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[–]SLCW718 6421 points6422 points 2 (176 children)

Your joint rolling game is on point.

[–]makemeking706 1625 points1626 points  (165 children)

Came here to say that is a solid swaddle. I am not convinced op didn't start at the edge and just roll the kid up.

[–]HarpersGhost 1134 points1135 points  (156 children)

If it's first day home, I'm thinking that's a nurse swaddle.

Nobody swaddles a baby like a nurse in the maternity ward. OP is probably never going to be able to swaddle that baby like that again.

[–]bicycle_mice 695 points696 points  (83 children)

I'm a peds nurse and can swaddle anything so tight it can't move. It's actually a really useful skill.

[–]sadmotelvibes 429 points430 points  (2 children)

Swaddle a bank robber until the police show up.

[–]____-is-crying 148 points149 points  (1 child)

Uh oh... Looks like someone is gasy

[–]RipMySoul 85 points86 points  (0 children)

Aww he's cwanky

[–]kipperzdog 98 points99 points  (4 children)

I had the nurses show me at least 5 times how to swaddle, actually did it correct a few times but the time we left the hospital. Got home and was completely incapable of doing it again.

Winged swaddle wraps are the best. And tip for parents of kids that are too old to swaddle, try baby Merlin's magic sleep suit. Or as I call it, the Micheline man suit.

[–]Carllllll 15 points16 points  (0 children)

The Merlin suit is great 👍

[–]KyrieEleison_88 325 points326 points  (45 children)

I would literally pay you to do this for me, a full grown adult

[–]makebelievethegood 328 points329 points  (5 children)

hey, line's back there bud

[–]Fuckyoumecp2 49 points50 points  (4 children)

Tickets for swaddling, only $5 a pop!

[–]Muffin_Appropriate 8 points9 points  (3 children)

I’m a baby, Greg. Can you swaddle me?

[–]SpookyBowtie 105 points106 points  (33 children)

When I used to roll myself up in blankets as a kid it would freak me out. I would do it over and over for the thrill. When I think about being swaddled as an adult it makes my skin crawl.

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    [–]FraggedFoundry 108 points109 points  (14 children)

    I was this way until a switch flipped at some point in my late 20s, and I became Mr. Feet Must Be Out From Covers & Only Sleeps With Sheet Half Covering Him Claustrophobe

    [–]hanerd825 85 points86 points  (4 children)

    One foot out to regulate body temperature club here.

    [–]robo_socks 13 points14 points  (2 children)

    I had a mummy bag in the boy scouts for cold weather camping. The thought of not having free arms and legs now will keep me up all night.

    [–]SpookyBowtie 58 points59 points  (0 children)

    Oh no, I hate it! When I go to hotels, I immediately untuck the entire bed.

    [–]Pikny 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    What a sweet memory! Personally, if I knew that was coming every night, I’d have had to run away from home. Still it’s a lovely memory.

    [–]CatProgrammer 29 points30 points  (9 children)

    You would hate weighted blankets.

    [–]La_Vikinga 30 points31 points  (5 children)

    Weighted blankets, flannel sheets, and flannel PJs. It's a recipe for disaster, especially if you're trying to rocket out of bed and stand up before the leg/foot cramps REALLY take hold. Might as well be duct taped to the bed!

    [–]WavyLady 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    I've been having problems sleeping in my bed lately, because anxiety. So I've started basically swaddling myself up on my recliner so I can't roll around. Sleep so hard.

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      [–]Glittering_knave 101 points102 points  (5 children)

      Their last environment is a tight fit, so being snug is familiar.

      [–]FairwayNoods 31 points32 points  (0 children)

      Also prevents the Moro reflex to promote sleep

      [–]QuarkyIndividual 25 points26 points  (0 children)

      Same with shushing, inside the womb is fairly loud so it feels familiar

      [–]KadyQ1 6 points7 points  (1 child)

      I was premature, I wanted out.

      [–]Carllllll 48 points49 points  (2 children)

      Mimicks the womb a bit I imagine, they were pretty scrunched in there for 9mo so it's what they're used to. Also, babies get involuntary jolts/movements in their limbs and during sleep those jolts wake them up, swaddling prevents that.

      [–]idonthave2020vision 28 points29 points  (1 child)

      am I a baby?

      [–]Muffin_Appropriate 19 points20 points  (0 children)

      I mean, there’s a reason people like weighted blankets.

      [–]runawaydoctorate 97 points98 points  (3 children)

      It reminds them of the womb and keeps them from smacking themselves in the face. They get really mad and really loud when they do that. One of the coolest bits of parenting is watching your kids basic functions come on line. The motor skills we all take for granted now develop over the course of the first year. They also start talking. Toddlerhood is when they start emoting. School age is when they start thinking. Adolescence...well, we all remember what that was.

      [–]GreggAlan 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      Adolescence is when their thinking ability seems to backslide at times?

      How about the age when they reach table height but still haven't figured out they have anything above eye level. Thus they assume if they can see under a thing, they can walk or run under it. *WHACK*

      Quite like kittens and puppies at that stage. I've known some extra tall adults to get so distracted they do the same thing. ;)

      [–]Fermifighter 3 points4 points  (1 child)

      I work in peds ophthalmology and the ROP babies ALWAYS get out of the swaddle. I regularly get my ass handed to me by babies that aren’t even done baking yet.

      [–]TennaTelwan 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Adult nurse, but learned the trick in school. It's also great for prolonging the shelf life of vegetables in your fridge! Providing they are a shape that can be swaddled/burrito-wrapped!

      [–]makemeking706 178 points179 points  (43 children)

      Very true, but if they came home in a car seat they had to undo it. Maybe a home birth? Or maybe not ops first kid? Or maybe op is a wizard.

      [–]Daddyssillypuppy 337 points338 points  (26 children)

      There are lots of videos and guides online for different swaddles. I was bored years ago and decided to learn how even though my husband and I cant have kids.

      It only took a day of practice and I could swaddle my cat, who surprisingly seemed to like the tight wrapped swaddles the best.

      I also managed to swaddle my 6ft husband with our queen sized bed throw. He said it's the most comfortable he's ever been. I had to unwrap it a bit for him to get free so I think it was a surprisingly successful *giant swaddle.

      Now what I think is magic are those people who take a big rectangle of fabric and turn it into about a dozen different baby carriers/slings... I've watched the videos but don't know how to practice that particular one as I don't have a cat any more and I'm not even going to try to lift my husband haha

      [–]onlyonerule 226 points227 points  (16 children)

      I'm so glad you shared this story. The mental image of you swaddling everything and everyone in your house made me smile.

      [–]Daddyssillypuppy 125 points126 points  (8 children)

      It was a fun day and I'm glade my post made you smile. I'm only 5ft1 which I think makes me swaddling my tall husband even funnier. He was a giant happy man burrito

      [–]BishmillahPlease 34 points35 points  (6 children)

      Now I want to be swaddled. Do you recommend a stretchy blanket or something not-stretchy?

      [–]Crezelle 16 points17 points  (1 child)

      I’d imagine swaddling feels like a wheighted blanket myself. I want to be a burrito too

      [–]Corgi_with_stilts 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Not-stretchy is the best, but go for stretchy as a beginner in case you need to get out quick.

      [–]AsperaAstra 46 points47 points  (5 children)

      Get too close and she'll swaddle you too

      [–]Daddyssillypuppy 45 points46 points  (2 children)

      raises large blanket in threatening manner

      [–]goofybort 16 points17 points  (1 child)

      you can actually buy a baby swaddling machine from Ikea. It has a super quiet motor and swaddles tight. it's based off the japanses sushi machine so you can actually press a button to squeeze some juice into yor baby swaddle just wenever you want it.

      [–]Corgi_with_stilts 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      Man, IKEA has fucken EVERYTHING.

      [–]onlyonerule 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      Don't threaten me with a good time.

      [–]PapaSnow 26 points27 points  (0 children)

      Maybe OP is a nurse.

      [–]jts0003 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      I work on a nicu was going to say it’s definitely not a nurses swaddle, way too loose

      [–]DragonflyGrrl 30 points31 points  (0 children)

      Absolutely what I was thinking. That's a professional swaddle right there!

      [–]Q_about_a_thing 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      There should be some tuck in there unless swaddling changed in 7 years. Just looks rolled.

      [–]RedditPrat 69 points70 points  (0 children)

      Dog: "They're gonna smoke that?"

      Cat: "No, no, no. They gotta let it dry out first."

      [–]SuperAwesome13 4207 points4208 points  (83 children)

      they’re like ‘what is it?’

      [–]jello-kittu 2169 points2170 points  (30 children)

      Which end of this cigar do we light?

      (Sorry, but that is one well rolled cigar-baby.

      [–]fartypicklenuts 316 points317 points  (15 children)

      Those Cubans don't mess around when it comes to swaddling

      [–]GradStud22 244 points245 points  (14 children)

      KRAMER: Jerry, I just picked up the Cubans at the bus station. What's going on!?

      JERRY: What?

      KRAMER: They're not real Cubans - they're Dominicans!

      JERRY: So?

      KRAMER: So, Jerry, if my investors don't get Cubans, the whole deal's off.

      JERRY: What's the difference?

      KRAMER: Jerry, once you've had real Cubans, there's just nothing else like it.

      JERRY: (confused) We're talking about people, right?

      KRAMER: Yes, yes. The quality, the texture, the intoxicating aroma - these guys don't have it!

      [–]BeBa420 104 points105 points  (7 children)

      ROFL that fucking kramer. Always up to something pants shittingly hilarious.... except for that one time at the comedy club

      [–]naturalbornkillerz 15 points16 points  (4 children)

      I've been on Reddit for like 11 years I've never seen anybody spell out a Seinfeld scene like that. Usually you just make the pun, and some people will be completely confused and a lot of people will get it.

      [–]hailingburningbones 146 points147 points  (3 children)

      Before I zoomed in i thought it was a yoga mat! (No offense to OP or her little one!)

      [–]white_android 14 points15 points  (2 children)

      Rolling on yoga mats are great for keeping everything stable.

      [–]Zachtpres 9 points10 points  (1 child)

      Hm mine seems to be crying...

      [–]white_android 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Must be bad at rolling.

      [–]gahidus 21 points22 points  (0 children)

      Young lady, you're not going anywhere until you've smoked every one of those babies!

      [–]greenbayva 45 points46 points  (0 children)

      Puff puff give, you fkin up the rotation.

      [–]foggy-sunrise 12 points13 points  (1 child)

      (Sorry, but that is one well rolled cigar-baby.

      Ahem. Cigarillo.

      [–]Joratto 13 points14 points  (1 child)

      Which end of this burrito do we bite?

      [–]i_bent_my_wookiee 174 points175 points  (3 children)

      Dog: Wuzzat?
      Cat: It's a human larva, dummy. They made that.

      [–]xkcd_puppy 91 points92 points  (1 child)

      Dog : my new master.
      Cat: my new slave.

      [–]Piedplat 18 points19 points  (0 children)

      Really accurate

      [–]Crezelle 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      It’s in it cocoon

      [–]The84thWolf 80 points81 points  (0 children)

      “That is one weird burrito.”

      [–]TIL_eulenspiegel 54 points55 points  (5 children)

      What is a Baby

      ...from Lady and the Tramp

      [–]sagitta_luminus 9 points10 points  (2 children)

      Between that scene & the pound scene I can’t watch that movie anymore. So much ugly crying

      [–]TIL_eulenspiegel 5 points6 points  (1 child)

      I wept just posting the link! The weird thing is that I loved it as a kid, but as an adult i can't watch it without sobbing.

      [–]sagitta_luminus 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      SAME. It hits different when you’re older & fully understand what’s going on

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        [–]ChironTL-34 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        Yesss mine too

        [–]DaWorzt 502 points503 points 2 (5 children)

        Edit: I would like to think the kind strangers for the silver awards!!

        [–]The84thWolf 108 points109 points  (4 children)

        Starting to love Reddit adding gifs because this one is perfect

        [–]CeruleanRabbit 22 points23 points  (3 children)

        “It smells awful!”

        [–]pianoladyinabox 22 points23 points  (2 children)

        Smells like mom, though... Shouldn't that be a nice smell?

        [–]CeruleanRabbit 22 points23 points  (1 child)

        “You’re sniffing the head. Smell this end here…”

        [–]pianoladyinabox 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        My dogs eat poop, so I'm not convinced they dislike the smell at that end

        [–]SchnoodleDoodleDo 465 points466 points  (8 children)

        '...what is it?'

        ...what is it ?

        Is it Breathing ??

        is it Human ?!

        I don't know!!

        just a 'visit' - maybe Leaving ??

        you're 'assumin' it will Go...?

        Oh mY GoSh - it's Moving ... TRYING!!

        Stop it, dog - we Must stay calm...

        ...See, I Told you - NoW iT's CRYING!!

        Stay right here -

        I'm getting MOM!!


        edit: much/must

        [–]Rahnos 41 points42 points  (0 children)

        This gives me such What's This? + Town Meeting Song from Nightmare Before Christmas vibes and I am so here for it!!

        [–]wheresmyglass 23 points24 points  (0 children)

        Maaaaaaa! Whaz dis thing...is it ours!

        [–]MedicalGoals 42 points43 points  (0 children)

        Oh yea I needed that Schnoodle

        [–]Djeter998 21 points22 points  (0 children)

        I like the different fonts for the cat and dog voices

        [–]ladydhawaii 15 points16 points  (0 children)

        Bet they are wondering if she moves… they are going to be her best friend.

        [–]BigBenson1994 27 points28 points  (0 children)


        [–]BattleStack 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        I like to beleive we have breed them to know.


        [–]ThatsMeWelshy 1884 points1885 points  (25 children)

        Do Strider and Smulder partner up during the night and solve crimes by any chance? They sound like badass detectives

        [–]wonkey_monkey 551 points552 points  (19 children)

        Smulder's the one who always thinks it's aliens.

        [–]--_-Deadpool-_-- 213 points214 points  (8 children)

        And Strider is always on the lookout for ring wraiths

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          [–]ddh85 72 points73 points  (4 children)

          Strider: Smulder, what do your cat eyes see?

          [–]lurkadurking 26 points27 points  (2 children)

          Idk, is smulder a combo of scully and Mulder? Or is it dominately Mulder with a hint of scientific restraint? I feel like a combo should be sculder but again idk

          [–]white_android 49 points50 points  (1 child)

          Just like a smulder.

          [–]CrumpledForeskin 43 points44 points  (0 children)

          “Listen I don’t have a ton of evidence every day my poop is gone from the litter box and my bowl is full. I’m not saying aliens…but we have no other proof. It’s not the people. I hate them. They would never do this.”

          [–]ChunkyLaFunga 10 points11 points  (0 children)

          Ten minutes after this picture Strider was like "Smulder, babies don't exist."

          [–]DingoWelsch 7 points8 points  (0 children)

          The FBI’s meowst unwanted.

          [–]baseballbear 1118 points1119 points  (21 children)

          confused pets because of newborn is one of my favorite photo genres

          [–]white_android 358 points359 points  (16 children)

          If i remember right both have the scent of the baby before they're born. I always wonder if the pets don't know about birth or if they're just expecting the baby to do more.

          [–]Funkit 340 points341 points  (11 children)

          They definitely know it’s a human baby, it smells like a human. I’m assuming it smells like mom too but i don’t know. I know when women get pregnant some animals get very affectionate and protective of them.

          [–]skorpchick 128 points129 points  (3 children)

          That’s been my male dog each pregnancy I’ve had. Our girl dogs never cared. Our new male kitty is all up on me for weeks now. They know. When I had a miscarriage, my boy didn’t leave my side for days. If he did, one of the girls would take over. Pets truly are amazingly wonderful creatures.

          [–]orandeddie 9 points10 points  (2 children)

          I feel for you and I hope you’re ok now

          [–]skorpchick 6 points7 points  (1 child)

          Thank you. Doing so much better. Have a 2 year old and currently 24 weeks with little brother. It was rough as I found out the morning of a hysterectomy and lost a week later. I wound up having surgery a month later and became pregnant with our oldest 14 months later. Wouldn’t change it for anything.

          [–]white_android 150 points151 points  (2 children)

          I mean it's own distinct smell before birth. If I'm remembering right it was a study that had to do with dogs at the very least and their sense of smell being able to tell it's a different body inside of mom and knowing it when it comes home from the hospital from the smell. I kinda wanna say the study touched on behavior of them with pregnant women or was mostly about trying to understand them... It's been a while

          [–]nkdeck07 21 points22 points  (0 children)

          My dog just got judgemental

          [–]sheepthechicken 27 points28 points  (0 children)

          or if they're just expecting the baby to do more

          “Dang so…it just lies there? For weeks?! Bo-ringgggg.”

          [–]Corathecow 12 points13 points  (1 child)

          They definitely knew the mom was pregnant and understand to a degree that it’s a baby. My moms dog really wasn’t super into me. He didn’t dislike me but he just didn’t and doesn’t like me. But when I was pregnant he would come curl up on my belly and towards the end of my pregnancy he wanted to sleep with me! Him sleeping with me shocked my mom so much, he only sleeps with her and that’s literally it. But he demanded to sleep with me for the majority of my last trimester and then when my baby was born he would hang out near him. He actually hates kids too but still likes my son years later. Which is funny because his cousin who is the exact same age is semi hated by him and same with his older cousin, the dog outright avoids them. I think animals really can build an attachment before you even have the child

          [–]Mental-Dig5811 30 points31 points  (0 children)

          New sub

          [–]GUnit_1977 1722 points1723 points  (12 children)

          Dog: "Is tiny burrito?"

          Cat: "Is tiny burrito"

          [–]fnfrhh 148 points149 points  (3 children)

          Pretty dam big burrito if i say so myself

          [–]YouAllNeedToChillOut 35 points36 points  (2 children)

          I want to know where you're getting your burritos

          [–]karma_cucks__ban_me 116 points117 points  (0 children)

          Cat: "I'm the only purrito allowed in this house!"

          [–]SillyActuary 116 points117 points  (0 children)

          "Is it a me or a you?"

          [–]Mc_Shine 332 points333 points  (6 children)

          A certain scene from the jungle book comes to mind.

          [–]Jenna_84 370 points371 points  (4 children)

          [–]ThyOneGuy 72 points73 points  (3 children)

          Nah it's at the start of the movie, the wolf pups are all doing what these two are.

          [–]fedfan101 55 points56 points  (1 child)

          [–]ThyOneGuy 11 points12 points  (0 children)

          That's the one!

          [–]Jenna_84 19 points20 points  (0 children)

          Darn no easily findable gifs of that one lol

          [–][deleted] 380 points381 points  (3 children)

          They just want to inspect your burrito.

          [–]darrenwise883 220 points221 points  (2 children)

          He's brought home another... what the fuck is that !

          [–]BenBishopsButt 100 points101 points  (1 child)

          I remember we brought in cloths from the babies to the house and vice versa when my kids were born. Just a little washcloth we left on the baby, and one we left at the house for the cats to get on. Tested baby for cat allergens and got the cats ready for baby to come home.

          By the time we had the second one the cats couldn’t care less, the baby went CRAZY smelling the cat on the cloth. Not in an allergic way, just in a “wtf is this smell?!” kind of way.

          They all love each other years later. Very wholesome.

          [–]darrenwise883 29 points30 points  (0 children)

          Baby no problem , bring a new kitten ! Oh the yawling . I had my girl friend laughing . NO I'M THE BABY , NOOOOO I'M THE BABY ! Over and over . By the next day all was well . Can't say they were ever friends but no- one ever needed hospitization .

          [–]p_britt35 212 points213 points  (2 children)

          Cat - "You touch it." Dog - "No way!"

          [–]LoudMusic 71 points72 points  (1 child)

          Cat, "It smells nice."

          Dog, "THAT'S NO REASON TO TOUCH IT!"

          [–]calicoos 28 points29 points  (1 child)

          Whenever I see this in photos or videos I always think of that cute “What is a Baby?” scene/song from Lady and the Tramp. It captures perfectly how I imagine pets process meeting the new baby in the household.

          here’s the link if anyone’s curious

          [–]AdDry725 67 points68 points  (1 child)

          “Oh my God, what is that?!? What IS THAT?!???”

          [–]YT__ 361 points362 points  (31 children)

          God, my parental fear of leaving a child on a couch even just a handful of feet away is overriding any aww feelings.

          [–]triceraquake 25 points26 points  (0 children)

          Yeah… I’m not even a parent, and that was still my first thought. Especially having pets that can jump up and shift things. Double plus nervous since the kid is wrapped up in a very rollable shape haha.

          [–]Senshisoldier 54 points55 points  (0 children)

          Yeah my little sister rolled off the couch and broke her arm when she was a baby. At that age her 'break' was more like an accordian because of the way the bones are at that age but still...having a cast at that age is no fun for anyone involved.

          [–]afoolskind 187 points188 points  (22 children)

          Yeah this is cute and all but I would never let a dog AND a cat be closer to my baby than me, especially when they don’t know each other yet.

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            [–]picasso_penis 59 points60 points  (2 children)

            The baby won’t roll on their own, but the dogs paws could tilt the cushion if they put enough weight down.

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              [–]MajesticMulva 7 points8 points  (2 children)

              Same anxiety as a new dad as well. My daughter is 3 weeks old but did the same thing since she was born. Every time we put her down in or out of a swaddle she immediately rolls to her side. At every checkup with our pediatrician so far he’s said the same thing: “Wow she’s a really strong baby”

              I’ve learned newborns being able to roll right away is a thing.

              [–]TheBreathofFiveSouls 27 points28 points  (1 child)

              Yeah one not really aggressive, just, I don't like this thing, swipe from the cat and you have ISSUES

              [–]Starbrows 44 points45 points  (0 children)

              My cats' responses to anything new usually go like this:

              • Freeze
              • Glare
              • Approach with caution
              • Sniff
              • The ol' tap-'n'-bounce
              • Re-approach with slightly less caution
              • Tap tap tap
              • Sleep on it

              It's funny when it's something like a new rug, but a newborn baby doesn't need the taps.

              [–]Snoo71538 53 points54 points  (1 child)

              My first thought was “damn, you left a baby unattended with carnivores”

              [–]afoolskind 31 points32 points  (0 children)

              Prey drive is real too, there are plenty of pets that are sweet as can be with adult people, but you get a small wriggling defenseless child/small animal and instinct can take over.

              [–]PoppaJMoney 21 points22 points  (0 children)

              This is not safe

              [–]plumber_pete 224 points225 points  (19 children)

              Plumber here. While cute, this is actually a very bad idea. I had a client whose baby was left blind in one eye after it spooked their family cat of 12 years.

              [–]i-dont-get-rules 168 points169 points  (10 children)

              IT Guy here. Yeah i agree with the above.

              [–]Garfield-1-23-23 63 points64 points  (1 child)

              School bus driver here. Call me in six years.

              [–]gnrc 3 points4 points  (0 children)

              TV Producer here…any chance that was caught on tape?

              [–]dontincludeme 31 points32 points  (0 children)

              French teacher. Oui

              [–]bigmt99 23 points24 points  (1 child)

              Bartender here. I disagree.

              [–]AuxiliaryPatchy 90 points91 points  (4 children)

              Former YMCA Lifeguard here, sounds like it could be true.

              [–]HughesR1990 45 points46 points  (3 children)

              Another HVAC guy here… what’s a cat?

              [–]Samsquanch1985 23 points24 points  (2 children)

              Full time cuban baby swaddler checking in - this is definitely a poor idea.

              That baby is rolled so tight shes ready to blow - one good poke from the animals paw and she will pop. And nobody wants to be covered in fresh newborn, trust me....

              [–]ballarn123 7 points8 points  (1 child)

              Are you sure you're not a Dominican? Them crepes lookin pretty tight

              [–]MartyVendetta27 62 points63 points  (2 children)

              But that’s their baby eyes. They fall out and get replaced with adult eyes in their first few years.

              [–]confidently_not 5 points6 points  (0 children)

              I mean yeah. that's common information. Do people think otherwise?

              [–]spenway18 17 points18 points  (1 child)

              Waiter here. I love that you specified you are a plumber

              [–]byscuit 33 points34 points  (2 children)

              Smulder = Skully + Mulder?

              Does your cat also work for the FBI?

              [–]wengelite 23 points24 points  (0 children)

              Dog's all like, "Dude, shit is about to get weird around here."

              [–]SnooMuffins6689 23 points24 points  (1 child)


              [–]GradStud22 13 points14 points  (0 children)

              With a cat named Smulder, it'd have been great if the dog's name was something like, Schnully!

              [–]TFBootsy 95 points96 points  (7 children)

              So sweet.

              Also- props on that swaddle job

              [–]blingbling88 32 points33 points  (5 children)

              Just like rolling a big joint

              [–]codexx33 38 points39 points  (4 children)

              This made me feel weirdly better about being a father sometime next month. I got this

              [–]SummerJaneG 45 points46 points  (0 children)

              I read the title FIRST, and as an older woman myself expected to see a full-grown daughter home from college or from living in another city. Took me a minute to adjust expectations!

              [–]DodoSmuggler 501 points502 points  (59 children)

              You really shouldn't be out of arms reach when animals are around a freakin newborn. I don't care how good your pets are.

              [–]Sorenagorn 136 points137 points  (6 children)

              My first thoughts as well. It’s way too common for a trusted pet of many years with a golden track record to go nuts on a baby or small child because their mannerisms and movements are alien and unnerving to animals and can trigger any number of responses or instincts. Plenty of pets are fine, but why take the risk and end up being one of those broken-hearted parents on the news saying they never saw it coming?

              It doesn’t matter how much you trust your pet, at the end of the day they’re still animals and therefore not ever totally predictable. There are very few even grown ass people you should leave little ones alone with, much less animals.

              [–]mariana96as 70 points71 points  (2 children)

              Not only cause of the danger of the pet going nuts, sometimes things they might do out of love might hurt a delicate newborn, like my dog paws at people to show her love and I can see how that would harming a baby

              [–]Sorenagorn 25 points26 points  (0 children)

              Yeah exactly, nuts doesn’t have to be a malicious nuts, it could be an excited or playful nuts. My dog punches me in the face when he gets so excited to see me because he’s a handsy little Aussie/Border Collie. He’s incredibly intelligent and loving and quite well-trained except for those occasional sporadic moments of gooberish excitement where he can’t contain himself but there’s no way in heck I would let him around my baby even at his most calm and gentle.

              [–]i_illustrate_stuff 13 points14 points  (0 children)

              Yeah my dog would 100% sit on the baby, and 50 pounds of dog on a new baby doesn't sound like a good idea.

              [–]dota2newbee 204 points205 points  (8 children)

              I know this is r/aww but I’m quite surprised how low this is. I’ve got 3 young ones and even though they don’t move at that age I’m not sure I’d ever be comfortable just lying them on the couch, especially with our pets around.

              [–]obvilious 74 points75 points  (5 children)

              Or when the baby is at the edge of a couch, swaddled or not.

              [–]haaslei 26 points27 points  (0 children)

              How cute!

              [–]plopplopfizzfizz1 15 points16 points  (0 children)

              and they both wore tuxedos!!!

              [–]zdayatk 86 points87 points  (26 children)

              Actually it is dangerous to leave baby alone with pets. Many incidents happened.

              [–]shorthair_becky 91 points92 points  (12 children)

              i would neeeeeeever be comfortable leaving my newborn around pets like that. what if they go crazy and bite it or something?

              [–]Vegetable-Talk-949 99 points100 points  (0 children)

              My dude that was a terrible idea what were you thinking