BabyCenter Community Guidelines

In the BabyCenter Community, we believe in free and open discussion on a wide variety of parenting topics. However, we remove content when it poses a personal threat to our users or otherwise contributes to a hostile environment that stifles parent-to-parent support and can threaten the health of our broader community. We do not tolerate racism, discrimination, and medical misinformation. The BabyCenter Community is for support and collaboration, not confrontation.

Our Philosophy: Every Parent Is Unique

BabyCenter welcomes all, no matter what stage of the parenting journey you are on. From deciding to try, to taking the test; from babies loved and lost and babies learning to crawl and walk; from preschool to grade-school; from the tween years to the teen years and beyond, every member on BabyCenter has the right to share the story of his or her unique parenting journey.

Our community is a place of personal free expression, where we value an honest and supportive exchange of ideas and experiences. We encourage celebration of the journey of parenting through sharing of photos and group posts.

Advertisement | page continues below

Safety First: Responsibility Starts With You

Please remember that everything you read in our community areas comes from other members. Because our community is so large, BabyCenter doesn't monitor or verify the information posted by our members. We rely on you to keep us informed of violations. The information posted in our groups, including advice and opinions related to medical matters, is the responsibility of the members who create the posts. Read about responsibilities and potential harm to you and your children arising from user posts. 

The Rules: No Racism, Discrimination, Medical Misinformation & More

In order to keep this a place where differences in philosophies, beliefs, opinions, and parenting styles are welcomed, please help us by following these simple rules.

1. Personal attacks are unacceptable.

2. Racism and hate speech are not permitted.

3. Attacks on someone's sexual orientation or gender identity are not allowed.

4. Medical misinformation can be dangerous and is not allowed.

5. Do not deliberately disrupt the Community.

Advertisement | page continues below

6. Bullying or harassment will not be tolerated.

7. Illegal activity is not allowed on the site.

8. No XXX.

9. Don’t solicit or reveal personal information or private content

10. No soliciting, advertising, or marketing, except in designated spaces.

Advertisement | page continues below

Please Note: Our Terms of Use and Do's and Dont's for Users apply to all of your participation in all areas, public and private, on our website.

BabyCenter reserves the right to ban any member at any time for any reason, with or without warning. We have no obligation to delete content that you find personally objectionable or offensive. We reserve the right to remove any content we deem inappropriate for our site, with or without warning. We reserve the right to modify these rules with or without notice at any time.

By participating in our community you are agreeing to abide by the spirit and letter of our guidelines, and to submit to their interpretation and enforcement by our staff. BabyCenter staff will enforce our community guidelines.

Violations of these rules or of our Terms of Use may result in your membership being blocked or banned from participating in any or all areas of our community and/or your membership being closed and/or your content removed from our site.

Group owners may place supplemental rules within their group; those rules do not override the community guidelines and BabyCenter Staff will not enforce those supplemental rules.

Advertisement | page continues below

Go to the BabyCenter community

Last updated: March 29, 2022

Follow your baby's amazing development