33-Year-Old Becomes Britains Youngest Grandma After 17-Year-Old Daughter Gives Birth

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

12 Oct 2021

A 33-year-old women is believed to have become Britain’s youngest grandmother after her 17-year-old daughter gave birth last week.

Gemma Skinner a childminder, told outlets about the realities of her new title.

“I did the school run with the baby this week and someone came over to me and asked if she was mine,” she said.

“I had to explain that she’s my grand-daughter and they were quite shocked. Everyone has assumed she is Maizie’s younger sister so we have to keep explaining that she’s actually her daughter. People mistake me for her mum all the time.”

The eldest of her three children, Maizie gave birth to a girl, Larosa Maè, weighing 8lb 4oz similar to her mum who had her in 2004 when she herself was 16.

At first the mum of three didn’t want to be called “nan” or “granny” but now she’s embraced the role and is in fact “loving it”.

When she got the news Ms Skinner initially was worried, recalling how difficult her own teenage pregnancy was:

“My first reaction was worry because it wasn’t easy for me when I found out that I was pregnant so young,” she continued. “But I wouldn’t change anything for the world and I love our little family. Maizie has taken to being a mum so naturally and I’m so proud of her.”

“When Maizie was in hospital, the nurse who came to give her an epidural asked if we were sisters. We can laugh about it because it happens all the time. I’m used to it now.”