Using Instagram To Record Your baby’s  First Year – And Beyond 

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If you’re ready to start using social media to make a baby memory account, and even printable baby books, then let’s talk about some of the reasons you should use Instagram to record your baby’s first year, and even beyond the first year.

To be honest, when I began thinking about opening up a social media account, to use for making memory books, Instagram wasn’t my first choice. Facebook was.

The way that Facebook is set up is perfect for the memory making accounts that I have in mind, however,  the Facebook terms of service policy make it almost impossible to  use Facebook in this way.

I was looking to open up a separate account to use specifically for the purpose of recording moments and markers of my daughter’s life and nothing else. I wanted to keep this separate from my own personal Facebook account.  Facebook , however, will not allow you to have more than one personal account.  Facebook does allow for you to have a business account, but that’s not the place for you babies memories.

After doing some research on Instagram I settled on Instagram to start. In the future,  we may work with other social media platforms as well, but for now, let’s get an Instagram account set up to store baby’s ( or any other type of) memories.

If you already have an Instagram  account don’t worry, Instagram allows each person to have up to five different  personal accounts, and to switch between them. Making it perfect for this memory keeping purpose.

Instructions for setting up your Instagram memory account

If you don’t currently  have an Instagram account you can download the app and follow the setup instructions.

You will need to provide them with an email address, and you will need to create a username and password.  Here is the wiki how instructions for setting up an Instagram account

http://m.wikihow.com/Create-an-Instagram-Account

If you already have a personal Instagram account,  but would like to open second one (or 4), just for the purpose of organizing , keeping, and printing memories, here are the directions for how To add a second account 

  1. Open your Instagram account.
  2. Click on the little person symbol, or your profile picture. On the bottom right-hand corner, to open your profile page.
  3. On the top of your profile page, in the right-hand corner, there will be three dots, click on these dots.  This will open up a menu page.
  4. Near the bottom of the menu page, you will see  the add account option. Follow the  Instagram instructions from here.

 

Now your account is ready to go and you are ready to start keeping memories.  If you’re ready for more memory keeping adventure this week then go to Social Memory Keeping – The Beginning.

We will still be working on Social Memory Keeping- The Beginning, next Monday, as well as looking at some other apps that you may want to add to help preserve your memories through photos.

Give your self a hand, today you’ve taken the hardest step towards using social media to make a baby memory account, and even printable baby books, now you are ready, so let the fun  begin! 

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