Monday, November 20, 2017

Duggar Bloopers

Over the years, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have told multiple "messy baby" stories. Like the time when toddler Jana Duggar tracked an entire roll of toilet paper around the family's 900-square-foot house. Or the time when two-year-old Josh Duggar found a container of Petroleum Jelly and rubbed it all over himself.

With two young boys, Jill and Derick Dillard are experiencing their own "messy baby" scenarios. The other day, two-and-a-half-year-old Israel Dillard had some fun with a tube of diaper rash cream...by putting it in his hair. Even after a few washes with dish soap, his golden hair was still greasy.

Israel Dillard

Photo courtesy dillardfamily.com

136 comments:

  1. Dawn dishwashing liquid to the rescue! The stuff works miracles!

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    1. All moms know that diaper rash cream is made to adhere well to the skin, and anything else children choose. 😏 Dawn is the best for removal.

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    2. Dawn really is the best. It's more expensive than the bargain brand, but it works much better and a little goes a long way.

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    3. Ah, so that's what all the drama was about. I had no problem using Dawn on my kids' hair when they smeared an entire tub of Vaseline on each other.

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    4. It washed out cemented on toothpaste as well!

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  2. Oh, my, how funny! Little kids will always do funny, messy things. As a parent, just roll with it:)

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  3. Cute. However I still have a rather bad taste in mouth about Derick, his actions could have been the finale straw for Counting On. Time will tell....perhaps leave his name out of posts for a bit and let us all recover.

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    1. Buffy Peterman-IsonNovember 20, 2017 at 7:33 PM

      No recovery needed here. I agree with his statements. They were tasteful without deflecting from his point of view. Tolerance leads us all to acceptance and we do not have to accept homosexual or transgender as right.

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    2. Huh? You have a nasty taste in your mouth because someone stated their views? Some of us would be quite disappointed if Ellie left out information about Derick. If you don't like hearing about him, just don't get on the blog. It's really that simple.

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    3. "His actions"?! Derick did nothing wrong. He has a first amendment right to state his opinion, which was not in "bad taste" at all!

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    4. Well Derick is Israel's dad, they can't be like Jill and blanks son.... I don't know why they need to leave him out. He did nothing to us so I'm not sure why you want him to be left out.

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    5. I agree with Kathy's post. I understand Derek's point of view and will defend to the max his right to have that point of view, even if it differs from mine. However, I wish he would not have named names, singling out Jazz. He could have spoken on transgender, dismorphia in more general terms. That would have made his Comments more pallitable to me.

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    6. Thank you anonymous 4:42. I really enjoy the Duggar shows and have for years. Derick has every right to express himself, the bad taste for comes from how he did it and what it might cost in term of TLC continuing the show.

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    7. It seems more than a little ironic that some of the same posters who were quick to forgive Josh and lectured/shamed others for their reluctance, seem to be struggling with forgiving Derick's issue/"misstep".

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    8. Don't include me in that group, 8:58. Josh and Derick are both firmly implanted in the Dog House and will remain there indefinitely.

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    9. After what happened with 19 kids Derick should have known to be careful, now we may lose another show. Forgiving someone does not mean you agree with what they did or that you want to continue to interact with them.

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    10. 8:58, I don't understand how you can make the statement that you did. So many posts come up anonymous (like mine because I don't have a Google account). How do you know "so many posters" forgave Josh but not Derek. I would guess, after reading the comments, that actually more people forgive Derek than Josh. Forgiveness gets bantered around quite a bit. This is how I have come to understand forgiveness - It's not easy to forgive, but we are called to, for our own peace of mind. Forgiveness doesn't mean we make excuses for the one who has wronged others nor does it absolutely guarantee that we will forget. But it puts the person in God's hands to help us move on. It's actually God's gift to us, in Christ. And we all need God's forgiveness. I know I need to not dwell on these issues. - Barbara

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    11. I happen to agree with Derick. He is also a member of the family. Why would he be left out just because non family members don't agree? Fortunately we can still express personal opinions in a non threatening manner. Unfortunately not everyone thinks it's ok to have an opinion different then their own.

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    12. To be clear those of you who are fast to comment about what Derick accusing him of bullying are the very ones who everyday say mean hateful things about the Duggars and you call them by names with no regard to their ages if you are allowed your appention why isn't he

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  4. It doesn't look like he did too much damage, infact hes very clean looking just a little patch on his head. One of mine frosted himself and the carpet with a tub of cream. Hes only two mischief is his job!

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    1. My twins did the same...looked like casper!

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    2. Ditto! We had the big $20 jar and he gooped it out and painted himself with it. It was hilarious but it took forever to get it all off!

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  5. I can completely empathize! Too many stories to share on this end... but yes I can empathize! The best story is when one of the little people decides to be hair dresser!!!

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  6. I guess we all have at least one of those stories! My two favorites were probably the time my toddler spread pork and beans all over his face and head, and the time he got hold of the corn starch! These moments make the most adorable pictures!

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  7. Any updates on renewal dates? I’m guessing Duggars and TLC are once again reinventing the “Counting On” series. Perhaps a spin-off of just Jinger/Jeremy?

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    1. Why would they do just jermy and jinger?

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    2. I heard the show is done, and the Duggars are all relieved to get busy with a "normal" life off TV.

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    3. Jinger and Jeremy are the only couple who are slightly interesting.

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    4. I think they're done. I personally think Jim Bob should have gotten a YouTube channel and pressed on with his life instead of letting TLC and the show's detractors call the shots. Counting On, let's face it, is BORING. Yes, it's neat to see the older kids marry off and start families but Jim Bob and Michelle were way more interesting.

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  8. Tell Jill to try Dawn dish soap!is probably the only thing that will help. Diaper rash cream is the worst!

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  9. What about John David? Jana? Josiah?Jed and Jer? Jason? What are they doing these days?

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    1. If they're not planning a wedding or having a baby, in Duggarland they're doing nada!

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  10. I know about those things having 8 children and 10+ grandkids lots of messy baby moments. Enjoy them they go by to fast

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  11. He's such a cute little boy! You just want to hug him! God bless you Jill and Derrick. I hope you have a nice thanksgiving😄

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  12. who would watch and photograph while their child does this? I don't get it..

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    1. I am guessing that no one was watching him do it but just saw after the fact. I always take pictures of after the fact when my kids do something just to show Dad when he comes home. Otherwise, no words can explain certain things that happen during the day otherwise!!!

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    2. You don't watch and photograph, you come across the child after he's done the deed and preserve the moment on film for posterity.

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    3. I think a better question would be, "DID they watch and photograph their child in the act?" My guess is that they found him after the fact. At that point, they could either get angry or see the humor in it. Aren't you glad they chose the one that nurtures their child?

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    4. Pretty sure the photo was taken after the fact, not during the act. Kids can get into stuff pretty darn quick.

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    5. Spoken like someone who's never been a parent...

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    6. It has nothing to do with having children or not... it's about common sense and responsibility.

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    7. A few moments to capture the memory was worth more than getting it cleaned up and taken care of that much faster. Looks to me like everyone survived and they have a funny memory. (Spoken by a responsible mother of 3 with common sense).

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  13. Aw...that is so cute. I come from a big family (not Duggar sized but 8 kids) and some of the shenanigans we got into...ugh. It's adorable to see but I'm sure it wasn't too fun to try and clean up Jill!
    No matter, they are adorable, sticky or not.

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  14. I hope he didn't try to eat any. Shouldn't that stuff come with a child-proof cap?

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    1. It does come child-proof. They probably got the gentilc brand and that does cone child proof.

      My kids never touched that stuff because I keep it up really high that they could reach it.

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    2. Kept it up high, as you're supposed to!

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    3. Maybe they do keep it up high. My kids climbed on things when they really wanted to get something. She could have left it in the diaper bag and not thought about Israel getting into it.

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    4. Yes, you should keep things like this either up high or locked up with child-proof locks. Thank God (seriously) that Israel didn't get any of it in his eyes. Sometimes even keeping it up high isn't foolproof, if you've got a climber though (as my mother recounts with my brother). Child-proof locks worked well for us.

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    5. That up high comment works only if you have an only child and not a climber. I was the youngest and the one ahead of me was four years older. I got into plenty of mis

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    6. Jill you are doing just fine. Likely those who slam are not even parents so they are clueless. Keep the children bearded toward Christ and yourself the same. Don't fret over the public opinion it is only His opinion you need to strive for approval.

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    7. Like no one's kids ever got into the shampoo or something. Please! All it takes is one second of her focusing on changing Samuel and Izzy is off and running.

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    8. There are a myriad of childproofing devices on the market these days that keep kids out of drawers and cabinets. If you're over 40, your parents probably didn't have them. But there's no excuse for not using them these days. Some are engineered extremely cleverly. I thought that Counting On made a big deal of showing Jessa doing this to her house one episode? Yet Jill's house is wide open to toddlers??

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    9. Finding the diaper cream doesn't mean her house is "wide open to toddlers!." We really have no idea how it happened, where she keeps her diaper cream, or any other details. Why not be charitable instead of assuming there must be a negative backstory?

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    10. It’s diaper cream, not bleach people.

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  15. Ahh he is so cute. little kids sure add so much laughter and joy to life. Lol.

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  16. I have a lot of memories as a child but I don't remember It all. But Iam grown up now Iam 29 next year 30. Me & My brothers are grown up now.

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  17. I just love Israel, he is such a sweet, polite little boy. I hope we get to see more of him and meet his little brother Samuel. And I sure hope we get to see Jill.

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  18. Oh good grief! I’d hardly call that a mess. How about showing a real mess?

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    1. I wouldn't want to see a real mess! This happened many years ago when my daughter wasn't quite walking yet. She was supposedly napping in her crib, and when I checked on her, she had smeared diaper contents all over herself. She never did that again! She did the Vaseline smear also. Memories!

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    2. I don't know, if I were the one who had to clean it up, I'd probably call it a mess too.

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    3. Are you really complaining that their mess isn't messy enough?

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  19. Why weren't they watching their kids?

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    1. No parent is 100% perfect. It's called life and things happen.

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    2. You must not have children. You can’t watch them 100 percent of the time. You have to use the restroom, cook dinner, feed the baby.... With children you can turn your head for a few seconds, and they have gotten into mischief.

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    3. Little toddlers are fast and impetuous, so yeas you have to really watch them and watch where you leave/put things and how accessible they could be to your child. Having said that, all it takes is a couple of seconds for something to happen and no parent is perfect or ever going to be, 100% of the time. Sometimes a parent doesn't realize until something like this happens that their child has acquired a new skill set or more quickly than they anticipated. Standing behind a harried mom & grandmom this morning in line, I watched a tiny toddler unwrap some pretty sophisticated packaging this morning, eyes intent on devouring a nearly softball-sized chocolate treat. So I commented loudly and pointedly how smart the little girl was to have gotten the packaging open.Her surprised Grandmom quickly intervened. ;)

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    4. Do you actually have any children? It's not always as easy as it sounds. And it's not like babysitting, where your job is dedicated to keeping a constant eye on the kid(s). When you're a parent, you're pulled in multiple directions with food prep and clean up, laundry, bill paying, etc., etc., etc. Messes happen.

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    5. You have to develop good habits that prevent accidents like this from happening. Some adult left that tube within reach, and shouldn't have.

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    6. We don't know they left it in reach. We don't know any details.

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    7. Jill has more experience with babies and toddlers than the rest of us mothers combined since she’s always had charge of at least one. I’m sure her habits are better than yours 1:09

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  20. When are the Duggers going to make a statement about Derek and TLC. The longer they wait the more negative it's going to be for them

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    1. Derick is not a child, therefore he doesn't need his in-laws to make a statement.

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    2. Regina, for normal people that may be true but let's not forget this is the family who had to make a statement for "grown-up" Josh. His Mommy, Daddy and two sisters/victims spoke up on his behalf. He never made public comment or apology for himself.

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    3. As a Member of the Duggar family the Duggers need to make a statement. They made a statement after Josh’s scandal and Josh is not a child either

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    4. Josh was a grown man but mommy and daddy dugger put a statement together. Derick is no different.

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    5. @5:55. Josh did make a public statement and apology. FYI.

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    6. Jim-Bob and Michelle aren't Derick's Mommy and Daddy so they don't need to make a statement.

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  21. do you even know how harsh dish soap is for the skin?

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  22. My favorite memory of one of our daughters is waking up one Saturday morning to the sound of snipping in my ear! My husband and I woke up to find our oldest in our bed giving us haircuts! She had taken her small child craft scissors which were located in a craft cupboard, and had cut chunks from her hair and was busy giving us makeovers as well! Lol, Eileen.

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    1. LOL. That is hilarious LOL My daughter cut her 2 yr. old brothers hair. A chunk off the front and some chunks off the side. LOL

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    2. Ha, ha, ha!!! 😂😂😂

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    3. That is so funny!!!!!!!! I'd be so upset if one of our kids had done that! Bad enough that my youngest cut his curtains, blanket, sheet, and own hair.

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    4. Why is this funny?? I am horrified! The child could have hurt herself with the scissors, cut an electrical cord, put them in an electrical outlet...etc.

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    5. Anon @10:27, yes, the child could have been hurt, but thankfully wasn't. Sometimes in a situation like that, you have to laugh at it later. Otherwise, most parents would lose their sanity. I'm sure after this happened the parents made double sure that the scissors were put somewhere where the child couldn't possibly reach them. Sometimes even the most contentious parents don't think of everything that a child might get into. Thankfully most of these situations just turn into funny stories to be told later.

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  23. Dry shampoo will absorb it and then wash it out later. I brushed my teeth accidentally once with diaper ointment and it was nasty tasting and I couldn't get it off my gums. ick! LOL

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    1. Ewwwww. That must have been awful!!

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  24. My son had the greatest time with plain yogurt. It was all over him, the chair, table, floor, wall, etc.. I took a pick then proceeded to clean up the mess.

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  25. The one with Josh and Vaseline is funny but when my youngest was little she had extremely dry skin. We rubbed Vaseline from neck to toes after every bath!

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  26. Oh, yeah, the morning my two woke up early and "powdered" my one with cayenne pepper....head to toe, entire crib, too.

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  27. seems odd he has it in his hair but not on his hands?

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    1. Probably staged. No child could do that and not get it all over their hands.

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    2. Yeah I have suspicions this 'event' was either staged for the camera or made out to be a bigger deal than it really was.

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    3. They didn't make it out to be a "big deal," just shared something their kid did, like many people do on Facebook.

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    4. I think this pic was taken after he had been cleaned, but it was still in his hair, and she had him hold the diaper rash cream for the picture.

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  28. If Dawn dish soap doesn’t work, go with shampoo. Some sort of baby shampoo that won’t irritate his eyes, should it get in there. Good luck!

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  29. hahahaha KIDS! My grands did something similar when they were that age....only it was paint! They had white paint streaks on everything. And the thing was, everyone else tried opening that paint bucket and no one could get it, but the babies did. LOL

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  30. Has TLC made a decision on the future of Counting On???

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  31. Thanks you for the sweet pics of Israel. With TLC pulling Derrick from the show I doubt we would see any of this sweet boy -at least I would hope Jill would not be on a show that tries to silent her husband's right to free speech - then again I would hope none of the Duggars would continue on this very bigoted network. As much as I love the Duggars I will no longer watch any program on TLC. With the pulling of 19 kids to appease haters of anyone with Christian values then not allowing the parent on Counting On (well allowing small amounts and no Grandma Duggar or little kids) I was shocked the family continued with this network. Now with this latest bigotry from TLC I keep waiting for a comment from the family hoping they will condemn these illegal and bigoted actions from TLC. I hope they choose not to continue with such a horrible network.

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    1. Betty, I don't know that another network would give the Duggars a show. Will have to keep up with them on social media and People magazine. Networks don't automatically give anyone a TV show just because they may want one. Duggars need to take a breather, they must be tired of cameras in their faces for 10 years and "Counting"!

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    2. I think Derick, along with many others like him, are way too preoccupied with GLBT folks. I don’t think they are seeking approval from those opposed, just respect and the opportunity to live their lives free from discrimination and scorn. Jazz Jennings and her family did not deserve such derogatory attacks from him. Derick needs to learn some tact, and to just move on.

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    3. Nobody "silenced" her husband! He spoke out then and he's still speaking out. TLC doesn't want to be part of his platform for that, and I don't blame them. You shouldn't go around biting the hand that feeds you.

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    4. I thought betty was the one who, a few weeks ago, was telling everyone to write to TLC to get another season to air. Now TLC is horrible, bigoted, doing illegal things (??), and the Duggars should have no part of them? When exactly did the wind change direction??

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    5. I watch the Jazz show, and I don't think Jazz needs any protection from Derick. That show does their share of putting down people who aren't on board with the transgender movement.

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  32. With diaper rash cream in the hair you have to jump from the frying pan to the fire:
    Remove cream from dry hair with oil, e.g. sunflower oil. Then wash oily hair with normal shampoo. Voilá.

    Best regards from Germany!

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  33. Jill is a housewife. Where was she? A good mom has no dangerous goods around and watches her kids!

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    1. "Where was she"? Making dinner, doing laundry, vacuuming, feeding/changing Samuel, etc, etc. Being at home doesn't mean you're constantly staring at your children. Two year olds are curious and quick. I doubt there is any parent who hasn't had something like this happen when their kids were this age.

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    2. Maybe in the restroom. Yes, moms have to go too. She could have been nursing the baby or cooking dinner as well. No one can keep their kids out of all mischief.

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    3. Have you ever been or are you even a parent? If so, your small children never fell down and skinned their knees, bumped their head, got a boo-boo or anything while in your care? They never got into a single thing while growing up that they weren't supposed to (taking pans/dishes/other items out of any cabinet, clothes out of drawers, books off bookcases, toys out of toy boxes or off shelves, touching things they weren't supposed to, etc.)? Neither parent or housewife equal omniscient (unlimited awareness, knowledge, having foresight of future events) or omnipresent. Can we show a little grace and be thankful it wasn't something major? Hopefully, it was a wake-up call for Jill and Derick both to be a little more mindful of their little guys though going forward. Our pediatrician told us early in that as soon as your baby can scoot, it's Game On= You need to watch them all the time or put them somewhere safe (playpen/crib/play yard) while you do something where you can't watch them. He also warned us that their skills would progress faster than we'd think, so always be aware of that in relation to where they were and what was "available" to them. ;)

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    4. Let's not go there judging her. We have no idea how this happened. Housewives usually have a lot on their plate, especially with more than one child.

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    5. With a house full of cats not kids (but not much difference when it comes to antics), I'm well aware of how everything must be kept out of reach. Jill let her guard down there or had a lapse of judgement to leave that cream within reach.

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    6. Ugh! So says the perfect "housewife"?

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    7. How hard it is to remember to put stuff up out of reach?

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    8. We don't know she left it within reach!! Kids can be very resourceful, can climb, can figure out how to open things, etc. Hate how so many people are self-righteously rushing to judge without knowing ANY of the details other than what we can see in the picture!

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    9. Why do so many here think that being a parent all of the sudden makes you any better or smarter than someone who is not, and somehow gives you a free pass on taking responsibility? Now who's bring judgemental?

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  34. Please no more info about Derrick. As a true Christian i am shokked about what he did!!

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    1. Derick just said what the Bible says. No Christian should be shocked by it. We should all believe as God does.

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    2. And some of us are "shokked" that he was fired and would like to stay up-to-date on his and his family's life.

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  35. Once again, folks, Derick was not let go from TLC for his beliefs, but for trashing another TLC employee. You can't speak badly publicly about your employer and expect to keep your job..Derick did that, so he's toast.

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  36. Jill, just be glad he didn't make a paste of sugar, lemonade mix, and water and spread it all over the kitchen. Even after cleanup, it required an exterminator to get rid of the ants.

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  37. I am floored that a parent would worry more about taking and posting photos than cleaning up their own child and keeping things like that out of children's reach. He could have ingested the stuff while she was busy messing with the camera!

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    1. Oh, goodness. How long does it take to snap a couple of pictures?

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    2. And if he had ingested a little, he would have lived. Chill out! It doesn't take a lot to floor you, does it. No sense of humor!

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    3. Why do you think they started putting childproof openings on detergent pods? Because parents weren't being vigilant enough. Not everything you ingest "a little" of results in the same outcome. There's no humor in that.

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  38. Jill and Derick seem like very ordinary people doing ordinary things but they make their life so public. For what?

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  39. Thank goodnees he didn't end up in the ER from eating it or getting it in his eyes! It is not fifficult to keep toxic things like this, or dangerous objects aways from children. As a parent, it is your responsibility. Just prioritize... what is more important.., child safety or laundry? And yes, it is possible to do both. My mother did. My brother and I never got into stuff, becsuse it was not anywhere where we could ever get into. I have been a full time nanny too..., it is your job as a parent or caregiver to keep kids safe. I feel it's not appropriate to joke about a mishap that could have csused harm and easily been prevented.

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    1. *Eye roll*. Helicopter parent, accidents can happen, hence the name accident. Sometimes a mom has to use the bathroom, or other such thing, and it is amazing how resourceful a toddler can be. Don't worry, eating diaper rash cream isn't fatal. Trust me, I know. This "bad mother" had a toddler eat some. He had a little indigestion, but he survived. Chill out. Nobody's perfect, and even when you try to be viligant, sometimes things slip by. Have a sense of humor and stop being so judgy.

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    2. Anonymous @ 3:53- You can disagree without calling names. No need to insult someone because you disagree with them- that is "judgy". Anonymous @11:06 is spot on- it is our responsibility as parents to be aware of what our children could get into and try to be "one step ahead". It is a habit that caring parents make a priority. It's called parenting: mom/dad make a practice of using safety measures (childproof locks, toddler gates, playpens/play yards, etc.), putting things up out reach, and paying attention to their children. No hovering necessary. Having said that, children are unpredictable by nature and things happen sometimes quickly. We know a kids-will-be-kids Preschool Teacher mom who thought it was "humorous" that her unsupervised preschooler called 911 (on more than one occasion)- I'm sure the Fire Department didn't find it so humorous, especially the day he started a fire under their deck. Many ER visits don't turn out as well for the child when mom/dad/the sitter wasn't paying attention.

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    3. Calling someone a helicopter is pretty judgy on your part, isn't it? here is nothing wrong with being a good, conscientious parent. Accidents can most assuredly be avoidable, especially in this case.

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  40. I can tell by these remarks who has children and who doesn't. The pictures were great. I was the world's best parent until my first child was born. Thanks for reminding us that we are all human and to look for humor when possible. I hope these photos bring smiles to Israel's parents' faces for years to come.

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    1. Just because one is childless does not render them lacking common sense. Being a parent doesn't turn you into a super hero who is exempt from responsibility.

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