Head-to-Toe Guide

Head-to-Toe Guide

Pregnant women often daydream about delivering a pink and plump baby, which is a myth. It may sound harsh, but it is the reality. As you first lay your eyes on your baby, you find them cute and perfect. So, if you want to update yourself about how may your newborn looks like after coming out of your womb, here is a guide to all possible newborn physical features.

However, as you start noticing their newly born physical features, you can’t help yourself, but you will laugh. Your infant may have blemishes, pimples, or a cheese-like waxy coating which assimilates with time.

A Head-to-Toe Guide on Your Newborn Physical Features

A Head-to-Toe Guide on Your Newborn Physical Features

A list of newborn physical features which you may notice


Vaginal or natural delivery has its own side-effects. During the journey through the deep womb to the outside world, the baby’s head may elongate a little bit. It is because of the tunneling through the vagina. It would gain its original shape as months will pass by.

You could also notice a soft spot, called fontanelles, on your newborn’s head. It is the part where bones are still growing to come together. This spot completely vanished as your kid completes his 2nd year.

No hair: Newborn Physical Features

If you notice less or no hair on your newborn’s head, then it is one of the newborn physical features. Whereas some babies are born with a head full of hair; others come out bald. It is just normal; wait for a few months to see the growth. Also, having no hair will expose the soft spot fully. You may see the pulse beating under the spot, so relax. It is not dangerous at all.

Different Eye color

Some babies may have different eye colors. So, if your baby has dark skin, his/her eyes will be dark brown in the starting. It may or may not stay the same; later it can change to another dark color, such as dark green or black. It takes 6 to 12 months by eyes to reach their final colors.

Pigeon toed feet: Newborn Physical Features

If your baby has pigeon-toed feet, then don’t overthink. It is due to the fact that your baby has spent nine months in the womb curled up and snuggled. The pigeon-toed feet will become normal after six months.

Sticky umbilical cord

Babies’ umbilical cord disappears slowly. But till the time it is there, you must keep cleaning it with a cotton swab timely. If you see redness around the area or notice pus, contact your doctor immediately.

Patches or birthmark: Newborn Physical Features

Newborns with fair skin often have salmon patches. Medically, it is defined as clustered red blood vessels that are very close to the skin. As the months pass by, these patched tend to disappear soon. But if your baby has Strawberry Hemangiomas, then these are going to last long up to nine months.

Crying cats and dogs

I may have twisted this metaphor a little, but that is not the concern. During their early days, your baby may see to cry enormously. Well, it is simply their way of releasing stress and kick away boredom. Crying for newborns is a way of communicating so let them cry for some time. Don’t panic while calming them. They may sense your panic and become fussier.

A Head-to-Toe Guide on Your Newborn Physical Features

Final words: Newborn Physical Features

To all dear mommies, either to be or newbie, your kid, may have different newborn physical features as explained above. Having these features is all normal. So, relax and enjoy your new motherhood.

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