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baby

noun bairn, changeling, child, fledgling, infant, juvenile, kid, minor, toddler, young innocent, youngling
Associated concepts: abortion, adoption, baby act, illegitimacy
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I really wanted to take these characters and follow them from babyhood to death," Smiley says.
Written in simple, sparse moving verse for the understanding of children ages 3-6, "No-Matter-What Friend" explores the depth and comfort of a relationship between a growing boy and his old dog, who has been his faithful friend, protector, and companion since babyhood.
Tara is apparently devoted to the little boy, who has mild autism, and has kept a watchful eye on him since babyhood, even sleeping alongside him in his cot.
It engages the idioms of gaming, choice and first-person control, which for many is the language of the stories they've imbibed since babyhood.
Through my extensive collation of research, I discovered that the only activity proven to increase your child's intelligence is music training - started between babyhood and seven," says Liisa, pointing out that 96% of brain growth occurs during this period.
After all, this is a generation that learned to amuse itself practically from babyhood with the smartphone and tablet swiped from their parents' hands.
He is also the author of the bestselling books Couplehood, Babyhood and Familyhood.
I feel uneasy at the notion of youths who want to perform the necessarily intimate babyhood routines for stranger-infants, although I recognise the sterling work of single fathers, house-husbands, the whole male band who get involved.
Doctors couldn't guarantee what immunities my donor brother's replacement cells carried; as a result, my medical age was reset to babyhood and I reverted to Day One on the childhood vaccination timetable, which makes me a mite overdue for pre-school boosters.
The irony wasn't lost on a lot of critics; he was old enough to work a reasonably sophisticated piece of technology, yet still had one of the biggest symbols of babyhood stuffed between his lips.
In the early stages of life -- from babyhood to childhood, childhood to adolescence, and adolescence to adulthood -- enormous changes take place.
1886 Babyhood magazine reports on widespread political baby-kissing.