Mum-of-five becomes UK's youngest nan at age 30: "My friends think it's hilarious" 8 months ago

Mum-of-five becomes UK's youngest nan at age 30: "My friends think it's hilarious"

When she became a nan, her own mum became a great-grandmother aged just 48.

A mother-of-five became the UK's youngest grandmother at age 30 when her 14-year-old daughter gave birth to her grandson.

Kelly Healey's teenage daughter Skye Salter gave birth to little Bailey, now three, in August 2018.

The mum was shocked to find out her young daughter was expecting, but says she offered "love and support" as "what was done was done".

Speaking to the Sun, Kelly said: "I never expected to find out I would become a nan while still in my 20s. But there was no point in yelling at Skye about contraception and safe sex. What was done was done.

"All I could do was offer love and support. As a mum you just deal with these things."

The mum claims it's still strange to think that she's a grandmother and regularly gets mistaken for Bailey's mum.

"I act like I'm in my early 20s, so it doesn't feel right to be a granny," she continued. "My friends think it's hilarious I've got a grandson. He's always getting mistaken for my son."

As for her own mother, Kelly revealed: "I'm not sure my mum was ready to be a great-gran at 48, though. I think that makes her the youngest great-gran in the UK, too."

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Skye, now 17, had been living with her father and step-mother in Cranford, West London, when she found out she was pregnant.

The teen had asked if she could get a contraceptive implant and did a digital test as a precaution prior to making an appointment.

The test showed a positive result and Skye was referred to West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth, where an ultrasound revealed she was already over 36 weeks into her pregnancy.

"I was stunned. I had a secret feeling I might be pregnant which is why I'd suggested the test. The dad is a local lad around my own age," she told the newspaper.

"I couldn't believe it. I was potentially days off becoming a mum. Just weeks earlier I had been doing PE and climbing up and down hills."

Being so far along in pregnancy meant an abortion was off the table, but Skye says she wouldn't have had one anyway.

"Seeing my baby's heartbeat on the screen, my heart filled with love. I knew from that point onwards I would always take second place, and my baby boy would take first."

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