Dad shares hilarious hack to stop strangers from touching mum-to-be's bump

A pregnant belly is like a satellite dish of cooing, touching and questions from strangers. And while some mums don't mind the touching and attention, it canmake a lot of mums uncomfortable. 

One of those mums is Reddit user LadySilvie, who is expecting in July. 

Sick of strangers and family members touching her baby bump without permission, her husband came up with a hilarious solution. 

A gift my husband made for me to use when strangers/family get too grabby towards my belly without asking first from r/BabyBumps

He invested in a spray bottle of water and attached a meme from The Emperor's New Groove, saying "No Touchy" 

And the Internet is loving it.  

The mum-to-be commented on the post, further explaining the awkward situations she finds herself in. 

"My mum is one of the people who I got this 'teaching tool' for," she explained.

"She insists it is always coming from a place of love — people who remember being mums or want desperately to be mums and to feel what a baby moving feels like. They get so caught up in the miracle they just forget to ask and I can’t hold it against them." 


She continued to say that any pregnant woman has a right to refuse being touched, by strangers, family or anyone else. 

"I’m of the opinion that regardless of the intentions behind the touches, the mother’s personal boundaries must be respected and it is her right to say yes or no to belly touches.

"I went through miscarriage and infertility but I never once got caught up and grabbed a woman’s belly. I am an introvert and feel very uncomfortable with people touching me at any point, plus I have an anterior placenta so they can’t feel baby move anyway." 

At least with the spray bottle she "might be able to condition the behaviour at least out of our neighbourhood/family." 


Commenters, as well as finding the bottle hilarious, have agreed that more people need to respect a pregnant woman's boundaries. 

What do you think mums? Is it a good deterrent for too touchy strangers or do you embrace the belly rubs?  

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