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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 ?
It was some time before the girl could find a comfortable position upon the hard ground, but at last, the baby in the hollow of her arm, she dropped asleep from utter exhaustion.
Instinctively Jane Clayton drew the baby more closely to her, though she soon saw that the blacks were far from intending her or the child any harm.
The Simpson baby had cuddled down sleepily in Rebecca's lap, leaning her head back and sucking her thumb contentedly.
said the nurse, hushing the baby, and still walking up and down with it.
Which occasioned the inexhaustible baby to square at him with the speckled fists, and demand in a threatening manner what he meant?
The baby grunted again, and Alice looked very anxiously into its face to see what was the matter with it.
But when the same question arose with regard to the baby, it had a very different colour.
Pocket's falling into a discussion with Drummle respecting two baronetcies, while she ate a sliced orange steeped in sugar and wine, and forgetting all about the baby on her lap: who did most appalling things with the nutcrackers.
They could lunch at the Metropole, and she would take him afterwards to see the very superior lady-like person who was going to take the baby.
All this time there had been a great whisking in and out of the other room; the door had been opened and shut very softly about twenty times a minute (for it was necessary to keep Mrs Kenwigs quiet); and the baby had been exhibited to a score or two of deputations from a select body of female friends, who had assembled in the passage, and about the street-door, to discuss the event in all its bearings.
She scanned the baby narrowly, then looked as searchingly at Zandrine, whose face was turned to gaze across the fields.
The April baby came panting up just as I had written that, the others hurrying along behind, and with flaming cheeks displayed for my admiration three brand-new kittens, lean and blind, that she was carrying in her pinafore, and that had just been found motherless in the woodshed.