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baby

 [ba´be]
blue baby an infant born with cyanosis, a bluish color due to abnormally low concentration of oxygen in the circulating blood, usually due to one or more defect(s) of the heart or great vessels. See also congenital heart defect.
collodion baby an infant affected with lamellar exfoliation of the newborn.
baby Doe legislation a law that requires health care providers to provide treatment for severely handicapped newborns except when death appears inevitable, when treatment merely prolongs inevitable death, or when treatment is so futile as to be inhumane. The 1984 regulations give broader discretion to providers and parents than the original bill and carry out provisions of the Child Abuse Prevention Amendments of 1984.

ba·by

(bā'bē),
An infant; a newborn child.

baby

/ba·by/ (ba´be) infant.
blue baby  an infant born with cyanosis due to a congenital heart lesion or atelectasis.
collodion baby  an infant born completely covered by a collodion- or parchment-like membrane; see lamellar exfoliation of the newborn, under exfoliation.

baby

(bā′bē)
n. pl. ba·bies
a. A very young child; an infant.
b. An unborn child; a fetus.
c. The youngest member of a family or group.
d. A very young animal.

ba′by·hood′ n.
ba′by·ish adj.

baby

Etymology: ME, babe
1 an infant or young child, especially one who is not yet able to walk or talk.
2 to treat gently or with special care.

baby

Drug slang
A regional term for:
(1) Marijuana;
(2) A minor heroin habit.
 
Vox populi
A popular term for an infant, or the youngest person in a family; an infant from birth to toddlerhood (circa age 2).

baby

Vox populi A popular term for an infant, or the youngest person in a family, from birth to toddlerhood–circa age 2. See Blue baby, Blueberry muffin baby, Bollinger baby, Cloud baby, Collodion baby, Crack baby, Designer baby, Juicy baby, Test tube baby.

ba·by

(bā'bē)
1. An infant; a newborn child.
2. Colloquially, in some usages, the younger child.

Patient discussion about baby

Q. My baby also got rash like me. Hi I am Modena. I am using my cousins iMedix ID to contact you all. I gave birth to male baby before 6 weeks. I am breast feeding him. Last night I tried a new salad in my diet. After a few minutes I noticed that I had an itchy rash over my cheeks and neck. I didn’t take any medicine, but it went away by itself within 1-2 hours. My baby also got rash a couple of hours later like me and it was cured after 2-3 hours. Will this happen again to him? What precautions I must take? I am scared.

A. I think you had a mild allergy due to herbs in the salad. Whatever you take inside your system will affect your baby through your milk feeding. So first check the food before you eat. He inherited your allergy and had the same reaction. But, there is nothing to worry about this. I suggest you to check with your Gynecologist.

Q. How can I prevent my baby developing Overweight? He’s gaining a lot of weight since birth, too much as the Dr. said…how can I prevent it?

A. Here is couple of advices about overweight in infants I found useful when my baby was 6 months old. It’s not full but it’s still very helpful and effective.
http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Prevent-Overweight-in-Infants-5627

Q. How can I prevent baby caries? Hi, I’m pregnant on my 34 week and my older son had baby caries, I would like to prevent that this time.

A. You can buy or sometimes get from your dentist a special toothpaste for infants to rub on thier teeth and gums.

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References in classic literature ?
From babyhood until the time of her death, when the poisoned arrow of Kulonga had pierced her savage heart, Kala had represented to the English boy the sole object of love which he had known.
Tibby was not ill-natured, but from babyhood something drove him to do the unwelcome and the unexpected.
Tom was the eldest child of his parents, and from his earliest babyhood exhibited the family characteristics in great strength.
not unkindly meant, but deeply felt) of her youth and little figure, what humble consciousness of her own babyhood and want of strength, even in the matter of lifting and carrying; through how much weariness and hopelessness, and how many secret tears; she drudged on, until recognised as useful, even indispensable.
Accustomed from her very babyhood promptly to do the thing that could be done-- whether to keep out weather, to ward off cold, to postpone hunger, or what not--she started out of her meditation, and ran home.
At length, when this determination had been announced half a hundred times, the old lady suddenly bridling up and looking very majestic, wished to know what she had done that no respect was to be paid to her years or station, and that she should be obliged to beg and pray, in that way, of her own nephew, whom she remembered about five-and-twenty years before he was born, and whom she had known, personally, when he hadn't a tooth in his head; to say nothing of her presence on the first occasion of his having his hair cut, and assistance at numerous other times and ceremonies during his babyhood, of sufficient importance to found a claim upon his affection, obedience, and sympathies, for ever.
Long known to help the baby's body battle against conditions like asthma,eczema and bowel disease, the new findings -that breast milk protects decades later by slowing down the furring up of arteries that leads to heart attacks -came after scientists from the Medical Research Council and Institute of Child Health compared the health of 200 people who were fed on different kinds of milk during babyhood in the early 1980s.
As your toddler leaves babyhood behind, she desires some control over her life and wants to call the shots.
Perhaps you too will pity a woman who never knew the joy of your babyhood and watching you growing up.
Gareth Jones, secretary of ASCL Cymru, said: "Screening of eyesight and hearing is essential as children grow from babyhood because it has a significant impact on their capacity to learn.
BabyZone's personalized content, which covers the full spectrum of parenting, from preconception to pregnancy, birth, babyhood and beyond needed a responsive and aggressive advertising representative like Choice Media," said Lew Bednarczuk, president and CEO of BabyZone.