When was the last time friends, family and neighbours gathered at your house, laden with gifts and extravagant compliments on everything from your precious perfect fingers to your iddle button nose?
People hardly go to the effort of showing up to birthday drinks at the pub, let alone fight over who gets to cuddle you first.
It’s best to accept it now – your chubby-cheeked newborn is already more famous than you. Here’s why.
Newborns just about have more images than new kittens – and that’s saying something.
Sierra Black, blogger for parenting website Babble, admitted her 13,527-strong photo library was primarily full of photos of her kids. She sums up her sentiments well with “No one can enjoy 13,000 photos.”
When you were a kid, a camera could only take so many photos. Then your parents had to change the film.
What a hassle!
These days you can take 30 photos (or videos) and just delete any you don’t like.
But when they’re all of your adorable little superstar, you couldn’t possibly delete a single one!
An internet sensation
The internet has made it so easy to spread your little celebrity’s photos to their legion of adoring fans.
Obviously, if your friends haven’t seen a photo of bub in a onesie, there’s not a moment to waste. Then bub sleeping in the onesie. Laughing in the onesie. Outside in the onesie.
The Likes, Shares and Comments roll in faster than ever before. They can’t get enough.
But not everyone is impressed. The E-baby trend has been so ubiquitous, image replacing tool Unbaby.me saw thousands of baby images automatically switched to photos of other things, such as cats. The technology became so popular, it turned into rather.com, before closing down due to costs, according to their Twitter page.
Then there are parents who are so keen to acquire a domain name for their child, they check available URLs before even naming their child. Awesomebabyname lets you input your last name and the baby’s gender to generate suggestions for available names – both domain and baby.
If your baby isn’t already famous enough, the world is seeing a slew of child prodigies.
Just look at Aussie gal Aelita Andre. She held her first solo exhibition at the age of two, and sold out an exhibition in New York’s Agora Gallery at the age of four. Aelita was born in 2007.
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development for the Victoria government lists an early development of language, abstract thinking, a strong memory, a capacity to focus and concentrate on tasks of interest, intellectual curiosity and a strong motivation to learn as markers for a gifted child. It’s only natural for a parent to want the best for their own, so are quick to try to spot this kind of (fairly subjective) talent early on.
Looking out for the little ones is more than just protecting them from the glare of the paparazzi spotlight or their masses of adoring fans, however. Who will look after them if something unfortunate happened? Life insurance may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but it’s an important thing to think about.
What makes your baby more famous than you?
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