Congratulations! You just gave birth to a beautiful baby. Well, to be perfectly honest—newborn babies are often pretty funny looking (in a cute sort of way!). Here are a few of the interesting traits that make newborn babies so endearing:
- They often have coneheads—after coming through the vaginal canal, it's no surprise that newborn babies' heads are a little bit squashed!
- Don't be surprised if your newborn's hands and feet look a little bit like alien hands and feet (if aliens had hands and feet, that is!). They might be wrinkled and bluish. Newborn babies' feet often turn in a little bit and their toes may overlap. Freaky, right?
- Your newborn might have what looks like a bad case of drandruff—it's called cradle cap and it's perfectly normal.
In short, don't worry—it's okay if your newborn baby looks slightly weird. Most babies do. But don't stress about it! He'll be looking like the Gerber baby in no time!