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


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

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

Nov 14, 2019, 10:20 am

Internet Culture

Audra Schroeder 

Audra Schroeder

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.

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.

Some people threw it back to actually being baby.

Pets got some love, too.

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


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*First Published: Nov 14, 2019, 10:20 am