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Oversharing parents are causing a stir on popular networking site Facebook.
Oversharing parents are causing a stir on popular networking site Facebook. Candyce Braithwaite

BODILY fluids ending up in mum's hair, throwing a tantrum in the shops or the contents of a nappy.

It's all a part of motherhood but do the friends of these oversharing mums really need to hear about it in graphic detail whenever they look at their Facebook newsfeed?

As websites continue to be flooded with stories and screenshots mocking oversharing parents, Killarney blogger Matthew Montgomery warns local parents not to fall into the trap.

"Facebook is something people should use to connect with others around the world," Mr Montgomery said.

"Private messages can be used for telling the more intimate details."

He also voiced concern about disclosing too much detail about your offspring which could come back to haunt them when they're older.

"I don't think that it is wise to put your child's whole life online," he said.

"Once something is online, it's there forever."

One Warwick woman, who did not wish to be identified, has friends who are culprits of TMI (or too much information). She was disturbed by some graphic images posted on Facebook.

"One of my friends posted a photo of her baby's placenta," she said.

Another Rose City woman, also a mother, said she could understand why others might post such graphic details.

"As a parent myself I know first hand what disgusting things we have to deal with," she said.

"Sometimes you need to share with other people and laugh at it otherwise you will break down into tears."

The extent of parenting Facebook faux pas has even led a New York woman to create a website just for making fun of those who overshare.

The website is filled with screenshots of overshared photos and sections on shares that have been filled with too much information for most readers.


TMI (Too much information)

"Gotta love the toileting habits of a certain four year old, not sure why he always has to check what he's done..."

"The little one has started the day throwing up now its moved to the other end..."

"I am super miffed out, my son's pre-school teachers are not doing anything special for his pre-school graduation..."

Nappy photos captioned 'butter chicken'.

"Is it weird that I love the smell of my son's breath? I love his dad's breath too..."


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