20 Baby Parenting Moments That’ll Make You Grin From Ear To Ear

Babies are notorious for taking up loads of your time – so selfish! They’ve also been known to steal your partner… Well, maybe sometimes. But this cheeky little tongue-popper most definitely has. Twitter user Syd wrote, “She stole my man and was making sure I knew.”

Night of the Living Baby! Sure, this shrimp-sized sweetheart may terrify you to your very core, but she’s just hungry… Possibly the result of slightly neglectful parenting. Someone fill her plate, fast!

The chilling words that no new parent ever wants to hear: “Ma’am, there’s a lemur on your baby.” Indeed, this disturbing moment happened to one unfortunate woman when she took her baby daughter to the zoo. Perhaps the animal was just trying to keep the bald-headed babe warm?

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Okay, so it’s not exactly the technique recommended in parenting books. But those dreads look pretty secure. In fact, why spend hundreds of dollars on a baby carrier when you’ve got hair that’ll do the job nicely?

AlexBates1991 uploaded this to Imgur and wrote, “I asked my brother how my niece was doing and he sent me this. I don’t think he’s taking fatherhood very seriously.” Actually, we think making your new arrival look like a mini Hitler is pretty darn creepy.

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You’re a new dad and you haven’t slept in, like, two weeks. You haven’t even had a proper adult conversation in months. So if you need to resort to making your baby look like bubble Santa to stop yourself going crazy, that’s cool. We totally get it.

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No one is more resourceful than a new parent. And as this papa wrote on Reddit, “The only way my three-day-old daughter would fall asleep. After two hours of carrying her around I got hungry.” Looks like she’d double-up as an pretty nifty ironing board, too!

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This photo sits squarely at the crossroads between hilarious and distressing, depending on whether you think the baby in question is laughing or crying. The uploading mom and dad wrote, “Are we bad parents?” That’s between you and God, guys.

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Now here’s a baby who’s clearly enjoying his floating session. Redditer rtmille says, “This is what my friend’s baby does when he gets to go in the pool.” Cue inevitable pee jokes on the Reddit thread…

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The proud mama behind this cute image said, “Twin burritos! My husband and our newborn son, sleeping in the hospital.” We hate to pick holes in your logic, though, but they’re neither twins nor burritos. Still, you’ve literally just accomplished the miracle of birth, so we’ll let you off.

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Life is such an ordeal for newborns. All you want to do is sleep. But proud mama keeps dressing you up in polka dots, putting silly bows in your hair and forcing you to take “adorable” photos. Indeed, that poor baby’s squished up expression says it all.

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Being a parent is essentially just multitasking. It’s basically the number one skill involved in being a mom or dad. In fact, this resourceful pop simply had to shovel snow while looking after his rather bemused looking baby.

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Redditer Vinnyty captioned this photographic gem with the words, “I may see a better selfie of a man, a baby and a dog this month, but I doubt it.” We second that, buddy. And judging by his kid’s face, the dog might not be the only one taking a poop.

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What, like you’ve never dropped ketchup on your baby’s face? Don’t be so judgemental. Admittedly, this desperate dad has taken it an unfortunate step further, but still. Parenting is hard. And sometimes tasty.

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The movie Jaws is pretty unusual inspiration for a baby bed. Though we do like how the tot is wearing green army fatigues. They’re not gonna save you from those massive shark teeth, little guy.

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This is what happens when your baby deems your parenting to be sub-par. It’s a slow, painful death in the paddling pool, at the hands of the very baby you ignored. Revenge is sweet.

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This big sister is savvy. Indeed, her new sibling is not even a day old, and she’s already figured out that this baby is going to get all the attention she used to have. So she’s got a special welcome for the new arrival.

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This father and son duo have perfectly matching expressions. But what are they telling us? Is it terror? Joy? The unique madness that comes from pure, unadulterated exhaustion? We may never know.

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This totally adorable tot makes getting an X-ray look hilarious – and also kind of fun. And he looks weirdly calm, like it’s just another normal Tuesday for him and his kooky parents. We hope the poor kid got a lollipop after being squished in that contraption.

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Drawing angry eyebrows on your baby is another one of those weird things you’re just allowed to do to make parenting a little bit more bearable. Especially when she’s doing crazy laughing, making it look like she’s a furious little dictator. Terrifying.

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