The Best And Worst Things To Buy At Costco

Stores like Costco are very popular throughout the United States. People love that you can buy so many items in bulk at great prices from this store. From large volumes of laundry detergent to large packs of coffee pods, there are so many things you can buy at this store, but you have to know when it is actually a good deal. We have found the best and worst bargains from Costco so that you won’t waste your money. Continue reading to find out about the best deals. 

1. Buy: Quaker Oatmeal Variety Boxes

If you love to have oatmeal for breakfast but feel like you run out of it often, you should be buying it in bulk at one of the wholesale stores. 

Buy: Quaker Oatmeal Variety Boxes

When you buy it in bulk you are saving about $10 compared to buying smaller amounts more often. 

2. Don’t Buy: Condiments

Although condiments do not expire quickly, these giant bottles do take up much-needed fridge space. 

Don't Buy: Condiments

The giant-sized bottles that you can buy at the store are only necessary for large parties and barbeques. 

3. Buy: Healthy Organic Snacks

When you think of healthy foods, you probably associate them with higher prices. Surprisingly, Costco has some healthy bite-sized options at affordable prices. 

Buy: Healthy Organic Snacks

These Aussie Bites are filled with healthy ingredients, and they are only $12 for a pack of 32. You can have snacks for at least two weeks. 

4. Don’t Buy: Salsa

These giant salsa jars that you can buy at Costco are great when you are hosting a large group of people, but for everyday use, we recommend purchasing the regular-sized jar. 

Don't Buy: Salsa

If you have one of these jars and don’t finish it within a few days of opening, you will end up wasting money because salsa does not have a long shelf life. 

5. Buy: Cashews

At the grocery store, buying large jars of nuts can be very costly. This is another product that can be added to a healthy diet if they are affordable. 

Buy: Cashews


The Costco bulk nuts are a great buy and easy on your wallet. Also, they can be kept for a long time without the flavor being affected. 

6. Don’t Buy: Toothpaste

Many grocery stores offer points programs that get you coupons and discounts on products from time to time like toothpaste. 

Don't Buy: Toothpaste

Instead of having a stockpile of toothpaste, you can get a good deal on it at the grocery store instead. 

7. Buy: Variety Snack Boxes

When you were in school you probably remember how convenient these were to throw in your backpack for lunch. 

Buy: Variety Snack Boxes

The large boxes of individual-sized chip bags are excellent to keep in the house for a quick snack on the go. 

8. Don’t Buy: Spices

Unfortunately, spices lose their taste over time. When you buy spices in bulk, and they do not get used, they go to waste. 

Don't Buy: Spices

It is better to purchase only the basics such as salt, pepper, and spices you use daily, and then buy other species for specific recipes. 

9. Buy: Kirkland Vitamins

When you buy vitamins at the drug store, the price is usually marked up. You can even check the unit price to see how much you are being overcharged at stores like Walgreens and CVS. 

Buy: Kirkland Vitamins

Kirkland brand vitamins have the same ingredients as the name brands but they cost much less. Also they come in larger quantities, so you don’t have to make as many trips to the store. 

10. Don’t Buy: Tissues

If you are someone who has allergies or catches a cold, you will understand the importance of quality tissues for your nose. 

Don't Buy: Tissues

Unlike the quality brands, bulk tissues are rough on the skin and can easily cause irritation. It is better to invest a few extra dollars on soft tissues if you use them often. 

11. Buy: Batteries

As many people know, batteries are not cheap, but they are not something that needs to be purchased often. 

Buy: Batteries

It is better to buy the bulk option so you have many on hand whenever you need them. Also, when you go to Costco, the Kirkland brand batteries are made by Durrecell, but they cost a little less.

12. Don’t Buy: Soda

It is easy to assume that soda would be less expensive in bulk packs, but it is the same price as the grocery store.

Don't Buy: Soda

Packs of soda are the most common item to be discounted at the grocery store, so you might just get a better deal when you are doing your regular food shop. 

13. Buy: Milk

If you are someone with a big family that goes through a lot of milk, it will be worth is to purchase this milk from Costco. 

Buy: Milk

Some people advise against it because of the size and not being able to finish it. It could be a good money saver for your large milk-loving family. 

14. Don’t Buy: Hair Or Body Soaps

Like soda, soaps and shampoos are common products that are on sale at the grocery or drug store. Therefore, it is better to buy them there because they have good prices and a wide selection. 

Don't Buy: Hair Or Body Soaps


Instead of buying them in bulk you can just keep an eye out for deals at your local store. 

15. Buy: Coffee Pods

There are many people who advise against using the single use coffee pods because of the wasted plastic, but we understand the convince of making a sing cup of coffee. 

Buy: Coffee Pods

Sometime the pods can be very costly, so if you have a machine compatible with the Costco pods, this is something you might want to buy to save money. You will get way more for what you are paying. 

16. Don’t Buy: Detergent

Although it might seem obvious to buy detergent in large quantities, you might actually be wasting your money. 

Don't Buy: Detergent

About six months after you open detergent, it loses its pungency and it is not as effective on clothing. So, this would only be effective if you have a large family thag needs multiple loads of laundry to be done regularly. 

17. Buy: Rotisserie Chicken

The rotisserie chicken from Costco is a fan favorite because of the taste, and it is only $4.99! It can also feed a whole family which is a great bargain. 

Buy: Rotisserie Chicken


People are so obsessed with this chicken that the store sells about 157,000 chickens per day. 

18. Don’t Buy: Fresh Fruits And Vegetables

Buying fruits and vegetables in large quantities is a good idea when you have a family that goes through them quickly. Otherwise, the quality is not as good as some grocery stores, and they go bad quickly. 

Don't Buy: Fresh Fruits And Vegetables

Happy Gourmand

If you are looking to purchase in-season fruit, the grocery store might have a better deal for you. Also there is the option to buy organic fruits and vegetables at the local grocery store.  

19. Buy: Plastic Wrap

Buying plastic wrap in bulk actually makes a lot of sense. If you have the storage space for it, it is worth the buy. 

Buy: Plastic Wrap

Costco Wholesale

Not only are you saving money, but these are easier to use compared to the small rolls of cling wrap you usually find at the store. 

20. Don’t Buy: Kirkland Beer

Beer is not something you want to buy in a generic brand. While the price may be appealing you will instantly regret it once you taste the cheap beer. 

Don't Buy: Kirkland Beer

A Dan for All Seasons

Instead, stick to what you know because you won’t get the same taste from a low quality beer. It is even worth it to spend a little more on craft beer to support small businesses, and get a better tasting drink. 

21. Buy: Vanilla Extract

Although some people prefer to bake with fresh vanilla beans, this is a good option for those who don’t have a vanilla extract preference. When you buy it at the store, it usually comes in small bottles that run out quickly. 

Buy: Vanilla Extract


Vanilla extract does not lose flavor over time, so it is something you can keep in the pantry for a long time. This is definitely worth buying at a whole sale store rather than the grocery store. 

22. Don’t Buy: Books

It is hard to miss the long table of books in the middle of Costco. At first, you might assume that they would have the best prices, but the books do not apply to the bulk discount. 

Don't Buy: Books

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You can actually find better deals on books on Amazon or going to a second hand bookstore. There are much better deals, so skip this table when you walk through Costco. 

23. Buy: Breakfast Cereal

Buying breakfast cereal in larger quantities has many benefits. First, the regular size boxes don’t last long if you are someone who eats cereal regularly. Also, you won’t find the same deals on cereal at the store. 

Buy: Breakfast Cereal

These boxes are especially helpful when you have a big family that likes the same kind of cereal. Then, no one will be fighting about fifnishing the box after two days. 

24. Don’t Buy: Ground Coffee

Like the coffee pods, it might be logical to buy ground coffee in bulk, but we advise against it. Once ground coffee beans are exposed to air, they start to lose their flavor and strength. 

Don't Buy: Ground Coffee

Instead buy smaller amounts that you can finish. You don’t want to waste money on a coffee that won’t tast good after a while. Sometimes it is more important to only buy what you absolutely need. 

25. Buy: Tires

Tires are not cheap, and when you need new tires, you have to pay for the service as well as the tires. Costco tires come at a discounted price and you get high quality service for free. 

Buy: Tires


Why spend hundreds of dollars when you could go to Costco and get the same thing with quality service. 

26. Buy: Toilet Paper

When you have bills to pay, it is important to try an save money whenever possible. Instead of going for the small pack of four-ply toilet paper, purchase the bulk pack from a wholesale store. 

Buy: Toilet Paper

The quality is average, but you will save a ton of money and have a toilet paper supply that will last you months. 

27. Buy: Peanut Butter

Unless you or someone you live with has a peanuts allergy, peanut butter is a staple in most households. Peanut butter can be used in so many different ways, so it is worth it to buy in bulk. 

Buy: Peanut Butter

You will never run out, and it takes a long time for this product to go bad. This is one of the best ways to save some money when grocery shopping. 

28. Buy: Olive Oil

Olive oil is another staple that is used in almost every household on a regular basis; some people use it everyday. It is definitely worth buy these jugs of olive oil at Costco. 

Buy: Olive Oil

Costco Business Center

Besides saving money, the Costco brand olive oil is actually high quality and can be used for many different things in the kitchen. You can even use olive oil in DIY skin and hair treatments. 

29. Buy: Maple Syrup

When you want to buy pure maple syrup, you are stuck paying the price because it is not cheap. Most syrups are made with artificial flavoring and lots of sugar. 

Buy: Maple Syrup

The Kirkland brand syrup is not only a great deal, but the flavor is actually quite tasty. You will end up paying half the price you would see at the grocery store. 

30. Buy: Raw Cookie Dough

Something that is not widely known is that you can buy boxes of raw pastries from Costco to take home and bake yourself. You just have to go to the bakery counter and ask.

Buy: Raw Cookie Dough

Courtney LaValley

This saves you a ton of money. When you buy a regular pack of precut raw cookie dough from the store, it is usually $7.99, but when you get it from the Costco bakery, it is 120 fresh cookies for $22.99!

31. Buy: Bagels

While people from New York and New Jersey nmight argue who has the best bagels, Costco is also in that competition. They are also available in large quantities for a price that can’t be beat. 

Buy: Bagels

Costco West Fan Blog

They are sold in packs of two, so all you have to do is pick the two flavors you like and you are set for breakfast or lunch for a while. They can also be frozen and reheated to make them last longer. 

32. Buy: Kirkland Almond Milk

Unlike regular dairy milk, almond milk has a much longer shelf life. It is a great substitute for those who have issues with dairy, and it is a healthier alternative. 

Buy: Kirkland Almond Milk

Some brands of almond milk can be a bit pricey, so it is a good deal when you buy it from Costco. You will save money and have a delicious almond milk for your coffees, smoothies, and cereals. 

33. Buy: Tahini

This is for all the people who love to cook and make their own hummus. Tahini is one of the key ingredients for making hummus and it can be used to make a multitude of other dressings and food. 

Buy: Tahini

Pure tehini can be very expensive, and the the Costco brand is pure sesame paste. You will save money and have a quality product! 

34. Buy: Frozen Fruit

Frozen fruit is something that can be used in a multitude of ways, and it doesn’t go bad like fresh fruit. You can make smoothies and fruit ice creams with frozen fruit that are healthy and tasty. 

Buy: Frozen Fruit


The bulk packs at wholesale stores come in resealable bags so they stay fresh and you can stock up without worrying about having to use them right away. 

35. Buy: Gas

You might be surprised by this one, but many Costco stores have their own gas stations. It is worth the $60 per year membership if you are someone who has to fill up the tank often. 

Buy: Gas


The gas is cheaper than many big name gas stations. Gas is very expensive, and it is something you will definitely want to save money on. 

36. Don’t Buy: Luggage

Despite the inticing low prices, buying luggage from discount stores like Walmart should be avoided. It is important to invest in quality luggage that won’t break during travel. 

Don't Buy: Luggage

Passionate Penny Pincher

Even if you do not want to spend hundreds of dollars on luggage there are ways to get high-quality luggage at a discounted price. Before you go to Costco, check stores like TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack, and Marshall’s that have the quality brands names at a reduced price. 

37. Don’t Buy: Meat And Fish

When you are looking to eat fresh meat, poultry, or fish, this is not the place to shop. Customers have complained about the quality of their products in this section, and it would be worth it to spend the extra money on quality products. 

Don't Buy: Meat And Fish

Also, the treatment of these animals is deplorable. It is hard to support a company that raises these animals in horrible conditions. 

38. Buy: Pantry Items

Things like cereal, chips, and other snacks should definitely be bought in bulk especially if they come in boxes with individual packs. 

Buy: Pantry Items

You will save so much money and have a stocked pantry for a long time. Also, the individual packs do not get stale, so you don’t have to worry about wasting your money if you buy large amounts at once. 

39. Don’t Buy: Generic Brand Vitamins

While some generic brands like Kirkland have reliable supplements and vitamins, that is not the case for all generic brands. 

Don't Buy: Generic Brand Vitamins

Drug Store News

It was discovered that the generic brands at Walmart contained ingredients that weren’t identified on the label, or some of the ingredients on the label weren’t in the supplement. It is better, in this case, to buy them somewhere else or buy the brand name. 

40. Buy: Brand Name Razors

Brand name razors can be very expensive especially for women because of the pink tax. When you go to the drug store, you would be surprised by how expensive disposable razors are these days. 

Buy: Brand Name Razors


If you really love your brand name razor, you should buy them at Costco. You can find your favorite brands for 50% less than the price at the drug store. 

40+ Hilariously Accurate Illustrations Any Parent Will Relate To

Brenda Miller

This article was originally published on 24/7Mirror

When you think about being a parent what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it those adorable moments, the first words, or even the long sleepless and crying nights? For artist Yehuda Devir it was all of the above, and his illustrations depicting his and his wife’s reality of parenthood on social media has since become world-famous for their honesty and their humor. See which of his photos you relate to the most, while also keeping an eye out for a few of the “real” photos we’ve sprinkled along the way. Don’t forget to stick around for the end for a special surprise that the couple has!

1. You Can Stare At Your Baby For Hours

There is nothing more magical than welcoming a child after months of anticipation. When they arrive, any parent will agree that their innocence and cuteness is perfection itself, which makes it basically impossible to not stare at them for hours.

You Can Stare At Your Baby For Hours

Yehuda & Maya Devir

No matter how much of an adjustment it may be to bring a baby home, those peaceful moments remind us that it’s all worth it.

2. Changing A Diaper Is Not For The Faint-Hearted

Many parents will agree that changing a diaper takes some skill. The experience can be incredibly messy and overwhelming at first, but nothing like some practice runs to learn it to perfection.

Changing A Diaper Is Not For The Faint-Hearted

Yehuda & Maya Devir

In this illustration though, the artist depicts how the situation is sometimes so messy down there that it requires taking cover. For the parent who is not on duty though, it can be extremely entertaining.

3. The First Time The Baby Latches

The first time the baby latches can be a magical and highly awaited moment for new mothers. But it is important to emphasize that breastfeeding can be a hard and often tumultuous journey, that its’ not always easy for everyone.

The First Time The Baby Latches

Yehuda & Maya Devir

Yet, it can certainly serve as an incomparable bonding experience for the mother and the child, which makes that first moment one of the most special milestones of having a child.

4. When The Baby Refuses To Fall Asleep

Sleep deprivation is a huge thing once you have a baby. No matter how many times other parents tell you that sleep will never be the same, one only understands what that really means once the baby is there.

When The Baby Refuses To Fall Asleep

Yehuda & Maya Devir

Here, the illustrator realistically shows just how exhausting some nights may be, especially when the baby simply refuses to fall asleep.

5. Their First Bath Doesn’t Always Go As Planned

Since almost everything about having a small baby is an adventure, bath time is certainly not an exception. Most especially though, the first baths can definitely require two people managing the entire situation.

Their First Bath Doesn't Always Go As Planned

Yehuda & Maya Devir

There are so many steps that go into bathing a baby: getting the right water temperature, choosing the perfect bathtub, but most of all, keeping the baby safe and happy during the entire process.

6. Those First Shots Are Also A Shot To The Heart

Getting vaccinated in general is already a tough experience, but watching your newborn go through their first few shots is incredibly painful.

Those First Shots Are Also A Shot To The Heart

Yehuda & Maya Devir

Though the pain is not inflicted directly on the parent, most parents can testify to the fact that they do “feel” the pain, mainly in their hearts. As both parents show here, the pain is shared.

7. It May Take Some Time Until You Sleep Again

When you have a baby, suddenly falling asleep absolutely everywhere and at any time may become a recurring situation. But there is nothing more rewarding than doing so together, since each parent will be exhausted.

It May Take Some Time Until You Sleep Again

Yehuda & Maya Devir

In this picture, the young couple depicts the beauty of going through something so hard together. As the real-life portrait of the family shared here, they have clearly survived and thrived despite those sleepless nights. 

8. You Have To Be Prepared At All Times

Just like any adult can have acid reflux, babies have what’s known as infant reflux. This means that most, if not all babies, do vomit from time to time, especially in the first weeks and months of their lives.

You Have To Be Prepared At All Times

Yehuda & Maya Devir

Anything from prolonged crying or regular indigestion may result in it. So brace yourselves new parents because the vomiting is about to begin.

9. Parenting Can Be Really Tough Sometimes

Times can get really tough when you’re a first-time parent. Though the happy moments certainly make up for the hard times, anyone is susceptible to feeling like they’re not doing a good job at being a dad or a mom.

Parenting Can Be Really Tough Sometimes

Yehuda & Maya Devir

This illustration painfully shows that sometimes all we need is to cry in our partner’s arms and to be reminded that we are worth it, and despite the difficulties, we are wonderful parents.

10. Going Anywhere Becomes The Ultimate Mission

When you have a baby going anywhere, even to a short walk to the park, becomes the ultimate mission. You always want to be as prepared as possible, meaning that you may need tons of things to keep your baby clean, fed, and happy.

Going Anywhere Becomes The Ultimate Mission

Yehuda & Maya Devir

And of course, if the outing involves two people, there is always that one person that carries the entire thing.

11. Getting The Baby Dressed Is A Job For Two

Even though a baby is a tiny little thing in comparison to an adult, when they arrive, they rule the house. And sometimes simple jobs such as getting them dressed while they’rere constantly moving or throwing a tantrum can easily be a job for two.

Getting The Baby Dressed Is A Job For Two

Yehuda & Maya Devir

Here, the illustrator shows the struggle that he and his wife sometimes go through to get the baby dressed.

12. The First Time You Leave The Baby Overnight

There are a number of milestones parents go through as the baby grows up that can feel like the end of the world. Parents are still people after all, and they need some time for themselves every once in a while.

The First Time You Leave The Baby Overnight

Yehuda & Maya Devir

In this image, the parents have just left their baby with the grandmother overnight for the first time, and the mother is not taking it so easily.

13. Couples Who Get Chubby Together, Stay Together

Many of us have seen the hashtag #couplegoals going around, showcasing “perfect” couples with the most ripped bodies we can imagine. Well, this illustrator decided to keep things real.

Couples Who Get Chubby Together, Stay Together

Yehuda & Maya Devir

He shows that things do change over time, and our clothes may never look or fit the same. Yet, there is nothing more beautiful to go through this journey together, acknowledging that health and love are all that matters.

14. Those Aggressive Love Scratches

Babies have interesting ways of showing their love and affection. Just like grown-ups, some babies are very “independent”. Other babies do certainly love to cuddle, and since they are babies, those hugs and kisses may come accompanied with some scratches and a lot of drool.

Those Aggressive Love Scratches

Yehuda & Maya Devir

For parents though, those moments are cherished with so much love that the extra stuff doesn’t matter.

15. The Baby Rules The Bed

Parents from all walks of life approach sleep training differently. While some try and have their babies sleep in their crib from the very beginnings, other parents are more flexible with sleeping with the baby on the bed with them.

The Baby Rules The Bed

Yehuda & Maya Devir

But those who do will most certainly identify with this hilarious image. The couple clearly shows just how the child completely takes over the bed at night.

16. Everything Shuts Down When You’re Putting The Baby To Sleep

Putting the baby to sleep is another arduous ritual that most parents will relate to. When they finally figure out what helps their baby fall asleep they do everything in their power to keep the moment as uninterrupted as possible.

Everything Shuts Down When You're Putting The Baby To Sleep

Yehuda & Maya Devir

Absolutely anything can disrupt the moment, so when the baby finally falls asleep, everyone is determined to make it last.

17. The First Time They Go To Daycare Is Just Painful

Now here’s another milestone that breaks many parents. It takes a lot of strength and determination to keep ourselves together the first day we leave our children at daycare.

The First Time They Go To Daycare Is Just Painful

Yehuda & Maya Devir

The baby cries, the parents cry, other kids start crying, and the entire experience is just chaotic and heartbreaking. Yet, like many other things that are hard in parenthood, it gets better.

18. It’s A Food Fight Every Day

In many ways, raising a baby means experiencing simple things for the first time through the eyes of a tiny human being. One of these things includes introducing solid food and different flavors that the baby may or may not like.

It's A Food Fight Every Day

Yehuda & Maya Devir

Here, the parents not only show the daily reality of feeding a baby (which means food all over the place), but also the struggle that it can be sometimes.

19. Showing Affection Becomes A Little Bit Different

It’s undeniable that things change in a relationship once a baby joins the family. Life does become about the well-being of that child, and parents often put their relationship second.

Showing Affection Becomes A Little Bit Different

Yehuda & Maya Devir

Simple moments like giving a small kiss, lying down on the couch or in bed watching a movie, or going for a romantic picnic, are altered a little bit to accommodate the cute and tiny human being.

20. You Get To Create Masterpieces With Your Baby’s Hair

Doing a child’s hair is yet again another mission that may or may not take much longer than anyone would ever expect. To this father’s satisfaction though, he seems to have just triumphed in making a cute hairstyle for his toddler.

You Get To Create Masterpieces With Your Baby's Hair

Yehuda & Maya Devir

As the real-life photo coming up shows, creating different hairstyles is one of the father-daughter duo’s favorite ways to bond.

21. This Is What Father And Daughter Get Up To In Real Life

As Kobe Bryant reminded the world, being a “girl dad” comes with some awesome perks. Here, we finally get to see the dad and the baby girl that has inspired some of the most relatable illustrations any parent will ever see.

This Is What Father And Daughter Get Up To In Real Life

Yehuda & Maya Devir

In this cute selfie, he shows just how much fun it is to do her hair while hilariously matching it with his. But if you think they look alike in this photo, wait until you see the entire family’s real-life photo.

22. Nursing A Teething Baby

Not many things can describe the pain of breastfeeding a teething baby. While breastfeeding itself is already no easy task, when those little teeth start coming up the pain is inexpressible.

Nursing A Teething Baby

Yehuda & Maya Devir

Needless to say that it’s the kind of pain that one never gets used to, so it takes some teamwork to get through it. One thing that could help, as illustrated above, is squeezing your partner.

23. Your Life Become All About The Baby

It may take a while to grasp the full chaotic situation in this picture, so take your time. Perhaps there is no better illustration to show just how much goes on when raising a child.

Your Life Become All About The Baby

Yehuda & Maya Devir

The exhaustion is constant, toys can be found everywhere, and a nap may happen at any time, or depending on the baby’s schedule. Here, the parents are all wrapped up in each other taking a much-needed snooze.

24. Documenting Every Milestone

Documenting every step and every moment of a child’s development is crucial for any parent. With phones being an integral part of our lives these days, we get to capture and sometimes even over-capture every important moment in a child’s life.

Documenting Every Milestone

Yehuda & Maya Devir

Here, the couple is witnessing the first time their baby starts crawling. Quickly, they grabbed their phone and snapped every part of it.

25. Mama For Everyone

This might be one of the most hilarious and relatable pictures of the series. As we said, when a child is born, the dynamics of a couple’s relationship may change a little.

Mama For Everyone

Yehuda & Maya Devir

In this drawing though, the illustrator decided to make one thing very clear. He was as excited to see his wife undress for her much-deserved shower as their child was.

26. You May Never Get To Do Anything Alone Again

Parents-to-be may not know this, but once there is a child in the home, almost nothing can ever be done alone again.

You May Never Get To Do Anything Alone Again

Yehuda & Maya Devir

That includes sleeping alone, walking around the house alone, and even the most private moment like using the toilet alone. Children require attention and if that means following a parent absolutely everywhere, they are ready to do it.

27. Intimate Time Also Looks A Bit Different

Continuing the argument that nothing will ever be the same again, here’s another perfect example of it.

Intimate Time Also Looks A Bit Different

Yehuda & Maya Devir

Yes, even the most intimate and necessary moments in a couple’s life become completely different when there is a baby in the picture. In this case, the new parents were in a “bonding moment” when their kid started crying – who can’t relate?

28. When You Find Out You Have Less Hair

Many of us unfortunately experience hair loss as we get older, especially if we live stressful lives. Now, having a baby can be stressful, though our bodies react differently.

When You Find Out You Have Less Hair

Yehuda & Maya Devir

In this illustration, the artist shares his desperation when he realizes he’s losing tons of hair, while his wife’s “Rapunzel” hair becomes stronger by the minute.

29. The First Time Your Baby Says “Mama”

Any parent cherishes the anticipation of hearing their child calling them “mama” or “papa” for the first time. In this hilarious drawing, the artist illustrated his wife’s reaction to their daughter saying “mama” for the first time.

The First Time Your Baby Says "Mama"

Yehuda & Maya Devir

He humorously suggests that her happy tears were so many that he barely managed to walk without getting completely wet. What can you do, that’s what a mother’s love looks like!

30. You Realize That Baby Poop Is Lethal

One thing’s for sure, no matter how cute and adorable a baby may be, when it comes to farting and pooping there is nothing cute about it. Those very natural occurrences can have the most lethal smell one can imagine.

You Realize That Baby Poop Is Lethal

Yehuda & Maya Devir

In this illustration, the guy alludes to the many times our partners walk up with the baby just after they pooped, not taking into consideration the fact that we may be in the middle of a meal.

31. Going To The Beach Looks Different

“Bouncing back” after having a child is hard, and unfortunately not enough people talk about this. Women all over the world struggle to come to terms with the fact that bodies change after literally growing, carrying, and birthing a child.

Going To The Beach Looks Different

Yehuda & Maya Devir

Here, the artist decided to pinpoint that it may take some time for the mother to feel comfortable again to show off that beach body again.

32. Mission Accomplished

There is something so powerful about seeing our partners grow into wonderful mothers and fathers. How many parents have had that appreciation and admiration moment for the exhausted yet incredible partners they chose to raise a child with?

Mission Accomplished

Yehuda & Maya Devir

In this powerful documentation of their daily lives, the artist shares the moment his wife fell asleep putting their baby to bed while the baby instinctively clings to her mom’s arms.

33. What Putting The Baby To Sleep In Real Life Looks Like

Now here’s another incredibly cute picture that the illustrator himself graced his social media followers with – him as he holds his daughter. While the sacred moment of putting a baby to bed in the evening can come with its challenges, there are days where all the baby wants is a cuddle.

What Putting The Baby To Sleep In Real Life Looks Like

Yehuda & Maya Devir

This picture is a clear example of one of those days, where holding that baby is a reminder that the challenges and the hard times mean little when we get to have our baby in our arms.

34. Desperately Baby Proofing The House

While each milestone may signify something enormous, there is something powerfully chaotic that happens once a child starts walking.

Desperately Baby Proofing The House

Yehuda & Maya Devir

Not many parents realize how this completely changes things since the child can now reach and bump into places that she has never reached before. Here, both parents are quickly baby proofing the house as quickly as possible before the child destroys everything.

35. When You Swim As A Family

Needless to say that there is always that one person who loves peeing in the pool. But when you have a kid, you can basically blame all of these little things on the baby, especially when they can’t talk yet.

When You Swim As A Family

Yehuda & Maya Devir

Unfortunately for the dad though, he didn’t realize that in some pools there is a little product that calls you out as soon as you pee underwater.

36. The Difference A Screen Makes

Introducing screens to small babies is one of the most debatable subjects in the parenting community everywhere in the world.

The Difference A Screen Makes

Yehuda & Maya Devir

But for parents who do decide to introduce their kids to some screen time, the feeling of realizing that something can in fact keep them hypnotized for more than five minutes is humongous. In this picture, the artist shows just how fascinating that realization can be for parents.

37. Sometimes All You Need Is A Break

Another very relatable moment for a parent is that one (or two, or three) time that you simply can no longer deal with a crying baby.

Sometimes All You Need Is A Break

Yehuda & Maya Devir

Tantrums happen, and when they do, it can be extremely overwhelming. So if hiding in the closet or in a dark room for a bit while our partner deals with the situation are what is going to keep you going, then you do you!

38. It Takes A Team To Complete All Baby Tasks

It takes time to master the art of attending to all of our baby’s needs. Parents worldwide will agree that in order to get things done, a support system is crucial.

It Takes A Team To Complete All Baby Tasks

Yehuda & Maya Devir

Some jobs just need two pairs of hands to be done and this drawing emphasizes why. Both parents seem to be extremely concentrated as they do their best to follow through with a thousand baby tasks.

39. When You Just Need To Grow Up

Growing up has its perks, but it also comes with a bunch of responsibilities. Though the illustrator shared this one as a joke, it’s a good wake-up call for those very supportive partners out there to step up in their home duties.

When You Just Need To Grow Up

Yehuda & Maya Devir

He jokingly shows the moment he was put on grocery shopping duty but had absolutely no idea what pasta to buy. Thankfully, his wife believes in him.

40. You Always Think You Know What’s Best For The Baby

Now here’s another one that really takes things home for any parent. Every single parent out there believes that they know exactly what is best for their child. An in some cases parents don’t always agree, so the recurrent argument of “I know what’s best for her” comes through every once in a while.

You Always Think You Know What's Best For The Baby

Yehuda & Maya Devir

Yet, it’s an important reminder that though it’s tough, it all comes from love and wanting the wellbeing of their child.

41. When You Pass On To Another Stage

This illustration signifies so much for any parent. It highlights the different stages that every parent experiences with their children, be it the first time they walk, their first word, the first day of daycare, the first day of primary school, and the list goes on.

When You Pass On To Another Stage

Yehuda & Maya Devir

For the artist himself, he chose to share the day he and his wife had been parents for a year and a half, and despite the hardships, had been successfully raising a beautiful girl together.

42. When You Surrender To Tiredness Together

Having discipline is good and necessary, but seriously, which parents out there can’t say that they haven’t given in to the exhaustion every once in a while.

When You Surrender To Tiredness Together

Yehuda & Maya Devir

As much as it’s important to keep eating healthy and exercising even when our routines completely change with a baby, we all need a break. So parents (and non-parents) will easily relate to choosing to eat snacks and lay on the couch instead of doing everything else.

43. “You Are Gonna Be A Big Sister”

Bringing a sibling to the world is a chapter that many parents dream of. Growing a family is a big thing, and one of the most magical and scariest moments for any parent.

"You Are Gonna Be A Big Sister"

Yehuda & Maya Devir

This drawing, however, shares the joy and the hope that comes from the first ultrasound of a second baby in the family. It also shares the moment they get to tell their baby girl that she is about to become a big sister.

44. Here’s The Actual Family!

In this family portrait, we finally get to see the entire family behind the incredible illustrations in this article. The pair began dating as students in college and since then, they have earned an avid following from all over the world, after going viral in 2017.

Here's The Actual Family!

Yehuda & Maya Devir

Since then, they have won several awards for their talented depiction of real-life scenarios, and perhaps, the next illustration couldn’t be more accurate to real life.

45. Easing your Baby’s Pain

And lastly, there is no better way to conclude this series of illustrations with one of the most relatable of all, doing everything in our power to ease our baby’s pain.

Easing your Baby's Pain

Yehuda & Maya Devir

Our hearts hurt when our babies hurt themselves, so although the tactics are different, any parent will relate to making a drawing on a bandage, “hitting” the object that hurt the child, or giving a kiss on the wound so that it eases the baby’s pain.

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