‘We’re like flatmates!’ Helen Flanagan reveals she hasn’t shared a bed with her fiancé Scott Sinclair for SEVEN years because she ‘co-sleeps’ with their three kids instead
Helen Flanagan has revealed she and her fiancé Scott Sinclair have been living ‘like flatmates’ and have not shared a bed together for the last seven years.
The former Coronation Street star, 31, who is mother to three small children – Matilda, six, Delilah, three, and son Charlie, 13 months – admitted she is now going to focus on doing up a room they can both sleep in together.
Helen told her followers on social media that she always had trouble sleeping and functioning if she didn’t sleep with her children.
Relationships: Helen Flanagan has revealed she and her fiancé Scott Sinclair have been living ‘like flatmates’ and have not shared a bed together for the last seven years
She explained: ‘I’ve always co slept with Charlie and the breast feeding went hand in hand.
‘I’m doing my house up at the moment (hence why most of my pics are taken in lounge area as I haven’t got round to the rest).
‘One of my next jobs is mine and Scott’s room and after seven years it would be nice as a couple to actually share a bed and not feel like flat mates.’
She confessed: ‘I’ve always just co slept with the kids out of easiness and just basically so I can sleep and just function in the morning.’
Parents: The former Coronation Street star, 31, who is mother to three small children – Matilda, six, Delilah, three, and son Charlie, 13 months – admitted she is now going to focus on doing up a room they can both sleep in together
Helen also revealed in her post that she is weaning her little boy Charles off her breast milk and is looking forward to him sleeping better too.
She said: ‘There are so many other lovely amazing stages after nursing… loving watching Charlie’s little personality grow.
‘It’s been a good week of progress for Charles totally off my milk all through out the day and just having a feed before bed and when he wakes up a milky feed. Had to do it gradually for Charlie and also for me that I don’t get mastitis.
She added: ‘I’ve not had any regular kind of childcare for Charlie since he’s been born so it’s been nice to have some this past week to sort just general life admin that I had to do that you just can’t do with a baby and because I’ve had a pair of hands he’s not been frustrated during the day not having my milk.
Mother: She explained: ‘I’ve always co slept with Charlie (pictured) and the breast feeding went hand in hand with that’
‘Can’t believe it either Charlie’s started to want to sleep in his cot! He just seemed so unsettled next to me, I think a bit was a bit of constipation with eating more food bless him.’
It comes after last month, the actress, who is best loved for playing Rosie Webster on the cobbles, revealed that all three of her children had caught scarlet fever.
Scarlet fever is a contagious infection that mostly affects young children but is easily treated with antibiotics.
A main symptom of scarlet fever is a rash of small, raised spots while some also suffer with flu-like symptoms, including a high temperature, a sore throat and swollen neck glands.
Family: Helen told her followers on social media that she always had trouble sleeping and functioning if she didn’t sleep with her children
Taking to Instagram, Helen shared a snap of Delilah napping on the sofa while she battled with the infection.
She penned: ‘All the kids have Scarlet Fever. Glad to know what it is after Delilah not been herself and the medicine to treat it.’
Parents have been warned to be on their guard for chickenpox and scarlet fever as cases rise among children across the country.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) issued the warning to parents after nearly 3,500 cases of scarlet fever were reported between September 2021 and March 2022 in England.
Under the weather: It comes after last month Helen revealed that all three of her children were ill with scarlet fever