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The Best Things About Babies

Updated on October 6, 2015
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Kris Manley is a blogger, author, and speaker. She's a guest on radio in the U.S., Canada, and overseas, as well as a guest on network TV.


What do parents like most about their baby?

The answer to the question above should be, I like everything about my baby, well except the poop. It's been so long since my household has had a baby living in the home. There is something very different when a baby is in the home - something magical. Have you ever noticed that when someone carries a baby into the room the people in the room light up if they have taken notice of the baby? People want to touch and hold the baby as well. Why is that? A baby is special. Their faces and facial expressions are fantastic. There are certain things people enjoy about babies, so enough talk about how we light up when we see babies, let's take a look at some things we like best about babies.

Dad with son
Dad with son

A Baby's Smell

  • Babies have a "baby" smell. I can't define what that is, but they just do. They don't need Johnson & Johnson lotion either to make them smell that way. The smell of a baby's head, in particular, is soothing. I tell you, their heads smell better than Downy! (SMILE). A baby's smell would make a great perfume if it could be bottled and sold.

Baby's Foot
Baby's Foot

A Baby's Feet

  • Babies have the softest feet. To capture their babies feet parents have them inked on to their birth certificates. If you're like me, after I change a baby's diaper I kiss their feet and watch them curl their toes and laugh which brings me to the next best thing about babies.

Baby laughing with Mom
Baby laughing with Mom

A Baby's Laugh

  • Oh, that wonderful laugh of a baby. When you hear it, you can't help but to laugh or smile yourself. Babies' laughter is so infectious. Babies laugh when you smile at them, when they hear music or hear someone singing, when they see or hear others laugh, when they are tickled, when they see something funny, or when they are playing. A baby's laugh can make you forget about your troubles; it can calm you; it can relax you and make you feel good all over.

Rozonno and Mia McGhee and their sextuplets - 4 boys and 2 girls. Mia put this photo on Facebook for family, but the photo went viral.
Rozonno and Mia McGhee and their sextuplets - 4 boys and 2 girls. Mia put this photo on Facebook for family, but the photo went viral.
Dad with son
Dad with son

A Baby's Fat Arms

  • Those little fat arms are a joy to kiss and pinch - well, not a hard pinch. My oldest nephew was a big baby and had the fattest upper arms I had ever seen on a baby. They had plenty of rolls. We referred to his arms as Michelin Man arms, because they reminded us of the Michelin Tire Man.

Baby's touch
Baby's touch

A Baby's Touch

  • Most of us have had a baby reach over and touch us. Those sweet little hands are nice to feel, except when their nails have not been cut - LOL! Baby's are strong and won't let go if they grab one of your fingers. A baby's touch may include some slobber, crumbs, or other types of baby food, but nevertheless their touch is always welcome. A baby's touch is soothing and never rejected. Everyone loves to feel a baby's touch. To add insult to injury, the nestling of their heads underneath your chin is just Heaven (SMILE).

A baby's facial expression
A baby's facial expression

A Baby's Facial Expressions

  • I have seen the funniest baby facial expressions. Their faces express surprise, dislike, inquisitiveness, and sometimes disbelief. Have you ever seen a baby's face when they have tasted something they didn't like? The expression is hilarious.

Baby's Toothless Grin
Baby's Toothless Grin

A Baby's Toothless Grin (Smile)

  • A baby's toothless grin is priceless! They also get hold of your hand and/or finger and begin to gnaw, and with no teeth. I call a baby with a toothless grin, Gumby.

A Baby's Babbling

  • When I hear a baby babbling and making sounds it makes me smile. They don't have a care in the world, and are "talking" up a storm. A baby's babbling would make the Grinch take notice and smile. Have you ever wondered what a baby is saying? Or if the baby is really talking at all. A baby's voice is pleasant to the ears.


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      Donna Kristine 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Hi Ana, thank you.

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      Ana 4 years ago

      This is precious! I love the sextuplets photo.

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      Donna Kristine 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks Nicole

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      Nicole 5 years ago

      What a great article. This brings back memories about my three kids.

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      Donna Kristine 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Hi Sharyn, thanks

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      What a beautiful presentation you created here Kristine! Great reasons to cherish every moment since they grow so fast.

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      Donna Kristine 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Hi Alecia, thank you.

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      Alecia Murphy 6 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      This is so cute Kristine! I love babies. They have such a sweet and gentle nature to them that makes them irresistible in so many ways. And there's nothing sweeter than a baby's laugh! Lovely hub!

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      Donna Kristine 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Hi Kelley, Thanks. Kids grow so fast so we have to cherish each moment with them.

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      kelleyward 6 years ago

      Beautiful hub. Great pics! Where did you find all those pics?? Really enjoyed reading reminds me that my youngest is 2 and those baby years are pretty much behind me. Kind of sad but also kind of exciting that the memories and pictures last a lifetime. Thanks

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      Donna Kristine 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Hi Eddy, thank you. I remember when my household had babies and I miss that terribly.

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      What a beautiful hub and so wonderfuly presented.

      You have brought up some wonderful memories that I have and will never forget of when my children were babies.

      Thank you for sharing this gem.

      An up up and away for you.

      Take care and enjoy your day.


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      Luti Febrian W 6 years ago from Surabaya, Indonesia

      i don't know!

      i loved that sextuplets picture!!

      oh my God!

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      Donna Kristine 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Hi ananceleste and luti Febrian W, thank you.

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      Luti Febrian W 6 years ago from Surabaya, Indonesia

      how i feel the same way as your hub said!!

      baby have a lot interesting "something" to follow..

      i can't stand it..

      how cute... how beautiful... how pure...

      so ammmaaaazziiing

      great hub!!! i enjoyed it

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      Anan Celeste 6 years ago from California

      That was soooo adorable!!! I loved the sextuplets picture. CUTE!!


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