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Mum's Instagram Ban For 'Innocent' Baby Pic

Monday 23rd June 2014

A mother had her Instagram account suspended after putting up an innocent photo of her toddler daughter.

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Courtney Adamo, who writes for parenting style blog Babyccino Kids, had her Instagram account shut down Thursday for "violating the community guidelines".

The reason - this photo above - of her 18-month-old daughter, proudly showing off her tummy after a successful day potty-training in her "big-girl undies".

Instagram - a photo sharing service owned by Facebook - decided it was against their guidelines and removed the image.

On her blog, Ms Adamo wrote: "I went back to re-read the guidelines; I read the entire page twice and was positive that I had not violated any rules. Unless a baby’s belly is considered ‘nudity’…but surely it isn’t!

"She is a BABY!  It is no different than a photo of a baby wearing a nappy, or a little boy in swim trunks, and to entertain the idea that it is even remotely inappropriate is a disgusting thing in itself.

"Again, I was sure there was a mistake, so I reposted the photo. And by yesterday evening my account was disabled."

Julia Hartley-Brewer is asking: Do you think there is anything wrong with posting this photo online? Would you have any qualms posting a picture like this of your child?

Let us know in the comments box below.