cut Rex's hair? Please don't but I have a 19 m/old and can't control his but I don't want to cut it."

Responding with a picture of Rex looking adorable with his hair scraped back into a loose bun, Stacey explained:"I never wanted to cut his hair.

"I've always struggled with first hair cuts.

"I wait until they say, 'Mum I want a haircut' so they've all had really long hair for ages.

Stacey responded to questions about why she keeps her son's hair so long

"I feel like as soon as you cut their hair they are not babies anymore and look about 15," she added.

As the chat with her followers continued, Stacey was then asked why she doesn't have a set bedtime for her boys Zacheray, 13, Leighton, eight, and Rex after previously revealing she just lets them fall asleep when they want.

"Don't know if this is a judging question or I'm just pre-menstrual but I'm taking it as a personal dig," responded the star.

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"We don't have a really strict routine because we never know whether we're coming or going half the time. So we just go with it and do the best we can.

"I love cuddling my kids - whether people think its right or wrong - I just want to squeeze them because I know one day they wont want to cuddle me anymore.

Stacey then told her followers that parenting was hard work, "Just do what gets you through," she added.