If she could say so herself, I\u2019m sure my daughter would tell you that she\u2019s got an impressive mouth full of teeth. Small ones, big ones, some that are waaaay in the back, all of which are completely fascinating. I have a video, in fact, of Olivia proudly displaying these teeth of hers. It starts out with me holding my phone, attempting to point it in her direction to capture her cuteness, but the plot thickens when she grabs it, throws it to the floor and then hovers over the front-facing camera, gnashing her teeth for the audience. And so it came to pass \u2014 baby\u2019s first selfie, in video form. If it\u2019s your first time hearing of the concept, here\u2019s how it\u2019s defined in the Oxford English Dictionary, which validated the word as part of current lexicon in 2013. A selfie is \u201ca photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.\u201d Olivia\u2019s own video selfie might have been her first, but it wasn\u2019t her last. As she becomes more deft at using our cell phones, she\u2019s gravitating more towards using the camera. I can\u2019t tell if it\u2019s necessarily by choice or because she\u2019s triggering the app with the way her thumb lands on the screen as she hold the phone. Either way, I\u2019m finding more blurry pictures of blankets and toys and, yes, a few way-too-close selfies every time I turn around. Apparently, it\u2019s a phenomenon that\u2019s clogging up our Facebook walls and breaking down the playroom walls as well. \u201cToddlers Love Selfies: Parenting In the iPhone Age,\u201d trumpeted an Associated Press headline this week, with the story that follows detailing the photo-taking habits of the under-5 set. \u201cTot-centric snapshots can help build a healthy self-image and boost childhood memories when handled correctly, but shooting too many photos or videos and playing them back instantly for a demanding toddler could backfire, said Deborah Best, a professor of cognitive developmental psychology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. \u201cThe instant gratification that smartphones provide today\u2019s toddlers is \u2018going to be hard to overcome,\u2019 she said. \u2018They like things immediately, and they like it short and quick. It\u2019s going to have an impact on kids\u2019 ability to wait for gratification. I can\u2019t see that it won\u2019t.\u2019\u201d To curb the craving for instant gratification, one woman in the same article says she deals with the \u201cCan I see it now?\u201d pleas from her son by making him wait to see her pictures from the day until after dinner or until dad gets home so they can all look together. Seems smart. Another parent wonders, with thousands of photos to flick through on his iPad, if his children will ever appreciate a single photo from their younger years in the way he remembers some of the cherished snapshots from his youth. Hmmm. I\u2019ve wondered the same. I think it should come as a surprise to no one that children love to look at themselves. The same article says the selfie peaks toddlers\u2019 curiosities in the same ways as a mirror, the low-tech way of checking out one\u2019s reflection. Remember those? Headlines like \u201cToddler Love Selfies\u201d incites a bunch of hand-wringing though, because we\u2019re all secretly worried about passing our tech obsession along like genetics. Who knows? Maybe one day our grandchildren will be living the The Matrix and it will be our faults! As to worrying about our kids becoming self-obsessed little monsters, experts suggest we remind our toddlers of the existence of other by showing them photos with them and their friends or family. Basically, shatter their delusions that the world revolves around them \u2014 the sooner, the better. It\u2019s your job as a parent. If I see my kid snapping a selfie, I might just jump in the shot myself. Why not? Do you know how many of my selfies Olivia has photo bombed? I wonder where she picked up this strange self-obsession. Hmm.