(One of) THE best newborn pictures ever!


It brings me great joy to unveil to you all THE best newborn baby picture ever taken. In fact, I would go as far as saying no one could even rival it! It’s an amazing baby picture. #thatsmyboy (It has to be one of the greatest newborn pictures ever doesn’t it?) 

Make sure you take a really close look. 
Is this a standard Dad initiation? Has this ever happened to you? Please share your comments below, I read them all.



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  1. Ha! Awesome. I remember a similar ‘initiation’ shortly after my first son was born, but it wasn’t captured on camera. And my dressing gown has never been the same since.

    • No-one mentioned anything about initiation to me…! Caught blindsided – but at least I didn’t have a dressing gown on! Bet that got all knotted and tangled! nice…

  2. Saw this on the today show web site – thanks for sharing! With a two year old newborn. It’s happened while changing diapers, but not during a photo shoot yet! :)

  3. We love this picture ! Baby looks like he s doing a joke ! We can see on dad’s eyes “too late…” ;-)
    Thanks for sharing this

  4. laura plews on

    started to change my daughters bum when all of a sudden she pumped and poo splatted all over me wasn’t the last time she did it either just learned to be quicker and move :)

  5. Kate Lister on

    It’s funny that I remember showing my husband this photo on the internet when it went viral last year. And here we are expecting our own babe and connecting with you through the same amazing interwebs. This photo brings me a great deal of joy. I am so glad you shared it with the world because it is reality! Being a parent is tough, messy, tiring and yet so wonderful! Love it :)

    • Al Ferguson on

      Ah, yeah, we like this photo. It’ll happen to you, only you might not time it quite so perfectly. #luck

  6. I remember seeing this circulate latest summer and remember laughing. And as you know it took me a while to figure out that it was you and Ted….might be a genius but I’m often slow on the uptake with these things.

    Such a great photo and so perfectly timed. And as they say the rest is history!

    Never had the Poo thing had lots of wee incidents and on camera!

  7. I’m going to be a dad next week; my wife just shared your website with me and I already love it. Seeing this pic makes me so excited and freaked out to be a dad. I’m probably in the right place I’m guessing. Cheers! -Thom

  8. Haha brilliant shot! Not just an initiation for the Dads I’m afraid, my daughter did this to me when just a few days old. It went all the way up my front and all over the new CREAM carpet!!! It was surely a sign for things to come ;) I love the look on your son’s face too, he looks so proud!!

  9. Karen laing on

    Love this,it sure beats getting it in your face which is what my darling baby did to his big sister !

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