25 Things Not to Say to a New Mom About Her Baby

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newborn feetSome people just don't know how to respond to seeing a baby. Let's be honest here, some newborns are cuter than others, but still -- this is someone's kid we're talking about! The apple of someone's eye! The love of someone's life! You can't just go up to parents and start talking smack about their baby. How would you feel if someone did that to you? It'd be weird if someone just walked up to you and exclaimed, "Ew! What's that thing on your face?" I mean, amiright?

Here are 25 things not to say to a new mom about her baby.

25. "Oh my god, he's huge! What'd you eat while you were pregnant?"

24. "Aw. Too bad she's bald. Everyone's going to think she's a boy."

23. "Does she ever stop crying?

22. "He's SO tiny. You sure he was ready to come out?"

21. "He looks just like a little alien."

20. "Is it a boy or a girl?"

19. "She looks nothing like you. All your husband."

18. "Ew, when is that belly button thing going to fall off?"

17. "Wow, he's so ... hairy."

16. "Are those bumps all over her face normal?"

15. "Is that big mark on her face going to go away?"

14. "Ooh, you shouldn't dress her in blue."

13. "Newborns are never cute."

12. "Oh." [Pause.] "That's so not what I imagined him to look like."

11. "When do they start getting cute?"

10. "Geez. For something so small, he sure is loud."

9. "Is that normal?"

8. "He doesn't look like a happy baby."

7. "She's a little piggy, isn't she?"

6. "Why is she all crusty?"

5. "But ... you guys are good-looking."

4. "Ew, I think he's pooping!"

3. [After staring, slightly horrified] "I hope I wind up with a cute baby."

2. "Eesh, he's all red and wrinkly."

1. "That child is deeply and profoundly ugly."

Has anyone ever said anything rude to you about baby?


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caleb... calebsmama12312

I'm sorry but if anyone said one of these things about mine or any newborn child for that matter, I don't think I would really want to be around them any more. There is something seriously wrong with someone who talks bad about a newborn.

Evaly... EvalynCarnate

You have either been around some rancid people or you're making most of these up. Come on... Who surrounds themselves with assholes like this?

laure... laurenemb

Oh lighten up people. You've all thought at least one of those about a baby. Let's be honest - newborns are the most adorable, precious little aliens. Although anyone who says most of these things out loud has a questionable filter.

Emily Mountain Heithaus

The worst one said to me was "Wow, he has a huuuuge head!" I felt really awful.

marin... marinewife12

Who In God's name has EVER told someone their child is deeply and profoundly ugly. There are some nasty comments made to parents already, NO NEED TO MAKE SOME UP.

Good Grief

Shannon Beranek

Who says these things?  Even if the baby looks like a tiny, grumpy Winston Churchill-Alien hybrid you just say something non-commital like "oh, look a the wee babe" and smile.  

pixie... pixiemama01

The "Ew, he's pooing!" one isn't so bad, they could not be used to babies.


Nothing wrong with #4.Babies poop and if it isn't yours,chances are you are going to ew the event.

littl... littlebeanmom

I got: So if she has down syndromes when will the dr's tell you (5 days old) and Wow where did she get that huge forehead from? ooooook. 

laris... larissalarie

What type of people would say any of these things?

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