What are the characteristics of a premature baby?
These are the most common characteristics of a premature baby. However, your baby may show different characteristics of the condition. Characteristics may include:
- small baby, often weighing less than 2,500 grams (5 pounds 8 ounces)
- thin, shiny, pink or red skin, able to see veins
- little body fat
- little scalp hair, but may have lots of lanugo (soft body hair)
- weak cry and body tone
- genitals may be small and underdeveloped