I want to share pictures of my baby but my partner does not!
It’s even harder when you and your partner have different opinions when it comes to online presence. “When I was pregnant with our daughter, my husband told me he’d like to keep her off my social media”, writes Sara Gaynes Levy of Glamour. “Once she entered the world, I began to feel some regret about the decision. I was spending more hours than ever plugged into social media, filling late nights and endless afternoons on my phone while I was at home alone with an infant. I was desperate to connect to people with whom I could relate”.
However, choosing not to make your child’s life public, doesn’t mean you have to hide the little miracle you helped create. Encourage your friends and family to ask for an update on your kids instead of passively presenting it to them on their feeds. “It’s also forced me to make social media a reprieve from being C’s mommy”, Sara continues. “With next to no child content on my account, I have to highlight other things going on in my life. […] I love being a mom, but it doesn’t consume me. And it matters that the world sees it doesn’t appear to be consuming me either […] Of course in the end, this is about her, and it’s a relief to know that posting her is no a habit I’ll have to wean myself off when I become, like, so embarrassing as her mom.”
Another option could be posting pictures of your baby in a way that makes them unrecognisable. You could put a cute emoji over their faces, photograph them with their back turned to the camera or from very far away.