Post # 1
Ladies I was just on another websites thread and someone actually posted if she should tell her friend that her baby is ugly! I feel so terrible but I started cracking up! I mean we’ve all met those parents whos babies arn’t “ideal” but common! Who actually tells them!?! My question is, when you see a baby that you think “oh I’m sorry” what do you say??? I still say “your baby is so cute!” I just could never be THAT truthful!
P.S. I still DO believe all babies no matter what look are still a miracle and a blessing. And I’ve seen many not so cute babies turn into beautiful children. I’m just speachless!
Post # 3
I know where you are coming from. I usually say, “oh he/she is so sweet, precious, etc.” I personally feel like newborns are rarely cute in my opinion. But they are a blessing and cherished so I’d say something like that. Why on earth would you want to tell someone their baby isn’t cute? That blows my mind! And you are right, i was frankly an ugly baby and I turned out not half-bad!
Post # 4
I personally believe that the majority of newborns look like cranky old men. It takes a while for them to cute up. But I’d never tell someone their baby is ugly!!
Post # 5
That would be hurtful to the parents. However, if the baby’s not cute, I would not say it is. There are so many things to say about creating a new life that are so much more meaningful than “he’s cute”, I don’t see it as an issue I guess…
Post # 6
I think all babies are cute in different ways. The fact that they are so tiny and trusting and have the sweetest facial expressions, the most innocent look in their eyes. i dont understand how people can call babies ugly
Post # 7
ALL babies are beautiful in their own way. They may not all be “cute”, but all are definitely beautiful.
Post # 8
Why would you ever say that to a new mother? What would be the point-the baby is going to look so different in a few months.
Post # 9
I agree with flamingred.. I just don’t understand what the point would be. Should the mother take the kid to get some work done to make her cute? People are so weird. I work in the NICU once a week so I see my fair share of babies and there are certainly varying levels of cute.. but they are all still sweet lovable babies!
Post # 10
Haha I would never tell someone their baby is ugly…that’s a punch in the face waiting to happen! I don’t know what it is, but for me it’s one of those things that just blurt out of my mouth…”awe what a cute baby!” even if I don’t think the baby is cute! lol
Post # 11
WOW that is harsh!! I would say “She/He is so precious” or something along those lines
Post # 12
My rule of thumb is that you never tell someone that her baby isn’t cute.
P.S. Though the subject of this thread did make me chuckle.
Post # 13
Telling a friend her baby is ugly is probably a world record for quickest way to end a friendship!
Post # 14
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I wouldn’t ever tell someone their baby isn’t cute, but I also can’t lie and say that it IS cute if I don’t think it is.
That’s when I’ll say something like “Wow, look at those blue eyes!” or “That’s a lot of curly hair!” or “Check out those chubby cheeks!” or something similar.
Hopefully nobody that I know who’s had a not-so-cute baby reads this thread.
Post # 16
lol, sorry I had a giggle. I have a friend who said her own daughter looked like “an old grandpa” when she was born. She’s adorable, but it was just funny to hear her mother say it.