(Closed) Spinoff: No social media posts of baby?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think it’s different; especially with reason’s number 1 and 3.

Post # 4
2400 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Eh, I think those are good reasons but I think you need to prepare yourself for someone breaking the rules.

Edit: Not trying to sound rude. I think you have very valid points, I’m just saying there is always that one person that tries to be slick. lol

Post # 5
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it’s okay and honestly, I plan to ask the same of my visitors (although I think it’ll likely be just family and a few select friends anyway). I think it’s a very private moment and new parents can always post pictures of the baby later on when everything is settled. TBH, if I’m sweaty, tired and disheveled from pushing out a basketball, I would really rather not have photos of that circulating around.

I agree about some photos being a little Too Much Information. We’ve seen photos of when the baby has literally just emerged, covered with blood and other good stuff.

Post # 8
5800 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I do feel like it’s different. You invite 100+ people to a wedding typically and many peolple know so and so is getting married May 5th. You look gorgeous, everyone is happy and you marry the person you love.

No one really knows what day the baby will be born,if the baby/mom will be healthy and everyone knows it is a painful task that requires getting naked and possibly accidentally pooping.

So yeah saying “don’t post this pic because I may detect a slight bit of flabbiness even though my make up has been professionally done and I’ve been dieting for a year” and “dont post this pic because I just pushed a human out of my vagina and im really sweaty” are two different things

Post # 9
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Erm… I would say it is different because of #1, because well….nobody needs to see that. However, I do not think anyone is in the wrong for not wanting pictures of their wedding posted on social media sites.

Post # 11
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t think it’s ridiculous and I absolutely agree with this.  There will be no cell phone pictures or pictures otherwise unless taken with MY camera by my husband for ME to enjoy later or delete.

If I were concerned about Mother-In-Law or someone else taking pictures, I would flat out tell them that if a camera comes out, they are getting kicked out and the picture deleted.  It is YOUR moment to share with whom you choose WHEN you choose.

I am personally not going to see anyone besides Darling Husband until after I am in the post partum room, fed, cleaned up and showered.  Darling Husband is also well aware that if I see his phone at all during labor, I will smash it into a million little pieces. 

I can readily admit that I am a controlling person and that’s just the way it’s going to be.

Post # 12
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@ellebeerob:  I agree with all your reasons especially #4.  I HATE hearing things about other peoples lives online.  It’s not your job to release breaking news before anyone … it’s that persons business when they would like to put it out “there” if at all.  I think people will respect your wishes if you mention it.

Post # 13
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@ellebeerob:  I totally agree with you. Couldn’t you limit the amount of photos by simply not inviting people to the hospital?

I am pretty sure I won’t want ANY guests there. Seriously. I am not sure I’d even invite my own family to see me/baby until I am back at home… which is like a day or two I think?

Just don’t invite people. Only my SO will be there.

If you really need to invite people (I don’t see why) then yes, I would ask them not to post photos online. I think I’d freak out if people were trying to take photos of me in that state. That would not be cool.

Post # 15
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@LGenz:  100% This. I will not be inviting people to the hospital for this exact reason. You can come see the baby when I tell you. After we’re home and cleaned up and good to go.

I LOVE social media, and I get annoyed when people tell me that I can’t post pictures of whatever. But I would never, ever even take a photo of a new mom in the hospital unless I was told that it was okay, much less post it. FI’s brother and SIL asked that photos of them and their son NEVER be posted online. I’m annoyed by that because their reasoning is really stupid (he’s afraid that gangs are going to find the photos and retaliate because he’s a juvenile corrections officer…who doesn’t use Facebook…not sure how the pictures would get tied to either of them, since they’re more likely to be seen in public and have their cars/apartment found). 

Post # 16
1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ellebeerob:  This is not unreasonable AT ALL. Your child has a right to privacy. Its their most intimate moment that they are sharing with you and your husband. I would be beyond livid if anyone posted pitures on FB (or anywhere else) of my baby without my permission especially on their birthday. 



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