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Mum ‘Kidnaps’ Baby to Teach Husband a Lesson

Mum ‘Kidnaps’ Baby to Teach Husband a Lesson


A mum says she had no choice but to ‘kidnap’ her own baby in order to teach her husband a lesson. Do you think she went too far or would you have done the same?

Writing into Reddit, the woman explains that she had no option but to leave her baby in the care of her husband while she went back to work. She was apprehensive to say the least but was pleasantly surprised when she’d come home and find him engaged with the baby who seemed settled and happy.

Unfortunately things weren’t quite as rosy as they appeared. So after a neighbour spilled the beans on what really went on, the mum took matters into her own hands.

Here’s her story:

“I recently started working again after having my daughter (4m). Daycare is too expensive so my husband reluctantly agreed to stay home. It’s important to know that he’s been unemployed since 2021. He receives benefits.”

“He doesn’t cook, clean, or help out in any way. I was nervous about leaving her home with her father but I had no choice. When I came back from work she was clean, and sleeping. The next few times I came home he was either playing with her, feeding her, or out for a walk with her. I was happy.”

That’s when the whole story was revealed.

“A few days ago my neighbour told me that as soon as I leave the baby cries and she cries for hours. She said that she knocked on our door and he finally answered it. He was sleeping. I concluded that he sleeps all day and right. Before I come home he pretends to care for her.”

That’s when the mum hatched her plan.

“I left home at my regular time, waited 30 minutes and then went home. Sure enough he was knocked out sleep with his stupid noise cancelling headphones on. I went to my daughter’s room, scooped her up and took her to my friend’s house.

“I waited about two hours and I finally called him to tell him that I was coming home early. He called me back saying that he can’t find the baby. He told me that he was going to call the police but before he did I told him what I did.”

Her husband lost his shit! So much so that he had to call his mum for support.

“When I got home his mother was there ‘calming his nerves’ because he had a panic attack. She also called me an asshole. My husband decided to sleep at her house. Family members are telling me that I’m a terrible person.”

Reddit commenters sided with the mum though, saying she had every right to do what she did.

“Sleeping with noise cancelling headphones as the only adult in the home caring for a 4M old is ridiculous and dangerous!” wrote one.

“He is not an appropriate caretaker for your child and if I were you, I’d be reconsidering the relationship completely.”

Another added, “Someone could have actually kidnapped your child. Or she could have got sick or chocked or needed a nappy change. He is neglecting your child. I cannot believe his mum (her grandmother) hasn’t torn him a new one over this.” While one said: “Unemployed and won’t even look after his own kid? This guy’s a leech, you deserve better.”
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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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