Why do babies have their own social media accounts? That is the question.
I do not understand, I do not comprehend, I just don’t get it.
Parenting is a tough gig, it is hard to get it right, in fact it is impossible to get it right all the time.
Actually, I shall re-phrase, it is hard to get it right even some of the time. And then when you think you have, up pops one of these articles that makes you feel judged for what you thought was you doing the right thing. So, if you are a parent who has a social media account for their baby, please know this is not an attack (each to their own) but can you please help me understand why because I a truly at a loss.
My two children are beyond babyhood but casting my mind back to the days when they were, I never thought for a second during the hours of the night I was awake feeding them, or during the days where I was in a constant zombie-like state while keeping these newborns alive that creating a social media account for either of them was a productive task for the day. Nope, thinking really hard, it was definitely never on my to do list.
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The reality was my own social media accounts were on the back burner during these times because I had no time, no brain capacity and although these babies were cute, most of the time we were just getting by and posting photos was often an afterthought.
While I am all for sharing whatever it is you as a parent would like to share of your child – lots or none, public or private – it still baffles me that a newborn, an infant, a toddler, hell even a child (age limits apply) would require their own social media account.
I mean can’t these pics just be posted on their parents’ platforms? Why does a baby who cannot speak, who is not yet mobile, who cannot even hold their own head up require an Instagram account that is entitled with their name?
It seems my way of thinking is not shared by everyone. Now, when I say everyone, many of these ‘ones’ are celebrities that probably have someone employed to fill this role (which is another question entirely), but regardless I still don’t understand why it is at all necessary. Especially since many of these celebs still post photos of their children on their own social media as well.