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Why do most babies look like their dad's the first year of life?

 
oldfashionSAHM

Asked by oldfashionSAHM at 5:15 PM on Jun. 24, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • i saw a documentary years ago that said, for the survival of the species, this is an adaptation to comfort fathers and reassure them that the child is theirs. though we have outgrown the need for this assurance, i thought it was an interesting genetic study. if i can find a link to the study i'll post it.
    mellypoo

    Answer by mellypoo at 5:18 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • ive heard its natures paternity test.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 5:16 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • I'm not sure.... But I have noticed that they all seem to look like little old men! lol!
    things_not_sane

    Answer by things_not_sane at 5:16 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Like the first answer, I always heard it's natures way of showing who the dad deffinately is, cause we know who the mama is LOL
    2BlondeBabies

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 5:17 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • They don't...my son looked like me. I know my friends babies all look like her until older.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 5:16 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • So there's no question who the father is?
    makelineerror

    Answer by makelineerror at 5:23 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • mine didn't,he's always looked like me! Guess i have stronger genes!
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:24 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Not sure, lol. My DD looked like her dad when she was born (thankfully, I was a very ugly baby, lol).
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 5:36 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Mine looked like me in profile and like her daddy head on. I do like the first answer.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 5:36 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • I say its cuz they have no hair and its easier to compare them with dads ;)
    roxyann76

    Answer by roxyann76 at 5:57 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

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