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25 Things NOT To Do With Your Baby

By Molly Thornberg |

Parenting FAIL - Don't do these things with baby

Parenting FAIL – Don’t do these things with 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 

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25 Things Not To Do With Your Baby

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

*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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68 thoughts on “25 Things NOT To Do With Your Baby

  1. Brenda says:

    Most of these pictures are harmless but, come on why, oh why let your baby touch a bong? If I knew the person or persons who took this picture I would for sure call the cops on them!

  2. Kacey says:

    I cried when I watched the video of that “woman” doing “yoga” with that baby!!! That is absolutely DISGUSTING!! Who’s child is that?? Surely not that old hags’. Is that not as bad, or even WORSE, than shaking a poor innocent little baby??!! She should be arrested and swung by her arms, see how she likes…

  3. j1luv27 says:

    omg have these people never heard of dislocating a shoulder? she swinging that baby like a freakin chimp, and then let some moron try to do this and drop the baby or pop its arm out of socket….stupid ass people

  4. Mememe says:

    I did baby yoga with my daughter when she was a baby…stretching her little arms and legs, helping her roll on her side, rocking her on my knees…etc. That’s baby yoga. What that woman is doing is child abuse. There is no way whatsoever that it can possible be benefitical to anyone, much less a child, to be swung like that. Why hasn’t this woman been stopped…?!

  5. Christine Roosa (@biochemtine) says:

    I really thought this was going to be funny and am totally aghast at the things people not only DO … but that there is photographic evidence online. Seriously!?!?!? I’d be terrified of CPS if I posted some of those photos. Sheesh…..

  6. mandym says:

    omg I couldn’t even watch that whole “baby yoga” video. I was cringing the whole time thinking she was going to drop the baby. Then the baby started crying… seriously who would stand there and watch someone do thato their baby!

  7. ellen says:

    Baby yoga lady needs to be in jail. Seriously what the shit is that?? That is not baby yoga. Idiot.

  8. Cheryl Banks says:

    I must seriously say that I would love to duct tape my 2 and a half year to a wall but I doubt it would hold her for long! Still not a good idea they do make baby gates and she can climb over them so we resorted to a 4 ft tall piece of paneling that we can slide aside like a door, she has yet to figure it out.

  9. babe says:

    what the hell is she doing i hope those kids are in good health cause after she gets a hold of them they might not be

  10. first time momma says:

    all of these parents in (or are taking) these photos should be put in a mental hospital…

  11. BritM says:

    Some of these are just retard, while other make me want to cry for the child.

  12. Cathy says:

    That lady is crazy and excuse my french but I would seriously hurt that b*tch. People actually thinks this helps the babies? Seriously? I wouldn’t dunk my baby or granddaughter in the water like that. And slinging them around? My God!!!!!

  13. annie says:

    Just goes to show any IDIOT can have a kid. These people have absolutely no common sense. Babies are the most defenseless, innocent individuals and to take advantage of that for your amusement or just because they can’t do anything about it, is child abuse. No wonder there are so many messed up people in this world. Some people like to start before they get out of the cradle I guess. Makes me sick. And wtf is up with the baby yoga? Why are people even calling it that?! It’s a crazy woman flinging a baby around. Geeze.

  14. natasha low says:

    omg who r these people? that poor baby in the baby yoga video i almost cried, if some1 did that 2 my child id have 2 be restrained from battering her, the baby + the bong was awful the baby obviously seen it before so knew wot 2 do, + who on earth, with the right mind leaves the baby in the car seat in the middle of the road, its common sense for gods sake!! i just hope that none of that babies got hurt.

  15. Absolutely disgusted says:

    I looked at the yoga video and cannot believe that is actually on the internet and she is not in jail! I had to re-watch it to make sure the baby was even real. The positions she has that child’s arms in would have definitely broken that child’s bones. No arm can do a full 360 degree turn. Also a child is not meant to be shaken that way it can cause internal bleeding and excessive brain damage. I fully believe she should be reported and arrested for life. She is a child abuser.

  16. Krystal says:

    Has that yoga lady completely lost her mind? There is no way I would let anyone swing and toss my baby around like that.. And the crying mean I DONT LIKE THIS STOP!!!!!!

  17. Alessandra@ Tribal Times says:

    Ok- completely horrified.

  18. Christina P says:

    Could this be anymore disturbing? And how is “baby yoga” helping the baby? From what I understand of yoga, it is controlled breathing and controlled movements, not acrobatics, and of which, the baby has no control over what might happen, so they aren’t prepared. Their bones aren’t fully developed and could easily break or cause internal damage. I cannot understand how a mother would think throwing their child around, could be beneficial.

  19. Susan says:

    These photos are why some people really need to have psych evaluations before even becoming pregnant.

  20. Cathy Boland says:

    That baby yoga video brought tears to my eyes. My son is the most precious thing in my life and
    I cannot imagine handling him like that. It is child abuse what she was doing. That baby was terrified and could have been crying because she was injured from all the careless swinging. That lady is a monster. Also, that microwave picture is horrific. Microwaves are dirty and they had to practically stuff her in there for that picture. People are just getting more careless by the day and getting comments on a photo is more important to some people than using common sense.

  21. Gloria says:

    the first one was funny but the rest were just plain sickening.

  22. J and G mama says:

    this people doing this and taking the pictures should be turned over to authorties and have these children taken away. There are plently of adults/ couples that can not have children and will be excellent parents to these children. WHAT ASHAME?

  23. Wendy says:

    I can’t believe the baby yoga video, I felt like I was going to puke. That poor baby looked like its arm was being dislocated.

  24. Angela Wiese says:

    Even in jest, some of these pictures are sickening and could easilu be classified as abuse.

  25. sarah says:

    omg who in their right mind would do this anyways? some of them are funny especially the duct taped kid with the duck. hahahahahha too funny. have a sense of humor obviously no on in their right mind would do any of this.

  26. Kaye says:

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!! WHAT THE WORLD??????? That is not yoga! I thought I was going to vomit!!!!!!!! Why is that “woman” not in jail? I am in utter shock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o

  27. Kelly says:

    omg the baby yoga crap? I am sure that baby is suffering from shaken baby syndrome!

  28. Kaye says:

    I really hope that yoga video is fake. Why would someone do that to an infant? That is not safe!

  29. rose says:

    what ever happened to shaking baby syndrome or does the yoga prevent that? Ive never seen such a disturbing video online. poor babies

  30. sarah says:

    after reading some of the posts, i must say people are really gullible to believe that thses photos are in the midst of child abuse its very clear that most these were STAGED. After i post this im going to hang my kid from the ceiling fan then turn it on full speed. rotflmao

  31. Katie says:

    that woman with the baby yoga needs to have the s**t done to her and with a freaken crane or something so she know how that feels. And what the hell would she do if she dropped that poor child or something???

  32. Bree says:

    were there 3 kids on that motorcycle?!

  33. Sydni says:

    Some of these are funny, others are really ridiculous. Even if they are staged. I would never risk my children’s life for a funny picture. NO baby yoga, snakes, guns, stripper poles, motorcycles, powerlifting, wind surfing, or putting the baby in dangerous places for a “cute” picture! Some may be photoshopped but others are real and the parents should be ashamed of themselves.

  34. Jill says:

    Yeah sure the duct tape picture is hilarious…until you find out that it wasn’t taken by some parents making a silly joke. It was done at a day care and the parents were blissfully unaware how some asshole taped their baby to a wall…not so funny anymore huh? Most of these pictures make me want to punch the parents in the face. The fat lady dangling the baby upside down drives me insane, just about as bad as baby yoga lady. The ones with the sandwich and the microwave are just very uncomfortable for me to look at…they might not have been so bad if the babies weren’t obviously crying.

  35. RachaelRevty says:

    Well people, heres your sign… 10 years ago parents didnt need an article to tell them the “Do’s and Don’ts” of raising a child, because parents werent complete retards back then. And yes I do believe the majority of these pics are real because I have seen much worse, and yes the parents were “rotflmao”. What a disapointment they must be to their kids…

  36. Ellen K. says:

    In the photo captioned “Your baby is a baby, not to be placed on a step and eaten off of!”, the baby is on a table, not a step.

  37. janice says:

    Baby yoga. More like child abuse. Can we say shaking baby syndrom. Veilding a infant or any age child like that has to case amazing injuries. The woman needs to be brought up on charges. What is her medical degree. I am appauled.

  38. Natasha says:

    this is child abuse. i cant imagine that feeling ice to the baby its gotta hurt there arms and legs not to mention there brains are being scrambled like eggs when you toss your child around what the fuck ppl. not to mention the drowining of the babies. seriously as baby doesnt know to hold its breath under water a grown adult can drown in less than 2 inches of water. why are these ppl and the parents not being arrested ?????

  39. nancy says:

    Baby yoga, OMG!! turn that lady upside down and swing her by the arm and see how she likes it and keep swinging her when she starts crying. and then you know what, do it again.

  40. Lindsey says:

    Baby Yoga video was horrible!

  41. patsy says:

    yuck who will eat these baby

  42. brooke says:

    that poor baby stuffed in the microwave. you can tell she’s uncomfortable. her poor little crying face. i swear, people like this need to be hung and beaten to death like a pinata. ugh.

  43. Shauna says:

    I cannot believe this video I have a baby myself and i am also a yoga instructor. THIS IS NOT BABY YOGA. it is child abuse, I had to turn off the video, the baby was actually crying for help. If you are interested in baby yoga look into
    http://www.itsybitsyyoga.com or other gentle style classes which use yoga as a way to comfort and calm a infant.

  44. Maggie says:

    Wow! Some of these are hilarious. Most are disturbing and CPS-worthy. Waterskiing and powerlifting while babywearing. WTF?

  45. mad says:

    This is absolutely horrible. The worst thing I have ever seen in my life. Pure child abuse. Babies are so fragile and their little arms and legs cannot take all that throwing around. It is horrible. Not to mention their heads being thrown around like that. She needs to be in jail for child abuse.

  46. rachel says:

    most of these pictures are harmful. They are incredibly disrespectful to the child, even very young infants ARE EFFECTED by how they are treated. This is disgusting and disturbing. I’m so sad for all these kids. :-(

  47. Brittany says:

    The “baby yoga” woman needs shot!!!! That is not baby yoga! Thats is child abuse!!! What is wrong with her!?!?!?! And the man doing baby yoga but putting the infant under water and only letting it some up for a second needs shot as well!!!! That is abuse and could have drowned that baby!!!!

  48. Sarah says:

    OH MY GOD ! Most of the things are more then just scary, a little mishap n the kids could be killed brutally.

  49. sara says:

    Wow. All the videos and pics are horrible. Whatever happened to not even thinking of showing any of these pics stage or real. What is wrong with people today? Children are precious. They are our gifts from god. We were entrusted to raise them the right way. Come on people lets get back to having manners,common sense and a clean sense of humor. I miss people that had a brain. Dressed up for an evening out. People caring about people. Where did all the earthings go?

  50. Anonymous says:

    I can see putting the baby on the floor at the store. Not a tiny one, but one that can crawl or walk. Because you know…it happens. But the rest? Ugh.

  51. MotherLodeBeth says:

    The baby yoga video with Lena Fokina. is nothing short of inhumane. Good grief here in the states it would be akin to shaken baby syndrome. And the baby was crying! You soothe a baby, you don’t whip it around like a scarf! Just because someone develops something like baby yoga does NOT mean they know what they are doing!

    And then I think of all the great adults who would love to be parents and then I look at the photos of stupid parents allowing stupid things and it makes me so mad.

  52. diane caso says:

    Didn’t read all the comments,,forgive me if a repert, PLEASE DO NOT HOLD BABY ON RIDING MOWER!! When I see this, it curdles my blood . Every Summer, kids are injured, when parents “harmlessly” take them for rides…

  53. krista says:

    Those people who think that that’s baby yoga news to br put behind bars and to never be aloud around babies or kids ever again they are nasty people

  54. Valerie says:

    Every single person here who put these children in danger should be sterilized and have the kids taken away this is appalling.

  55. Trisha says:

    This is crazy – Me and my husband couldn’t even finish the video… Made me sick to my stomach watching her toss that baby around while he cried…. What the heck does a baby need yoga for? Is this even legal?!?!

  56. Keri M. says:

    I agree with a previous statement, I thought this would end up funny, but now I’m just kinda upset and wanna hug my daughter:( The baby yoga thing, no, couldn’t watch that, you said the baby cries, I got a mental picture of what it was about and decided my morning was upsetting enough, judging by comments, I made the right choice>.< someone should beat that woman…and some of these other people, who the hell power lifts while babywearing?! good lord what if he dropped that thing!!! nope, gonna go hug the kiddo….

  57. Alicea says:

    What the HELL!!! is wrong with the baby yoga lady?????????? Why has someone not put her in jail for child abuse and why in the hell are these people letting her near their children?????? And that man with the baby in the water. I can’t even think straight about this, it compeltely disgusts me. These people need to be stopped, why have they not been???? What is our world coming to???

  58. Irene B says:

    OMG that “baby yoga” video gives me the heebee jeebies!!!!!! All I can imagine is that poor baby’s arms or elbows popping right out of socket!!

  59. judy says:

    The one of the 19century baby standing beside a handsaw – this was done simply to show that this child is a boy and was obviously done in a photography studio. Since boys and girls were dressed the same way at this young age – it was the toys (or saw) and the side hair part that designated the sex of the child in the photo. Some of the other photos – I’m looking at them and thinking “what in God’s name are they doing”? Some people just don’t need to be parents and most of these idiots fall into that category. Some are just exhibiting stupidity and don’t necessarily endanger the baby but certainly aren’t anything I’d do with my baby.

  60. Angel says:

    Why why WHY has that woman in the “baby yoga” video not been charged with child abuse? These people are taking advantage of others who don’t know better and the children are the ones who suffer. And some of those other pictures, I’d like to see something similar done to the parents.

  61. Celeste says:

    ok…most of those are extremely poor taste…but baby yoga? That is absolutely disgusting! How could those parents stand by and watch her, and then learn it. Babies aren’t meant to be swirled around and twisted by their arms and legs! I am apauled.
    Also – I think the one with the baby as a table – the baby isn’t on a step – the baby is on a table. Not that you should use the baby as a table either way, but you’re seeing the reflection of the step in the glass or plastic, not another step. Everyone is sitting at tables on the other side of that partition.

  62. pat kennedy says:

    i would like to know how many times you have reported the images and info to the authorities? some are of blatant child abuse and others are pornographic. these photos are in no way funny or amusing.
    sincerely disgusted,
    pat kennedy

  63. Paula says:

    This is awful!!!!!

  64. mikey says:

    Not funny. Stupid, crass and disrespectful. Besides, baby will pick your rest home someday.

  65. Marcilyne says:

    Just pray for the children

  66. sonia says:

    The baby yoga disgust me on a cellular level. That lady needs to be stoned to death. She is an evil witch.

  67. Kate says:

    After working in Maternity for 22 years, I am a firm believer that a below room temperature IQ is not a form of birth control. In fact, they seem to multiply faster then the above room temperature IQ parents. Then there is just plain no common sense.

  68. patti says:

    The yoga baby, absolutely child abuse!!! Baby joints are not made to be twisted and pulled. Some one please call child protective services. I would like that women to suffer those same moves, to be thrown around and dangled by one arm. I am more than angry, I have to stop because I am about to use inappropriate language.

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