This Baby Isn’t Having A Good Time – But It’s Not What You Think


This baby may look like it’s in trouble, but while it may not be having a good time, it’s going to be fine.


He’s not been stuffed into a plastic tube by misadventure, he’s actually getting an x-ray.

A hospital worker recently uploaded the picture to Reddit after wondering for years what the clear plastic contraptions were used for. The user, who goes by the name of Bretstar, wrote:

“I worked as a floor guy buffing and scrubbing at a hospital and every time I got to xray and radiology I always saw this machine sitting in the hallway and had to move it. I never once saw the xray tech grab it.”

As unpleasant (and hilarious) as it may look, this is a pretty normal procedure– the machine in question is called – no joke- a pigg-o-stat and it was designed to help keep infants and toddlers fidget-free and immobile while x-rays are taken.

The pigg-o-stat has quite a photo rap sheet.

Here’s one happy patient:


Here’s another:
cAnd here’s a video of the procedure in action (Warning- toddler crying loudly):

Any questions?