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What a Newborn Baby Looks Like

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Updated April 09, 2014

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Your New Baby May Not Look Like You Expect
What a Newborn Looks Like
Photo © April's Grapevine Photography
The image of newborn babies is largely distorted by the media these days. We see chubby, bright eyed, smiling babies. This means that when your baby is born, you might be in for quite a shock as to what a real, healthy newborn looks like in person. This is a guided tour of some of the elements of newborn appearance that might surprise you.

What a newborn baby looks like is not a baby model. It's not a smiling, well-coordinated little person. What a newborn baby looks like varies from baby to baby in terms of weight and length. The photo tour included here will show you what a newborn baby looks like in terms of what's common in newborn babies.

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