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People Share The Absolute Worst Reasons To Have A Baby

Reddit user callmevicious asked: 'What is the worst reason to have a baby? Why?'

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Chances are you've heard phrases like "our little miracle" or "bundle of joy" or something in a similar vein.

Those phrases are usually used to refer to babies.

When someone really wants a baby, and has the financial means, emotional support, and maturity to raise said baby, then they should definitely have one. Bringing a life into this world, or taking care of a life that has no one else to care for them, is wonderful.

However, wanting (and being able to support and take care of) a baby is the only good reason to have one.

Not because you think it's what you're supposed to do, or you want to make your parents happy by giving them a grandchild, or because you think it'll keep your marriage together, or any number of other reasons people will give you.

Chances are you've probably also heard the saying "Every child deserves parents, but not all parents deserve children."

That can be very true if you have a child for any other reason than truly wanting one.

Redditors know this all too well and are ready to share what they think are the absolute worst reasons to have a baby.

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The Tell-Tale Signs Someone Should Not Become A Parent

Reddit user SafetySnorkel asked: 'What are some signs you should NOT become a parent?'

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Some people are not cut out to be parents. Some are adamant about not having kids.

But when life circumstances change and a baby is all of a sudden presented in front of a skeptic, there could be the possibility of a 180. Did anyone watch Waitress?

Miraculous change of heart aside, there are plenty of people who are just not at all the parenting type and are not cut out to look after the life of an infant to see it through to becoming an adult.

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Where do babies come from?

One of life's greatest mysteries.

Or one of life's most solid truths.

But when we're young, we don't know all of the details.

But that doesn't mean there aren't questions.

Oh, the number of questions and curiosities.

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People Who Don't Want Kids Share The Real Reason Why
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Being a parent isn't for everybody.

That is a life lesson well learned.

Not everybody wants to have kids.

That maybe hard to believe, but the sooner we learn, the better.

If you want kids, please have them, just be sure and ready.

It's a hard journey.

Raising my dog has been stress enough.

Maybe if some of you hear why others don't want kids, you'll appreciate yours more.

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While starting a family and having children is a goal that many people have, some do not realize that it's not easy, fun, and loving one-hundred percent of the time. Rather, it's expensive, exhausting, and hard, though it might be worth it in the end.

With this in mind, people shared what they felt were the hardest hurdles of their parenting.

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