Moms and dads watch out! Your kids are stealing the TV spotlight and grabbing all of our attention!
Despite the impression that reality-TV thrives on drama and feuds involving adults, sometimes it's the innocent, adorable kids that make us tune in week after week.
Sure we love when Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice feuds with her costars or when Rachel Zoe freaks out about a dress that comes out less than perfect. On the other side, we can't help but fall in love with Teresa's opinionated daughter Milania Giudice, or Zoe's fashion-forward son, Skyler Berman.
As Jason Hoppy and Bethenny Frankel had their differences on Bethenny Ever After, we smiled every time baby Bryn Hoppy came on the screen wearing her favorite color pink. When Maci Bookout struggled to adjust to life as a Teen Mom, her son, Bentley Edwards, had us cheering her on.
For some shows, not having the kids would leave a huge hole in the story. Could you imagine watching Jon and Kate Plus 8 without the adorable eight? Would Toddlers and Tiaras be any fun without girls like MaKenzie Myers just being themselves? We don't think so!
Finally, in some reality shows, we get to watch children grow up from itsy-bitsy babies to chatty, independent toddlers.
Fans followed Giuliana and Bill Rancic's emotional journey to parenthood. With the help of a gestational carrier, the proud parents welcomed Duke Rancic into the world less than a year ago. Now, the baby boy can't stop growing as his family captures special, memorable moments on Giuliana & Bill.
Even with the perception that reality TV is all fights and competition, we're here to prove the popular genre can be fun, loving and light-hearted…with some adorable kids in the mix.
As we continue watching a wide variety of shows this summer, we've compiled some of our favorite young, reality TV stars.