(Closed) Baby Beauty Contests!

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
8044 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@TopazTurtle:  I dunno. I think it’s one thing to enter your kid into a contest like that (fair enough, it would make a cool story when the kid’s older and you’d win a lot of baby stuff)… but a whole different kettle of fish to get into the Toddlers & Tiaras type stuff. I find THAT distasteful. Dragging the poor kid around and not letting them have much of a childhood to fulfil some weird fantasy the mom may have.

Post # 6
8044 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@TopazTurtle:  I guess it’s a risk they’re willing to take lol.

Post # 7
7200 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Some of my FB friends have done this and I always kind of roll my eyes and don’t vote.  Every mom thinks their kids are the cutest (I know MINE are!), but seriously- not all babies are that cute.  I think it is fairly harmless though.

Post # 8
6812 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Eh I don’t think anything of it, hey if you can win a lot of baby stuff because people think your baby is the cutest why the heck not. 

Post # 9
3093 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

They do this for weddings too.  It’s like a huge social media pyramid scheme.  Entering seems harmless enough…you just submit a photo…no dancing or baton twirling.  But then you have to recruit friends to vote and to vote they have to like the page…< the marketing scheme

So, personally I hate these things…but if it were a straight up legit enter once, random name drawing thing, I think those are pretty fun!

Post # 10
4416 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Haha it’s totally just a popularity contest — obviously people don’t vote based on how cute your baby is; they vote based on whether or not they like you enough to click on a link on facebook and go through all that rigamarole! So I’d never enter my baby in such a thing, mostly because I know my friends are at least as lazy as I am. I guess if you have click-happy friends then it’s worth a shot to get a bunch of free stuff!

Post # 11
9692 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@eeniebeans:  +1. Thank you for saying that. I was debating how to phrase “not all babies are cute” without actually saying it. But you said it for me.

It sounds like, in this case, they just want some free baby stuff. Unlike the T&T show, sending in a picture won’t harm the baby psychologically. I don’t see it as a big deal. Too bad furbabies can’t win – then I would win because obviously my baby is the best 😉

Post # 12
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve also seen it from my friends on facebook quite a bit. I’m kind of annoyed by it because it seems to be happening a lot lately. Obviously all mothers think their baby is the bee’s knee’s. But I’m not going to go out of my way to join some site to vote for the kid. It just bugs me that they’re bogging down facebook. What’s wrong with just posting a cute picture of your baby like everyone else and not harassing your followers to vote for something every time there’s a new cutest baby contest somewhere.


Post # 13
1368 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I might enter to win the prize but wouldn’t share that on FB and ask for votes… I feel way to embarassed to do that…

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