Baby Get Back

October 13th, 2009

Baby Get Back - Babies

Dad thought the backpack felt a lot lighter.

(submitted by Kat)

138 Responses to “Baby Get Back”

  1. Andrea says:

    I’m sorry for the baby, hope it’s OK…but my real point is, if I may say, that dad is a real DIL*.

  2. Scrotus says:

    If my parents were that inattentive, I’d probably try and escape, too. Baby deserves some props, though — I don’t think I’d ever attempt a hundred-foot drop into the ocean to get away from my family!

  3. jnmcnally says:

    If you look at dad’s feet, he’s actually a bit away from the fence. If the baby fell, I think the concrete rail would break her fall, and there’s only a 50/50 chance she would end up in the water.

  4. dono1 says:

    The first mistake was the backpack/papoose. The second was the spandex pants.

  5. Lauren says:

    Geee whiz! Im not going to be able to sleep tonight because of all the anxiety this is giving me!!

  6. carole says:

    i really don’t see the problem with the baby, he is just turned around at the waist and is most likely strapped into that thing. The Dads hand in his pocket and the mm is much more awkward

  7. Jeannie says:

    This makes me WAY too nervous! I can’t even think of a witty comment ’cause I’m too busy having a heart attack about a falling baby!

  8. Surreall says:


  9. Melissa says:

    This scared the crap out of me!!! While infant carriers are great and can bring closeness, you have to actually still keep an eye on the baby. I can’t even begin to think about what could have happened if that baby fell out and over the side of the cliff…….*shudders*

  10. Suki says:

    The funny part is that the mom seems so distant.

  11. Tango says:

    This is the bedrock that AFP is built on! Awkward ‘bowl’ haircut, awkward hand in pocket, awkward distantly spaced spouse, awkward clutching dad’s leg, topped off with the pseudo child endangerment awkwardness! Awesome!

  12. CarpoolMom says:

    It wouldn’t be so bad if there weren’t sharks circling below….

  13. melissa says:

    i would never trust Quentin Tarantino to wear my kid on his back. he’s nuts.

  14. NinjaGato says:

    That wins for the caption of the decade in my book!
    What I find most awkward though is that Mom and Dad look like they could be brother and sister.

  15. Stubbe says:

    While I understand peoples concerns, there’s a slight trace of overreacting in here. The baby is probably tied very firmly to that back-thing and the photographer already knows that. Besides, the baby would probably have jumped out of that thing way before, if he/she had the chance. Still, they are alarmingly quick sometimes…

  16. Joey says:

    How do the two black-haired parents have a red-head kid???

    • jnmcnally says:

      My parents had black hair/brown hair. Out of 9 kids, 4 of us have blond or reddish blond hair. Even my brothers and sisters who married brunettes still have 50% blond or redheads. I guess it’s a recessive gene that can pop up after a generation.

    • dramaking says:

      an amazing observation…perhaps the older kid is the ‘red headed step child’ of them family…? 🙂

  17. Rick says:

    Two comments

    I wonder if that kid is now afraid of heights?


    I witnessed something similar at Niagara Falls where dad was bouncing a little baby on the railing overlooking the falls. One quick squirm, and Jr. was history. I was physically ill and had to walk away.

    • Erica says:

      I try not to meddle in the lives of complete strangers, but I might have had to tell that dad that he was making me sick from nerves and could he please bring his infant child far away from FREAKING NIAGARA FALLS!!! Truthfully, that would probably end up in an altercation with distracted dad, which wouldn’t be good either, what with him holding a baby an inch from death and all …

      (and, of course it was the dad – no mom would ever do that … and most dads wouldn’t either, come to think of it)

  18. judy says:

    This kids is either afraid of hights or is a sky diver now!!

  19. KC says:

    What’s amazing to me is how many of you people are more concerned with the fact that this guy has his hand in his pocket rather than being horrified that the baby is hanging off the side of a bridge!! What the hell is wrong with you!?

    • Kross says:

      There’s nothing “wrong” with us. I think we can assume that since the picture was submitted to a humor website, that nothing terrible happened to the child, therefore, we are not obligated to be horrified.

  20. pjo1966 says:

    “I’m goin’ over the wall! Who’s with me?!!”

  21. Brad says:

    I don’t understand the commotion. The kid is still strapped into the backpack. Otherwise what’s holding him up? If he were standing on the rail his head wouldn’t be up so high.

  22. Snowrider says:

    HMMMM? I wonder if anybody from Child Protective Services surfs this site……

    • Morag says:

      Because we all really need every moment of our lives to be monitored and approved. No wonder so many parents have lost the confidence to parent, with attitudes like this.

      • Snowrider says:

        Please, that’s not where I was going with my comment. I love this picture. I used to ski with my son in a backpack.

  23. Figo says:

    Tarantino should be more careful with his kids.

  24. jacque says:

    Is that his hand in is pocket, or is he just happy to see me?

  25. grimey says:


  26. rb83 says:

    “Wha- what the…”

  27. Molly says:


  28. Jano says:

    All my mom instincts are preventing me from enjoying this…darn.

  29. Kristi says:

    Oh goodness! I bet they were surprised when they got this one developed!! Don’t forget you have a child on your back when you lean over a balcony!!

  30. Russ says:

    Dad’s hand is seriously invested in that pocket of his.

  31. Lauren says:

    OMG this picture turns my stomach! EEK!

  32. Jackie says:

    Oh my goodness!

  33. powermuffin says:

    The little boy is clinging to Daddy’s leg because you just never know.

  34. It’s like a strange Michael Jackson flashback without all the questions.

  35. Ben says:

    Is that a gun is his pocket?

  36. Tim says:

    So, THAT’s where Michael got the idea…!

  37. carol says:

    Why is the photographer just hanging back taking this picture? I’d be screaming my head off, “GET BACK, MOVE…!” Babies can be surprisingly quick and can develop new gymnastic skills at an alarming rate. Why is Dad standing with the baby over the edge? What’s with mom? So many questions…

  38. RR says:

    Ha ha… mom also looks rather distant… maybe it’s part of the plan

  39. Mark R says:

    Baby: “Man, is this boring. Yawwnnn . . . Crap! Dropped binky. Oh, wait, there you are! Just keep floating! I’m going in!”

    • Toni says:

      Love it! I can just see this.

      (And for those freaking out, every one of these kinds of baby backpacks I have seen or used have a seat belt in them. If not so, babies would be falling or climbing out of them all the time.)

  40. kiwanji says:

    The baby’s wondering how the hell he’s going to get his bottle back after if fell off the cliff.

  41. vicki says:

    I can’t look at this picture, it makes me nervous even though that baby is probably 15 now.

  42. Paula says:

    Not so much awkward, but really scary!

  43. Well, he was just a spare anyway! 😉

  44. Jennifer says:

    That’s not funny

  45. Christi says:

    This is just one of the many, many reasons why carrying a child in a backpack/papoose is just wrong.

  46. Cliff says:


    • Kelly says:

      Yours made me laugh the most… your name combined with the comment just did it for me. 🙂

      As a mom, however, this picture scares the bejesus out of me… yikes.

  47. I’m imagining the photographer arguing that “just one more” is enough. No, really!

  48. Baldguy says:

    Tommy’s dreams of joining the Merchant Marine began at a very early age…

  49. orlock says:

    He is too busy playing pocket ping pong to watch Escape From Alcatraz 2.

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