A newborn infant. Being a parent is one of the most challenging and most rewarding experiences anyone will undertake in their lives. But it's all worth it when you know true unconditional love.
An infant (from the Latin word infans, meaning "unable to speak" or "speechless") is the more formal or specialised synonym for "baby", the very young offspring of a human or other animal.
A newborn is, in colloquial use, an infant who is only hours, days, or up to a few weeks old. In medical contexts, newborn or neonate (from Latin, neonatus, newborn) refers to an infant in the first 28 days after birth; the term applies to premature, full term, and postmature infants; before birth, the term "fetus" is used. The term "infant" is typically applied to young children under one year of age; however, definitions may vary and may include children up to two years of age. When a human child learns to walk, the term "toddler" may be used instead.
In British English, "infant" is a term that can be applied to school children aged between four and seven. As a legal term, "infancy" continues from birth until age 18.
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