Hmmm. 7 Weird Things Babies Do and Why—


Jerry and I are always on the lookout for subject matter for the strip. No offense, but generally, stories about something funny your kids said or did don’t cut it. They’re usually only funny to the family. That goes for our kids, too. We look for situations, research or news that might open up areas we haven’t touched on. So when I saw this article—7 Weird Things Babies Do and Why—I thought, hey, this has some possibilities!

I expected to find some really weird stuff. Things like “Why does my baby’s skin change color like an octopus?” Or really mysterious stuff, like “What causes babies to do that happy screech at ear-splitting decibels right when I’m about to fall asleep on a plane?” You know, things a comic strip could really sink it’s teeth into.

Number 4, about why babies tense their bodies and shake or shiver? That one was pretty weird to witness with our first baby, and we always wondered why that happened. But the rest on the list seem mostly non-weird to me.

There is another possibility:  that I just have a high threshold for weird. I think I have heard that expressed to me in less tactful ways. But that’s another subject.

Take a look at the article. We’ll conduct our own research. Let us know here or on Facebook if you think those seven things are weird, or if you’ve had babies who behaved in even weirder ways. Maybe it will make its way into a strip.

7 Weird Things Babies Do and Why



3 thoughts on “Hmmm. 7 Weird Things Babies Do and Why—

  1. Not that weird. Weird is when my daughter would hit her head or some other injury and then scream until she passed out. Or why she always vomited on Chuck Norris shirts my husband wore (he took it on the chin.)

  2. Yes, I would have to agree these don’t seem weird. Our baby was scared – terrified – of grass. Whenever she saw the stuff she’d start crying! We’d try playing outside and, as she could already sit up, we’d throw down a blanket on the grass and put her down. She’d turn into a miniature stone statue, terrified. Thankfully later, at 13 months of age, she tentatively reached out to a strand of grass and decided it was all right. Then proceeded to roll in it.

  3. Ha, Emily!

    Up-Chuck Norris!

    Heather, glad to hear your daughter outgrew her fear of grass. You probably wish now she had a fear of grass stains.

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