Newborn babies are normally cherished and loved. They have an innate innocence to them and a joy and beauty that usually gets tainted and diminished as teenage and adult life take over. They cry for food or cry for mom, and when they smile and laugh it is almost tear-inducing (in a good way.) When their little hands wrap around your finger it is probably one of the most adorable things ever. And to know that two people who love each other have come together to create this new life is a miraculous thought.
But some people might not feel this way. Not in that they don’t want a child or can’t stand the sobs of a baby, but that they find it disgusting.
Read on to find out what a grandmother did after seeing her newborn grandson.
Now I do have to admit, a newborn child may not be the most beautiful thing with their pruney hands, slimy bodies, and random tufts of hair.
But just because they don’t look adorable immediately does not mean they can be mistreated or unloved.
When a grandmother in Colombia set her eyes on her newborn grandson she was so taken back that she actually tried to return it.
Yes, you read that correctly. This grandmother (along with her daughter who is the mother) actually brought the child back to the hospital where he was born saying that there had to be a mix-up.
The grandmother claimed that no member of her family could possibly look like that. She said that the hospital must have had a mix-up and switched the babies.
She stormed into the hospital and demanded that the institution takes the child back. She was personally offended by the fact that her grandson could be ‘so ugly.’
According to The Mirror, health secretary Carlos Pallares said in an interview that ‘the grandmother was not very happy.’
‘She did not identify the baby as a new member of the family and therefore she decided to come back to the clinic along with the mother of the baby to return him.’
The staff was equally aghast at how a grandmother could treat a newborn like that. The hospital insisted there had not been a mix-up.
They assured the two women that there was only one male child born that day and it was definitely their child.
Secretary Pallares went on to say that ‘the situation should be accepted. Sometimes biology, genetics play a role in these mistakes and we should accept them.’
It is fair to say that maybe genetics weren’t kind to this child but to say that the appearance of a child is a ‘mistake’ is highly problematic. How is it fair to treat someone based on their appearance let alone a baby who has not even gotten a chance to grow up yet?
After the hospital staff gave the young boy a quick checkup they found that everything was fine and returned the baby back to his mother and grandmother.
A city council spokesperson, Chadan Rosado said that the grandmother had a history of psychological issues and has been in treatment.
Furthermore, Rosado warned the public not to be too harsh on the grandmother. How safe the child is with these two women who did not originally want him is to be determined. But to rid a baby due to its outward appearance is definitely deplorable.
Some comments from the online community include the floowing: ‘Often, newborn babies are NOT pretty. I’ve seen some pretty pathetic looking ones turn out to be quite nice looking. I think those two women’s reactions were a bit extreme. I hope the child never hears about this.’ And ‘She is ugly, not the baby.’