Post # 1
Just curious as to what others think of baby modeling. I only ask because it seems in the last month or so with my FB friends who have recently had babies, I am always seeing posts to vote for their babies to get modeling gigs or win contests. Just wondering thoughts on this.
Post # 3
Against completely. This is all.
Post # 4
I don’t really have an opinion on it one way or another. If that’s what a parents wants to do, then fine.
Post # 5
I did it (as in, my parents had me modeling when I was 2-4 years old) and I turned out just fine. If we’re talking toddlers and tiaras then, yeah, I have an issue with that. But I don’t see what harm comes out of someone taking a picture of your baby. If you get a head start on his or her college education with that paycheck, all the better.
Post # 6
I think it’s ok for others. Not for us, it’s just not my husband or my kind of thing.
Post # 7
I think baby modeling can be okay, if its a legitimate company and it is done sparingly. For example, our family friend was approached by Gap to have their son be a Gap Baby model. They considered it, but they would have had to fly out to NYC to do it, which they decided would be too much. Now, if my future baby is approached to be a Gap model, no traveling would be required and I’d consider it 🙂
The contests seem a bit strange to me though – however, I’m not a mom yet so I don’t know for sure.
Post # 8
I mean I like the cute babies in the johnson baby wash commercials and the gerber commercials… but I dont like the contests that are just for the sake of having the title of cutest baby, or baby of the year.. i dont see the point of those because all babies are cute in different ways and some babies look totally different from one picture to another
Post # 9
I wouldn’t put my baby up nor vote for others BFF’s baby or otherwise. But I do look…
Post # 10
I wouldn’t have any issue with a future child being a Gap baby or in a Gerber commercial or whatever. Put the money towards their college education.
I don’t think I’d want my child in contests and “Toddlers and Tiaras” type pagents though.
Post # 11
I am 100% okay with it so long as it is done is a tasteful way. When I was a baby I (well, my parents) were approached by Gerber to be a Gerber baby. They were going to do it but my dad had to move for work and their offices weren’t where we were moving. My parents are still bummed the couldn’t have done it. It would have helped with the wedding fund! lol
Post # 12
Depends. Would I sign my daughter up with a modeling agency? No. She doesn’t need a “portfolio”, she’s 3. It’s just not for us.
If we were out somewhere and a scout said “Your daughter is beautiful, we want to put her in a Gerber ad” that would be fun! We had a magazine take pictures of our daughter at the beach once, they asked our permission and it was a great keepsake.
My rule for anything from ear piercing to pageants is this: If she asks us because she wants to do it, we’ll consider it. But it will be her choice.
Post # 13
@Mrs.KMM: I agree. If someone sought my child out, then yes (of course it has to be legit). I wouldn’t make a career out of it or make my child enter competitions. If my child still wants to model when they are older, then they can do it after the graduate from high school.
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Post # 15
I think taking pictures of a baby for something like a gerber ad or whatnot is fine and completely up to the parent. I understand parents not wanting to have photos for their baby out for the whole world to see, but I really don’t see much difference between a paying job for ads and such and posting photos all over facebook.
Post # 16
I thought about entering my sons photo in the local store contests because he’d get to keep all the clothes he models for free tehe.