More and more people are bringing their kids to Burning Man. This Instagram account is advocating for their right to be there.
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- The Baby Burners Project - @babyburners on Instagram - aims to provide "proof that children belong at Burning Man."
- While Burning Man describes itself as a "kid-friendly event," bringing your children to Black Rock City is "not an easy choice nor one to be taken lightly," according to the event's website.
- Many of the featured children are dressed in the same unique styles adults wear on the playa.
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Burning Man isn't just for models and tech CEOs. A growing minority says it's for kids, too.
The Baby Burners Project has set out to prove just that. Their Instagram account - @babyburners - features the photos and stories of parents who brought their children along for the nine-day art-focused event in the middle of the Nevada desert.
The photos are "proof that children belong at Burning Man," according to the account's bio. The page currently has just over 20 posts and nearly 2,000 followers.
Read more: Here are all the ultra-wealthy people spotted at Burning Man in 2019, from Ray Dalio in a tie-dye fur coat to mostly naked Victoria's Secret models
While Burning Man describes itself as a "kid-friendly event," where children under age 18 are allowed to attend as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian, and those under 13 can even attend for free, according to Burning Man's website.
However, bringing your children to Black Rock City is "not an easy choice nor one to be taken lightly," according to the event's website, which also has a 10-page "Family Survival Guide" with tips on how to help kids endure the harsh weather conditions and avoid getting lost.
The @babyburners did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.
See how the babies of Burning Man enjoy the legendary festival.
Baby burners seem to enjoy spending a week in the desert as much as their adult counterparts.
Many of the featured children are dressed in the same unique styles adults wear in the playa.
Some also sport headphones to protect their little ears from loud music.
There is plenty for kids to get up to at Burning Man, from climbing art structures...
... to riding bikes ...
... to flying kites.
Some baby burners even made their first appearance at the event in the womb...
... and go on to attend every year of their lives.
Not all underaged burners are toddlers. Some parents bring their teenagers, too.
The mother of this two-year-old burner told @babyburners that kids "seem happier in the dust more than some adults I know... including myself."
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