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Teenage mum who had a baby at 15 shares why she’d never do it again

Rhiannon Ingle

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Teenage mum who had a baby at 15 shares why she’d never do it again

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@saffron970

A teenage mum who had a baby at just 15-years-old has shared why she’d never do it again.

Saffron Kelly, who is now 17, first got pregnant at 14 and is now the mum to her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Ivy.

The Brit regularly posts about her life as a teen mum on social media and recently shared with her 707k followers on TikTok exactly why she'd never recommend being a teen mum to anyone.

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In one video, Saffron - who goes by the handle @saffron970 online - shared a montage of what one of her days looks like which consisted of a proper good spring clean of a clutter-filled bedroom.

The overlay text on the clip read: "Do not become a teen mum."

Speaking in a voiceover, the mum-of-one began: "I had my baby at 15 and this is why I would never recommend being a teen mum."

Before getting into it, Saffron started of by saying she will 'never ever, ever' regret having her baby.

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However, with that said, she explained: "Being a teen mum or being a mum in general is just so hard. When you're younger, it just adds on to it."

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She added that she did her GCSE exams when little Ivy had just turned one, adding: "Trust me, it is not fun doing GCSEs on little, little, little amounts of sleep."

Teen mum Saffron Kelly issued a warning to anyone else wanting to become a teen mum too. Credit: TikTok/@saffron970
Teen mum Saffron Kelly issued a warning to anyone else wanting to become a teen mum too. Credit: TikTok/@saffron970

Saffron also noted that while she goes out 'literally every day' and she 'cannot stand staying in the house', she doesn't get to see many friends and doesn't 'go out as much' with them.

The next thing on the list, the teen mum explains, is the issue of money.

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Saffron said she was 'lucky' her partner had a 'good job' and that she can earn money on TikTok but acknowledged that 'not all people get a good job'.

"Nursery alone, for three days, is £580 pound a month," she revealed. "Only for three days."

The mum said it was 'so incredibly expensive', before highlighting: "And then you've got to think of all the clothes, the days out the food, the milk."

"The other thing is the lack of energy and the lack of motivation you have when you've not got your baby there," Saffron carried on.

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She then pointed to 'the state of this room' she was in, explaining: "It took me three days to be able to just clean this because I just don't have the energy or the motivation."

Saffron also revealed: "A lot of people in the last video were saying no one wants to become a teen mum.

"But trust me, there are 1000s of people and 1000s of comments that I've got from people saying they want to be a teen mum."

She advised: "Just live your life and then have children when you're settled in your own house.

"It's less stress on your parents, trust me, and it's less stress on you.

"I love living at home but I tell you it is not easy living here with a 15-month-old and being at home."

Saffron doesn't regret having her baby, but she acknowledges how hard it is as a young, teen mum. Credit: Getty Stock Image
Saffron doesn't regret having her baby, but she acknowledges how hard it is as a young, teen mum. Credit: Getty Stock Image

Saffron concluded the TikTok by clarifying: "I do also want to say the room was this messy because I'd taken all the clothes out of the wardrobe.

"I do not live like that day to day, trust me, I cannot stand mess but the only reason it was like that is because I took everything out of the wardrobe and reorganised it all which is why there was a massive pile of clutter."

The video has since gone viral after clocking up more than 1.3 million views on the platform alongside hundreds of comments from people eager to share their reactions to Saffron's warning.

One TikTok user praised: "I struggled at 33, so it must be really hard as a teen mum. You are doing a great job!"

A second added: "My mum was a teen mum and she agreed with everything you’ve said. Her kids are only now adults and she’s learning to live her own life now."

"I found it hard in my 30s so I imagine being a teen is so hard," echoed a third. "Well done for all your achievements!"

Topics: Parenting, Real Life, TikTok

Rhiannon Ingle
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