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BEING the mum to Britain’s biggest family, Sue Radford has got her hands full when it comes to caring for her 22 kids.
But the 46-year-old mum, from Morecambe, Lancashire has got a fine tuned system when it comes to the daily grind.
The Radfords are Britain’s biggest familyCredit: Instagram
From military style bedtime routines to six loads of washing a day, it’s never a dull day for Sue and husband Noel, 50.
Here Fabulous Digital reveals a day in the life of Britain’s biggest family…
Super school run
With 22 kids in tow, the parents have their hands full when it comes to getting everybody up, dressed, fed and at school on time.
The couple have their work cut out when it comes to the daily school run
The Morecambe-based couple have eight children in school and two of them in college and September saw Max, who has recently been diagnosed with autism, starting secondary.
In addition, over the past 20 years a new Radford has started primary school EVERY YEAR – and most recently it was little Phoebe’s turn.
When it comes to the school run, it’s all hands on deck.
The younger Radfords are at two different primary schools meaning that Sue and Noel split the school run each morning.
After making their way through four litres of milk and two boxes of cereal, the kids are ferried to their different schools only for mum and dad to repeat the process six hours later.
Their weekly food bull ranges between £300 and £400Credit: YouTube
With their little ones chomping their way through the cereal cupboard first thing, Sue finds herself at the supermarket most days.
The Radfords use 16 pints of milk and four loaves of bread a day, and each week they go through 80 yoghurts, three tubes of toothpaste and 24 toilet rolls.
And if sausages are on the menu that evening, Sue will need to ensure she puts a staggering 56 under the grill.
The Radfords use 16 pints of milk and four loaves of bread a dayCredit: The Radford Family/Youtube
Sue also revealed that fajita night includes a staggering 5kg of chicken, 1kg of cheese and four packets of tortilla wraps.
And with the kids at home during lockdown Sue found her food bill soaring from £300 to £400.
In a spin
With so many kids under one roof, the Radfords are faced with more than their fair share of household chores including six loads of washing a day.
Sue previously revealed how she does 40 TONNES of laundry a year, which works out at three quarters of a tonne a week.
Sue goes through up to six loads of laundry a dayCredit: Instagram / Radford Family
In order to cater for their mammoth laundry load, Sue and Noel invested in an 18kg industrial-sized washing machine for their basement.
Sue revealed how she spends hours every day tidying the family’s 10-bed former care home in Morecambe, Lancashire.
Sue previously confessed: “I feel like Cinderella.”
With 22 hungry mouths to feed, catering duties usually fall to dad Noel who is more than experienced when it comes to cooking as he runs his own successful pie business.
And the dad often relies on his pastry know-how to whip up delicious, not to mention enormous, dinners for his brood.
Noel often relies on his pastry expertise to cook up bumper meals for his broodCredit: noelradford/Instagram
He previously shared a snap of the enormous pie he had whipped up for just one family dinner – and it would be enough to feed most families for a week.
Noel often shares family recipes on the family YouTube channel, revealing that he can pull together a meal for as little as 30p a head by bulk buying ingredients.
Sue added that they will also give their kids a small supper before bed to ward off any hunger pangs at night.
She explained: “To us, this is important as the children always seem to be hungry and they won’t want to go to bed feeling that way.
“Just a small snack (i.e cereal) will help them have a full night’s sleep in our experience.”
Bedtimes run with military precision in the Radford householdCredit: The Radford Family/Youtube
It can’t be easy to get throngs of excited kids to bed when they are all under one roof, but Sue has found a way to take it in her stride.
Speaking to Sleepy People, she said: “My top tip for getting your children to bed is ‘Routine Routine Routine.’”
The busy mum said that not only do her kids like it, but it makes your life “easier” when they get a bit older.
Then prepare for another day!
Sue revealed that the key to making sure her household runs smoothly is preparation in advance.
As the kids went back to school after the summer holidays, Sue revealed she had laid out their uniforms and bags the night before to get ready for the school rush.
Sue says her secret to staying organised is getting everything prepared the night beforeCredit: Instagram/The Radfords Family
She wrote: “All set for the 5 primary school children going back tomorrow.
“I also can’t believe it’s Phoebe’s first day at school tomorrow she’s so so excited bless her. #bigfamilylogistics.”
The Instagram photo showed how everything was organised in advance, from their water bottles to socks laid out on top of their uniforms.
Sue and Noel are parents to Chris, 32, Sophie, 27, Chloe, 25, Jack, 24, Daniel, 22, Luke, 20, Millie, 19, Katie, 18, James, 17, Ellie, 16, Aimee, 15, Josh, 13, Max, 12, Tillie, 11, Oscar, nine, Casper, eight, Hallie, five, Phoebe, four, Archie, three, Bonnie, two, and Heidie, one.
Sadly the couple’s 17th child Alfie was still born on July 6, 2014.
The family famously don’t rely on benefits, but support themselves with the family’s pie business.
In other Radford news, Millie Radford gave a peek at Radfords’ access-all-areas TV show from £400 food shops to using 16 pints of milk a day.
And mum-of-22 Sue Radford was stunned after Hallie, 5, gave her sister Phoebe, 4, a disastrous DIY haircut in latest lockdown drama.
Plus Britain’s biggest family the Radfords gave fans an update on their home renovation including colour-changing bedroom lights.