(Closed) Thoughts on baby modeling

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Against completely. This is all.

Post # 4
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
1939 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think it’s ok for others. Not for us, it’s just not my husband or my kind of thing.

Post # 7
6512 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I wouldn’t put my baby up nor vote for others BFF’s baby or otherwise. But I do look…

Post # 10
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
3981 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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
5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@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. 

Post # 15
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

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.


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