‘Counting On’: Joy-Anna Duggar & Carlin Bates Squish a Baby

Counting On‘s Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth took a surprise trip to see Carlin Bates from Bringing Up Bates in Tennessee. She was excited to see her pal but seemed to forget about tiny Evelyn Mae Forsyth in her carrying pouch.

Counting On: Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth Flies to Carlin Bates

Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth and Evelyn headed off to see her friend, Carlin Bates. It looked like both of them had a good time on the airplane. But when Joy-Anna from Counting On met up with her friend, she might have been a little too excited.

Counting On mom Joy-Anna Duggar got a photo with Carlin. But in that photo, if you look down a little bit, you can see Evelyn Forsyth. But you can only see the top of her head where she is squished in between Carlin Bates and Joy-Anna.

Viewers shared their disapproval of how Joy-Anna Duggar handled her tiny baby who is only 6 months old. But so far, Joy-Anna hasn’t mentioned anything or admitted to doing anything wrong. The photo probably only took a second to take, but that hasn’t stopped fans from complaining.

Counting On: Joy-Anna Duggar - Carlin Bates

Bringing Up Bates: Joy-Anna Duggar & Carlin Enjoy Good Times Together

Joy-Anna Duggar and Carlin Bates are good friends that have a lot in common. They both have families of 19, and they both have little baby girls. Counting On star Joy-Anna Duggar said she is so grateful to have her dear friend Carlin even though she does have a lot of sisters.

Carlin said, “Best surprise ever. I am so glad you came.” Joy-Anna from Counting On said they were having the best time. And even the Bates parents had to say that Joy-Anna Duggar was the “sweetest friend.”

Viewers are glad that Carlin and Joy-Anna had fun. But some said think that they should pay a little more attention to the babies. And make sure they aren’t buried in between them and have plenty of air.

Other fans have said they think the cover around the baby appeared to be mask-like, and maybe it was a form of Covid protection for the short time it took to take the photo.

Counting On: Joy-Anna Duggar - Carlin Bates

Counting On: Fans Can’t Get Enough

Viewers of Counting On and Bringing Up Bates said they love seeing the two of them together. And that they are the most beautiful ladies they’ve seen. Critics pointed out how young they are and how much responsibility they have.

Some Counting On viewers said it makes sense that Joy-Anna isn’t responsible with Evelyn because she is so young. And that wasn’t responsible when she was four-wheeling while pregnant. Others said it seems she gets into irresponsible situations when she is with Carlin Bates.

Whatever the case, most TLC viewers are positive and happy for the young moms. And said it was nice to see them enjoying some time together—even during a pandemic.

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