Here is why You Should Always Carry a Baby Picture With You in Your Wallet

We bet you hadn’t thought of this before! Proud grandparents especially find it interesting to carry around pictures of their grandchildren in their wallets, but some parents, aunts, uncles also like to do this. Do you not have a baby picture in your wallet? Then you should consider putting one in there for this clever reason!

We are going to put a baby picture in our wallet straight away.

Baby picture

There is nobody that appreciates when their wallet is lost. It is very inconvenient and aggravating. You don’t have any money on you, you have got all these cards that need to be blocked and there might be some cash in there you won’t ever see again. Or will you? Research reveals that the possibility of someone returning your wallet is highest when there is a baby picture inside it.


Professor Richard Wiseman from the University of Hertfordshire wanted to know what kind of effect a picture would have on a lost wallet being returned or not. He and his team ‘lost’ 240 different wallets all over Edinburgh and they wanted to know how many of these would be returned by the person that found it. The items inside in wallets are pictures of babies, puppies, families or an older couple. There were also some wallets that didn’t have any pictures in them at all. So, what is the outcome? The wallets with baby pictures in them were returned the most.

Returned wallets

A whopping 88 per cent of the wallets with baby pictures got returned, while only 15 per cent of the wallets without any photos were returned. Out of the puppy picture wallets, 33 per cent got returned and wallets with family pictures were returned 48 per cent of the time. Also, pictures with an older couple didn’t do well as only 28 per cent of these wallets were returned home.

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