Sweet Baby Gets Startling Jack-in-the-Box Surprise (VIDEO)

Baby with Jack in the BoxAh, the Jack-in-the-box, a toy as old as time. From little puppies to freaky clowns, hundreds of variations of this pop-up toy have been developed to teach children cause and effect. No matter how often I'm around them, each time the winding starts, I brace myself and always give just a little start when the little creature or Jack pops up.

So I can only imagine how startling it must be for little babies to witness this angst-filled anticipation. Most of them jump with their eyes bugging out, and some find it hilarious. Others, like the baby in this video, find the whole experience downright terrifying.


Poor baby, but you have to admit it's kind of funny. Hopefully, her parents put the thing away, though, and don't torture her with it ... even for a fun party trick. Though showing the video wouldn't be bad entertainment.

It's funny what terrifies children. For my son, it was walking, moving characters, like Mickey Mouse at Disney World. He was terrified of them, and even at 8, he still eyes them with more than a little suspicion. My 2-year-old daughter, on the other hand, can't get enough characters, but show her anything that resembles a Koosh ball and she freaks. Kids are funny like that, and sometimes you just never know what's going to take them for a loop -- another of the wonderful discoveries of parenthood.

What toys scare your children?

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