12 strange (but completely normal) things newborn babies do

Posted in Development.

Tiny babies are a law unto themselves, exhibiting some weird tricks that’d seem more suited to a B grade horror movie than your cosy, bunny-adorned nursery. Fear not! Weird is the new normal when it comes to fresh babies and is totally a-okay.

Here’s a bunch of potentially alarming newborn behaviours that are nothing to worry about – and 100 percent routine.

12. They breathe weirdly

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That fluttery and irregular baby breath might seem a bit worrisome, but it's a totally normal part of newborn life.

It takes a little time for fresh babies to learn to regulate their breathing pattern, so this fluttery breathing signals their first attempts at getting things right.


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