After giving birth to her daughter Skye Salter at the age of 16, Kelly Healey became Britain’s youngest grandmother. Bailey, her grandson, was born in August 2018 when she was 30 years old.
Skye Salter had no idea she was pregnant until she was 36 weeks along. She had taken a digital test out of the blue and had just finished a PE lesson a few days prior.
Kelly decided to focus on the situation at hand rather than unnecessarily reprimanding her daughter about contraception when she learned the news.
“I never imagined being a mother while still in my twenties. But ranting at Skye about contraception was pointless. What had to be done had to be done “She told The Sun about it. “I was only able to offer love and support. As a mother, you simply cope with these issues.”
“I act like I’m in my early twenties, so being a grandmother doesn’t feel natural.”
“My friends find it amusing that I have a grandson. He’s frequently misidentified as my son.”
Skye was living with her stepmother and father in Cranford, West London, in 2018. She went for a digital test when she was 14 as a precaution because she was sexually active and wanted to get a contraceptive implant.
However, as soon as she learned of her pregnancy, she went to West Middlesex Hospital for an ultrasound, where she learned she was over 36 weeks along.
“I was taken aback. I had a sneaking suspicion I was pregnant, which is why I offered the test. The father is a young local lad about my age “Skye, who is now 17 years old, recalls.
“Because my periods were always up and down, I didn’t think much of missing them.”
“I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I was only a few days away from becoming a mother. I had been doing PE and climbing up and down hills only a few weeks before.”
“Of course, the fact that I found out I was pregnant so late meant that abortion was out of the question. But I couldn’t have done it in the first place. My heart swelled with joy as I watched my baby’s heartbeat on the monitor. From then on, I knew I’d always come in second, and my newborn boy would always come in first.” She oohed over her firstborn.
Kelly, on the other hand, stated that she “doesn’t feel right to be a grandmother” because she still behaves her age. Her pals think the situation is “hilarious,” and her mother shares her sentiments.
Because it also made her mum Britain’s youngest great-grandmother!
Prior to Skye and Kelly, Gemma Skinner of Bucks held the record when her 17-year-old daughter gave birth to a baby girl while she was 33 in October 2021.