Moms Are Now Creating Social Media Profiles For Their Babies, Because Narcissism Is The New Black

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Social Media Profiles For Babies

I’m not here to hate on the parents who share and over-share pictures and updates of their kids on social media. I get it. Sometimes it’s annoying, sometimes it’s information overload, and sometimes I genuinely love looking at cute pictures of your adorably chubby baby. C’est la vie and all that. Carry on. I have diarrhea of the camera when it comes to pictures of my dog, so I usually try to be a No Judgement Zone.  But please know that if you’re part of the forty percent of “millenial moms” who create, manage, and regularly update social media profiles for your infant, well… I’m judging you a little. I’m sorry. I. Just. Don’t. Get. It. I thought the whole purpose of being a parent on social media was to make everyone think you’re perfect at being a parent… now this? I can’t keep up.

According to a survey conducted by, 40 percent of moms aged 18 to 34 created social media accounts for their baby before the child’s first birthday — and another 7 percent made one before their kid’s second birthday. If you, like me, are wondering WHY DEAR GOD WHY, allow these moms to validate their narcissism.

Cristina Carmona says the social media account for her daughter is “the easiest way for me to share photos of her with my friends and family. From her soccer practices, to Disneyland and everyday events, she’s always on the go—and I love sharing her daily life with others.”

I’m assuming that only friends and family (read: the only people who truly care that much about what your child is doing every waking minute of her day) have access to these types of profiles, in which case – that’s fine. Still a bit much, if you ask me, but fine. Nicole Doyle, a mom of toddler-aged twins, created a profile for a different reason:

“I did it because my boys were micro-preemies, born at 25 weeks, and it was a way to keep friends and family informed on how they were doing. Once they got out of the NICU, I [switched to using] it as an update to what the two twin tornados are doing, which is usually destruction.”

I’m torn between thinking this particular scenario was just a way for Nicole to get people to pander to her narcissism vs. a way to vent and maintain optimal sanity during a highly stressful time. Probably a bit of both.

Lily Silva, a 29-year-old mom of one, made a fairly valid point:

“I think everything my son does is cute and I would love to post pictures all day long of what he does—but, I didn’t want him to hijack my page. I’m still me—I’m a mom, but I’m also a daughter, girlfriend, employee. Although Mateo is the most important thing in my life, it’s a step I took to make sure I remained me.”

I can support that way of thinking, I’m not unreasonably judgmental about this. I do think that the greater, high-level point here is that social media has become that important to our “millenial” (I use air quotes with this word because I hate it, in case you were wondering) culture. I wonder how their kids will feel when they’re older, knowing so many personal moments were shared so publicly – especially because we know social media has been proven to stress kids out. I’m sure there will come a time when every human on earth has a digital footprint spanning from the time of their conception on, but still. It makes me just a little uneasy, I guess.