Babies are tiny, squidgy bundles of joy, and the pudgy little things tend to bring happiness to the majority of people. Yes, their cuteness is undeniable, but what is it that makes them quite so irresistible?
Well, scientific research reveals that there a few factors involved – and it’s not an accident that babies are cute. In fact, their physical features were designed especially to help them survive in the big wide world.
The secret lies in their adorable big eyes. Specifically, babies’ eyes are actually fully grown by the time they’re born, and this evokes an illusion of helplessness which encourages adults to care for the vulnerable baby.