Should You Start a Facebook Page For Your Baby?
When it comes to posting stuff about my kids on Facebook, I will admit that sometimes I fear being seen as that mother.
You know, the one that posts a zillion pictures and documents every moment of her child’s potty-training saga?
The one that makes you want to hit “unfollow” and “hide forever?”
I tend to be pretty restrained, in the world of “mommy bloggers” anyhow, on what I post about my kids in my personal Facebook page. Less is more, in my opinion. No one wants to be one of those over-sharing parents that people hate enough to dedicate entire websites to, right?
But some mothers I know have come up with an interesting solution to avoiding the oversharing Facebook shaming world.
They are starting up their own Facebook pages.
For their babies.
I came across the phenomenon while chatting with a friend one day on Facebook when she mentioned her baby’s page.
At first I was confused, and then as realization dawned on me, I realized it had potential to be quite a genius idea.
“My husband and I both thought it'd be a great way to save pictures of her and share them with whoever wants to friend her,” Hilary said. “Not only is it a live memory book for her when she takes it over someday, it also eliminates my eventual guilt over flooding my friends' feeds with pictures of her. People that want to see her pictures can friend her, otherwise they'll see just a few pictures on my page.”
It makes sense, doesn’t it? Set up a page for your baby so you can flood it with pictures and updates only for those as captivated by your offspring as you are? You can have your fill of baby oversharing without worrying about offending any of your non-baby loving friends.
Part of me has to wonder though, how hard it would be to keep up a Facebook page just for your kid. And then what happens when you have another one? Do you set up another page or just keep going? Or what if no one friends your baby’s page? Or what if that picture is just too cute not to share with the entire world?
Like I said, it has potential, it really does. I’m just not sure I could commit to it.
What about you? Would you start a Facebook page for your baby?
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