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AnyoneforTurps Thu 28-Mar-13 19:29:23

.. who finds baby photos like these creepy? Especially the ones where the position is totally unnatural for a baby. Number 9 of the baby with arms behind his head makes me want to boak. But everyone else seems to think they're adorable, so am I just weird?

crashdoll Thu 28-Mar-13 19:30:50

YANBU. I read an article about how some of those poses are dangerous and less reputable photographers are putting newborns at risk.

nars Thu 28-Mar-13 19:31:48

they're incredibly twee aren't they - babies in bloody plant pots again

SoleSource Thu 28-Mar-13 19:40:05

I am really broody!!

Oh God GIMME A BABY!!!!!!!!!!

AnyoneforTurps Thu 28-Mar-13 19:46:37

If somebody gave me a baby who lounged in a hammock with its arms behind its head, I'd give it back.

monkeyfacegrace Thu 28-Mar-13 19:46:44

You miserable bunch of fuckers.

They are squeeeee, I NEED A BABBBBBEEEEEE!

Scholes34 Thu 28-Mar-13 19:47:11

It's the Daily Mail. You can't trust them with anything. They reckoned today that the Oxford/Cambridge rowers were rowing in gloves, when everyone knows they're actually Pogies (now that's a nice word to get into a sentence).

MalkieFraser Thu 28-Mar-13 21:54:39

My second used to sleep with her hands behind her head as a newborn, or with one arm slung dramatically over her eyesgrin

Nothing boak about it.

AgentZigzag Thu 28-Mar-13 21:58:01

It is a bit creepy to pose your newborn like that, but then again, we used to have a right old laugh balancing toys on DD1 when she was asleep, and photos were taken grin

She was a little bit older though.

Maggie111 Thu 28-Mar-13 22:01:27

yabu - i think they're cute! (some, not all!)

TwoPoundCakePuncher Thu 28-Mar-13 22:01:50

They are bloody adorable, i have some of my twins, double bloody amazingly cute! grin

FakeHotCrossLobsters Thu 28-Mar-13 22:04:15

DS used to sleep with his arms flung up over his head. He gets it from me, that's how I sleep. We sleep like we are being held at gunpoint but are too tired to care.

I kind of liked the arms behind the head baby, he looked like that frog picture on Facebook that has the "and not a single fuck shall be given today" caption on it. That's what that baby's parents should write in the album under that photo.

Not too keen on the plant pot babies though.

Spamspamspam Thu 28-Mar-13 22:26:14

They are amazingly cute - how could anyone find them weird - unless of course you are not a mother?

My 10 year old spent the first three years of her life lying with both arms behind her head in the exact same pose my husband sleeps - I have numerous pictures just like picture number 9 and I luff them - I wish she still slept like that now it was very cute. My best ever photo was DH and her sleeping in that pose at opposite ends of each other - she had had bath bottle nappy change, clean pj's and he had much the same and the pair of them were collapsed like that - so so cute.

What on earth could be weird about these photos?

Spamspamspam Thu 28-Mar-13 22:28:19

p.s. DH did not have a nappy change.....grin

Chottie Thu 28-Mar-13 23:04:26

OP I'm with you, the babies look a bit plastic, do you think the pics have been air brushed? shock

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 28-Mar-13 23:06:14

Could people please warn when it's a Daily Fail link? I don't want to give those bastards my advertising money.

BruisedFanjo Thu 28-Mar-13 23:11:45

I'm annoyed at the article making references to "toddlers". They're newborn babies! However I'm sure my 2.6yo DD would love to don a cute hat n sit in a plant pot for photos, she loves the camera :D

SummerFin Thu 28-Mar-13 23:15:39

I remember a thread with the exact same opinion.

I don't really like the photos. But I don't understand why people would refer to them as "creepy"

gail734 Thu 28-Mar-13 23:20:28

Not v. original. Anne Geddes was doing this 20 years ago. Some of these babies look a bit uncomfortable. But it's ok, she has a heater!

gail734 Thu 28-Mar-13 23:20:50

Not v. original. Anne Geddes was doing this 20 years ago. Some of these babies look a bit uncomfortable. But it's ok, she has a heater!

KurriKurri Thu 28-Mar-13 23:26:46

I'm not very keen on them - the ones where the babies are in plant pots especially.

I don't really see any need to take a photo of a baby in an unnatural pose, to me that is treating a baby like a toy for the amusement of an adult. without any particular reference to the individuality of the baby. And to me that comes through in the photos - they are generic and characterless, they could just as well be dolls.

Startail Thu 28-Mar-13 23:33:37

I have DD1 in a plant pot, but she was pretty much old enough to sit up.
The photographer only did it because she was clearly enjoying herself.

Trouble with her liking the photographer was it cost me a fortune because I bought all £60 worth rather than the single cheap one.

Ok nothing to ventures prices, but a lot of money 15 years ago when you only went into Boots for a tube of toothpaste.

WallyBantersJunkBox Thu 28-Mar-13 23:46:09

Owl hat baby rocks!

Baby in a bucket I can take or leave.

Baby in a top hat should have had an "evil hypnotist Moustache" drawn over his lip.

Not creepy, just a bit twee for me. I also don't like the craze for the sepia shadowed portraits of topless parents making "heart hand shapes" together over the pregnancy bump and staring off into the distance.

Startail Thu 28-Mar-13 23:47:41

I guess there is a difference between a giggling 7 month old who was playing along and putting a sleeping tiny in slightly odd positions. I like the first one, but some of the others are odd.

bedmonster Fri 29-Mar-13 00:33:09

I want owl hat baby! Can't see anything creepy about them personally, they aren't scary, they won't give me nightmares.

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