Meet the tallest six-year-old in Britain

Meet Sophie Hollins, who at 4ft 10ins is the tallest six-year-old in Britain.

Sophie, from Southampton, wears an adult size three shoe, jeans for 11-year-olds and is the average height of a 12-year-old - twice her age.

Despite all this, she still has her baby teeth.

As a baby she was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, a rare condition which causes elongation of the arms, legs, fingers and toes.

Now age six, Sophie is head and shoulders above her classmates and sleeps in an adult-sized bed.

Her mother Lorraine says Sophie has always been a foot taller than the children in her class.

The dental nurse, who is 5ft 3, said: 'Sophie’s catching up to me in height. I’m only a size four shoe, so soon she could be wearing mine.

'She weighed 10lbs at birth and was very long. None of the clothes I had bought for her fit.

'Sophie was straight into clothes for three month olds when she was born. I had to get hand-me-downs from friends.

'When she was two she was wearing clothes for four-year-olds.'

Marfans Syndrome causes expansion of the soft connective tissues in the body, which results in long limbs and can cause other health problems.

From the age of two Sophie’s retinas began to detach and she underwent corrective surgery, for which she wears special glasses.


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