Sure, babies are cute, but when they have a conniption fit with no built-in off-switch, we may have regrettable imaginations about how to silence them.
So when a meme surfaces featuring babies being compromised (safely), it can be borderline satisfying.
So here's a dose of schadenfreude for you heartless reprobates.
Unless you're a parent, you probably have no idea how a baby is X-rayed.
This is how to keep a baby still during what can be a very tedious process.
I just found out this is how they X-ray small children and I can’t stop laughing https://t.co/crNsjYhtpK— Professor Finesser (@Professor Finesser)1556334102.0
Rest assured, the infant being contained is still able to breathe thanks to an opening in the cylindrical tube they're shoved into. And their legs have not been removed either.
Here's a better view of those photos.
Few parents had an unfortunate experience and didn't find Twitter's amusement over the photos particularly funny.
@mowziii @rgay Obviously you’ve never had a child in this device. I can tell you from experience that it’s traumati… https://t.co/6I52YGujMH— margot roth (@margot roth)1556397789.0
Their concern is that the experience is potentially frightening for the child.
However, most of the photos willingly posted by parents on social media present their tykes looking more annoyed than traumatized.
@heylisarenee @mowziii Yeah. The device is called a "Pigg-o-stat". Hold little ones still for chest x-rays. Doesn't… https://t.co/4iPXblZhgY— Allan Foster 🍺🍕 (@Allan Foster 🍺🍕)1556381139.0
@mowziii Glad I’m not the only one who finds this hilarious https://t.co/nLTPoGr5bs— HAYBALE (@HAYBALE)1556514508.0
@mowziii My son 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/RXfkVLNjFH— ju fine ass mama 🌹 (@ju fine ass mama 🌹)1556397264.0
Obviously, the capsules reminiscent of a sci-fi experiment were crafted to keep the babies from squirming, as they often do.
They're called Pigg-O-stat pediatric X-ray immobilization devices and are designed to help radiologists take accurate X-rays and to protect the babies from exposure to the harmful radiation.
One radiologist had to make do with the resources available to devise her own Pigg-O-stat to keep a baby still during an X-ray.
@mowziii I'm a radiographer in nigeria... In the hospital where i did my internship, myself and a colleague wanted… https://t.co/Wi4RUo2L2z— Suave (@Suave)1556400280.0
It does look super uncomfortable.
@__kca Omg, what a little munchkin 😂❤️ looks so unimpressed awww— Professor Finesser (@Professor Finesser)1556397454.0
@__kca @mowziii I can’t believe this is real 🤯— Amarachi E. (@Amarachi E.)1556479463.0
@mowziii @WretchedMorgan I thought these were test tube babies— Alberto Balsam (@Alberto Balsam)1556384097.0
Cue the memes!
@mowziii @tighearna14 Madeleine McCann who? https://t.co/UAT15zq5VA— dumb rat bastard (@dumb rat bastard)1556395723.0
@Luminescence_M @mowziii @tighearna14 Screaming Martini anyone?— dumb rat bastard (@dumb rat bastard)1556399779.0
@mowziii @soledadobrien https://t.co/UXfSTHgJxv— Iris McCarthy | Writer (@Iris McCarthy | Writer)1556399159.0
@mowziii @v_sneedjr1 This one look like “when they let me out, it’s over for y’all mfs” https://t.co/huhwjJkQZl— t’arya stark (@t’arya stark)1556376884.0
An Augustus Gloop reference from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was inevitable. Fortunately, glutttonous children are not punished by being sucked into a tube in real life.
@mowziii @hannahtraining https://t.co/bXCoReZoF3— Lauren (@Lauren)1556375720.0
@mowziii https://t.co/YjXMY4xXbz— Dylan Holmes of House Baratheon (@Dylan Holmes of House Baratheon)1556402020.0
Let this tyke speak for heself.
@mowziii *Record scratch *Looks into camera You are probably wondering how I got into this situation https://t.co/StscKqTOB9— Ramiel (@Ramiel)1556399089.0
Regardless if you thought it was funny or mean-spirited, we still couldn't contain ourselves.
Now if they develop ones for adults and MRIs...