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The Real Reason Why the Babies Are So Big on GENERAL HOSPITAL


As adorable as the newborns are, viewers couldn’t help but notice how big the babies are in recent episodes of GENERAL HOSPITAL! And while some have enjoyed making jokes about it on social media (is there something in the water in Port Charles?) others have been complaining about how unrealistic it is and insisting the show should do better.

Willow and Michael’s daughter was born early, but the infant they were cuddling on screen was clearly not a preemie. Obviously, the soap could have used a doll or just had the parents hold a rolled-up hospital blanket, but that wouldn’t have been as cute as showing an actual child. Same with Esme’s newborn son, Ace. And there’s even a good explanation as to why the show didn’t use younger babies for the scenes.

“The rules have changed since COVID,” Rebecca Herbst (Liz) helpfully informed fans on Twitter. “GH is no longer comfortable having infants under the age of three months on set. I know it’s hard to look past a ginormous newborn, but I applaud GH for this decision. And we got Baby Ace out of it… a win/win!”

GH Michael Willow baby Amelia
Isn’t this much cuter than a tiny doll?ABC

While some fans insist that they would have preferred that GH spring for a realistic doll that would be the accurate size of a newborn, many others are happy to suspend their disbelief so they can enjoy seeing a beautiful baby on screen. Because both Ace and Amelia are just precious!

“Yes!” Herbst added. “Let’s not forget about Baby Amelia! GH hit the jackpot of cuteness with Ace and Amelia!”

Much cuter than a little plastic doll or a rolled-up blanket, that’s for sure! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the cuteness!

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