Have you ever seen an 'ugly' baby?

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By Loretta A. Ragsdell

Contributing Reporter / Columnist

Have you ever seen an 'ugly' baby, if so, how did you respond or what did you say to the parent(s)?


Ezimma Ray

"Yes, I've seen plenty of ugly babies. I laughed and said, 'Wow, that's a pretty baby.' I laughed because it's so funny that they don't know that the baby is not pretty."

DJ Money Mike

"I have seen plenty of ugly babies, and I said something like, 'Ohooo, that's a nice baby you got there' and smiled."

Estefan Jones

"Well, I came up to the baby, and said, 'Ohoooo, that's such a cute little baby. What's her name?' I use a send off question to keep from talking about the baby's actual looks because that's bad karma. You're not suppose to talk about somebody's baby's looks."

Hardy Williams

"There has never been an ugly baby I have ever seen in my whole life because all God's children are beautiful. Everything is beautiful. People be programmed about what's beautiful, but the heart is what makes them beautiful."

Paris Flowers

"I say, 'Oh, that's a gorgeous baby!' because all babies are gorgeous to somebody."

Ernest Wiley

"I just smiled and kept quiet. I didn't say a word."

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Milly from Chicago  

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 11:30 AM

I believe that beauty in a baby and young child is reflected by their innocence. A baby can not fake to keep from hurting your feelings. If you let them taste something and its tastes awful they frown, not pretend it was good. Truth, I once heard a child about 4 years old tell a man his handle bar mustache was ugly, (it truly was) and his mom made him apologize and say it was nice. They are all beautiful because of they are honest, and then we teach them to lie.

Milly from Chicago  

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 11:12 AM

I truly believe that the beauty is a baby is in their innocence, they can not fake things, if they don't it they frown, if it scares them they cry and if its pretty they smile. Babies are truthful and I find that is where the beautiful lays in all babies.

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