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Watch what happens when you hand a baby a raw egg—it's not what you expect!

Letting a baby hold a fragile egg seems like a pretty bad idea—so obviously moms and dads on TikTok are all trying it. The results are so surprising!

All parents know that when you hand something to a baby or toddler, chances are pretty high that they’ll immediately chuck it. It’s not their fault; throwing things is fun and to be fair, it’s a good way for them to get the hang of those important gross motor skills. However, this mom on TikTok heard that if you give a baby an egg, they’ll instinctually be gentle with it. So like any mom of the internet, she decided to give it a try for herself and post the adorable—and unexpected!—results for everyone to see. Take a look.

 

@cassandranguyen981Babies new best friend ##babyandegg ##fyp♬ original sound – cassandranguyen981

Turns out most babies will be gentle with a raw egg in their hand. Who knew? As expected, the video caught the attention of more moms who just had to try it out on their own babies, and we’re so glad they did because the videos are almost too adorable to handle. Check out our faves, which are only a handful of the many clips found under the hashtag #babyandegg.

 

@mrsramos1215I was shocked! She normally throws everything she touches##babyandegg♬ original sound – cassandranguyen981

@spideywolfgangI was shocked he didn’t just chuck it. ##baby ##babyandegg ##keepingactive♬ original sound – cassandranguyen981

Look how excited this little one is:

@leilanis_mamaShe was so excited she had an egg ##babyandegg ##eggchallege ##fyp ##foryoupage♬ original sound – cassandranguyen981

This mom was prepared for a mess, but turns out she didn’t need it:

@nyantonia##fyp ##foryoupage ##foryourpage ##babyboy ##babiesoftiktok ##babyandegg♬ original sound – cassandranguyen981

@manicdepresedunicornif you give a baby a egg ##babyandegg ##babiesoftiktok ##eggchallenge ##springdiy ##fyp ##TheHighNote♬ original sound – manicdepresedunicorn

@addmeandlikevidz##giveababyanegg ##gentle ##babyandegg ##theysayifyougiveababyanegg♬ original sound – cassandranguyen981

@alexam_96Haha he’s always hungry But I guess it’s true ##babyandegg ##tiktokbaby ##babyboy ##momsoftiktok ##fyp♬ original sound – cassandranguyen981

@pedgeisfunTbh this shocked all of us ##gentlegiant ##babyandegg ##foryou ##MakeMomSmile♬ original sound – cassandranguyen981

@mamarox5Toddlers are weird 💕##eggchallenge ##egg ##toddlersoftiktok ##foryou ##fyp ##foryourpage♬ original sound – cassandranguyen981


This little guy even fell while holding his egg, and he still didn’t break it

@heathermundeyHE EVEN FELL ##babiesoftiktok ##babyandegg♬ original sound – heathermundey

Of course, while most babies were gentle with the egg, some were… not so gentle. Remember what we said about gross motor skills?

 

@thejbrother08##babyeggchallenge ##babyandegg♬ original sound – cassandranguyen981

@bu11d0g1986Theo and how gentle his is ##fyp ##babyandegg ##achondroplasia♬ original sound – cassandranguyen981

@ali_mamiiiiiThere’s my baby & his egg##eggchallege##babyandegg##fyp##babiesoftiktok##cutebaby♬ original sound – cassandranguyen981

@jess3117##babyandegg ##baby ##tiktokbaby ##tiktokmom ##babylife ##egg ##babiesoftiktok he threw it♬ original sound – cassandranguyen981

So, if you have a baby at home, would you give them an egg to see if they’ll be gentle with it? Or are you like, “Nuh-uh, groceries only happen once a week on quarantine and I’m not here for the potential mess.”?

If you’re the former, just make sure to wash the outside of the shell first because there’s a risk of salmonella being present on the egg shelland as you can see from the videos, lots of babies’ first instinct is to put the egg right in their mouth. Or better yet, hard boil the egg first—that way, bacteria on the outside is killed before they can lick it. Plus, if they do smash it, there’s less mess and they can have a snack! Triple win!

P.S. No babies in the house anymore? If you have a dog, apparently it works with them too! Give it a go!

 

@jg.dakattackDak being overprotective with his egg ##eggchallenge ##dakonfyp ##getmebackonfyp♬ original sound – jg.dakattack