The Internet Is Furious at This Instagram Mom Who Did Yoga Above Her Baby

The Internet Is Furious at This Instagram Mom Who Did Yoga Above Her Baby
Source: Instagram
Source: Instagram

The latest mom-stunt to go viral features a fitness guru doing some intense power yoga moves atop a wooden crib — all while her baby watches from below.

"Putting Sage's bed to use for this fun crib workout," Melanie Darnell — who goes by @fitmomma4two on Instagram — wrote in a caption on a video clip last week. "No gym, no problem; everyday household items can be great workout equipment. As moms we are great at thinking outside the box!"

A photo posted by (@) on

As with stories of past internet fitness moms who have used children as props in their power yoga routines, Darnell's clip has generated quite a bit of controversy in the Instamom community. Many of her followers expressed concern that doing such flashy acrobatic moves mere inches above her lil' baby's skull was not a good idea!

"You're gonna crush your kid someday," one commenter remarked. "Stop putting your child at risk," added another. "Safety for you and your child should be your first concern."

Despite many other comments echoing this sentiment, Darnell has remained staunch in her defense of her outside-the-box (or shall we say crib?) workout.

"It makes me a little bit sad, with people thinking that I'm putting my child in danger," she told People. "But in my opinion, I'm not. I'm taking precautions. I know my skill set. I know what I'm safely capable of performing."

This wasn't enough to satisfy her critics though, as another commenter remarked that "no one should assume that something like a crib is safe enough to withstand this!"

Indeed, it does not seem very safe to assume that a random wooden crib from Buy Buy Baby is strong enough to double as gym equipment. Not to mention: What if you accidentally kick the baby?!

Source: YouTube

How much do you trust the information in this article?

Nicolas DiDomizio

Nicolas DiDomizio is a Staff Connections Writer at Mic. Prior to Mic, he was at MTV for 3 years. He holds a masters from NYU and a bachelors from Western Connecticut State University. Contact him at nic@mic.com.

MORE FROM

Six months after the Women’s March on Washington, the Resistance Revival has a message for Trump

"Well I/ Went down to the White House and I/ Took back what they stole from me," the Resistance Revival Chorus sang in a Times Square flash mob last weekend.

20 attorneys general write letter urging Betsy DeVos to keep sexual assault protections

The attorneys general reminded DeVos that scrapping Title IX guidance will have a chilling effect on sexual assault and rape reporting rates.

New study suggests high workloads and aging doctor population means looming OB-GYN shortage

Obstetricians and gynecologists are overworked at nearing retirement age — without a younger contingent to replace them.

Why pro-life doctors want the First Amendment to protect their right to lie to patients

Crisis pregnancy centers believe they should be exempt from a law saying they should inform patients about all their medical options, including abortions.

‘Brown Girls’ wants to tell women of color’s stories in all their messy, complicated glory

Creators Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey want to let their characters break free of the neat identity categories people are wont to place them in.

One woman living in R Kelly’s alleged “sex cult” says everything is fine. That doesn’t mean it is.

Jocelyn Savage says she's "happy" and "totally fine" in her arrangement with R. Kelly. Experts say that's common behavior among abuse survivors.

Six months after the Women’s March on Washington, the Resistance Revival has a message for Trump

"Well I/ Went down to the White House and I/ Took back what they stole from me," the Resistance Revival Chorus sang in a Times Square flash mob last weekend.

20 attorneys general write letter urging Betsy DeVos to keep sexual assault protections

The attorneys general reminded DeVos that scrapping Title IX guidance will have a chilling effect on sexual assault and rape reporting rates.

New study suggests high workloads and aging doctor population means looming OB-GYN shortage

Obstetricians and gynecologists are overworked at nearing retirement age — without a younger contingent to replace them.

Why pro-life doctors want the First Amendment to protect their right to lie to patients

Crisis pregnancy centers believe they should be exempt from a law saying they should inform patients about all their medical options, including abortions.

‘Brown Girls’ wants to tell women of color’s stories in all their messy, complicated glory

Creators Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey want to let their characters break free of the neat identity categories people are wont to place them in.

One woman living in R Kelly’s alleged “sex cult” says everything is fine. That doesn’t mean it is.

Jocelyn Savage says she's "happy" and "totally fine" in her arrangement with R. Kelly. Experts say that's common behavior among abuse survivors.