i'm baby meme, girl reenacting a childhood photo wearing a lampshade

@katiefeeneyy/TikTok

The ‘I’m baby’ meme gets much more literal on TikTok

On TikTok, 'I'm baby' means something a little different.

 

Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Published Nov 14, 2019   Updated May 19, 2021, 11:02 pm CDT

The “I’m baby” meme has evolved quite a bit online, from a text message typo to a Twitter meme that allowed people to revert back to infancy (at least mentally and emotionally) without judgement. “I’m baby” has now arrived on TikTok, where it’s being applied more literally.

Featured Video Hide

In this iteration, users recreate photos from their childhood. Some are solo photos, some are with siblings and parents, and the trend has taken off in the last month.

Advertisement Hide

Advertisement Hide

Some people threw it back to actually being baby.

Pets got some love, too.

Advertisement Hide

It’s one of the more wholesome TikTok memes of the last few months, and a reminder that sometimes the awkwardness never leaves you.

READ MORE: 

Share this article
*First Published: Nov 14, 2019, 10:20 am CST