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Babies and types of baby

babe

noun

a baby

babe in arms

noun

a very young baby

baby

noun

a very young child who cannot yet talk or walk. A baby who is old enough to walk is a toddler

bairn

noun

a baby or child

blue baby

noun

a baby whose skin looks blue when it is born because of a heart problem

bundle of joy

noun

a baby. This word is usually used as a joke, especially when a baby is causing problems.

designer baby

noun

a human baby created using a method that allows parents to choose certain genes that the baby will have or will not have, before it is born

designer baby

noun

a baby whose parents dress it in designer clothes

feeder

noun

a baby that eats its food in a particular way

foundling

noun

a baby that is left in a public place, so that it can be found by someone who will look after it

infant

noun

a baby, or a very young child

infant

noun

involving or relating to an infant

neonate

noun

a very young baby, no more than a few weeks old

newborn

noun

a baby who has just been born

quad

noun

a quadruplet

quadruplet

noun

a baby who is born at the same time as three other babies to the same mother

quin

noun

a quintuplet

quintuplet

noun

a baby who is born at the same time as four other babies to the same mother

sextuplet

noun

one of six brothers or sisters all born at the same time

sprog

noun

a child, or a baby

suckling

noun

a baby or young animal that still drinks milk from its mother

test-tube baby

noun

a human baby created by mixing the mother’s egg and the father’s sperm in a laboratory and then putting the egg inside a woman to grow

triplet

noun

a baby that is born at the same time as two other babies to the same mother. Two babies born together are twins and four babies born together are quadruplets.

twin

noun

one of two children born at the same time to the same mother. Twins of the same sex who look exactly like each other are called identical twins. Twins that are not identical are called fraternal twins

infant son/daughter

a baby son or daughter

new arrival

a baby that has just been born

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