The boy's dad, Reddit user iamclarkgriswold, uploaded a photo of the x-ray on Thursday 28 January in a post titled: "My wife couldn’t find her wedding ring yesterday, we decided to have our baby x-rayed just in case."
The image prompted comments such as: "Isn't your baby more precious now ?"
On Reddit someone added: "Just remember; one day you will be asked to give a speech at your child's wedding. I would lead off with this."
The 14-month-old's dad said the pediatrician suggested the x-ray to ensure the ring wasn't getting stuck anywhere it shouldn't.
He added that doctors had reassured him and his wife that they expected the ring to pass naturally, without surgery, so they were preparing to "dissect each diaper like 5th grade science class."
He added that this would be a lesson they wouldn't forget and explained:
"She had it on the bathroom counter while getting ready. He must have grabbed it. Don't be too critical of us, he's the third. The third practically raises themselves."
Doctors had advised it could take up to two weeks for the ring to pass, but luckily for iamclarkgriswold and his wife the ring made an appearance much sooner.
Just nine hours after sharing the original photo he posted a very unsavory nappy picture as proof that the ring made it safely out and wrote:
"We can't believe how quickly it passed, and it didn't seem to cause him any pain on the way out. What a trooper. What a pooper."
We've fished it out of his mouth before. She had it on the bathroom counter while getting ready. He must have grabbed it. Don't be too critical of us, he's the third. The third practically raises themselves."
Once commenter suggested this would be "a great marriage proposal. Changing the diaper and finding a ring."
We can't say we agree.