Why We Are Obsessed With Facebooking Our Kids

If I were to ask you to picture a parent who constantly posts pictures and updates about their family on Facebook, would you imagine a mother or father?

You should be picturing both, because all parents are obsessed with Facebooking their kids, and dads are leading the charge.

How often are they posting pictures? Find out after the jump.

A new survey found that 40% of dads with kids under two years old post at least one family-related status update a DAY. And 56% post family photos at least a few times a week.

Dads, especially first-time dads, are one of the worst (best?) when it comes to bragging about their kids on Facebook, Twitter, and all other social networks.

But can you blame them? You remember what it was like after your first. That’s ALL you thought about. You were now entrusted with a life and every. single. thought. you have all day is something along the lines of “OMG, I have a baby. Don’t break the baby. OMG, I’m a dad/mom!”

40% of dads in the U.S. with kids under two post at least one family-related status update every day. More than half post family photos at least a few times a week while nearly a quarter post family videos.

Yeah, I’m guilty of this. I don’t know about daily, but I still post photos and videos multiple times a week, although I usually post them on their Tumblogs for close friends and family to see. I try not to spam my Twitter feed with the unbearable cuteness that is my children.

I’ve also found the sheer number of pictures I’m taking of my kids is slowing down. What used to be dozens a day is now dozens a month. Alas, the bloom is falling off the rose.

What about you? How often do you post pictures of your kids online? Do you hate it when other people do it?

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