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little stranger

A baby or very young child that is new to someone's life, especially parents or siblings. The arrival of a new baby is usually a very happy event for most first-time parents, but bringing a little stranger home can also be incredibly overwhelming. Siblings over the age of three have a hard time in particular accepting the little stranger who now takes away the attention from Mommy and Daddy.
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little stranger

a newly born baby. informal
2002 Psychology Today For anyone in the brand new role of caring for a little stranger so totally dependent on their ministrations, the early days of motherhood challenge anyone's sense of competence.
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