In the dark room she wanted to tear off her clothes to give the baby her nakedness.
The baby was very well, and merry, and grew, of course; but still it was very small.
She expected to take the baby to the home where it belonged.
They were extremely anxious to carry Hester, Margaret, and the baby, with them.
But it would be awful if something happened and she got a baby already.
Margaret, I do wish cousin Hester would let us carry the baby with us.
Dr. Silence had to lift him up into his own arms and carry him like a baby.
We laid her in Sim's bunk, and Flora was as tender with her as though she had been a baby.
But the dear nurse that was looking after the baby was heartbroken.
Even Annie herself was put aside, and I was cared for as tenderly as a baby.
baby late 14c., babi, dim. of baban (see babe). The verb meaning "to treat like a baby" is from 1742. As a term of endearment for one's lover it is attested perhaps as early as 1839, certainly by 1901; its popularity perhaps boosted by baby vamp "a popular girl," student slang from c.1922. Baby blues for "blue eyes" recorded by 1944 (the phrase also was used for "postpartum depression" 1950s-60s). To empty the baby out with the bath (water) is first recorded 1909 in G.B. Shaw (cf. Ger. das Kind mit dem Bade ausschütten).