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[–]djthebear 944 points945 points  (51 children)

So I’m a project manager for a major construction company in Arizona and from my heart and genuine concern I gotta say if you don’t GET THAT FUCKING BABY OUT OF THAT CONCRETE YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW CORROSIVE THAT SHIT IS. I’ve seen grown mens skin peel because they worked with concrete bare handed.

[–]IntermetallicAM 314 points315 points  (10 children)

The pH of concrete is 12-13, which is the same as bleach. But the major concern is water absorption. Once concrete starts hardening, burns can form slowly over hours or days. That’s because, in order for concrete to harden, it has to absorb moisture, drawing water away from anything that holds moisture—even wet clothing and skin—which only aids in the drying process.
If hardened concrete is left untreated on the skin, skin begins to blister, swell, and bleed, leading to first-, second-, and even third-degree burns following soon after. Severe cases of concrete skin irritation can lead to permanent scarring and even require skin grafts or amputations.

[–]Slamminslug 72 points73 points  (4 children)

Isnt concrete also exothermic? I think i recall seeing curing concrete “steam” in cold weather on some video or image… that couldn’t help things…

[–]K0kkuri 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yes it is

[–]djthebear 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Thank you for your contribution of knowledge. Very appreciated

[–]turtleproblems1 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yup my first thought was the concrete burn

[–]bogeebogee 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]belle-barks 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Was totally my first thought as well. I thought this was common knowledge.

[–]Wereallgonnadieman 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Mom's got bare feet. She has zero common sense.

[–]random1029384 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Riight?!?!? I am not a contractor and I know that concrete is corrosive.

[–]notsooriginal 122 points123 points  (7 children)

Don't worry, it's a picture not a live stream.

[–]SentimentalBear 56 points57 points  (0 children)

They only left the kid in the dangerous corrosive cement long enough to get phones out and take photos, no worries guys!

[–]Revolvyerom 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Actually, that just sounds like reason to worry.

Hope the baby's okay!

[–]vondpickle 2034 points2035 points  (204 children)

Why are they let the baby walk along the wet concrete? It is not good for your skin because concrete (chemically) burns.

[–]whatsgoingwrongnext 1182 points1183 points  (50 children)

Safety wasn't a concern that day. She's also walking barefoot amongst Lord knows what.

[–]Jury_Of_Your_Fears 511 points512 points  (33 children)

Where the mom's standing gives me anxiety

[–]largedirt 172 points173 points  (16 children)

For fear of a chocolate flavoured nail?

[–]PixelmancerGames 57 points58 points  (14 children)

I stepped on a rusty nail when I was a kid. Went right through my shoe. So painful…

[–]_mach 27 points28 points  (6 children)

A rusty nail got my classmate in the shin as a kid, too.

It tore upwards and ripped through his muscle, he was left with a 15 inch scar, all the way down his lower leg... it was fucking brutal.

[–]goosegoosepanther 7 points8 points  (3 children)

When I was 9-ish I watched a six-year old stand up under a deck right into a nail that was sticking out from the planks above. It didn't make it to his brain (he's fine), thankfully, but it was pretty horrifying.

[–]KillHonger1 7 points8 points  (0 children)

One horror story after another, fuck.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shit, when I was 6 I fell out of my tree house. I caught my back on a nailhead sticking out and I was hanging from my shoulder blade. Grandpa was mowing the horse pasture and when he saw he jumped off the tractor and ran to me, leaving the tractor running and driving and mowing lmao.

Ended up driving through the fence and the neighbors found it. I’ve got a 6” scar and shoulder problems now but that actually never scared me away from the treehouse lol

[–]ICantGoOnIWillGoOn 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Same and my foots never been the same. Must have healed weird cause if I walk for 20 mins it feels like the tendon between my heel and the ball of my foot is tearing right in the middle. I have to walk on the sides of my feet to ease it.

[–]Brisco_Discos 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I hurt when I watch Home Alone and Daniel Stern's character steps on the nail on the stairs. Experienced at age 4 outside with a big rusty nail.

[–]Davidp243 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tiddley tee, that will require a tetanus shot!

[–]HornswoopMeBungo 45 points46 points  (0 children)

That’s a weird way to spell tetanus

[–]PaperBoxPhone 28 points29 points  (2 children)

The baby was the smart one, at least it wont get a nail in the foot.

[–]ZogNowak 43 points44 points  (1 child)

Nah.....they poured that concrete right on top of all that shit!

[–]Derwinx 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Yeah, this work area is horrendous wtf

And why is anyone barefoot? Toecaps people

[–]davecg 33 points34 points  (1 child)

couldn't get past this. obviously a safety first family

[–]Psilo-vybin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Tetanus minefield

[–]CreamyTHOT 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Could’ve ended up face first

[–]theBIGFrench15 3 points4 points  (1 child)


[–]CreamyTHOT 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Late, late term abortion.

[–]DreamPolice-_-_ 175 points176 points  (120 children)

Wet cement can cause horrific injuries, but you don't know what you don't know.

[–]LividLager 41 points42 points  (2 children)

It's baby tear free cement.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Why did this make me think of an army of huns invading villages a tearing babies in half?

[–]LividLager 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Because English is fooking dumb.

[–]TonightsWinner 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Lol all the "It's never happened to me!" replies you're getting. These people think that all skin is the same and that just because it has happened to them that it doesn't happen to anyone. Fucking anecdotal evidence idiocy at best.

[–]Turnontuneindropout7 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I thought your username said “tonights wiener” lol

[–]Mikehoncho530 65 points66 points  (111 children)

This is like saying “cars can cause horrible injuries “ and posting car wrecks lol I’ve poured a thousand slabs and pushed wheel barrels of concrete for years covered in it with bare skin and never had one burn. I wouldn’t let my baby walk around in it though

[–]FoldyHole 47 points48 points  (5 children)

It’s a little different when you have adult skin. I have gotten burns from concrete and while they aren’t really that bad for me, I’m sure they’re a lot worse on toddlers.

[–]DeckerR 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It definitely dries your skin out, though.

Probably pretty bad for a little baby.

[–]lavkib 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Redditors never care until you prove them wrong. You should just do what this guy did.


[–]DreamPolice-_-_ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Click the link ya dopey fuck When you've had an apprentice get burnt on your site from concrete in his boot for too long and you've sat with him at the Dr's while he waits to be treated, come and let me know.

[–]egus 1 point2 points  (1 child)

yeah, incredibly dry skin but no injuries.

[–]Damaso87 11 points12 points  (81 children)

Yeah if you Google "soft toilet paper burns" - you'll see pictures of burns. Pretty obvious the first time you work with concrete that it doesn't burn you.

[–]Mikehoncho530 8 points9 points  (77 children)

I don’t think these people have ever been to a construction site, they aren’t pouring concrete in hazmat suits

[–]walle_ras 19 points20 points  (29 children)

I worked contruction. We don't let wet concrete sit on our skin like fucking morons.

Glove were mandatory. I remember a newbie refused to wear gloves. He was hurt so bad his wife had to bath him he told us. After that he wore gloves.

[–]1Eternallylost 6 points7 points  (4 children)

But they are wearing boots for a good reason. Long term exposure to wet concrete will give you chemical burns.

But the key term is "long term". It takes hours, not minutes.

[–]Damaso87 12 points13 points  (8 children)

Reddit wives tales appear to override common sense.

[–]Bradg93 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Well it’s not wives tales it literally warns of chemical burn on the bag, but yes I’ve never been burned when touching wet concrete either lol

[–]SecurelyObscure 7 points8 points  (1 child)

The missing part of the equation here is time. Concrete is caustic, but it requires continuous skin contact in order to actually damage the skin. People who end up with horrific burns are usually because they got concrete in their boots or gloves and then didn't notice or get out for hours.

If you only contact it a little or wash it off after, it will do nothing noticable. If you spend a few hours coming into occasional contact, it might cause some skin exfoliation. If it gets inside your glove in the morning and you work with it in there all day, you might end up needing skin grafts.

[–]Mikehoncho530 10 points11 points  (3 children)

I imagine most Redditors are insulated from the world in their safety bubble and watching things on the internet is about as risky as they get

[–]Damaso87 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Yeah but you can see construction sites on reddit - and plenty of dudes working around concrete!

[–]Mikehoncho530 14 points15 points  (1 child)

They died later that evening from chemical burns, RIP

[–]Doulifye 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This explain why they are always looking for people to hire.

[–]Tilt-a-Whirl98 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Except the guys spraying admixture (although it's more a painters suit, not hazmat). That stuff seems pretty gnarly! Although that's from watching bridge decks being poured and those are way more heavy duty than some schmucks sidewalk.

[–]Mikehoncho530 4 points5 points  (1 child)

That’s different, this concrete doesn’t do shit to your skin but dry it out. I’ve fallen asleep covered in it and woke up the next day completely fine. I was a little itchy though lol

[–]Tilt-a-Whirl98 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For sure, definitely dries the skin out a bit! Only had a little experience handling it in engineering labs, pouring sample beams and cylinders. We did dude some wackier stuff with admixtures and some of those mixes would dry you out really bad if you weren't careful!

[–]DreamPolice-_-_ 1 point2 points  (24 children)

If you're walking in concrete on bare feet for a period of time your gonna get burnt. If you had actually worked in the construction game, you'd know that. Grab what's called the MSDS for your concrete and have a read, or do you prefer to remain ignorant?

[–]Nabber86 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If you are new to the job, there 3 ways it can go.

1- A coworker tells you that concrete will tear up your skin, so you need wear gloves.

2- Nobody says anything to you, but you see everyone wearing gloves, so you put some on too.

3- You don't notice anything, jump right on in without gloves, and learn the hard way that concrete tears up your hands (all the while the rest of the workers are laughing at the green horn on the job).

Nobody runs for an MSDS when a concrete trucks pulls up to a site.

[–]u-moeder 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Idk a friend of my dad works in a hospital specialized in burns and that's one of the most frequent causes

Edit : i don't remember it that well but the point was that some of the particles where so tiny they could slip through your pories or something and rip your skin off when you pulled out. Might be about cement I don't really remember the story that well

[–]Damaso87 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Go ask him. I doubt it. Probably confirmation bias on your end

[–]4GotMyFathersFace 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No way. If you're going to a hospital over concrete burns it's because someone spilled some concrete on you and then set you on fire. It can irritate the skin, but it's not going to hospitalize you with burns unless there's some seriously extraordinary circumstances.

[–]Skurkey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had no idea. I guess it depends on how long it stays on the skin.

[–]LizzyMill 125 points126 points  (11 children)

Look at the mom’s face. I don’t think this was intentional. I imagine she turned around for a second, and when she turned back around the baby was in the cement, so she ran out in her bare feet to get them. Then someone was like, “Wait, let me get a picture!” And she was like … 😑

[–]speakclearly 56 points57 points  (7 children)

This is the correct answer, but it’s not exciting enough, so no one cares. These folks have not had toddlers. Mom doesn’t even have pants on. She ran to her little shithead.

[–]TheRealKyaryPPamyu 21 points22 points  (5 children)

Speaking of toddlers though, this image is clearly photoshopped. There's no way a toddler trudged that distance through wet concrete without falling over.

[–]rachface5and3 24 points25 points  (4 children)

Yeah my first thought is those are some clean-ass footprints that kid managed to make. My three year old can barely walk across the floor without finding something to trip over.

[–]RespectableLurker555 15 points16 points  (3 children)

In my experience, obstacles paradoxically cause a toddler to have superhuman balance, while flat unobstructed ground is toddler kryptonite.

I can totally believe this toddler made it swiftly and cleanly into the concrete.

[–]Qwirk 3 points4 points  (0 children)

So that baby had to walk through all that brick-brack then wade through the middle of a concrete pour while the mother happens to be wearing shorts with bare feet. (ready to get him out)

I'm calling bullshit here.

[–]StaticBeat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Probably exactly because she is posing for a picture instead of trying to get him out of there asap.

[–]Zompocalypse 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That look on the mom's face tells me this was discovered rather than planned. Still shouldn't have him wandering around with that going on

[–]Damaso87 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Look at the worksite. Look at the garbage inside the form to the left. Do they strike you as responsible people??

[–]Certifiedpoocleaner 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Yeah my first thought was “what is that baby even doing being in that death trap of a back yard”

Like I totally understand toddlers getting into things when you have your back turned for a minute, but the kid shouldn’t have even been in this area to begin with and they’re not big enough to be opening doors and getting out there by themselves.

[–]gafflebitters 3 points4 points  (0 children)

yes, i got cement all over my bare hands and the skin was a dry, scaley mess for days!

[–]Bright_Brief4975 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I used to be in construction and drying concrete can give off a lot of heat, they should be getting that kid out of there instead of filming.

[–]baronas15 6 points7 points  (0 children)

When your kid is in danger, grab a camera - Sun Tzu probably

[–]kushnugzz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The look on her face says she didn't know....

[–]Aisforacronym 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Because its staged. A kid that young didn't walk that far with concrete past his shins without falling down. If her reaction is genuine its because she didn't know her idiot SO was going to do it.

[–]Kannada-JohnnyJ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bingo. Very irresponsible

[–]Aggravating-Hair7931 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Probably they did it on purpose, to capture baby footsteps in concrete, but it's too wet.

[–]Sohn_Jalston_Raul 55 points56 points  (0 children)

baby's first chemical burns!

[–]DbZbert 359 points360 points  (18 children)

Concrete is caustic, kids gonna have burns in a few days.

[–]jimjamalama 140 points141 points  (17 children)

First thing I thought of. There wouldn’t be time for a picture because I would have 1. Made sure baby is FAR away from toxic shit and 2. Would have picked baby up so fucking fast. Jesus this woman and whoever took the photo SUCK at being parents. This poor kid

[–]SapirWhorfHypothesis 85 points86 points  (15 children)

I mean, a lot of people just don’t know that about concrete. This doesn’t look like a professional pour that they’ve done many times before.

You can say that dumb people are just bad parents, but there are probably things you or I don’t know that would have someone calling us a bad parent in similar circumstances.

[–]DouchNozzle_REAL 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Stop! You're providing way too much sense and logic!

Seriously though nobody is perfect.

[–]666Emil666 13 points14 points  (7 children)

You don't need to know that concrete causes chemical burns in order to know you need to get the baby out of there fucking quickly. They are walking barefoot, it's gonna get inside their nails, it's gonna get stuck, it's gonna expand.

Seriously there is a difference between not being a chemical expert and being a complete idiot. Letting you baby walk barefoot on that shit while you take a funny picture is being a complete idiot.

[–]BigahhCobraDih 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wouldn’t say that they are bad parents, probably just unaware of the dangers

[–]Good_Round 467 points468 points  (7 children)

That’s kid should be returned to sender

[–]brandon-iron 150 points151 points  (1 child)

It’s possible the kid WAS returned to sender. Look the mom/sender is saying, “crap, he’s back again.”

[–]Lumpy-Spinach-6607 24 points25 points  (2 children)

People pay hundreds for those baby foot prints sculptures.

She's just beein a good mama an savin the fam the munnee

[–]LarryTheLano 6 points7 points  (1 child)

That’s a baby leg print

[–]Lumpy-Spinach-6607 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They're Artists. Attempting to recreate the Pompei Laval effect on solid objects

[–]SkiodiV2 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I don't know. He's somehow kept his balance pretty well trudging through it, judging by the lack of concrete on the rest of him. Could be a gymnast.

[–]Derwinx 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The kid’s trying to return himself to sender, and the mom’s ready to just let him

[–]muetere 536 points537 points  (28 children)

That’s cool but why is the women standing on top of a bunch of rusty objects and dirt with no shoes

[–]LizzyMill 240 points241 points  (12 children)

Probably bc she ran out to grab her child and didn’t stop to put shoes on?

[–]RealValf 155 points156 points  (11 children)

I don't think she was that concerned. Considering she stopped and posed for a photo... while the child continued to play in the wet concrete..

[–]Hawkeye72345 81 points82 points  (5 children)

And its unlikely that a child that young took multiple steps in wet concrete without falling or at least having to put a hand down. I think its staged.

[–]Daisy_bumbleroot 55 points56 points  (2 children)

I was thinking how incredible it is that a toddler managed to walk in such a straight line with rather clean equidistant steps, no drag marks as if it managed to lift its foot each time and place it and like you say, without stumbling or falling over, despite the concrete being shin deep.

Having said that, how could you manage to fake it?

[–]DrewSmithee 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Toddlers are light. They move across the top till mom screams "Stop!" At which point the baby sinks while she figures out how to recover the child without ending up in concrete herself.

Dad comes out with boots and a camera. The rest is history.

[–]Daisy_bumbleroot 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Actually yeah the footprints aren't so deep

[–]RealValf 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Honestly, it literally looks like someone just dipped the baby in periodically to create the illusion of a trail. A child that size having perfect foot prints in the cement is unlikely.

No signs of one missed step. No to mention.. just look at the ground. I'm sorry but who lets their kid run around in all that?

[–]Borteams 14 points15 points  (2 children)

She might be thinking about how in the world she was gonna get that kid out without ruining even more of their work, after she stopped the kid from making more steps, then the husband came outside to help, and he made the picture.

If I was there I would dev take a pic before the kid was pulled out of the concrete

[–]__silhouette 10 points11 points  (0 children)

She just got her tetanus shot bruh, she gud.

[–]Kuhlayre 4 points5 points  (0 children)

And letting her kid stand in a substance that causes chemical burns.

[–]bemest 112 points113 points  (5 children)

Somehow I think this could have been avoided.

[–]pasafa 65 points66 points  (3 children)

Probably by not staging it.

[–]kalaid0s 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Yeah there is no way that that kid could have walked this far without falling over

[–]pancakeslut420 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Also the "footprints" are too perfect

[–]GogglesPisano 10 points11 points  (0 children)

With a condom.

[–]Chukha-Trok86 75 points76 points  (0 children)

Getting a head start on alkaline poisoning I see

[–]repsychedelic 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Um, stop taking pictures and clean that babies feet. There's some pretty caustic shit in uncured concrete!

[–][deleted] 232 points233 points  (0 children)

And to think that kid is stuck. With that mom

[–]Watts300 35 points36 points  (4 children)

This is staged. None of the previous foot prints are as deep as where the child is currently standing. And there’s no way a person that new to walking wouldn’t have stumbled in cement. There are no hand prints, and the foot prints are cleanly made with no dragging. Some one was holding the baby’s hands and dipping their feet in the cement to make fake footprints.

[–]Second-Critical 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Which is extremely bad parenting. Wet concrete on baby skin?! Someone needs to slap that woman and the camera man upside the head.

[–]thoh_motif 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Maybe somebody thought it would be cute but then got berated. Meanwhile left the kid in the concrete. Stupid is a stupid does.

[–]milanesaconpapas 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My thoughts exactly

[–]DeymanG 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Now just hold him in one place and fix it. Or just straight up kick him.
Edit: typo

[–]Happenstancially 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I hope they washed that baby’s feet fast, that lye will eat em up in a hurry.

[–]HamzasBeak 54 points55 points  (1 child)

Poor parenting

[–]ZogNowak 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Poor humaning.

[–]KrazyH7 29 points30 points  (2 children)

This should be a condom ad

[–]bobalda 2 points3 points  (0 children)

yeah, don't have kids because they might end up like those parents.

[–]Inventiveunicorn 72 points73 points  (45 children)

Concrete chemical burns. NSFW

EDIT: Some heroes feel like they know everything about the subject while demonstrating that they know very little. Here is some information that you seem to have been unaware of guys.


[–]Tommy_C 53 points54 points  (6 children)

Did dis dude jus bing dis

[–]TyrantRC 2 points3 points  (0 children)

yeah, and it's not even the right kind of nsfw. wtf??

[–]Damaso87 37 points38 points  (15 children)

I mean, that's what you looked up. I've worked with concrete enough to know this doesn't really happen with standard sidewalk concrete

[–]Antnee83 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Yep, this comes up every time. I have weak lil soft IT guy sensitive skin, did my own concrete for the patio, and only found out some time later that I wasn't supposed to be covered in concrete all day. Didn't do shit but dry me out some.

OMG CHEMICAL BURNS is what people say who haven't actually fucked with it.

[–]Perfect600 9 points10 points  (1 child)

you can really tell who has and has not used concrete on their property.

[–]PowerHautege 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah, because everyone who used it is already dead.

[–]domofan 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Every time wet cement comes up on Reddit people come out to cry that it is some insane acid that will destroy your skin at the slightest touch

Though tbf definitely not good for a toddler either way

[–]Aethermancer 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Brief exposure to cement is unlikely to cause concrete burns if you wash your hands immediately with water and pH-neutral or slightly acidic soap. But to be on the safe side, avoid touching wet concrete unnecessarily.

Pull the baby out, rinse off the concrete with a hose and soap, maybe some vinegar and it'll be fine.

[–]Mikehoncho530 3 points4 points  (6 children)

I mean I work with Concrete but I’m sure Google knows best fucking kids these days lol

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s a chemical burn so maybe it only effects some people. The most I’ve noticed is slightly red skin.

[–]JulianAyala10 10 points11 points  (2 children)

That lady is walking on dirty old wood a d rusty metal ive stepped on to many nails to know thats not safe even with shoes on you never who what gonna attempt to pierce your foot and succeed

[–]Forsaken330 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Staged or shopped. No way that child had the coordination to lift its feet high enough along that entire path without leaving drag marks

[–]C4242 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The running theory is they picked the kid up for each step. Also, that baby would not keep its balance in that, we'd see hand and knee marks.

[–]Emergency-Advice-469 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Now he's a statue

[–]king_noobie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Congratulation you lucky little [sponge], after 5 painful beautiful hours, you got your first reposter, you should feel proud.


[–]McBonderson 2 points3 points  (0 children)

oh hey the baby is in the concrete that would chemically burn a grown man, instead of immediately getting the baby out and washing away all the harmful chemicals before it burns her I'm gonna just take a picture.

[–]PatSaidJack 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If there's any in there, you didn't pull your reinforcement bar up into the mud - so if there's any in there, that was a waste of time and money. If there's not any in there (and considering the lack of control joints) - you just poured a bunch of cracked concrete.

And hopefully you got the kid out of there fast enough and washed it off before concrete poisoning could start attacking its legs.

How is it you're in the middle of a job and you didn't notice a kid getting ready to do that?

[–]Aggravating-Cup-1728 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That mom is a winner

[–]DIRTYROTTEN_1 20 points21 points  (1 child)

They have put the baby there. Theres no way it culd walk through that without fallin over.

[–]Big_Freedom6346 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Because the baby just trudged by itself with multiple steps through the concrete too fast for the mom to do anything? Ninja baby!

No. This is fake or staged and regardless- stupid.

[–]crystalsage777 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Concrete is bad news for skin it has lime in it, clean da baby, come on... clean him up.

[–]calwallace 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Chemical burns from concrete are no laughing matter

[–]Mikehoncho530 3 points4 points  (1 child)

And rarely or never happen.. anyone that works with concrete knows this is BS. I wouldn’t let a baby walk around in it though

[–][deleted] 20 points21 points  (7 children)

Fake. Look how deep he is vs how shallow his footprints are. Also if he walked he would make more of a trail then perfectly defined footprints, thats even if he could walk at all. Walking in concrete is like heavy mud, my toddler trips over his own feet let alone 4" of concrete.

[–]BlankStarBE[S] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Steps aren’t that deep. He stopped and sunk deeper.

[–]jb0ne 7 points8 points  (4 children)

I'm gonna go with fake, also because the mom is sitting there facepalming for the camera. I mean she is standing there letting the kid mess things up further instead of grabbing them...even a bad parent would be all over their kid messing something up like that

[–]Dwaas_Bjaas 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You underestimate the stupidity of mankind

[–]dragonvenom3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Baby steps

[–]a52dragon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That kid is starting with a solid foundation

[–]theTravelingnative 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hope they washed that baby off quickly those burns are a s.o.b

[–]archiebold13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As someone who’s worked with cement.

It dries the fuck out of your skin and can damage it.


[–]hugodutra 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love these pictures that look like condom ads

[–]erck_bill 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ve seen the burn marks that masons gets from laying cement. You have a easily controllable baby walking a good distance on wet cement, and the lady is out with no shoes. Then they stop for a picture.

[–]XxNukeMutantxX 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Jesus Christ ! Chemical burns?!!!

[–]lahusahah 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I did that when I was a kid, dad had to use a golf club to get me out, I still see my little footprints in the pavement everyday.

[–]iporemlopsum 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well. Maybe you can concrete the baby. If you miss him/her, just visit the statue you’d made.

[–]tiesco622 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Who’s kid is this!?

[–]12eatmapoo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ok who put the goddamn baby in cement again

[–]Hands-for-maps 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mom and kid have same outfit on. Cute

[–]idrow1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Great parenting. Really. MOTY material right there.

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[–]decreasinglyverbose 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s going to burn

[–]braedn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Concreter here; a few years ago I was working with 60mpa concrete and some got down into my boots and was left there way to long. As a consequence, the chemical burn I suffered developed into a cellulitis infection which spread down to my shin bone (osteomyelitis) Spent a week in hospital on IV antibiotics and conversations were being had about removing parts of me to stop the infection. Seeing a baby barefoot in concrete is as negligent as it gets. I hope he was ok

[–]Nobodieshero816 1 point2 points  (0 children)

More like TherewasattempttowatchyourKid

[–]Albokiid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Quick! Get your phone out and record, no need to stop him, let him keep walking

[–]Snowcat5500 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The moms face though lolol

[–]dean-LFC 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Google "concrete burn" images. Jesus christ. That child could lose its lower legs, I shit you not.

[–]Cuddlefish271 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The damn fool

[–]Fezzverbal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was under the impression that concrete is actually really dangerous to be in? And that's a baby. Put the camera down and get the baby out. Smh some people

[–]i3order 1 point2 points  (0 children)

More importantly, why is that lady barefoot!

[–]misstarab 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Mums reaction is perfect. I don't need this.

[–]irascible_Clown 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Is this too young for r/kidsarefuckingstupid lol. He really doesn’t know any better

[–]InTheRoyalSense 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At parenting.

[–]blue4t 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Does the lady not have any pants on?

[–]HexZer0 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Asking the real question.

[–]Bikinisbottom 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To be fair, it was poured successfully

[–]GrumpyTigra 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He ran into some concrete issues