This is all true, but I think I’ve hatched a better plan. I even put this plan into action, and it would have worked out great too — if Facebook hadn’t caught me.
Before my first son was born, we created his own Facebook account for him. We just wanted our friends to opt in to see tons and tons of sonogram pictures, newborn pictures and endless spitting up, rolling over and walking videos. Things were going great and my unborn son even had a few friends, until my husband tried to insert his actual birth date into the account. Obviously, Facebook was not pleased with the fact that a user was 0 years old, so the account was deleted.
I understand the need for these security precautions to protect minors. Still, I wish there was some way around it because I really believe a Facebook account for a baby can be a wonderful thing. Here are 10 reasons why:
Seriously, the biggest benefit of your baby’s Facebook account is for those who claim to love you. They want to see one picture, not 10. It’s the perfect compromise.
What baby doesn’t want to be born with a group of online acquaintances?
I’m positive that all babies are going to have social media accounts by 2020. Don’t you want your nugget to be the first?
Your friends can remember what you look like when you actually share pictures of yourself on your newsfeed.
You can talk about poop texture and color as much as you want — on your baby’s Facebook account.
Mom competition on Facebook is fierce. Squash it once and for all with a separate baby account.
Every kid is going to need to learn this life skill by the time they hit elementary school. Start ‘em young, I always say.
As long as it’s among close friends and family on your baby’s Facebook wall.
This is irresistible and really annoying, but you definitely should do it. Post silly status updates on your baby’s feed, like, “Up all night partying in my crib. Can’t believe how tired I am today. #babylife”
Every parent has one thousand backup pictures to the one they crop and post on Facebook. Now you can spam the shit out of your baby’s Facebook feed because that’s what it’s there for. Go nuts.
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