Post # 1
I have a baby, so please don’t think I’m a baby hater. Also, I’m not claiming to be the world’s leading authority on parenting.
With that said, some (not all) baby posts on facebook either make laugh, are freaking annoying, or make me cringe. I’d love to read some from your newsfeed.
Here are a few from mine:
EXHIBIT A. I just saw pictures of a mom celebratng her baby girl’s 1st month of life. The baby was being fed one of these monstrous things to “celebrate”. Believe it or not, the ONE MONTH OLD HAPPILY ATE THE WHOLE THING.
EXHIBIT B. “Little Timmy just woke up from his nap” (posted 5x a day) “Little Timmy’s nipples are dark brown like his daddy’s!” “Little timmy is pooing solids now” (to which grandparents chime in with “we are so proud of him”) “Please pray for little Timmy! He was so constipated today I had to dig his poo our of him. If he doesn’t improve we will take him to the doctor.” (to which grandparents chime in with “Samantha, try rubbing olive oil on his anus. That helps your grandmother.”)
Post # 2
Re: Exhibit A. OMG, LOL! I mean, what can you do but laugh? That is so dumb. Also, I don’t think it’s true. It would take probably a whole day to feed one of those things to a 1 month old, it would be one crumb at a time.
Post # 3
Jijitattoo: I promise you. I pinky swear it’s true!!!!!! I wish it was a joke. She ate it! She freaking ate it!
Post # 4
I love seeing photos of friends babies on FB and the cute stories too…HOWEVER
All the posts about poos really don’t fly with me. A recent example – “Baby boy just did a number 3 in our new bath!”.
Following a couple of comments asking what a number 3 meant, my FB friend explained that it was otherwise known as “sharting”, described its colour and texture… And shared that her 5yo daughter was also in the bath.
Overshare to the max!!
Post # 5
One month?! That is down right horrifying. I could even go as far as suggesting childrens services could get involved over that…
Exhibit B: W.T.F.
That is all.
The things on Facebook that always bother me are the photos of kids improperly placed in thier car seats. It scares me. Every thing from twisted or loose straps, to unsafe seat covers to forward facing too early…. it kills me.
Post # 6
I don’t even see how a one month old can eat a cupcake like that. My 6 month old just started solids and can hardly get down watered down puréed sweet potato.
The second one is way Too Much Information. Poor baby, and grandma!
Post # 7
These sorts of things… Drive. Me. NUTS. I don’t want to police everything that people post on their own social media page, but I feel like so many people cross the line when it comes to kids. So this is a real hotspot for me.
Especially posting photos of these innocent babies that will most def haunt them for the rest of their lives (hello, it’s the internet!). I had a Facebook “friend” recently post photos of her family on a boat trip…. Which included her almost-toddler daughter, with zero clothes on and some of her private parts showing. Amother woman yesterday did the same thing with a photograph of her seven-year-old son peeing in the yard… A picture from behind of his pants around his ankles, bare bum and all.
Cute in person, maybe, but TOTALLY not appropriate for complete strangers to see parts of your child that should otherwise be covered in clothing!
I also do not want to hear about anyone’s bowel movements, including babies and kids. And, I don’t need to see fifty photos and videos of them a day… Doing. The same. Exact. Things.
I get that parents are proud, but my goodness… Get off of Facebook and actually spend some real quality time with them instead of plastering their face all of the World Wide Web.
Post # 8
A Co worker sent pictures of her baby, including a picture of a shitty diaper :/
Post # 9
I’m confused as to how a one month old can eat a cupcake. My 6 month old has a hard time with purées if it’s not watered down. I’m also willing to bet that the baby got really sick. There’s a reason you’re supposed to wait till 5-6 months and start with rice cereal. A one month old cant even hold their head up!
Post # 10
ugh i feel ya!!! My biggest pet peeve currently is one friend OVERSHARRING EVERYTHING!! she recently had photos done which were adorable except FIVE of the pictures she posted were of her BUTT NAKED 4 YEAR OLD holding her BUTT NAKED NEWBORN! ok naked newborn pics are common things but really your naked 4 year old with nothing but her baby sister covering her lady bits….creeps me out!!!
also i dont care how your kid is doing with potty training and i certainly dont need a daily update on the progress and set backs….just dont care…also
I DO NOT WANT TO SEE PICTURES OF YOUR KIDS ON THE POT AND THE RESULTS OF THEIR EFFORTS! PLEASE STOP POSTING THEM!! I DONT WANT TO SEE YOUR KIDS POOPING FACE!!!
Post # 11
ps; wow i feel much better after that vent!
Post # 12
I still don’t believe the one month old ate the cake. They simpy don’t have the ability to control the the tongue- needed for swallowing solids, until much older.
They may have stupidly fed it to her, but I guarantee 99% of it ended up on the outside of her face.
Post # 13
Wth is number 3???
this whole thread made me laugh so hard
Post # 14
I agree with all 3 examples given here. Ugh!