3-day-old newborn stuns mom as she lifts head and starts crawling

A three-day-old newborn stunned her mom as she started crawling right in front of her.

Taking to TikTok, a user who goes by the name Samatha Elizabeth posted a video showing her daughter, who was born literally that same week, lifting her head and crawling in her little incubator at the hospital.

The shocking footage was filmed by the mom, who watched the sight in front of her in utter disbelief.

Alongside the clip, she wrote: “POV: your daughter is 3 days old and is lifting her head and crawling and talking,” with a mind-blown emoji.

Typically it takes between three to six months for a baby to be able to develop their neck muscles enough to support their own head as per a report by Baby Centre.

“Your baby’s neck muscles are fairly weak when they’re born. If you pull them up gently by their hands into a sitting position their head will flop back because their neck muscles can’t support it,” reads the report written by health advisor Joanne Lewsley. “For the first few months, they’ll rely on you using your hands to support their head and neck when you hold them.”

It also defined the stages that lead up to that point, stating that between four to 12 weeks, babies “may be able to raise their head when they’re lying on their tummy, a bit like they’re doing a small push-up.”

But at merely three days old – now that’s a unique baby!

The video was posted to the social media platform late last month and has already been viewed 51.4 million times, with thousands of people taking to the comments to express their shock.

“She gonna drive you home back from the hospital,” wrote one user.

“What type of baby is that?” another questioned.

A third even urged the mom to consult a medical professional: “Show the doctors something could be wrong.”

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And the comments didn’t stop there.

“Babies born after 2020 are definitely built different,” said another user, while someone else tried to put in a good argument for the reason behind evolution: “When I see babies doing this it makes me think they are evolving because they know they gotta get moving faster.”

Jen joked: “She’s trying to get up to ask you about your car insurance.”

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In follow-up videos, Samantha also showed off other incredible things her newborn was doing including smiling consistently, rolling around by herself and even trying to get up all on her own!

These post-pandemic babies really are built differently.

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