SPONSORED LINKSFive-year-old Charlotte Garside is not even 27 inches tall - barely the size of a typical newborn baby - but he was not baby, according to his mother.
"We were told she looks like a porcelain doll, a baby in a pram and call people still her baby Charlotte, metals me something chronic, because he's not a baby, she was five years old "Emma Garside said Barcroft TV.
At birth, he registered just two pounds and is very fragile.
"I would have said he looked like a skinned rabbit, said his mother." She had a little pink hat and was wrapped in bubble wrap up to his neck. "
Despite barely being the height of the box of cereal in her kitchen counter, Charlotte lives as normal a life as possible. She goes horseback riding with her family and attending classes.
"He's very inquisitive and have told us the school she has a learning age of a three-year-old, which is higher than we thought," said Emma Garside Daily Mail. "Of course, I was worried that he might get hurt by other children, but she has her own tutor look after her and she's not as fragile as you'd think."
Charlotte is called the smallest girl in the world, but this title is not official. Guinness World Records does not recognize that category, but the company's record keeping is a sport for the world's smallest teenager.
Title currently unclaimed, according to a Guinness spokeswoman, since the last record holder, Jhoti Amge of India, is now an adult.
Standing 24.7 inches, Amge is shorter than Charlotte. The 5-year-old also towers over the shortest man in the world, Chandra Bahadur Dangi of Nepal, which measures 21.5 inches tall.
It is unclear how big male Charlotte. His mother just wants to do what's best for him.
"There are a lot of unknowns but Charlotte has a way of surprising you when you least expect it. We do not know whether he would live this long," he said, according to HuffPost UK. "We do not know if she could interact with people and there were times when we thought we might lose him.
"But he keeps on thriving and I can not wait to see what next year brings."