I don’t think that they are cute when they’re born! They’re all scrunched up and look a bit purple! I think that it takes a few weeks for babies to start looking cute, although tiny feet and tiny hands and cute little noses are just adorable 🙂
Maybe it’s some subconscious mechanism to keep animals and humans reproducing. If they weren’t at all cute, we wouldn’t all want to gurgle over them, or ever want to make any tiny little people ourselves, so the human race or animal life would cease to exist… but I really do think that babies aren’t that cute when they’ve just been born, sorry! 😛
Hi sodiumpolyacrylate. I think young babies appear to us as cute as a reflex to make us look after them. To our instincts they’re an attractive (as in cute) thing that we are possessive of and what to protect. If we saw them as ugly (which as Suze says, they kind of are – they all look like Winston Churchill to me, even if they’re girls!) it would probably be a sign that we’re not as un-explainably attached to them as we should be.