Infant / Child Modeling.

United States
January 4, 2008 11:39am CST
So I have this woman friend who is a child manager. When my youngest was born she came over to meet him and commented on how calm and content he was, and that he would be great as a child model and such. I thought about it for a while, I was a model as a child from about 6 months old to around 11. I like it from what I remember and I stopped because I wanted to play more sports after school. And with the modeling thing you really had to commit to being at go-sees, you usually don't get the call about the go see until the day before. Now fast forward 9 months, and I am still getting compliments onnot only how cute he is ( which I do believe because I am his mom - to me he is the cutest, most smartest, more beautiful baby ever) but I also think that is something that people sometimes just say to say you know. Like being polite. The compliments are also about how happy, and friendly, calm and flirty he is. Basically he has come great qualities that comanpies (such as GAP, Macy's,JCPenny's.,etc.) who are in the market for infant/child models look for. And these are the children that photographers love to take pictures of. Now from my experieces I loved it, more because I wanted to do it and my grandmother didn't force me to do it. I am just looking for other opinions from parents who have children in the industry is it still the same.
3 responses
@CORDALE (868)
• United States
4 Jan 08
hello this is kinda off topic but i want to know does it scare you to have your kids in modeling. my husband wants our 2 yr old in modeling but it scares me. I think of all the crazy people who get obsessed and kidnap kids. I have had people follow me in stores and one boldly approach me and outright asked me "can i have your baby?" again sorry i know that was off topic but i really wanted to ask is it safe to put your child in modeling. I am not judging those who do either i was just expressing my concerns.
• United States
5 Jan 08
I think it is great for children that want to be in modeling or pageants. My daughter is 7 and she has been in pageants and wants to model and I have been looking for an agent for children. I haven't found one yet but when I do she will be ready she keeps asking me when she can do it and I keep telling her we need an agent first. Don't force them to do it let them decide if they want to or not. If they do I feel it is a great experience for them.
@KisaMommy (133)
• United States
4 Jan 08
I could see and would have no problem with my kids doing things like a clothing modeling for like old navy, gap things like that.. but nothing like little kid pageants and runway modeling and all that scary things. Maybe a commercial here and there, but not becoming this big old names like little child 'beauty queens' and the like. Now I will say I was in a couple of beauty pageants as a kid, just for the fun of it and only here and there when I felt like it. It wasn't overly seriously and scary like what you see on tv and I wasn't all fully make-up'd and had in fake teeth covers or anything. But it was so long ago (17 years ago..) and things have changed.. and I was in a commercial for a local pizza chain as a kid and that was fun too. Who doesn't like free pizza and getting to play with all the games for free while they film it? So, it's really what you are comfortable with, just don't let things get taken too far, don't take it too overly seriously, and stop when the child wants to stop or shows any difficulties. Don't push it KWIM?