10 Unbelievable Parenting Fails That Will Make You Feel Better About Yourself

Bringing new life into the world is a privilege. Beautiful, innocent young children are put into our care – as if having them has turned us into responsible adults. Well, that’s just not the case. Most parents struggle at some point – and the ones who find it easy are probably doing it wrong. We’ve put together 18 incredible parenting fails, from the darkest channels of the internet for you to peruse. They may not have the worst parenting skills, but they’re pretty damn close. From twerking with toddlers to turning babies into ‘gator feed, this list covers the lot

Hot Pocket Baby


We all know what it’s like – you’re hungry in the middle of the night so you sneak into the kitchen and throw some leftovers in the microwave. We’d like to believe whoever did this was too tired to turn on the lights, and in a fit of exhaustion stuffed their baby in the microwave.

Actually, let’s just hope this was a funny photo-op, and not the massive parenting malfunction that it appears to be.

Perfect Baby Shower Gift

This would be the perfect gift for the parent who’s too damn lazy to get up and feed their baby. Instead of preparing a baby bottle or breastfeeding, pour some juice into a Crib Dribbler and let the baby use it like a buffet.
The best case scenario, is a baby who doesn’t need you for anything, ever. The worst case scenario is a baby sleeping in a pool of cold milk. Nice

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Walk The Baby, Carry The Dog


As much as this is an incredible parenting fail, it’s also a little charming. Mommy has gone without sleep for just a little too long and has managed to get things backwards.

The kid is probably incredibly unhappy being on a leash – what with him being a human and all. But the poodle seems to be having the time of his life, copping a free piggy back ride. We should all be so lucky.

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No Phones At The Dinner Table


Everyone gets mad about the people they love spending too much time on their phone and not enough time in the moment. We usually have a laugh and shake it off – and most of us have the foresight not to be insensitive at big moments. Apparently not the case with this new Mom.

Let’s hope she was trying to call the father of the baby, or her own mother to tell them the good news. Who are we kidding? It was probably a post-birth selfie. It’s 2015. The future is now.

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Awkward Family Photo


Sure – they think they’re being witty and clever. “Look at our funny t-shirts! The baby’s the sperm, get it?
Yes Mom, yes Dad – we get it. In fact, humans have been ‘getting it’ for thousands of years. It’s how you came to be standing here, evolved into humans with stupid ASCII jokes on your t-shirts. Way to go. This kid has to deal with you guys for his entire life. Good luck, young one
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The Family Business


Warning: this will leave you disturbed. If it doesn’t, you should be worried. Some parents put pressure on their kids from a young age to study hard, score high on standardised tests and aim for a good college. Other parents – not so much. Who knows what they were thinking when they dressed this baby up in neon fishnets and creepy underwear.

There are so many questions to be answered in this photograph. Why the plug socket? Why the lamp? Why dress a baby up as a stripper? Where the hell did they get those baby stripper clothes? Let’s hope these questions stay unanswered. Forever
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Like Father, Like Son


Some parents worry that they will have to justify their own irresponsible decisions to their children one day. How can I tell my kid not to get a butterfly tattoo on her lower back if I still haven’t got the money to get rid of my own tramp stamp?
That doesn’t seem to be a problem for this Daddy. He’s happy to initiate his obviously terrified, way-too-young child into the ink club. Protective services, anyone? Poor kid
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No Need For A Bigger Table


The only reasonable scenario that lead to this photograph is that this rowdy, unruly kid passed out on the table, and rather than wake him, his parents decided to eat around him. Well, around and on top of him.
When you’ve run out of table space and there’s nowhere else to sleep – what are you gonna do? Their ingenuity and ability to improvise is impressive
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Self-Esteem Issues


Sarah Burge, British queen of cosmetic surgery – also known as the “human Barbie”, got her little princess the ultimate birthday gift. At the ripe old age of seven, her daughter was presented with a voucher for $9000 worth of breast implants. To be cashed in 11 years, of course.

Don’t worry, that’s not all she got! Darling Poppy and her friends were also treated with manicures, pedicures, fake tattoos, fake champagne and a designer cake on a luxury party bus. Living the inappropriately high life
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He Fought The Law And The Law Won


Kids are always wandering off and giving their parents mini heart attacks. The solution? Handcuff your child to your shopping cart. In some ways, this seems kinda smart. In all other ways, it’s cruel, weird and humiliating. Let’s see if this kid grows up to be a cop
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