12 strange (but completely normal) things newborn babies do

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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.

2. They can have very large genitals

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Oh hello! Hormones absorbed in utero and excess fluid can combine their powers to bless your newborn with enlarged genitals at birth. Hurrah! Fear not, though. Things will subside and be a little less eye-popping in due course. These things take time.


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