Sanders love spins off into #BabiesforBernie
© Ashira Siegel / Instagram

Parents are showing their support for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats redefine center as theirs collapses Speculation swirls around whether Bloomberg will make Las Vegas debate stage Pelosi: 'I'm not counting Joe Biden out' MORE (I-Vt.) by dressing their children as the Democratic presidential candidate.

The #BabiesforBernie movement is generating buzz on social media with a stream of images depicting youngsters resembling the 74-year-old lawmaker.


“All parents want a better future for our children,” the phenomenon’s official website says. "Bernie Sanders is going to get us there!”

“Bernie Sanders speaks the truth, stands up for what he believes in and does not pander to anyone,” it stated. "He is an actual, trustworthy politician and has the track record to prove it.”

“The Babies for Bernie” home page links to an official store selling adult T-shirts for $24 apiece. Baby T-shirts and onesies, meanwhile, cost $20 each.

All of the merchandise depicts an infant sporting Sanders’ signature glasses and shock of white hair.

“Proceeds from these sales will be given directly to the Bernie Sanders campaign, a super-PAC for Bernie Sanders, and/or be used to spread the word about Bernie Sanders (tabling, flyers, buttons, etc.),” the site said.

The Huffington Post reported Friday that mother Ashira Siegel launched the blog and its corresponding Facebook page alongside fellow activist Bryan Leggo.

They came up with the Sanders gear, it added, after a photo of Siegel’s son Nathan dressed as the senator went viral online.

Sanders supporters are now following their lead and posting photos of their own children resembling the congressman on the group’s Facebook page.

“Babies for Bernie 2016” currently has 259 members taking part in the Internet meme.

“Play nice,” Siegel wrote of the group’s membership guidelines. "No meanies, and we don’t play with trolls.”

“Share Bernie-related articles, thoughts, photos, etc.,” she said. "Don’t overshare things that don’t have to do with Bernie or getting Bernie into office, his campaign, meetups and volunteering opportunities, etc.”

“Don’t follow the rules, and you get a (possibly permanent) timeout,” she quipped.

Sanders has frequently used social media as a means of promoting his Oval Office bid since its launch earlier this year.

His supporters often use the hashtag #FeeltheBern as a show of solidarity with their chosen candidate.

Here are some examples of the #BabiesforBernie trend, starting with Siegel's original viral post:


A photo posted by Ashira (@ashira26) on Aug 14, 2015 at 6:13pm PDT




#babiesofinstagram #babiesforbernie #feelthebern #BernieSanders #bernie2016

A photo posted by @geoffdmn on Jul 6, 2015 at 9:45pm PDT



ok I'll play #babiesforbernie #feelthebern #bernnotice #berndown4what #BobbyD

A photo posted by ClarkeDemps (@dempsigram) on Aug 17, 2015 at 7:54pm PDT


A photo posted by @geoffdmn on Sep 4, 2015 at 1:34pm PDT