By Anonymous - United States
Today, I went to the hospital to visit my aunt and her newborn baby. The receptionist gave me the room number, and I went and my aunt was in the bathroom so I cuddle the baby, only to find that the woman who came out of the bathroom was a complete stranger. I was holding her baby. FML
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By  perdix  |  29

Who the fuck are you to touch someone's newborn baby without asking them first?

Lots of people want to restrict their baby's exposure to others for a span of time -- six weeks, for example -- to isolate them from a wide range of germs. You are a selfish, disrespectful punk for grabbing a newborn without its mom's permission.

  EmmyRahh  |  5

OP is an idiot, when my sister was born.. my family went to go see her, on the crib things in the hospitals they have them clearly label with the Babys surname and or first name, which is generally kept next to the patients bed which also is labeled..

  alkaid  |  14

No but the aunt would still be greatly annoyed and maybe even ask to hand ore the baby cuz she don't trust that you're able to holding it safely.

  Randuhh_17  |  4

Just saying, I think any mother would go after them. I mean not only are you a stranger holding her newborn child, but do you know how many baby stealers are out there?!.

If it were my child, I'd probably attack, it would be my first thought.

Plus, if you are going into a new mother's room like that, it would be wise to knock and state who you are; family or not.....maybe then, you wouldn't get beat down. Even the nurse state who they are.

Not forgetting to mention, you should ask before you pick up someone's newborn baby, there might be something you have to do before you touch her/him; like there might be a medical thing that you need to watch for......and I hope you would always wash your hands before touching the baby!!

  zolziski  |  11

How would she notice the baby looked "completely different"? Completely different to what? To the last time she saw the baby? Or completely different to her OP's aunt?
If it's the first, I'm pretty sure she hadn't seen the baby yet else she wouldn't have had to ask for the room number. If it's the second, not everyone is able to easily see the resemblance between people. I can't even see that either one of my children look like me or my husband. People have mistaken my mother and her sister for one another and I don't think they look anything like each other. I just don't see it.
The only thing I see that the OP did wrong was picking up the baby without asking the mother if it was OK. Had she waited, this situation could have been avoided.

  LilaBear  |  1

you're a fool. Have you ever seen a newborn baby? They often look nothing like their parents. My mum said when my sister was born she looked more like ET than either of our parents.


Or she could have just done the courteous thing and waited for her "aunt" to get out of the bathroom and ASKED to hold the baby.
Whether you're related or not, you ask before you can pick up someone else's child.