‘Adorable Little Football Player’: Mum’s Big Baby Firecracker!

A not-so-little man is making headlines in Franklin, USA after surprising his parents and hospital staff by his size. The adorable big baby named Leo Everett Taylor was born with a head full of hair and weighed a whopping 6.0kg or 13.2 pounds.

He was born on the 4th of July (Independence Day in America) and photographer Kristy Lloyd commemorated the occasion with a sweet crochet-themed photo shoot.

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Just look at that adorable Independence Day outfit. Source: Facebook

Red, white and blue indeed! 

And what a trooper mum is! Her placenta alone weighed in at 4 lbs! We’re sure mum is feeling just a little bit red, white, blue and bruised after that big baby birth effort!

Williamson Medical Center shared the photo series on its Facebook page, adding,

Coming in with a bang at 13.2 pounds, this firecracker is helping us celebrate 4th of July in our nursery!” 

The congratulations comments came flooding in with plenty of praise for mum and comments on just how adorable this chubby cheek cherub is.

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Congrats mum on her little footballer, said one commenter. Source: Facebook

One commented that Leo looks like a mini John Goodman while plenty suggested she has a football player in the making.

Many were blown away by his size, stating that their own three, four, and five-month-old babies don’t even weigh that much yet. At three months old, the average weight for a baby boy is 6.0kg, which is exactly what this fella weighed.

But is he the biggest baby on record? Not even close!

Record breaking births 


In October 2019 NSW mum Emma Millar gave birth to her not-so-little lady Remi Frances Millar via emergency cesarean at 38 weeks gestation. That’s right – this little sweetie was actually early! She weighed in at an eye-watering 5.88 kg.  READ MORE


Willow Amey is another impressive bundle of baby sweetness. The Victorian bub, born in March 2020, tipped the scales at an impressive 6.6kg and could possibly be the biggest baby born in Victoria. EVER! Baby Willow’s big sister was also a big baby at birth, born at 5.6kg.  READ MORE


Maisie Lily is another record-breaker, weighing in at 6.023kg. She is the biggest baby born at Rockhampton Hospital in Queensland and her birth, back in 2017, made headlines across Australia, especially her dad’s cheeky Facebook post announcing her arrival.  READ IT HERE


Victorian newborn Brian Liddle Jr was born in January 2017, weighing in at 6.08kg. His superstar mum birthed her son naturally using only gas for pain relief and “positive thoughts”. Go mum!  READ MORE

Guinness Record Holder Birth

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the heaviest baby born to a healthy mother was a boy weighing 10.2 kg (22 lb 8 oz) who was born to Sig. Carmelina Fedele at Aversa, Italy in September 1955.

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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