Should You Start a Facebook Page For Your Baby?

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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.

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What about you? Would you start a Facebook page for your baby?

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Should You Start a Facebook Page For Your Baby?

Chaunie Brusie is a writer, mom of four, and founder of The Stay Strong Mom, a community + gift box service for moms after loss. ... More

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7 comments

  1. Candice says:

    Facebook has become such a big deal and its ridiculous. There are too many crazies out there for me to even consider making a page for my one year old daughter. Most people I know weren’t allowed to have a (back then it was MySpace) page until they were like 16, and here people are talking about creating a page for their infants. You have got to be kidding me.

  2. Stephanie says:

    I would and did. Mine is a "group" instead of an actual page. Most of my family lives out of state and this way they get to watch her grow. Yesterday I uploaded 50 pictures of her at the zoo and my grandma thought it was the best thing ever. I can dump my camera on there or post a video of her in the bath. I can write a whole novel on some silly little thing she did and I know that all 35 people on that page want to see and hear all of these things. It’s all totally private and I have to invite you to be part of the group. I don’t have to sign in and out, its all right there on my page.

  3. Elfie says:

    I had this idea about a year ago but I never acted on it. I don’t want to have to upkeep 2 profiles. I already let my business one fail. And I would have nothing to post if I didn’t post about my son. And to all those people who want o unfriendly/block me, go ahead because obviously we don’t have the same interest anymore.

    Also my husband hates Facebook. He would be upset if I made one for our 10 week old son.

  4. Valerie says:

    No, because for one, these are BABIES! Also, I quite frankly do not care if people don’t want to see photos of my son, no body is forcing them to click through all 100+ photos I have of him on MY Facebook. For those friends/family members that do want to they are available in my pictures. And another thing, my son IS my life.. If I didn’t post about him ( milestones, photos, etc.) then 9 times out of 10 I wouldn’t have anything worth sharing. So many people post boring status about their lives, I prefer to let others have something interesting to read. Such as how my son is growing and learning. The position for a Facebook page dedicated to my son has already been filled, by ME!

  5. PaulaPC says:

    It might be fun! We’ve been considering it. I’m curious to see what other people think! 🙂

  6. Phammom says:

    It wouldn’t be a bad thing if its set to private so only close family and friends can then be updated. But it’s a scary thought with all the crazy perverted people out there. I would be very careful.

  7. Lilie says:

    I personally don’t like it. My husband daughter (my Step Daughter) have one and her moms posts very bad things about my husband that are not true. And it could of caused my marriage.

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