(Closed) Telling someone their baby isn’t cute?!?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
271 posts
Helper bee

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!Wink

Post # 4
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

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
9028 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
520 posts
Busy bee

ALL babies are beautiful in their own way.  They may not all be “cute”, but all are definitely beautiful.

Post # 8
1882 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

 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
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

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
1536 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
7693 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

WOW that is harsh!! I would say “She/He is so precious” or something along those lines

Post # 12
13563 posts
Honey Beekeeper

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
2203 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Telling a friend her baby is ugly is probably a world record for quickest way to end a friendship!

Post # 14
2857 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

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 # 15
108 posts
Blushing bee



Post # 16
4161 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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.

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