Child-free people often have no idea what it's like to raise a kid or expect a kid, so they can sometimes say some pretty hilariously ignorant things to parents. The worst part is when they try to give you advice when you never really asked for it, and guess what, the advice is often equally as terrible as the random comments they might throw your way.
Reddit user u/Dosed123 asked the r/AskReddit community the following question: "Funniest things childfree people have told you about their idea of parenting?" and some of the replies they got are really hilarious and will also kind of make you lose faith in humanity.
Well, my friend said, 'You probably can't wait to give birth so you can catch up on some sleep!'
I needed to sit her up on her own, then when I told him she couldn't, he stormed off to get a manager.
'I'll just carry the babies.' What makes it even funnier is that we were having twins!
In the hospital, I just had a baby and was struggling to breast feed. I went to the washroom and when I came out my ex was feeding my newborn applesauce. FREAKING APPLESAUCE. She was only hours old and 4 weeks premature.
Also he told me that I needed to wait for my 5 month old to calm down and self sooth before I fed her her bottle because when a baby cries when they are hungry that’s how they manipulate the parents.
God I hate him.
Well, my husband said, 'Don't worry — it'll get easier when she's around 12 months old, when you can just sit her down for an hour or two with a coloring book.'
When they heard my kid was into puzzles, they brought her a 1,000-piece one! She's 3 years old.
She replied, 'Can't you just tell the baby to move with your mind?'
... and I actually suggested to my husband that it would be the perfect time for us to get a puppy because I'd have time to train it!
My general manager caught me sitting down while prepping some potatoes for service and said "It must be nice to get to laze around whenever you want". It took all of my will to not say something snarky. He did get fired 3 weeks later for a non related incident. Karma is a b**ch.
"I feel like parenting is easier than most people make it out to be." Said to my old boss with 2 kids. She laughed so hard she almost peed herself and then put that quote on her bulletin board to remind me when I had kids.
The baby was 10 months old, barely started walking at that point. I told my relative, "she barely knows that she is a person and has legs, she's not exactly choosing where she is stumbling to."