The Baby Borrowers is the latest reality show to air on NBC, allowing teenagers to test drive parenthood.
The show does actually serve a purpose, as it introduces teen couples to the joys of parenthood to help make them understand the difficulties that come along with that little bundle of joy.
The babies that are being used for the show belong to couples who do not want their own mistakes as teens to be replicated by the baby borrowers.
The show, is actually one of the better reality shows when it comes to underlying motivation, as it reaffirms the “safe sex” message at every turn.
One such lady who lent her child to the show is Natalie Nichols, who herself got married and pregnant at 17, she is now 31.
“It completely changed my life,” she says. “I denied myself the experience of being a teenager.”
“When I was young, I was bullheaded. I thought I knew everything. Obviously I didn’t.”
On the show, the teen parents were shadowed by a professional nanny, to insure the child was always safe.
The parents also had constant access to their children.
“Every precaution was in place,” says Nichols. “I’d rather do this than hand my children over to some day care centers I’ve seen.”