Most of us feel like we have the cutest kids around, but of course we also know if our little cutie isn't going to last 10 seconds in a kiddie modeling contest. If your baby's face is one of those that only a mother could love, take heart: According to a new study, in a few years time your little one might just end up looking like [fill in the name of your favorite hottie here].
The small survey used high school yearbooks that also included baby pictures of the graduating seniors. Researchers surveyed a group of college students, asking them to rate for attractiveness both the baby pics and the young-adult ones. They found no correlation between attractiveness - or ugliness - during infancy and at 18. Which explains the Olsen twins - I always thought they were not very cute toddlers on Full House, but they're gorgeous now!
So, when can you start banking on your baby’s future modeling career? According to a report on the study in Psychology Today, we can predict adult attractiveness by age 5, which satisfies something I honestly have wondered: how do casting agents for TV shows know that the adorable 6-year-old they hire will still be good-looking if the show sticks around for a few years.
How much do you think about your LO's attractiveness now and in the future? I look back at my son's baby pictures, and I'm definitely more objective now. Then I thought he was the most gorgeous thing in all the land - now that's he's a way better-looking 2-year-old, I see he was cute then, but he had some ugly moments, lol.
And that leads to another thing scientists believe: Because we think our odd-looking infants are beautiful, we take better care of them.
Do you have a cutie? Ever wonder if other people see your LO the same way?
- Katie, Mom365host