Have a sleeping baby and a box of Cheerios? Then you'll want to try the #CheerioChallenge like this rapper and other dads did.

By Melissa Willets
June 20, 2016

Have you heard of the Cheerio challenge? It's when dads who are really bored see how many Cheerios they can stack or arrange on their sleeping babies without them moving. It all started when Life of Dad co-founder Patrick Quinn, was "trapped" under his sleeping child, with nothing to do.

Now the bizarre challenge is basically taking over social media.

In fact, the breakfast cereal-based craze is so hot, a celeb dad is getting in the #CheerioChallenge fun. Macklemore took the oat-based "O" dare to an entirely new level with his baby girl, Sloane. The rapper actually managed to arrange quite a stack of Cheerios on her forehead, while he was wearing her in a baby carrier, and her head was flopping over. He shared a pic of his grand feat on Instagram.

So, the gauntlet is thrown down for other star dads. Ryan Reynolds? Justin Timberlake? John Krasinski? We're counting on you!

Meanwhile, I can't help but admit I'm not the biggest fan of these challenges. Remember the Japanese challenge that had parents comparing their babies' chubby arms to bread? And the one that had parents drawing comparisons between their little ones' cheeks to rice balls? Maybe I don't get it, but it's all kind of silly and bordering on baby-shaming. I know, I know, I should lighten up. Maybe I'm just not bored enough. Sorry!

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.

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December 4, 2018
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