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14 Weird Things New Parents Learn About Their Baby

The good, the bad, and the nasty.

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4. You might see thin, soft hair all over your baby.

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These hairs — called lanugo — usually disappear in utero, but some babies are born with it. Don’t worry, though. It will soon go away.


8. You can try to make your baby smile or coo, but they won't.


These responses don't happen until your baby is about six weeks. However, it is still important for you to talk to your baby because it helps their brain develop.


12. You'll only get a reaction from your baby when you put your face really close to theirs.


Newborns can only see around a foot or so in front of their face. Thankfully, after about a month, they will be able to focus on objects further away.