Getting ready for a baby is hard work — and just about everyone will give an expectant couple advice on how to cope with it all. Admittedly, most of the tips get lobbed at pregnant women are pretty terrible (“don’t cut your hair!” and “don’t raise your arms over your head!” were among my favorites). But a funny video circulating the web this week proves that moms-to-be don’t exactly have the market cornered when it comes to getting bad baby advice. In fact, this dad’s viral video on how to support pregnant women is getting laughs all over the internet because it’s exactly the kind of advice that dads shouldn’t be listening to when helping a pregnant partner.
The three-minute video opens with How To Dad vlogger Jordan Watson announcing that his wife is having another baby and the “instructional” video is all about giving her the right support. Obviously the missus is going to be doing all the hard work — you know… growing the baby for nine months — so here are a few things you can do to help her out, according to this funny dad.
First tip: “Choose all her maternity clothes for her,” Watson says in the video, before heading to the closet to show off his idea: a gray T-shirt with his face printed on it, complete with a huge oval opening cut for his wife’s growing belly. I’m already in tears, you guys.
Next, he moves on to baby names, throwing out the name “Bob” because “it works for a boy or a girl.” When that doesn’t work, he throws out every variation of the name he can think of (“Bobina? Bobette?”) hoping one will land. And with that, I’m immediately reminded of the random names my husband and I hurled at each other as we worked through the alphabet while…