Premature baby who survived in sandwich bag turns 3 - look at her now!
By Faye James
February 07 2019
A baby girl who spent the first few weeks of her life living in a sandwich bag has just turned three!
Little Pixie Griffiths-Grant was born at 28 weeks and so small that she was able to fit in a small supermarket zip-loc bag - weighing less than 0.5kg - when she was delivered by caesarean section at a hospital in the UK.
Little Pixie was rushed to intensive care and doctors worked around the clock to ensure she was kept at the right temperature. She was placed in the bag to ensure she didn’t lose any heat.
“As soon as she was born, they gave her a little hat and put her straight into the bag to keep her body temperature up,” Sharon told The Telegraph.
"After that they wrapped her in bubble wrap and got her straight to intensive care.
"It was so random that they had her in the Tesco bag - it must have just been what the operating theatre had at the time."
Sharon said that baby Pixie lived by the hour, week upon week.
"I was in and out of hospital for eight weeks, being scanned constantly to see if she had grown, but she put on about 20g in those eight weeks.
"It was so scary having to get her checked all the time and I had all the doctors telling me all this bad news. It was awful.
"It was amazing that she survived, but it was truly traumatic," said Sharon.
But three years on, Pixie is now a healthy girl with a cheeky grin and a sense of fun!
Writing on Facebook for her third birthday, her mum is clearly very proud of how far her little girl has come and how lucky she is to survive being born at 28 weeks, as a premature baby.
Writing a birthday post she said, And my beautiful warrior princess turned 3 ,thanku to all my beautiful friends and family for the presents and being our support ,love you all wat a fun party it was ❤️❤️❤️xxx
Faye James is a regular contributor at New Idea, WHO and Practical Parenting and works across health, beauty, celebrity and royal content. She has over 20 years of experience spanning across the UK, Middle East and Australia.