What really influences your baby’s looks and personality?

by Mother & Baby |

Are you growing the next prima ballerina or a future prime minister? A baby usually inherits his personality and physical characteristics from his parents, but you should always expect the odd surprise...

Where your baby gets their looks and personality...  

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1) ​Your baby’s temperament

Bigger babies are often more placid simply because they’re able to store more milk in their stomachs and so stay fuller for longer. However, fussy babies could remain that way, according to research undertaken by the University of Maryland. It revealed fidgety babies could be easily intimidated as infants, leading to shyness later in life.

However, if colic is to blame, a fussy newborn could soon turn into a blissed-out babe.

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