‘Counting On’ Fans Think Josiah Duggar’s Wife, Lauren Swanson, Looks Way Too Young to Be a Mom in Her Recent Photo

The Duggar family loves having children. Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar raised their kids to believe that one of the most important things they can do is have children of their own. And it’s a general understanding among the Duggars that it is a woman’s job to have kids, so the couples tend to start reproducing at a very young age. Lauren Duggar, who is married to Josiah Duggar, recently welcomed her first child at 20 years old. And fans think she looks too young to be a mother in her recent photo.

Josiah and Lauren Duggar
Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson | Josiah and Lauren Duggar via Instagram

The Duggars will likely all have large families

Michelle and Jim Bob welcomed 19 kids during their marriage, and Michelle was pregnant with baby no. 20, but she had an unfortunate miscarriage. The couple raised their children with the idea that using birth control was wrong (though fans suspect some of the Duggar kids now use it) and that it is a woman’s job to have as many kids as possible. Now that some of the Duggars have grown up and married, it seems clear that most of the Duggar couples will have large families.

Several of the Duggars have had babies at a very young age

The Duggars are young when they wed, so having kids at a young age is the norm. Kendra Caldwell, who married Joseph Duggar in 2017, was only 19 when she welcomed their first child, Garrett. Joy Duggar was only 20 when she welcomed her first son with husband Austin Forsyth. And Lauren Swanson, who is married to Joseph Duggar, was also 20 when she had her first child. The Duggar women don’t typically attend college, and if they do, they don’t earn a four-year degree. This explains, in part, why they can wed and have children so young.

Fans think Lauren Swanson looks like a babysitter in her recent photo

Lauren Swanson recently posted a photo to mark her daughter’s two-month milestone; she gave birth to Bella Milagro Duggar in November 2019. Though the photos were nice, fans couldn’t help but notice how young Duggar looked alongside her baby.

“This picture of Lauren and [Bella] looks like she’s a babysitter or older cousin, not a mother…” one person posted to Reddit. “The post of John and Abbie’s baby just made me realize how young all the girls look… Abbie looks like a woman, Lauren and Kendra and Joy all look like girls by comparison,” someone else wrote.

Fans think Swanson looks extremely young in these photos.

The younger Duggar couples will likely have the most children

It seems that as the Duggar children marry off, they’ve been starting families younger and younger. Jessa Duggar was 23 when she had her first child, and Jill Duggar was just shy of 24 when she had her first baby. But the younger Duggar couples, such as Kendra and Joe, Lauren and Josiah, and Joy and Austin, seem to have wives who are having children after barely making it out of their teenage years. And from the looks of it, these will be the couples who have the most kids.