• Fri, Feb 21 - 6:33 pm ET

The ‘Baby Selfie’ App Is A Truly Pointless Piece Of Technology

Nobody needs a “Baby Selfie” app. No, I’m not knocking it for the reasons you think; my child is constantly stealing my phone, so I’m not judging those who let their kids use technology. I’ve already lost that battle and made my peace with it. It’s just that this app provides nothing but cute little pictures that may make your kid smile. I don’t need my kid smiling in his selfies. If I wanted to see a picture of him smiling, I would take it myself.

Baby Selfie is peek-a-boo with a camera twist. Capture your baby’s delighted expressions as colorful animals dance onto the screen. Baby Selfie uses custom drawings and fun sounds to grab your baby’s attention and surprise them. We capture your baby’s reaction in a unique, unexpected photos that you’ll love to share.

“Delighted expressions?” I prefer these:

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IMG_1754I’m sorry, but this is what baby selfies should look like. I am endlessly delighted when I find these little gems on my phone.

Apart from not caring if my child looks “delighted” in selfies, there is also the obvious point, which is, “is this necessary?” Kids are already totally captivated by telephones. You don’t need cutesy pictures popping up to hold their attention, am I right? Whoever thought of this app was really reaching with this:

Hmm… how can we make an item that every little kid wants to stare at constantly even more captivating? There MUST be a huge market for that!

Um, no. This is pointless. But it’s only 99 cents, so at least its pointlessness is affordable.

(Photos: spawn of Maria Guido)

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  • Kay_Sue

    I thought we already solved this “issue” with the whole front camera/camera app combo?

  • AlexMMR

    I’m totally going to be that mom and use this article as an opportunity to show off my own darling baby selfies. Both girls clicked the shutter button themselves in true selfie fashion.

    • Bethany Ramos

      They are too cute!

  • My2bits

    Oh my goodness…the hair! I love it. I have to admit, I would have to stop myself from reaching over and patting it if I saw him out and about. Adorable.
    BTW, my 2 year old takes some awesome selfies. She always has this ginormous looking forehead, huge eyes, and sometimes a wee bit of nose showing.

  • CrazyFor Kate

    Man, your kid is a serious cute monster!

  • pixie

    Ha, I love how you can’t see your son’s mouth, so in the second and third pictures he looks perplexed (at least to me). So cute.