Babies are the most adorable creatures to walk the planet. Their big round heads, wide eyes and pure innocence have led to the numerous emotional “oohs and ahhs” delivered by random strangers on the street. While your infant is already adorable just the way he or she is, there are some easy and fun ways you can enhance the cute factor, especially to prepare for a visit from friends or relatives, a walk around town or for photo opportunities. Ready to make your baby cuter?
Wrangle the crazy baby hair. An infant’s hair has a “mind” of its own. Sometimes insisting on sticking straight up or giving the appearance that the child has put his or her finger in a light socket, wild and crazy baby hair can be both charming but also somewhat disconcerting. Find a good baby shampoo that will tame fly-aways. Tame that wild hair with some extra special baby shampoo void of toxins and unnatural compounds.
Tend to baby’s skin. Baby-soft skin is sweet and tender, so you’ll need to take care when addressing acne or other small blemishes. And if there is nothing wrong with your child’s skin, let it speak for itself without adding anything much to it.
Select adorable outfits. One of the easiest ways to increase the cute factor is to select outfits that will bring out their sweet little face and mannerisms. The sky is the limit with baby outfits but do keep your budget in mind and be sure to check out the upcycled or recycled infant clothing options in your neighborhood.
Keep the little one happy. A cute baby is often a happy baby. While most parents do what they can to keep their child happy, sometimes the little one isn’t feeling his or her best. By sticking to a schedule and addressing your baby’s nutritional and emotional needs, he or she will be happier and smile a little more often.
Teach your baby to do something cute. Although you certainly don’t want your child to be a one-baby sideshow, teaching your child new skills that may help with motor development can end up being extremely adorable. e.g. clapping hands
Finally, but most importantly, take enough photos to remember what will pass all too soon. Your baby is a miracle, a wonder and a permanent treasure in your life. And one day, when your little miracle is refusing to do his or her homework or won’t come home until well after curfew, pulling out an album filled with cute baby shots will reassure you that you’re doing the right thing and that your child is still the most wonderful person in your world.