Ashley James believes there should be regular Covid testing in babies after her own son, Alfie, fell ill with possible symptoms.
In her latest Instagram post, the 34-year-old revealed she has tested positive for Covid alongside Tom, and the family are self-isolating.
However, Ashley said Alfie was the first to show symptoms the previous week.
Detailing their ordeal, the DJ wrote: ‘When can we start talking about the fact our babies have covid and it’s going un tested and isn’t being talked about?
‘Alf was very ill last week – I rang 111 and we went to children A&E. I’ve since spoken to countless families saying exactly the same.
‘Their babies got sick and now the parents have covid (same symptoms as the babies).’
She continued: ‘It’s just weird there’s so much Covid focus yet it appears to be being ignored in babies. And yet we were told to go to hospital.
‘Children are spreading it to adults and in hospitals.’
Ashley then said they were ‘dangerously close’ to passing the virus to her grandmother, who is 92 years old and has cancer, simply because they ‘never for a second thought [Alfie] would have Covid’.
The NHS states children can get coronavirus but seem to get it less often than adults and is usually less serious. However, if parents are concerned about their child showing symptoms under the age of five, they are advised to call 111 just as Ashley did.
Celebrity Big Brother star Ashley opened up about motherhood earlier this year, and told Hello! Magazine: ‘I love being a mum. Every day I love him more. Before he came along, I suffered from anxiety, but now I feel calm and content, as if I was made to be a mum.
‘I’ve run two marathons, but giving birth is harder. I was in labour for 18 hours, but Tommy was with me all the way, holding my hand. And when Alfie finally emerged, it was amazing.’
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