Catherine Zeta-Jones is such a "hands-on parent" she and husband MICHAEL DOUGLAS often let toddler son DYLAN sleep in their bed with them.

Welsh CHICAGO star Catherine, who wed Douglas on 18 November 2000, ensures she spends as much time as possible with two-year-old Dylan and new daughter CARYS, five months - refusing to "pawn the children off" on their nanny.

Devoted mum Catherine says, "Dylan loves his crib, but if he wants to sleep in Mummy and Daddy's bed, that's what he does. We're very hands-on parents.

"I wasn't brought up with nannies, so that's one thing that's different there. But the children aren't pawned off on the nanny."

08/08/2003 14:05