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Parents On TikTok Are Sharing The Surprisingly Tender Ways Their Babies Are Handling Eggs

Nothing like a TikTok challenge that isn’t teens dancing or someone getting punched in the throat or something. This new egg and baby challenge is actually sweet and endearing and gives me hope for the future. Who knew?

The trend was started by user @cassandranguyen981, who posted a video of her toddler holding an egg and tenderly handling it.

“So they say if you give a baby and egg, they’ll be gentle with it,” she says. “They’re not lying.”

Then she coos a bit to her baby who is rubbing the unbroken egg on their face, in an extremely gentle manner.

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

People starting using her sound and testing their own babies to see how cute and gentle they would be with a raw egg. This is a real test of faith, because though a baby can’t through with much accuracy or as much force as an adult, they can certainly smash and egg somewhere really destructive. Or at least inconvenient. 

But most of them seemed to know how fragile the egg was as soon as they got their little mitts on it. Baby after baby handles their eggs with tender care:

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

@crazyfrog832I was SHOCKED!##babiesoftiktok ##eggchallenge ##fyp ##babylove♬ original sound – cassandranguyen981

@_fluer♬ original sound – cassandranguyen981

@ayeejayyyyUsing babies for clout>>♬ original sound – cassandranguyen981

@yosslovoIf you give a baby an egg ##babychallange##ticktock##typ##foryourpage##babylove♬ original sound – cassandranguyen981

Of course, these are short videos. How long before the baby was overtaken by the extremely human impulse to destroy delicate things? It might be age-dependent—this little lad who doesn’t quite have his sea legs didn’t last long:

@lynnarlyWhy do I listen to TikTok!!? 😭😂 ##fyp ##babyeggchallenge♬ original sound – cassandranguyen981

And this one looks like it cut off at a strategic point:

@kaylingarnerTake two… still surprised she didn’t smash it ##babyfever ##cutebaby ##fyp ##eggchallenge ##foryou♬ original sound – cassandranguyen981

Still, the babies did well. Very well. My plan is coming together…

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