I liked the comments of SpSq and Abby, and wondered what everyone else thinks. Are babies cute, or does everyone just say that to avoid being socially ostracized?
Personally, I admit I did actually think Annika was cute as a brand-new newborn, once she turned a normal pinkish color. But everyone else's newborn is a weird-looking alien monkey, as SpSq would say. To me, they get cute around 2-3 months when they get good at the social smile.
I agree that baby humans seem exceptionally helpless compared with any other creature I can think of... the list of things they can't do that most other newborn mammals can do.
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