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30 First World Baby Problems

By Molly Thornberg |

First World Baby Problems #FWBP

First World Baby Problems #FWBP

After having a baby, there are so many things that can go wrong. Not just with the baby, but the things associated with baby. You know, those First World Baby Problems #FWBP

Here’s a little dose of reality.


It’s amazing to look at how spoiled we really are and how much we take this for granted. Our complaints when compared to the third world are just so mondane and SO first world.  Don’t believe me? Check these out:

30 First World Baby Problems:

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First World Baby Problems

Double Stroller Hell

Double stroller takes up too much room in our SUV. #FWBP

I’m as guilty as the rest of the moms who complain when it comes to first world baby problems.  So no judgement here. It’s just funny, when you step back and look at the big perspective. Most of our issues are so tiny, yet we let them be so big.

Speaking of the third world, I wouldn’t feel right now mentioning how we who can afford excess can help those in need, especially little people! 2 of my favorite organizations that are making a change are World Vision and Compassion International. Sponsoring a child or donating will cost less a month then that custom Etsy shirt you just bought for your baby. Sure your baby may not look that cute 1 day out of his life – but another 20 babies will live an extra day because of your help.

What First World Baby Problems Have You Experienced?  Tweet with #FWBP

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Molly Thornberg

Molly Thornberg is a wife and mother of four. She worked in web design and social media marketing before quitting to pursue blogging full time. On Digital Mom Blog, Molly shares "geeky" DIY projects, discusses the latest technology news, and talks about her life as a parent. Read bio and latest posts → Read Molly's latest posts →

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6 thoughts on “30 First World Baby Problems

  1. linda Graham says:

    This is embarrassing just to look at! I never realized how truly pampered we are.

  2. Krystal says:

    I have honestly never complained about any of this. If there is ever a second I feel the need to, I think about the sorrows of mothers around the world who would give their very life for their babies to have the life our children do. For example the recent ranking done by save the children:

    “Less than a third of Niger’s births are attended by skilled personnel, compared with almost all Canadian births. Only about five per cent of Niger’s women use modern birth control, compared with 72 per cent in Canada.
    One in 16 women in the African country will die of pregnancy-related causes, compared with one in 5,600 Canadian women, and one in seven will lose their child before its fifth birthday, compared with one in 98 Canadian mothers, the report said.”

    And that is just a comparison to Canadians, never mind the rest of the modern world.

  3. Jodi Rives says:

    Holy Bad Grammar, Batman!!! What are “woahs”? When did “where” start getting spelled “wear”? And how come the “d” has completely disappeared from “supposed”?

  4. Maria says:

    Ironically, I woke up to this quote by Nigerian-American writer and photographer Teju Cole,posted by a friend on Facebook

    “I don’t like this expression ‘First World problems’. It is false and condescending.
    Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods and infant mortality. But these same Nigerians also deal with mundane and seemingly luxurious hassles. Connectivity issues on your BlackBerry, cost of car repair, how to sync your iPad, what brand of noodles to buy: Third World problems. All of the silly stuff in life doesn’t disappear just because you’re black and live in a poorer country. People in the richer nations need a more robust sense of the lives being lived in the darker nations.
    Here’s a First World problem: the inability to see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are.”

    This isn’t too say I don’t support the idea of donating to help end suffering, in fact, I’m a supporter of several charities that do relief and development work. It’s worth noting, however, that the two listed in the article are also groups which promote religion. Oxfam and UNICEF are two alternatives and groups like Heifer International and Kiva provide whole families with the opportunity to become self-supporting.

  5. Kara says:

    I think the majority of these first world baby problems are pretty limited to a very specific economic class of the first world. I know hundreds of parents who have never thought twice about any if these, including my husband and myself.

  6. Kelli says:

    Half of these “first world baby problems” are easily solved by better parenting skills and sucking up and dealing with it. People now-a-days bring babies into the world with no idea how to properly raise them. Our society is too technologically advanced for their own good.

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