Mum-of-22 Sue Radford takes newborn Heidie to meet her big brother Alfie at his graveside in heartbreaking photo

MUM-of-22 Sue Radford has shared the heartbreaking moment she took her new baby Heidi to the grave of brother Alfie, who passed away in 2014. 

Sue, 45, and husband Noel, 49, welcomed Heidi into their king-size clan during lockdown on April 3.

The poignant photo showed the sleeping tot in her carrier next to Alfie’s flower-adorned grave. 

Sue captioned the image: “Took Heidie to meet her big brother Alfie #babyloss #stillborn #missedeveryday.”

Heidi is the latest of the couple's children, which include: Chris, 31, who no longer lives at the family home; Sophie, 25, who has also moved out; Chloe, 24; Jack, 22; Daniel, 20; Luke, 19; Millie, 18; Katie, 17; James, 16; Ellie, 15; Aimee, 14; Josh, 12; Max, 11; Tillie, nine; Oscar, eight; Casper, seven; Hallie, four; Phoebe, three; Archie, two, and Bonnie, who turned one in November.

Sadly, the couple's 17th child Alfie was still born on July 6, 2014.


Speaking exclusively to The Sun of Heidi’s delivery, the supermum said: “The ten-hour labour was hard. 

“But now we have weeks of isolation with a newborn baby. Let the crazy times begin.

“Only two of the kids have flown the nest, so we are all home now for the foreseeable.”

The parents of Britain’s biggest family support themselves and run a bakery.

Sue, who has spent more than 800 weeks of her life pregnant, has sworn this will be her last baby — but has said the same in the past.

Sue often shares photos of her gigantic family’s life to 278,000 followers, and she now has her work cut out for her entertaining her kids in lockdown. 

At Easter, Sue also showed off a gigantic chocolate egg wall that she had made in her lounge for the entire family. 

And after she gave birth, the doting mum shared a snap of her brood tucking into a vast spread of delicious-looking Domino’s pizza on their lounge floor. 

Shopping for Britain’s biggest family means Sue’s shopping list already included 100 nappies, 16 loaves of bread, 114 pints of milk, 48 large eggs, 3kg of pasta, 24 chicken breasts and 28 toilet rolls.

So it was inevitable that she would hit problems once supermarkets began clamping down on shoppers emptying their shelves due to the coronavirus crisis. 

Sue said: “I am the original panic buyer. All the shopping I ever do looks like I am clearing the shelves of toilet roll.

“When I walk out of a supermarket I am like the people you see on the news.

“There are limits now on the amount I can buy of each thing but it is pointless for me to buy two packets of chicken breast or 12 eggs. That wouldn’t even feed everyone for a light lunch.


“We managed to get one delivery before the baby was born but it is already running low and I can’t get another slot.

“The older kids have to run to the shops to get the essentials.

“They go to the corner shop for one packet of four toilet rolls and it only lasts us one day.”

Noel recently shared his tips for cooking on a budget including pies and pasta for 22 kids.

While Sue showed off the incredible water park the parents built for their kids during lockdown.

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