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What do you say to someone....with an ugly baby?

I feel bad even asking, but my mom's freind's baby is seriously ugly. I feel like they can tell I sound fake if I say "Oh, she's so cute!", because, for real, I cringe a little.
What's something nice to say when they're cooing over the baby that doesn't make me feel like I'm lying?
Bashers, whatever, I'm serious here.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:41 PM on Mar. 23, 2010 in General Parenting

Answers (26)
  • You must be so happy with your bundle of JOY! And redirect the conversation to her eating and sleeping habits or just lie.

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 11:44 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • say something like:oh what a cute outfit! or i love her hair.

    Answer by Jayzwife at 11:49 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • There's always something nice to "She has the prettiest eyes." I have never seen an ugly baby. They are all beautiful in their own way. :)

    Answer by heathermarie32 at 11:49 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • I always say, "Oh, what a lovey.". Not lovely... but it is safe to say lovey because no matter how ugly a baby is, they are always lovey.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 11:50 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Say, "What a DARLING!" Or "What a precious baby!" or "Look at those sweet little fingers, I could just eat them up!" There are a lot of compliments besides saying a baby is cute. I know there are babies out there that are just NOT cute. But they're all beautiful to their mothers!

    Answer by Adelicious at 11:53 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • When I think a baby is straight up ugly I just say there cute but when I think there really cute I say there baby is beautiful. Not once has someone come up to me and said my baby was just cute lol.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:14 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • LIE!

    Answer by Imogine at 12:18 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • i always say something like "awwww shes so sweet" or "awww shes so precious" or "aww what a sweetheart" or i comment on the outfit or something along those lines

    Answer by alexis_06 at 12:18 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Definitely lie! Or pick something that is sort of cute about the baby....color of baby's eyes, chubby cheeks, sweet smile.....and go from there. Commenting on the outfit is always an easy way out too.


    Answer by banana-bear at 12:34 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Always say, "Aren't you precious!!" Because every baby is precious. But not every baby is cute. :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:55 AM on Mar. 24, 2010

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