‘Counting On’ Fans Slam Joy Duggar’s Parenting After Posting a Photo Of Her Son Standing on a Bar Stool

Joy Duggar and Austin Forsyth are preparing to welcome baby no. 2 this summer, but for now, they’re making as many memories as possible with their only child — their son, Gideon. Duggar and Forsyth love doting on him, and they often share adorable photos of their little boy to social media. But Duggar’s recent post, which showed Gideon standing at the edge of a bar stool, had some fans in disbelief.

Austin Forsyth and Joy-Anna Duggar
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Joy Duggar and Austin Forsyth have an adorable little family

When Duggar and Forsyth wed back in 2017, some fans had mixed feelings about them. There were concerns that their marriage was arranged, as Jim Bob Duggar always seemed to have a hand in his kids meeting their spouses. But over the years, people have grown to love the dynamic between Duggar and Forsyth.

The two welcomed Gideon last year, and fans have loved to see how much Forsyth connects with his son. Duggar and Forsyth also work hard on remodeling homes together, and they don’t abide by the traditional gender roles quite as much as other family members.

Duggar and Forsyth love bonding with their son

When it comes to social media, Duggar and Forsyth tend to post photos of either each other, their work, or their son. And fans always love to see the bond the parents have with their little boy. When Duggar was giving fans a tour of the couple’s new home, Forsyth was playing with Gideon, and fans were loving it. Forsyth also loves showing Gideon the work the two do on remodeling homes. Plus, Duggar recently posted a car selfie with her little boy, and he was all smiles.

Duggar’s recent photo of Gideon had some fans concerned

Duggar recently posted a photo of Gideon standing on top of a bar stool and pouring a jug of milk on the counter. Though the photo looked funny, it was also concerning for some fans, in part because he’s on the edge of a bar stool and also because she’s allowing him to pour out the milk. “I feel like it’s all for show. Why let a toddler stand that close to the edge of the stool as well?” one user asked. “Why would you video your kid doing this?” another person questioned. Duggar responded, “He had already poured out most of the jug so why not?”

“This is giving me anxiety,” one person posted to Reddit, referring to Gideon standing on the stool. “This is no joke Duggars. Kids don’t have proper balance at this age,” someone else added.

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The two will welcome a baby girl in August  

Duggar and Forsyth might have taken some heat from the photo, but fans are still excited to see the couple welcome a baby girl this summer. The two tragically lost their last little girl to a miscarriage at 20 weeks, which they announced last summer. They’ve been healing from the loss for nearly a year and were thrilled to announce that another little girl is on the way. Though Duggar hasn’t given a specific arrival date, the baby is likely due sometime in August based on how far along Duggar is now.