battered baby


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A young child, often under age 3, who has been repeatedly and severely neglected by caretakers. Battered children have signs of multiple episodes of trauma—e.g., subdural haematomas, fractures, bruises in various stages of healing—often with failure to thrive and chronic malnutrition

battered baby

A baby or child whose body provides evidence of physical abuse such as bruises, cuts, scars, fractures, or abdominal visceral injuries that have occurred at various times in the past.
See: battered child syndrome
See also: baby
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BATTERED baby girl Falak, 2, who made national headlines in the recent past because of her plight, died late on Thursday.
New Delhi After days of intensive search in Delhi and Bihar, the Delhi Police have finally traced battered baby Falak's five-year-old brother.
In the end, I stuck with what had first caught my eye, the pan-fried bream with Greek salad and battered baby potatoes (pounds 13.95).
What is clear is that the suffering of a little battered baby who was fed on 'tea and water' instead of formula milk equates to a more lenient sentence than many of the burglars and thieves who come before our courts.
The court heard how, on the day the battered baby was admitted to Midwest Regional Hospital in January last year, his horrified mum found Connors holding the tot and wiping blood from his mouth in her flat in Shannon.