Emily Andrea explains why her and Peter’s children don’t sleep in their bed

Emily Andrea has explained why she doesn't allow her and Peter Andre 's children to sleep in their bed.

Writing in her weekly OK! column, Emily, 32, who is mum to Amelia, seven, and Theo, five, with Pete, 48, discussed I'm A Celebrity star Frankie Bridge's confession that her whole family sleep in the same bed every night. Sign up – for free! – to see what she has to say.

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I Need Too Much Sleep To Share A Bed With The Kids

During a recent episode of I’m A Celebrity… Frankie Bridge revealed that her whole family sleep in the same bed every night.

I think that’s really sweet but I don’t think I could do that because I need loads of sleep!

We’ve let the kids stay in our room as a special treat before, which they loved, but I didn’t get much sleep as Theo kept kicking me in the ribs!

I don’t get that much time to myself so I think it’s important to have that separation and time just for me.

I think kids need to understand that parents need their own space and time and so do they. Having said that, loads of parents let their kids jump in bed with them, which is absolutely fine, of course.

Sibling Love

Actress Catherine Tyldesley has admitted that her son Alfie asked a doctor if they could change his little sister to a little brother after she found out she’s expecting a girl!

This made me laugh but it’s quite common. Thankfully Millie didn’t mind when she found out she was having a brother and she’s never asked for a baby sister, probably because we have a lot of children in the house already!

Millie and Theo have a typical sibling relationship. As much as it drives me nuts when they argue, I do think it’s completely normal!

They also love each other so much and always make up pretty quickly after a little bicker.

I have four younger brothers and I remember when I was younger, every time I’d think, “Please let it be a girl!” but now I get on with all of them so well and I wouldn’t have it any other way.


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I Really Hope The Kids Get Pete's Confidence

Theo had a lovely time for his fifth birthday. We had a family dinner and I made him a chocolate cake for after school.

Whenever it’s one of the kids’ birthdays I always do a trail of balloons leading from their room to their presents, so when they wake up they get all excited.

We don’t tend to go over the top with gifts so we just got him a few bits and bobs like K’Nex, arts and crafts and an Elmer The Patchwork Elephant soft toy.

He is absolutely obsessed with Elmer and every single night he listens to the audio book to send him off to sleep.

He also had a party at a soft play with a few of his friends. Soft play parties are always popular with kids and parents – the kids love it and are fully entertained for the full two hours, which gives the parents a bit of free time!

I shared a picture on Instagram of him dressed up in his Greatest Showman outfit holding a microphone and lots of people were saying he’s a mini Pete.

But Theo is actually quite shy and he doesn’t quite have the confidence that Pete does when it comes to performing.

Obviously I have no idea what he’ll do in the future, but both he and Millie are quite shy like me. I’m really hoping they can take some of Pete’s confidence with things like public speaking, I find things like that really nerve-wracking.

I also shared a picture from the first time Millie met Theo after he was born and it’s a moment I’ll never forget.

She wasn’t quite sure what to make of him, though!

It’s crazy to think that my little boy is five. It’s been making me feel very nostalgic. I’ve said in the past that if we had another baby it would be after Theo had turned five and was at school, but I’m still totally off the idea at the moment.

I don’t think I can ever say that I’m completely done with having children as I don’t know how I may feel in the future.

But for now we have our hands full. I love being with the kids and I think if we had a baby it would make it really difficult to do all the things we do with them.

So for now we are very happy with our family as it is!

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