Everything you wanted to know about baby acting

Baby Acting

You wouldn’t believe how many times we get asked if baby acting is really a thing. And each and every time we give the same answer – Yes, of course it is. 

Baby acting is booming (more on that later) and it’s the perfect way for you to share your little cherub’s cuteness with the whole world. 

It’s a wonderful opportunity to enter the world of child entertainment and dip your baby’s toes into the industry waters. Not only that, but it’s a great way to save a little cash for your baby’s future. We’re thinking their first car, but then we always were long-term planners! 

But is baby acting really something that your child can do? 

You better believe it. 

Baby Acting is Booming

Think about every product in your babycare arsenal. The wipes, diapers, and creams. Every single one of those products likely has a TV commercial or at the very least an online commercial. And all of those commercials need talented and cute little babies. Kind of like yours, right? 

And that’s just the babycare products. We haven’t even mentioned toys, clothing, or the fact that TV shows and film productions are always on the lookout for babies. 

As we said, baby actors are in high demand, and we should know. 

We’ve been in the baby acting and baby modelling business for almost four decades, and in the last year, the demand for baby actors has been higher than ever before. 

In fact, we’ve never had so many requests to find suitable baby actors. 

And it’s not slowing down any time soon. 

Baby Acting

So now you know how great an opportunity it is, you’re probably wondering what it takes to make it in the world of baby acting. Does it take talent? Is it all about cuteness and looks?

Actually, while those aspects of baby acting may have some relevance, they’re not the be-all and end-all of the industry. 

Listen, all babies are cute, and babies (particularly young ones) can’t be expected to have too much acting talent. So what is it that casting directors look out for in potential baby actors besides a specific look for the role?

The most important attribute a baby actor can have is being comfortable in the arms of a grown-up who isn’t mum or dad.

The second is a parent or guardian who is willing to help and support their baby.

Without the right support from parents, it’s extremely difficult for directors to work with babies so, yes, it’s kind of a big deal.

As a parent, you’ll need to take your baby to auditions. You’ll need to help casting directors from time to time. And you’ll need to be okay with another grown-up holding your baby. It sounds simple enough, but some parents do genuinely struggle with this.

What next?

First up, you’ll need to find yourself a reputable baby acting agency. 

It needs to have a client list of brands and production companies that you have actually heard of. It needs to put the happiness of the babies on its books before anything else. And last but by no means least, it needs to offer you and your baby the coaching and support you need to make it in the industry. 

Finding a baby talent agency that checks all the boxes is no mean feat, but luckily enough, you’ve already found one. 

At Bubblegum, we treat all of our baby actors and their parents with the respect they deserve, and yes, we work with all the biggest names in the industry. 

If you think your baby has that something special, and you are prepared to go the extra mile to help them in their career, then we want to hear from you.

Apply now to join Bubblegum, and we’ll be in touch to let you know when our next open casting takes place. 

With offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, there’s sure to be an open casting event near you in the very near future. 

So if you’re interested in baby acting and would like to try something new, fill out our application form, and we’ll get right back to you. 

Who knows where it could lead you and your little baby actor.

Still Got Some Questions?

Of course you do, and while we answer many questions relating to working with us on our FAQ page, we’ve answered some of the most common baby acting questions right here. 

That’s pretty simple — call us! Seriously, as you may have guessed, when it comes to babies, there’s very little acting involved. What casting directors are on the lookout for are babies that are comfortable around people. 

Everyone in the industry understands that babies will get fussy from time to time, but once your baby can act naturally and be himself or herself when the camera is rolling, things should work out just fine. 

That’s a great question. One of the most tangible benefits is the fact that your baby will have a nice little nest egg of savings for when they’re older. However, that’s not the only advantage. 

Baby acting can also open doors for a child that may want to get into show business in the future. It’s a great way for parents to build a network of contacts and learn about the industry firsthand. 

We have worked with just about every major brand and production company in Australia including Nike, Target, Warner Brothers, and Disney. You can check out some of the other amazing clients we’ve worked with on our work page

Absolutely. Many of the children and teens on our books actually joined the Bubblegum family when they were babies. As your baby grows, you’ll keep us updated on their size and age along with current photos and we will continue to put them forward for work. 

This is a common question as parents are understandably worried that the workload might be too much for their baby. But you have nothing to worry about at all. 

Directors and film crews understand only too well that a baby can only work for a very short time. There will be no pressure and everyone involved will do their best to make sure that above all else, your baby is happy and well looked after.