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UK: Doctors Saves Three Months Premature Baby Using Tesco Sandwich Bag


A baby born three months premature was saved after doctors put her into a Tesco Sandwich bag to keep her warm.

Pixie Griffiths-Grant weighed just 1.1lbs when she was delivered by emergency C-section at 28 weeks.

Doctors immediately bundled her into a see-through sandwich bag – emblazoned with the Tesco – to stop her body temperature dropping.

Pixie, who was smaller than her mother’s hand, was rushed to intensive care, where doctors expected her to survive for less than an hour.

Mum Sharon Grant, 37, said: ‘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, of Goonhavern, Cornwall, had to give birth three months early after scans revealed her unborn baby had stopped growing in the womb at just 20 weeks.

The first-time mum, who runs Floral Fancies florist in Perranporth, Cornwall, said: ‘It was amazing that she survived, but it was truly traumatic.’

‘She really did live hour by hour for about three weeks.

Doctors expected Pixie to live for less than an hour (picture SWNS)

‘She kept being sick when they gave her milk and every time she was handled she would lose weight.

At around two months old, Pixie began gaining weight – and her parents were only able to take her home this month, aged five months and weighing 7.5lbs.

Sharon says, ‘We have been in and out of hospital a lot since she got home, and she can’t be around other children or ill people because if she gets a cold she will end up on oxygen again.

‘But at the moment she is doing really well. She looks really nice and healthy.

Sharon Grant from Goonhavern, Cornwall, with her daughter Pixie SWNS