New-born children are almost completely helpless. Maybe to their parents they have sorts of potential, and to relatives they may resemble all sorts of distant relations. But to the detached observer, babies are capable of only a limited range of actions, and we cannot really say what infants are feeling, or what their individual needs are.
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