As of June 2018, there are over a billion users on Instagram. Statistics show that over 60% of users log on daily. It’s not an exaggeration to say that Instagram has a significant place in our lives.
It thus makes sense that new parents want to use this platform to share their joy with the world. Posts about adorable newborns are extremely popular and they’re of interest to Instagram users from all walks of life.
There’s a wide selection of hashtags you can use on photos and videos of your newborn baby. This is a great way to get acquainted with Instagram’s parent community. Becoming an Instagram parent is a lot of fun and this is where it starts.
What are the best tags to use if you want to reach a huge number of new people? Let’s look at the most popular newborn-related tags.
Keeping It Simple
Where do you start? You can always tag your photo with #newborn.
This tag is a delight to scroll through. You can enjoy photos and videos of sleeping, smiling, contemplative babies. Some moms post delivery room selfies with this tag.
However, this tag is currently used on over 14.5 million posts. This means that your posts will get lost in the crowd. To connect with more potential followers, you need to look at alternatives.
So what are your options?
If you want your posts to stand out, it’s not a good idea to use #baby. This hashtag is used around ten times as often as #newborn. New posts get replaced in the blink of an eye.
This hashtag gets used for a variety of subjects, from nursery room decorations to maternity clothes. Some use it to tag baby animals or simply use it as a term of endearment. You need something more specific if you want to grab the spotlight.
Narrowing It Down
You can start with #itsaboy or #itsagirl. Both of these tags currently have around 1.8 million posts. This is an improvement, but you want to narrow it down further.
Why not go for #newbornboy and #newborngirl? These hashtags cover 120,000 and 160,000 posts, respectively, which makes them an excellent choice for parents who don’t have many followers yet.
Have you opted for hiring a professional photographer? In that case, it’s a good idea to use hashtags like #babyphotography, #posednewbornphotography, or #posednewborn.
If you’re documenting your little one’s first moments, try the #fresh48 tag. #milestones is another popular option. You can always tag the actual milestones as well. For instance, #onemonthold is a lovely option and it currently has around 450,000 posts.
#newborns, #newbabyboy, #newbabygirl, #babyboy, #babygirl, #brandnewbaby, #brandnewbabe, #welcometotheworld, #welcomebaby, #newbornpictures, #newbornphotos, #newbornphoto, #newbornphotoprops, #babyprops, #babyphotography, #newbornphotoshoot, #newbornphotoshoots, #justborn, #bebe, #newbaby, #fresh48photography, #fresh48session, #onemontholdbaby, #1monthold
Emotional and Funny Newborn Tags
Instagram lets you use up to 30 hashtags on your posts. If you want to reach out to a wide selection of people, your best option is to make use of this. In general, it’s best to stay in the range of 11 to 30 hashtags.
Why not use something funny, descriptive, and emotional? #cute and #love are too generic, so let’s look at some better options.
#babylove has around 10 million posts at the moment. But if you go for #adorablebaby, you’ll find around 300,000 posts. This means that it’s not too obscure, but your posts have a real chance of getting noticed.
#sleeplikeababy is a sweet option. This hashtag has been used on approximately 60,000 posts so far.
If you like using props, why not try #babyglamour? This tag has only been used on around 5,000 posts, but you can combine it with more popular tags.
#tenfingers, #tentoes, #newbabysister, #newbabybrother, #newbabylove, #sleepingbeauty, #cutebabygirl, #cutebabyboy, #cutebabyvideo, #cutebabyphoto, #babyroom, #lilsis, #lilbro, #toocuteforwords
Connecting with other new parents is a great way to avoid feeling isolated when you’re at home with your newborn. It feels good to interact with people who know the joys and hardships of being a new parent.
So why not go for tags that reflect what you’re feeling? #joyfulmamas and #newbabylife are both popular options, and you can always add that you’ve pulled an #allnighter.
#babyselfie has around 340,000 posts so far. You can post sweet and hilarious pics of your newborn and of yourself. Many Instagram users love unedited, candid parenting photos.
You can also look up existing communities of parents who love photography. Tagging your post with #clickinmoms may be the best way to get noticed, as they feature images in roundup posts.
#instafamily, #instababy, #childofig, #instamom, #pixel_kids, #myhonestmotherhood, #igmotherhood, #lifeasmama, #parenthood_moments, #kidsforreal, #justmomlife, #babyselfies, #littlefierceones, #momswithcameras, #childhoodunplugged, #momentsofmom, #memoirsofmotherhood, #cameramama
A Final Word
Remember that the best way to succeed on Instagram is to follow people back. With that in mind, why not set out and explore your options? After a bit of digging, you’ll find the perfect hashtags for your posts.
There are many friendly, welcoming mom bloggers out there. You may also enjoy interacting with smaller baby fashion and baby photography communities. To connect with other parents, don’t forget to leave likes and comments.