Most babies 'on Facebook within an hour of being born'

Many babies are making their photographic debut on social media within an hour of their birth, according to research.

On average, images of more than two-thirds of newborns now appear online within 60 minutes.

Parents were asked how soon it was after their child was born that an image appeared on social media, and the average time period was 57.9 minutes.

Many babies are making their photographic debut on social media, according to research. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The most popular outlets for displaying these images were Facebook (77%), Instagram (48%) and Flickr (32%), according to the poll by print site Posterista.

The birth of Prince George apparently encouraged 74 percent of parents to increase the amount of baby and children snaps they uploaded.

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