The Plastic Baby Epidemic


Tiny plastic babies have been hidden all over schools by students ever since it became a TikTok trend.

Since 2019, people have been purchasing packs of 100-200 tiny plastic babies off of Amazon and finding creative things to do with them. Some people make them into jewelry or decorations, though most hide them around their school.

The tiny babies have infected Chelsea High School and have been found in windows, teachers’ desks, water fountains, around classrooms, and many other odd places.

“I find them behind toilets, the lockers in locker rooms, on teachers’ desks, on windows, and people have snuck them into students’ backpacks,” Brieanne Lingg (‘25) said.