Parents-to-be are creating Facebook profiles for their unborn babies. Great idea or gag-worthy?
American mum-to-be Ellie Green and her husband Matt shared their pregnancy news on Facebook - by making a profile and sending friend requests to family and friends from their unborn daughter, already named Marriah.
“Everybody is on Facebook, all of our friends are on Facebook, things fly through Facebook now. Within a day Marriah had more than 100 friends,” said dad-to-be Matt.
The couple post updates and messages from Marriah as though she is speaking from the womb.
“People started interacting with what Ellie was typing. She would say ‘I’m kicking mum today and doing somersaults,” and people would comment ‘Do somersaults this way, or that way,’” said Matt.
Marriah Greene is listed on Facebook as “growing up at God” and “studying labour and delivery at Tummy University.”
A study has also found 5% of babies ad toddlers under 2 have profiles on social networking sites – a trend we spotted earlier this year.
What do you think about this new craze? We’d love to know!
I haven't done a profile for the girls and they wont have one for a long long time. I think it's sad but you really can't trust people these days and it can lead to all sorts with strangers chatting to them. I do love posting pics of our girls on my profile though but I generally have cartoons as my profile pic and all my personal pics are restricted to who I accept as a friend. I am a lot more careful about who I am friends with on sites like Facebook because of the pics of my girls and all my friends know not to post a pic of my kids without asking first. That was the strangest thing I've found. My auntie, who to be honest is a bit of a irresponsible git, posted loads of pics of my youngest without asking. It was only pics of her in her car seat and a highchair when we went out for a meal once but I still thought it was out of order to not ask.
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