You know, it seems not enough to just say, "There can be downsides to blogging about your kid." The WSJ's parentblogger Cybele was specifically worried about what happens when they post pictures of their kid on flickr [though apparently not so worried that they make them all private/friends & family.]
Do you have tips, advice, favorite sites, or cautionary tales [your own, not some apocryphal friend's cousin's kid deal] for managing your kid's online life? Here's a quick round-up of the majors:
YouTube, flickr, and Picasa all have privacy settings that can require pre-approval, passwords, or invites to view the content you upload. Album sites like snapfish.com have always had invite-only options for viewing and printing photos.
Blogger.com allows you to publish a password-protected, invite-only blog, or simply to opt out of search engine indexing. Vox.com offers even more granular levels of control over who gets to see and read the content you publish online.
A few startups--founded by parents, naturally--even offer publishing and community tools tailored specifically for baby info. Control of your kidsite's privacy is baked right in. Bundlo.com was the first serious baby website provider I heard of [I learned about them because they were an early DT advertiser.] Recently, Kidmondo.com has launched a baby journaling offering, too. Just a few minutes ago, I saw a commenter mention Kinzin.com, which emphasizes "family websites" and "private, virtual social networks." They also play up their Canadian angle, if nationalism is an important criterion in choosing a baby site solution.