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What Does A Newborn Really Look Like?

Mums Worries: What does a newborn really look like?

newborn look

     
  • Most newborns don’t look like beauty contest winners!
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  • Months spent in the uterus and time in the birth canal can make your newborn look wrinkled and puffy-eyed.
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  • A slightly pointed or misshapen head is also common.

newborn look

Mums Worries: Is my newborn normal?

Baby’s First Test

Within the first five minutes your baby arrived, he/she is put through a test:

newborn look

  • A score of 8-10 is normal and indicates that your newborn is healthy and in good condition.

  • Note: Perfect score of 10 is extremely unusual.

newborn look

Photos and article are by courtesy of Dr. Khoo Phaik Choo, Consultant Paediatrician

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