Baby photos are one of the most popular ways to capture the first few weeks of life.
But the technique has its pitfalls, and experts warn you should always use your judgement.
Here’s what you need to know about baby photography.
Baby photos have come under scrutiny in recent years because of the increasing number of baby deaths, and the increasing popularity of Instagram, which allows parents to post photos and videos of their kids.
A study from the University of Queensland found that while baby photos were popular in the early 2000s, they fell out of favor over the past decade.
According to a report from The Associated Press, the increase in baby photos in the past few years, especially from Facebook, has caused a “staggering decline” in the use of baby images in social media.
The AP says baby photos are often used in marketing and advertising, with a “significant impact on social media ads” and “a significant impact on baby shopping.”
According to ABC News, the study, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and funded by Facebook, found that in the first three months of the year, users of Instagram used 2.5 million baby photos, compared to just 6.1 million photos on Facebook.
And while Instagram has been a major contributor to the growth of baby photography in recent decades, it’s a subject that’s not without its detractors.
According the ABC, Baby Photographers Association of America, an organization dedicated to the safety and well-being of parents, said in a statement: “Baby photos are a highly controversial subject and the most effective way to teach children about what it means to be human is through photographs.”
But while the association says the industry has become safer and more mature over the years, it says that baby photography still poses a significant risk for babies, who are exposed to harmful chemicals during the process.ABC News reached out to the Baby Photographic Association for comment and will update this article when we hear back.