Instagram To Allow Breastfeeding Photos

Heres a little bit of news that may interest any breastfeeding mums / dads of breastfed kids who have instagram, according to The Huffington Post:

It’s now crystal clear: You are not allowed to harass people on Instagram, and you’re generally not allowed to show your nipples if you’re a woman.

An update to the Facebook-owned social network’s community guidelines Thursday contains stronger, more specific language than before, outlining in detail what users are allowed to post on the popular photo-sharing platform.

In a change from its previous rules, Instagram now states when nudity is allowed and explicitly banishes harassment. It also specifically notes that breastfeeding photos are allowed, bringing it in line with Facebook’s policy on the matter.

Previously, Instagram’s guidelines — still viewable on an archived page — were vague, with language like “keep your clothes on” and “be respectful.” They didn’t specifically reference breastfeeding, either. Now, Instagram’s rules are considerably more precise.

Read the rest over at The Huffington Post.

If you’re wondering why I care, I simply saw the good lady wife put a load of effort into breastfeeding when our LO was younger, and figure that breast feeding mums shouldn’t have any breast feeding photos they may share blocked.

As we’re talking about instagram, I can be found on instagram here. (Warning: May feature Lego)

News Biting A Bit Close To Home.

You know that feeling when you see something a bit bad in the news?

You know that feeling when that bad thing is where the parents live…

You know when you decide to call… just in case… and it turns out that this report is your parents place…

Sadly this turned out to be spot on, as this thatched roof belongs to the Mackay Cottage at Oldborough. (It was only their place that was affected – ignore that bit in the report). Thankfully they’re ok, the house is saved… if in a bit of a mess.

New roof needed, new carpets needed, and maybe some work needed where water has come in around the tarpaulin that has been put up by the thatcher.

From what I’ve heard, the Fire Service were AMAZING.

I guess any prayers / good vibes you could send their way would be appreciated.

Dangers Parents Face When Bringing A Child To Church

Congratulations. You have managed to make it to Church.

Actually hang on, you’ve managed to get to Church and not forget any family members on route. Massive Congratulations on not losing anyone.

Now, if your group includes a child, you need to remember – there are certain dangers you need to look out for when you take a child to Church.

  1. Being late, and having to contend with a church warden / steward “encouraging” you and your wiggly toddler to the front of the Church… whilst there are safer seats (and space to run at the back).
  2. Vicar: “Now lets take a moment of silent prayer”. Little One: “I NEED A POO!!!”.
  3. Formally breast fed toddlers getting jealous of the sight of a really little one getting breast fed… and running over to get a quick meal.
  4. The kid getting confused between a potty and the baptismal font.
  5. Is it your turn on the preaching rota? This will be the Sunday when your kid demands to play trains…with you… during the sermon.
  6. Has your toddler ever took their nappy off by themselves? THIS could be when they work it out!
  7. Toddler. Tantrums. Could be anytime?
  8. Your child refuses to be in their group (koala effect), but is too unsettled to be quiet enough for you to take them into the main service, hence you are stuck in the corridor limbo.

Any more you’ve come across?

A Pink or Blue Kinder Egg?

Ever since Kinder Eggs launched “gender specific” eggs (other wise known as the pink and blue ones), there has been the occasional comment on places like Twitter, that this is another example of gender stereotyping toys. This is part of an argument that says that it should be ok for boys to wear pink, and for girls to play soldiers., or to put it basically – that kids should be allowed to play with whatever they want.

When I first saw the Blue / Pink Kinder Eggs, I did wonder what our daughter would pick. Over the weekend, I finally got a chance to experiment.:

Conclusions? Maybe Kinder are onto something with the boy / girlie kinder egg thing? Also the fairy in the girlie egg seemed far cooler then the Avengers thing in the boys Kinder Egg.

Wifes edit: both toys however have made the cut – aka are being played with in the toy cottage. The Avengers toy requires a second one to really be played with in the way shown in the instructions. I did however glue together the fairy, as our daughter is under 3, so for safety and getting annoyed with repeatedly putting the wings back on again!

This is my first video blog thing… please be nice! 

Missing. One Bing Bunny.

Dear CBeebies,

We seem to be missing a Bing Bunny.

He was last seen on the CBeebies Playtime app, but seems to have been eaten by some dog thing.

Please return him to us, either where he was last seen, or in a whole new game / app.

Yes I would pay any ransom to get him back.

Many Thanks.

Parents of Bing Fans.

Frozen Fever Trailer is Released… And theres only one way to watch it…

Well, there is more Frozen coming. Not a Frozen sequel – yet – but an animated short called Frozen Fever.

The Frozen Fever Trailer (Which should be seen above), previews a new song, and confirms what movie you’ll have to officially pay for in order to see Anna and Elsa again.

I guess that if kids start caring about another movie that might be a good thing right?

When Toddlers Climb…

Today, the toddler learnt a lesson. In order to get up to the sofa, its alot more fun to climb up daddy then it is to… well… climb up the sofa.

Today, I learnt that when a toddler climbs up you, you have a number of obvious areas that need a certain amount of defence.

And by obvious areas, I mean Nose… eyes… chest… trampoline stomach… neck,,,


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