Baby redirects here; for other meanings see Baby (disambiguation).
Infant is babynames a formal term for the word baby, the youngest category of a child. The term "infant" derives from the Latin baby name word in-fans, meaning "unable to speak." There is no exact definition for babby names infancy. Quite often baby nams babies are called infants until they reach the age of one. However, babies are traditionally called "toddlers" when they start to walk whether bay names or not they have reached their first birthday. Daycares with an "infant room" babt names providing care will call all their children baby nemes in the infant room "infants" even if they are older than a year and/or baby nanes walking; they will sometimes use the term "walking infant".
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- 1 The aby names newborn's appearance
- 2 The newborn's senses
- 3 Infant top 100 baby names mortality
- 4 Feeding and lifestyle
- 5 References
- 6 See baby boys names also
- 7 External links
The newborn's unusual baby names appearance
Newborn infant, top ten baby names just seconds after vaginal delivery.
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The umbilical cord of a french baby names newborn is bluish-white in color. After birth, the umbilical cord african american baby names is normally cut, leaving a 1–2 inch stub. The umbilical stub will dry out, shrivel, darken, and spontaneously chinese baby names fall off within about 3 weeks. Occasionally, hospitals may apply triple dye to greek baby names the umbilical stub to prevent infection, which may temporarily color the stub baby girls names and surrounding skin purple.
Newborns lose many of the above physical characteristics quickly. Thus exotic baby names prototypical older babies look very different. While older list of baby names babies are considered "cute", newborns can be "unattractive" by the same criteria and first time parents may need to be german baby names educated in this regard.
The newborn's scottish baby names senses
Newborns can feel all different sensations, but respond most future baby names unique enthusiastically to soft stroking, cuddling and caressing. Gentle rocking back and forth will oftentimes calm a crying infant, as will massages and muslim baby names warm baths. Newborns may comfort themselves by sucking their thumb, or a pacifier. The need rare baby names to suckle is black baby names instinctive and allows newborns to feed.
Newborn infants have unremarkable vision, being able to black ghetto baby names focus on objects only about 18 inches (45 cm) directly in front of their hebrew baby names face. While this may not be much, it is all that is needed for the infant to look baby names meaning at the mother’s face when breastfeeding. When a newborn is not sleeping, american baby names or feeding, or crying, he or she may spend a lot of time staring at random objects. Usually christian baby names anything that is shiny, has sharp contrasting colors, list of baby middle names or has complex patterns will catch an infant's eye. However, the newborn native american baby names has a preference for looking at other human faces above all else.
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Newborns can respond to different tastes, including sweet, list of popular baby names sour, bitter, and salty substances, arabic baby names with preference toward sweets.
A newborn has a developed sense of smell at birth, and within the first week of free baby names life can already distinguish the differences between the baby middle names mother's own breast milk and the breast milk of another female.
Infant mortality is the top ten baby names uk death of infants in the first year of life. Infant baby animal names mortality can be subdivided into neonatal death, referring female baby names to deaths in the first 27 days of life, and post-neonatal death, referring to deaths southern baby names after 28 days of life. Major causes of infant mortality include baby names for boys dehydration, infection, congenital malformation, and SIDS.
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Feeding and lifestyle
Feeding is russian baby names done by breastfeeding or with special industrial milk, "infant formula". As infants age, and their appetites grow, many baby names for girls parents choose from a variety of original baby names baby foods to feed the child. Infants have a sucking instinct allowing them to extract the christian meaning for baby names milk from the nipples of the breasts or the nipple of the baby bottle, as well as an jewish baby names instinctive behavior known as rooting with which weird baby names they seek out the nipple. If the mexican baby names mother is unable to breast feed, or does not want to, infant formula is used. Sometimes a ethnic baby names wet nurse is hired to feed the infant.
Breastfeeding provides infants with many islamic baby names natural immune substances and isolates the infant from most bacteria or other contaminations in the english baby names local water supply. Infant formula does not provide these immune substances and in places with poor meanings of baby names quality water supply, subjects the infant to an increased risk of disease.
Infants are incontinent, therefore diapers modern baby names are generally used in industrialized countries, while methods similar to new baby names elimination communication  are common in third world countries. Practitioners of turkish baby names these techniques assert that babies can control their bodily functions at the age of six months and baby names and meaning that they are aware when they are list of baby girl names urinating at an even earlier age. Babies can learn to signal to the parents when it is time to urinate or defecate polish baby names by turning or making noises. Parents have social security baby names to pay attention to the baby's bible baby names actions so they can learn the signals.
Babies cannot walk, although more mature infants may crawl; baby transport may be by perambulator (stroller or buggy) or cute baby names on the back or in front of an adult in a special bag, cloth korean baby names or cradle board. Infants cry as a form of basic instinctive communication animal baby names to their parents when in need american indian baby names of feeding or when in discomfort.
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