The Science Behind Why We Could Just Eat Up Cute Babies
While it sometimes sounds weird, the saying "you're so cute, I could just eat you up" or "that baby's so cute, I just want to bite 'em" isn't as crazy as it sounds. If you ever see me out and about and you have a sweet, little baby, I will more than likely say 'he/she is so cute, I want to bite him!'
Here's the thing, I will never actually bite your baby, I have a baby, I promise, I've never bitten her, but apparently I'm not the only one that has this reaction to little ones. lol Research has shown that wanting to nibble on a cute animal or baby may be just a sign of confused signals in our head. They've found that for many women, the sight of a cute baby gives their brain the same rush of dopamine as a tasty bit of food so to our brains, cuteness and seeking food may have the same reaction.
Basically, they found that people from birth "play bite" as a way to test their social bonds. Ladies, if you've ever breastfed, you know a baby can bite.
So the next time you hear someone say "they're so cute I could just eat them up or "they're so cute I just want to bite them", there is some logic behind it!