After the birth of your baby, what were some of the first things you did? Did you laugh? Did you cry? Did you sigh? Or did you quickly cycle through all three of those and then grab your phone and post a photo of your baby on Facebook? If you are like 77 percent of parents that responded to a poll posted by the print site Posterista, then your baby had their social media debut within an hour of being born.
While some may be cynical about this in a “can’t you put down your phone for one minute!” type of way, it’s actually a very practical way to spread the word, especially when so often family members and close friends live far away.
Back in the day, you’d have to use the hospital phone to call your friends and family to tell them the news. A social media site allows parents to make the announcement to everyone right away. But I’d like to throw in some guidelines on these “heat of the moment” shares. Here are five tips for parents on what you should and shouldn’t do when sharing the new baby photos:
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