The Thanksgiving holiday brought an interesting situation for my family. We are first time parents and it’s grandbaby #1 for my in-laws. We had Thanksgiving dinner at the in-laws and of course, everyone was all about the baby. Well, my husband’s cousins’ wife apparently posted a pic of the baby on Facebook (she’s in her 40’s and while I’m not on Facebook, I’m confident that she would never post anything to put her in a compromising situation). So I find out today that my FIL texted his nephew (her husband) and told him to tell her to take it down. I’m really angry because I guess FIL told his nephew I didn’t want the baby on social media and that is not true. I’m
really upset about it but it brought up a good point for my DH and I to think about her social media footprint, which we plan on discussing as we go along but I thought it would be a good discussion on seeing what other parents’ views are on what they post of their babies and what they allow others to post. My DH has only posted pictures of the baby to his Instagram story or Snapchat story and his settings are as private as they can be (I know nothing is really private) and I posted one birth announcement and a collage of pics for her first Thanksgiving on my insta (neither of us are on Facebook). I’ll probably only just post some pics here and there for holidays or really big things (we don’t post much to begin with and I’m mindful of my followers that may be struggling with losses or conceiving) How are you all handling your baby’s social media footprint?