The latest viral TikTok challenge was made for parents of toddlers — and it’s hilarious.
Parents have taken over TikTok. It’s not hard to see why: it’s actually a great hub for parents to feel like they’re not in this chaos alone. Classic TikTok challenges are, yes, usually complicated dances, but some are aimed solely at parents, like those that ask parents to give kids ridiculous gifts or sharing the pain of childbirth or breastfeeding. Some challenges, however, are just downright funny. And the “tell me your child is pooping without telling me” might be the funniest one yet.
The trend started with user @hsearfoss. She shared a video of baby Elliot sitting in their highchair enjoying what looks like mashed peas or avocado, with a voice-over voice saying “tell me your child is pooping without telling me your child is pooping,” over the short video. Her kid, Elliot, then took a break from eating to make the classic grunting noises of a baby working hard to do their number 2 job in the midst of a meal.
And the TikTok trend was born. The “tell me your child is pooping without telling me” follows the format of other viral TikTok trends, but this one is squarely aimed at parents.
The idea for this is exactly what it sounds like. Parents use the original sound uploaded by @hsearfoss with the voiceover and make their own video. So far, have been over 420 videos shared by parents, nearly all of the babies under a year old—or just slightly older.
And all parents know the face—plus the grunting sounds. For kids with no words, they do a great job at letting everyone know it’s time to change their diaper.
Some kids tell their parents in the middle of mealtime like Elliot:
why they make it so obvious tho
Others take a moment to get the job done:
And others seem really confused about what is going on:
She had to get the job done
Yes, the noises are funny. But maybe the funniest part is just how unashamed kids are of doing their business — and how they’ll just do it anywhere. Oh, to have no shame. Anyway, watch the videos and feel blessedly free of that unmistakable smell of a dirty diaper.