While it is important to respect and appreciate the uniqueness of every newborn, it is advisable to refrain from expressing personal opinions, especially regarding a baby’s appearance, particularly to the parents. However, it is natural to notice differences among newborns. In the case of my first child, he was incredibly captivating at birth. He possessed complete features, a lovely mane of golden hair, and was simply flawless.
When my second son came into the world, I must confess that he didn’t possess the typical “cuteness” associated with newborns. His head had an unusual shape, his ears were pulled back, and he appeared swollen and discolored. It was evident that he had a challenging entrance into the world, and his physical appearance reflected that.
However, my affection for him remained unchanged, regardless of his appearance. The reality is that newborns don’t always have a picture-perfect look. They can sometimes resemble elderly individuals, wrinkled bunnies, or even a crumpled cabbage… or even a little monkey.
Typically, it takes several months for newborns to transition from being scrunched-up little beings to charming, smiling babies. Our perception of newborns may have been shaped by the influence of Hollywood and unrealistic expectations.
“He is the son of our previous CFO, who has transformed into a completely different person. However, during that time… well, let’s just say the midwives would pass by and simply acknowledge, ‘Oh, you have a baby boy…’ and then there would be a pause.”
I am not acquainted with this less appealing baby, but it appears that he had a challenging night… He does not seem to be in a jovial mood.
This baby, Benjamin Button, seems ready for a leisurely retirement on a golf course.
Introducing Cheryl, a spirited baby who takes delight in reprimanding the neighboring children whenever their ball ventures beyond the fence.
The intensity of this child’s stare could be potent enough to startle even the most composed of parents.
This young child seems to live in a community housing complex. His simple wish is to peacefully watch Dr. Phil, especially after the neighboring children took his cane away.
It’s not uncommon for newborns to have a less appealing appearance. Even my own baby didn’t have the most attractive features. However, most babies go through a transformation and grow into their own unique look, and if they don’t conform to conventional standards of beauty, it can certainly contribute to their character development.