Is it possible for babies not to cry when they are born
Probably not. In the womb, they are breathing fluid, not air. It's also a lot warmer in there. Crying is a reaction to this change [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/is-it-possible-for-babies-not-to-cry-when-they-are-born ]
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- Is it possible for babies not to cry when they are born
- Probably not. In the womb, they are breathing fluid, not air. It's also a lot warmer in there. Crying is a reaction to this change
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