What a newborn baby looks like

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  • The umbilical cord is clamped with a plastic clamp. In a few days it drops off, leaving the belly button.
  • The baby has a soft spot on its head called the fontanelle. This is where the bones that make up the skull don't quite join together. It takes 12-18 months for them to join up. 
  • Some babies have loads of hair on their heads but others have hardly any. The hair sometimes falls out, and completely different coloured hair grows to replace it. 
  • Light skinned babies usually have blue eyes when they're born. Dark…


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