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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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O'Brien said: "We liked him before he ever ran but he disappointed the first day and my son Joseph said that he was very idle and babyish.
The last official pictures of George were published to mark his first birthday on July 22 and the Queen's great grandson has lost his babyish face in the intervening four months and appears to have grown taller.
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A lot of the spelling apps out there are quite babyish and phonic - for kids who haven't grasped spelling basics by year four or five," Hannah said.
It probably won't fill them with confidence either that their consultant uses medical terms like "necrotising enterocolitis" and babyish words like "tummy" in the same sentence.
By Dylan Thomas from a stamina-laden female line, he looks to have a good future, judged on his debut fourth to Goodwood Mirage when carrying condition and slightly babyish.
Sweety, get over yourself, you're nothing without attention and even if you received it, it's only to entertain individuals of your babyish, spoilt brat-like attitude which no longer exists in today's world.
Meanwhile, 11-year-old Molly-May Paterson, from Kilmacolm, said: "I used to go out wearing babyish jeggings.
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Fiorente still ran green and looked babyish on his latest appearance in the King Edward VII Stakes, making his excellent second to Nathaniel, Saturday's King George winner, all the more meritorious.
Talking of Christopher Robin, I found his babyish voiced really grated.
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