The Very Hungry Baby – A Parody

Once upon a time there was a very tiny and very hungry baby.

One Monday afternoon, after crying for a solid hour, the baby’s mother realised she was looking for some food.

So the very hungry baby drank 4 oz of milk. But she was still hungry.

On Tuesday she drank 8 oz of milk but she was still hungry.

On Wednesday she ate through three bowls of baby porridge but she was still hungry.

On Thursday she ate through four bags of carrot stick crisps but she was still hungry.

On Friday she ate through five Annabel-Karmel-esque dinners and the TV remote.


On Saturday, Mummy couldn’t remember the last time the very hungry baby had pooed.

Mummy wondered if she should be a scourge on the NHS and phone the very hungry baby’s GP.

But then there were some gurgling noises and the very hungry baby pooed her way through:-

one white vest,
one spotty sleep suit,
one Tesco own brand nappy,
one pink H&M top,
one double pack of M&S leggings,
one flowery dress,
one stripy romper,
one pair of baby Gap jeans,
one swim nappy and
one pair of pajamas from Next.

That night the washing machine had a stomachache.






The next day was Sunday and Mummy had a nice cold glass of wine (in the evening not at lunchtime) and after that she felt much better.





Now the very hungry baby wasn’t crying anymore; she had become a BEAUTIFUL sleeping baby!

For 37 minutes or so.




This parody is obviously based on the fantastic book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by the amazing Eric Carle!


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  1. 28th July 2017 / 5:29 am

    For 37 minutes or so…BRILLIANT! I enjoyed your version of the caterpillar story! #BlogCrush

  2. 28th July 2017 / 5:54 am

    Hilarious! ‘But Im still hungry’ is a common thread in our household! Haha great post. #BlogCrush

  3. 28th July 2017 / 7:33 am

    Haha! One of my favourite books too. You absolutely nailed it here. This is like reading about my week. Great post x #blogcrush

  4. 28th July 2017 / 7:34 am

    Love it! I got so fed up with the cries of I’m hungry yesterday it’s a pleasure to be at work today! #blogstravaganza

  5. 28th July 2017 / 7:14 pm

    Brilliant!!! I have my very own hungry little baby and it shocks me the amount he can consume!! Ha ha wine definitely makes everything better xx nicky #Blogstravaganza

  6. 29th July 2017 / 7:28 pm

    Haha, this made me laugh! I much prefer your version of the story! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

  7. 30th July 2017 / 2:08 am

    hahahaha I was thinking about the very hungry caterpillar the whole time, love your parody #Blogstravaganza

  8. 2nd August 2017 / 6:58 am

    Love it. Poor washing machine! #dreamteam

  9. 2nd August 2017 / 10:59 am

    I was so hopeful for you with the sleeping, then I read the minutes! But 37 minutes is still better than no minutes at all. (As I used to tell myself when the Tubblet was the same age)

  10. 2nd August 2017 / 8:37 pm

    I’m going to say this..better than the original!! I have a very hungry baby on my hands too, would seriously eat all day if I let him xx #blogcrush

    • 2nd August 2017 / 9:59 pm

      Haha thanks Wendy, hope your v.hungry baby is at least a beautiful sleeping baby sometimes too!xx

  11. 4th August 2017 / 6:49 am

    I’m a massive fan of the original and this is even better! Who doesn’t need a wine cocoon to retreat into on a Saturday night haha. Thanks for linking up with us lovely. Your posts always put a smile on my face. #DreamTeam x

    • 4th August 2017 / 7:07 am

      Bahaha a ‘wine cacoon’ YES to that! Sounds amazing!! Thank you Dawn and thanks for hosting!!xx

  12. 4th August 2017 / 12:55 pm

    Ha! So funny. Glad I tripped over your blog today!


  13. 5th August 2017 / 8:47 pm

    How delightful to have this version — you are brilliant!

  14. 10th August 2017 / 12:41 am

    Haha – love it! This was so my first baby, though the second has always been difficult to get to eat! Thanks so much for joining us for #FridayFrolics

  15. 14th August 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Love it!! Every morning this features for our almost 5 year old too…he eats everything in (and out of) sight! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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