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25 Things NOT to Do with Your Baby

Dear Parents,

Your little baby is cute, adorable and innocent. Let’s keep him or her that way for as long as possible. Someday your sweet little baby will grow up. It is up to YOU to shape your child’s future.

While we all make parenting mistakes, typically they aren’t harmful (such as the 5 second rule when a pacifier is dropped on the ground).  And of all people in this world that can get wrapped up in stupid fun, I can get taking silly photos of your baby in CERTAIN situations. Then I run into utter stupidity and bad parenting.

I am all about fun and games with my baby, but can we all agree to keep it clean fun and something that won’t psychologically damage our children? Why these moments were photographed baffles me.

25 Things to Not Do with Your Baby: 

  • Don’t Tape Baby to a Wall 1 of 26
    Don't Tape Baby to a Wall
    Despite your best efforts to keep baby in one place, it's not going to happen. Duct tape just isn't made to hold baby to the wall. .
    image source: badparenting.org
  • Don’t Make Baby Dance on a Pole 2 of 26
    Don't Make Baby Dance on a Pole
    Babies dancing on poles in fish nets are not cute.
    image source: whythefdoyouhaveakid.com
  • Don’t Put the Stroller Over the Zoo Railing 3 of 26
    Don't Put the Stroller Over the Zoo Railing
    Your baby doesn't need to see the animals up close and personal!
    image source: parentfails.com
  • Don’t Drop Cell Phone on Baby 4 of 26
    Don't Drop Cell Phone on Baby
    Okay, I do admit to dropping a lens on my nephew while he was in the hospital. But that's different, right?
    image source: parentfails.com
  • Don’t Drop Baby While Texting 5 of 26
    Don't Drop Baby While Texting
    There is texting and driving that's a no-no. Add to that, holding a baby - walking and texting. Your baby is more important than a text - at least we hope.
    image source: parentfails.com
  • Don’t Windsurf with Baby 6 of 26
    Don't Windsurf with Baby
    While again, I love Dad wearing his baby - is windsurfing while baby wearing a good idea?
    image source: parentfail.com
  • Don’t Eat Baby 7 of 26
    Don't Eat Baby
    Please refrain from eating the baby. Thank you.
    image source:ugo.com
  • Don’t Let Baby Play With a Gun 8 of 26
    Don't Let Baby Play With a Gun
    Yes, this is a baby with a gun. Let's hope to God that the gun is fake. Who thinks, oh let's take a photo of the baby playing with the barrel of a gun?
    image source: badparenting.org
  • Don’t Leave Your Baby Around a Snake 9 of 26
    Don't Leave Your Baby Around a Snake
    Snakes and babies just aren't a good combination.
    image source: badparenting.org
  • Don’t Hang Baby From a Tree 10 of 26
    Don't Hang Baby From a Tree
    The baby isn't a purse, don't treat her like one.
    image source: badparenting.org
  • Don’t Stow Baby as a Carry On 11 of 26
    Don't Stow Baby as a Carry On
    While the overheard compartment may quiet baby, it can't be safe.
    image source: parentfail.com
  • Don’t Risk Baby’s Safety for a Photo Opp 12 of 26
    Don't Risk Baby's Safety for a Photo Opp
    Learn photoshop rather than risking your baby's safety!
    image source: parentfail.com
  • Don’t Put Baby on a Motorcycle 13 of 26
    Don't Put Baby on a Motorcycle
    Please refrain from taking your wife, child and baby on the motorcycle at the same time. Please keep baby in the upright position.
    image source: parentfail.com
  • Don’t Leave Baby on the Store Floor 14 of 26
    Don't Leave Baby on the Store Floor
    Exposing baby to germs should not include leaving him on the floor of a store while you check out.
    image source: parentfail.com
  • Don’t Put Baby in a Microwave 15 of 26
    Don't Put Baby in a Microwave
    Baby does not need nuking. Another head scratching moment of WHY would anyone do this?.
    image source: badparenting.org
  • Don’t Let Baby Smoke a Bong 16 of 26
    Don't Let Baby Smoke a Bong
    Sure, it's not yours. Regarldless, keep the bong away from baby - please! Disturbing...
    image source: thechive.com
  • Don’t Power Lift While Babywearing 17 of 26
    Don't Power Lift While Babywearing
    No heavy weight lifting while baby wearing, please.
    image source: parentfail.com
  • Don’t Read Playboy with Baby 18 of 26
    Don't Read Playboy with Baby
    Really? Your boy can't just read the articles.
    image source: thechive.com
  • Don’t Leave Baby & Infant Carrier in the Middle of the Road 19 of 26
    Don't Leave Baby & Infant Carrier in the Middle of the Road
    Watch where you put down that infant carrier! Near the middle of the road, is not ideal.
    image source: thechive.com
  • Don’t Carry Baby Casually by His Ankles 20 of 26
    Don't Carry Baby Casually by His Ankles
    Please keep baby in the upright position.
    image source: parentfail.com
  • Don’t Try to Do Baby Yoga Like This Lady 21 of 26
    Don't Try to Do Baby Yoga Like This Lady

    You may have heard about Lena Fokina. She tosses babies around and calls it "Baby Yoga". The poor baby crying, kills me.

    Read more from Meredith on this insanity!
    image source: whatsonningbo.com
  • Don’t Use Baby as a Table 22 of 26
    Don't Use Baby as a Table
    Your baby is a baby, not to be placed on a step and eaten off of!

    image source: parentfail.com
  • Don’t Pose Your Baby with a Saw 23 of 26
    Don't Pose Your Baby with a Saw
    Saws and babies just don't mix. Don't you know they like to stick everything in their mouth.
    image source: parentingfails.com
  • Don’t Pose for Sexy Photos with Baby Photobombing 24 of 26
    Don't Pose for Sexy Photos with Baby Photobombing
    If you are going to take photos for your Craigslist listing, please do it without your baby in the background. And PLEASE watch your baby in the bath tub, not via a mirror you are posing in.
    image source: parentingfails.com
  • Don’t Give Baby Fake Breast Implants 25 of 26
    Don't Give Baby Fake Breast Implants
    Nothing like teaching a baby while young the importance of breasts. NOT.
    image source: badparenting.org
  • 20 MORE Things 26 of 26
    20 MORE Things

*Note: some of the follow photos are disturbing. While I am sure the photos were made in jest, I am still scratching my head asking “WHY?” #ParentingFail

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Molly blogs about technologymom style and Draw Something at Digital Mom Blog. Follow: TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle+

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