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New 13-year-old dad to receive the “birds and bees talk”

Seems about nine months too late, if you ask us

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A 13-year old boy and 15-year old girl who both still live at home with their parents in East Sussex, England plan to co-parent their baby girl who was born four days ago. Alfie Patten, who’s 4-feet tall and hasn’t hit puberty yet, was 12 when his girlfriend Chantelle Steadman, 15, conceived after one night of unprotected sex. The couple discovered Steadman was pregnant at 12 weeks but kept it secret for another six weeks until she was confronted by her mother. Alfie’s father, Denny, who has nine children, says he plans to sit down with his son for “the birds and the bees talk”: “Some may say it’s too late but he needs to understand so there is not another baby.” Alfie, who says he doesn’t know what diapers cost, says he¹s thrilled to be a dad: “We wanted to have the baby but were worried about how people would react,” he told The Sun newspaper.

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