What does the word babyhood mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Stanley Waterloo
  2. 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 by Eleanor H. Porter