A number of viral phenomena first appeared on TikTok and have since spread across the app’s user base.
Hundreds of creators on the platform imitate these trends, which might be sounds, modifications, dances, or challenges. However, the trend remains engaging since each creative puts their own spin on it.
Choreographed dances set to popular songs are a common form of content that goes viral on TikTok. In its heyday, the dance movement set to the tune of Jason Derulo’s “Savage Love” attracted almost 750,000 TikToks a day from millions of users.
On the other hand, some users have used the site to lip sync memorable movie lines, such as Adam Driver saying, “Good soup.” Some people participate in or make up challenges, like sending the words to “Jenny” by Studio Killers by text message to a random person in their phone book.
However, it’s not usually a hit song or a famous person who sparks a new fad. It’s not only celebrities who attract the attention of TikTok users; sometimes it’s regular folks who record authentic situations.
“I’m only a baby,” “TikTok” fad
I’m only a baby is one of the most successful viral TikTok trends created by its producers. The tweets came from little.blooming.women, an Instagram page owned by Jordan Faeh and featuring her family—husband, four small daughters. On February 20, 2022, the first TikTok with the “I’m just a baby” sound effect was uploaded.
The video manages to be endearing, adorable, and amusing all at once. Jordan makes an effort to have a chat with her daughter Coco in this video.
Sound became popular among TikTok users, who started incorporating it into their own videos.
It first appeared in recordings of disobedient pets, then spread to those in which ungrateful spouses or grown children expected their parents to continue doting on them despite their obvious independence. We’d all like to be able to say, “I’m just a baby,” like Coco, to get out of doing what we should.
Exactly What Is Causing That “Little Babies” Noise?
It’s not so much the words spoken that make a TikTok sound great as the people speaking them. The memorable hook asks, “If you’re not real, then why do I feel this way?”
Linda Belcher, wife to Bob and mother of Tina, Gene, and Louise on Bob’s Burgers, is the source of the phrase “little babies.”
Linda remembers the time her husband took away her credit card because she had ordered too many tiny porcelain infants in Season 2 Episode 4 titled “Burgerboss.”
It’s both wacky and sweet that she’s sitting in front of a vanity, singing to a bunch of doll babies.
The Way People are Utilising this Noise.
TikTokers were moved by Linda Belcher’s openness about her private collection to reveal their own porcelain “babies,” and we’re not talking about dusty heirlooms from their own childhoods.
The sound is being used in TikTok posts to showcase new purchases that make perfect sense or are strangely soothing to their owners.
Now, a full decade after the episode first aired on Bob’s Burgers, the sound has been shared hundreds of times as people admit to their own cuddling habits.
Since the original animation clip was uploaded to TikTok in June of 2020, there have been over 61,000 videos made with the music.
So, Why did TikTok Remove little.blooming.women?
Shortly after its launch, the ‘I’m just a baby’ TikTok fad took an unexpected turn. Despite millions of TikToks using the sound and effusive praise for little.blooming.women’s account, which featured the adorable Coco and her snarky mom, the app has banned the account.
As soon as Jordan created her second account, little.blooming.women2, the ban was made public. Jordan used the account to repost the popular but now-deleted “I’m just a baby” TikTok. She also asked her supporters to assist her in recovering her account and its associated followers.
To this day, we still don’t know why little.blooming.women’s account was removed. Jordan claims that she tried to access her account one day and discovered that TikTok had destroyed it forever. There was no prior notice or reason for the deletion.
Furthermore, all of her efforts to restore access to her account have been fruitless. In spite of little.blooming.women2’s success in reuploading Coco’s video, the new version has far fewer views, likes, and comments than the original.
In the absence of any statement from TikTok and the inaccessibility of the original channel’s content, it is nearly impossible to ascertain the precise reason why Jordan was banned.
Some of the little.blooming.women2 commenters even suggested that TikTok may have banned the account on purpose to avoid paying the author.
Despite the fact that there’s probably a perfectly valid justification for the restriction, it’s still puzzling.
Unfairness is obvious when considering that millions of TikTok creators benefited from Jordan and Coco’s music while they were able to start over with no followers, likes, comments, or views.