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Dad admits taking 5,000 pictures of his baby was probably a bad idea

No one needs that many memories.


Jaya Saxena


Published Jul 10, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 9:31 am CDT

One dad has decided that taking thousands of baby photos and posting them on Facebook might not be the most productive parenting tactic—and he’s now sharing his cautionary tale.

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“Babies don’t care if you buy them the fanciest clothes or most expensive toys—and having extra photos of them should be added to the list,” he wrote. “They just want your love and attention, and you can do a much better job by not holding a phone.”

It’s a good lesson, and one that everyone with a smartphone could probably take to heart more. So hold your child close tonight—and resist the urge to snap a pic.

Photo via Bridget Coila/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Jul 10, 2015, 3:24 pm CDT