20 Cute Baby Photos to Make You Smile

Because some days, you just need to smile.

Man, life is hard. There’s a lot of serious stuff happening out there. Our church partners see it every day as they minister to children in poverty. But you know what? Life is really beautiful too. It’s good to pause in the midst of all our busy-ness and seriousness to appreciate and breathe in all the beauty … and cuteness in the world.

Here are some of the sweetest, cutest baby photos from around the world.

Marcos and Isaac in Peru

Two cute babies sit on a blanket, smiling

Leonardo in Mexico

A woman holding a smiley baby.

Christine in Uganda

A man holds a cute newborn baby.

Mayker in Colombia

A cute baby boy wears a birthday hat, his mom holding him.

Sorosoti in Bangladesh

A woman in a sari holds a baby.

Bismar in Bolivia

A baby boy wearing a bear hat and being carried on his mom's back looks at the camera.

Baby Girl in Ethiopia — Those Eyes!

A cute baby lies on a white and yellow blanket.

Daniel in Indonesia

A mom holds a cute baby boy who is smiling.

Pamela in Uganda

A baby sleeps in her mother's arms.

Jodean in the Philippines — what a sweet bond between mom and baby!

A woman sits on a step nursing a baby.

Albita in Ecuador

A man kisses a baby on the cheek.

Samuel in Tanzania

A mom carries a cute baby boy on her back.

Baby Boy in Indonesia — So Peaceful

A baby sleeps in a hammock with his arms over his head.

Carrol Sofia in Colombia

A cute baby girl in pink smiles at the camera.

Judith in Peru

A mom smiles at an infant girl.

Joao Miguel in Brazil — Cuddle Bug!

A mom cuddles a young boy.

Jeremy in Honduras

A baby sleeps on a blanket.

Jefferson in Indonesia

A mom holds a cute baby boy in green.

Faith in Uganda

A baby girl chews on a chair.

Are you smiling yet? Behind these beautiful faces are real stories of hardship. But these are also all babies who are receiving vital postnatal care through the local church because of generous people like you! Their mamas and daddies are learning things like nutrition, hygiene and income-generating skills to keep their families happy and healthy.

Now if that doesn’t make you smile, what will?!

A cute baby in a white cap grimaces at the camera.

Make a Baby Smile! ›


Photos by Ben Adams, Vera Aurima, Nico Benalcazar, Javier Elis, Edwin Estioko, Ryan Johnson, Eric D. Lema, Helen Manson, Lina Marcela Alarcon Molina, Sara Navarro, Juana Ordonez, Jonatan Ruiz and J. Sangma.

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    Francisca strom October 15, 2019

    I am just curious, and I am wondering if the organizations has changed? You see I witness first hand an organization in the Philippines, Angeles city, Pampanga, there was a little girl named Joan, she was being sponsored by someone from the USA,and they were giving her $20.00/month. But by the time her mom received the money,it is $1-2 dollars. I asked why she only received one or two dollars when her sponsor is giving 20.00, the mom answered because there are expenses to be paid, like admin,and so forth. How true is that? The whole total of the pledge does not really go to the child,they take it from the top till there is almost nothing left for the sponsored child? How trustworthy are the international organization?

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      Shannon October 15, 2019

      Hi Francisca,

      Thank you so much for reaching out with your question! Please know that this has never been true. Compassion is Committed to providing as much support as possible to the children. Compassion has been able to send over 80% of monthly sponsorship fees directly to the projects for the children, and each year we do work very hard to keep that number at roughly 80% or more. This means that less than 20% of the monthly sponsorship fee goes toward administrative costs. Also, the funds that are provided to the children are not given directly to the children, which is why I think you may be thinking of a different organization. The funds are actually provided directly to the child center. From there, the center is able to buy food for the children, set up medical check ups, buy supplies for the center for the children, etc. Giving the money directly to the children would not only be dangerous, but we could not ensure how the funds were used and therefore could not guarantee anything about our program. The way we have things set up is much safer for everyone involved, and we can track exactly how much money is used. Please feel free to also check out our financial integrity on our site here: https://www.compassion.com/about/financial.htm. Please email us at socialmedia@compassion.com if you have any other questions and we will be happy to help you further!

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    Brenda Ann October 10, 2019

    All God’s Beautiful Children! Thanks for sharing so many beautiful faces! Keep them coming!

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    Brenda Ann October 10, 2019

    All beautiful children of God! Thanks for capturing all these beautiful faces!! .. “For their angels always do behold the face of the Father in heaven…”

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