5 of the Biggest Babies Ever Born

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Welcome to the Ultimate Baby Heavyweight Championship – where it’s not the number of rounds that matter, but the pounds and ounces that really count. Now, let’s meet the super-sized, pint-sized contenders for the heavyweight title.

1. Anna Bates’ Little Giant

The Guinness World Records might as well call this category ‘The Bates’ Weight Class.’ Born in 1879 to Canadian Giantess Anna Bates (who stood a towering 7’11”), this robust baby boy tipped the scales at an impressive 22 pounds and stretched the tape to a lengthy 28 inches. Although he was known only as “Babe,” his momentous size was anything but babish. Tragically, Babe passed away just 11 hours after his birth.

Anna Bates
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2. Carmelina Fedele’s Bundle of Brawn

Stepping into the ring from Aversa, Italy, we have a strapping boy born to Sig. Carmelina Fedele. Weighing in at a hefty 22 pounds 8 ounces, he made his grand entrance into the world in September 1955, proving that Italian babies aren’t just about pasta and pizza; they’re about breaking records too³.

3. Tatyana Khalina’s Mighty Miss

Representing Russia, Tatyana Khalina birthed a heavyweight champ of a daughter named Nadezhda. This pint-sized powerhouse tipped the scales at 17 pounds 5 ounces in a titanic tussle against gravity.

4. Francisca dos Santos’ Goliath

Rising from Salvador, Brazil, Francisca dos Santos’ fifth mini-miracle, Ademilton, hit the scales at just under 17 pounds in 2005, effortlessly earning the title of Brazil’s heaviest newborn. This titanic tot came into the world via C-section, presumably because he had a boxing match to get to.

5. Cathleen Abels’ Behemoth Boy

South Africa’s Cathleen Abels brought into the world a baby boy named Chesner in 2007, who weighed in at 16 pounds 9 ounces and measured a staggering 24.4 inches. His size at birth was more akin to a six-month-old than a newborn, proving that big things can indeed come in small packages.

So, there you have it, the tots that top the scales, proving that when it comes to baby weights, these bantamweights are really in a league of their own.

Written by Editorial Team

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