baby noun

ADJ. new, newborn, tiny | low birthweight, small, tiny Smoking in pregnancy increases the risk of producing a low birthweight baby. | big | full-term | pre-term, premature | stillborn | unborn | little, young | three-day-old, six-week-old, ten-month-old, etc. | beautiful, bonny, lovely | bouncing (informal), healthy, normal A bonny, bouncing baby, Freddie was her heart's desire and joy. | contented, good, perfect | colicky, crying, screaming | sleeping | growing He took an interest in the growing baby even before it was born. | bottle-fed, breast-fed | illegitimate | test-tube | abandoned, unwanted | war (= born during the war)

VERB + BABY have I want to have a baby. | conceive, make babies (informal) Darling, I just want to stay with you and make babies! | carry, expect She's not sure yet how many babies she's carrying. She's expecting a baby in July. | give birth to, produce | deliver The baby was delivered by a midwife. | lose She lost her baby (= had a miscarriage) three months into her pregnancy. | care for, look after | feed | bottle-feed | breastfeed, nurse | burp The baby needed burping after every bottle. | wean You can start weaning your baby when it's four months old. | change You should change your baby about six times a day. | bath | comfort, cradle, cuddle, hold, pick up, rock, take She rocked the baby to sleep in her arms. Could you take the baby? I need to bring in the washing. | swaddle | play with | adopt They would like to adopt a newborn baby. | have adopted, put up for adoption She decided to put her baby up for adoption. | abandon | sleep like He was so tired after all his exertions, he slept like a baby.

BABY + VERB be due The baby is due in October. | arrive, be born Their first baby arrived exactly nine months after the wedding. | bawl, cry, scream | babble, coo The baby cooed happily on the rug. | be sick, dribble, drool Babies drool a lot when they are teething. | be teething | crawl, sit up, take his/her first steps, toddle, walk | kick, move I could feel the baby moving inside me. | sleep

BABY + NOUN boy, girl | brother, daughter, sister, son | bird, rabbit, etc. | clothes | food | buggy, carrier | alarm, monitor | bath | talk I didn't use baby talk with my children, but used proper words right from the start. | unit the hospital's special care baby unit | boom (= a period when many more babies are born than usual)