Incredible 6-year-old helps deliver his baby brother

By Samantha Luiz
25 April 2015

Six-year-old Ruben Blundell came to his mother’s rescue after she went into labour at home in the middle of the night.

Ruben’s brother was actually four days overdue when his mom, Michelle Madden (30) went into labour, with no time to go to the hospital. The big task was left to Michelle’s partner Ben and little Ruuben.

“We had tried to prepare Ruben in the weeks leading up to the birth, in case something unexpected happened.

'Ruben was so mature it was unbelievable'

“When [the new baby] Theo decided he was coming quickly, Ruben was brilliant. He ran to get the phone, brought towels - whatever we needed.

“Ruben was so mature it was unbelievable.

"He just kept calm and told me to breathe, while my partner Ben was helping to deliver the baby.”

Fortunately, the paramedics arrived before the baby’s birth and were able to deliver Theo, a healthy baby boy.

A unique bond has already formed between the two siblings.

"He loves Theo so much and is not jealous at all,” says Michelle. "He just wants to help me look after him and feed him."


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