Poll shows 1 in 5 parents are disappointed with their baby’s looks

A survey has shown that around a fifth of new parents are less than impressed with their baby’s looks.

The bizarre poll, conducted by PromotionalCodes.org.uk, showed that 18 per cent of new mums and dads were disappointed with the appearance of their new arrival.

Of these parents, more than half had shared their feelings with their partners but only 8 per cent had dared to tell anyone else.

One father anonymously told the Daily Mail that there’s too much pressure for parents to think their baby’s are beautiful and that expressing sentiments to the contrary shouldn’t be taboo.

“My daughter is three now and she is gorgeous but when she arrived she was the most disgusting little thing I’d ever seen,” he said.

“She had a face only a mother could love, but even my wife admitted she was ugly.”

A spokesman for PromotionalCodes.org.uk told the Daily Mail that loving your baby doesn’t have to mean that you think it is beautiful.

“It seems that every parent feels a pressure to say their new baby is beautiful but only four out of five actually believe it.

“Yet the remaining fifth who secretly feel their baby is ugly don’t love them any less and may even feel the need to spoil them more than they would a good looking baby.”

The good news is that 82 per cent of those who took part in the survey did think their bub was beautiful – and were more than happy to say so.


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