Part of speech: noun

The period of infancy; the condition of being a baby.

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Usage examples "babyhood":

  1. He may be my heir some day- though he was named, as Jean insisted, for his father- and I had many a frolic with him in his babyhood, when I was allowed to enter the sanctuary of that home. - "A Man and a Woman", Stanley Waterloo.
  2. A babe can only express his wants and his necessities by a cry; he can only tell his aches and his pains by a cry; it is the only language of babyhood; it is the most ancient of all languages; it is the language known by our earliest progenitors; it is, if listened to aright, a very expressive language, although it is only but the language of a cry- " Soft infancy, that nothing canst but cry." - "Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children", Pye Henry Chavasse.
  3. Helen, accustomed from her babyhood to being picked- up after, easily drifted into the way of letting all things, both hers and his, lie as they were. - "The Road to Understanding", Eleanor H. Porter.