Why I dont post full frontal pictures of my child

I love social media, it’s a great tool for communication, I can definitely admit that. I love being able to stay in touch with friends and family and I also like when people “like” and comment on my posts.

That being said, I didn’t post a lot about being pregnant on Instagram or anywhere else. In fact, I only posted 4 photos of my pregnancy and that was when I was already in my third trimester.

My husband is also in the same mindset. So if we didn’t mention it to you, chances are you didn’t know anything about our pregnancy beforehand and were probably shocked when we announced the birth of our son.

This has been and will continue to be a very purposeful decision on both our parts. We simply don’t believe that, beyond perhaps a sly photo of our son, that his picture should end up on social media, especially when we are not the originators.

For my part, I just don’t want my child on social media until he is old enough to put himself on there. We do, however, share pictures of him, but again, his face is not fully visible.

You may be asking yourself, well why? Simply put, this is a personal preference that my husband and I have made for our family. The end.


Here’s a great article of another moms story about not posting pictures of her kid on social media: https://www.today.com/parents/dont-post-my-kids-photo-facebook-parents-plead-2D12092742




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Rachel Nardi-Brettman

Rachel is a wife and mother of two who lives in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She gave up her job in the corporate world to be a stay at home mom full time and raise her family. Some of her hobbies and passions include baking, gardening, and all things DIY. Rachel was diagnosed with Celiac Disease when she was 21. She loves to share gluten free baking tips and recipes for others who suffer from similar allergies. She started blogging when her son, Parker, was born. Her daughter, London, was born with some complications and had a brief visit to the NICU. Some of the topics she enjoys writing about include the difficulties of having 2 kids under 2, the stress and effects the NICU has on mothers, and the ups and downs of her breastfeeding journey.

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