What your premature baby will look like

Your baby may also look quite different to what you had imagined. New born babies never look like the bouncing bundles that you see in the nappy adverts, but a baby born prematurely will be at an earlier stage of development, and so may look quite different to what you might expect. For example, they have very thin skin, which may be covered in fine hairs.  A premature baby can also be very small,- some are the size of a hand - and this can be shocking. Be reassured that these things are temporary. As your baby grows he will look more like the baby you had expected.