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Smallest Baby Boy
News Bytes 02/27/2019 42 Comments

The tiniest surviving baby boy in the world has been released safely to go home after months in the hospital.

Back in August, the infant was delivered prematurely. He had stopped growing in his mother’s womb. Doctors at a Tokyo hospital feared he would not survive unless they intervened. Though he weighed just 268 grams (about 9.45 ounces) at birth, his caregivers believed he needed to be nourished in the hospital to live and grow.

The boy stayed in intensive care until he was discharged on February 20, 2019. On that day, he weighed in at a healthy 7 pounds. His relieved and happy mother told Reuters news service, “I am grateful that he has grown this big because, honestly, I wasn’t sure he could survive.”

Other very tiny premature babies have also been tracked to health after being born frighteningly early. The Tiniest Babies registry keeps track of those. It is a database managed by the University of Iowa. Prior to this Japanese baby boy, the record for smallest surviving boy was held by a baby born in Germany in 2009. His birth weight was slightly higher at 274 grams. The smallest girl was born in Germany in 2015. According to the registry, she weighed 252 grams. That is barely more than half a pound.

The registry is not the only way these most fragile and vulnerable of people are tracked. God keeps track of every human life. Every child and every adult is made in God’s image. Every life is sacred to Him, and every life is known.

God spoke to the prophet Jeremiah. He said, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born, I consecrated you.” King David also wrote in Psalm 139 that he was knitted together in his mother’s womb, and that God knew every day of his life before even one of them had come to pass. (Psalm 139: 13-16)

(The world’s smallest baby boy is shown at five days after delivery, and again in the inset as he is being released to go home from the hospital about six months later. Photo: Keio University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics/Handout via Reuters)

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OH. MY. HE IS TINY!!!!!!!!!!

OH. MY. HE IS TINY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's interesting because he

That's interesting because he is a baby CHINESE boy. I wonder if the parents had to pay a fine!!!

That's crazy!! Comparing the

That's crazy!! Comparing the two pictures convinces me that that boy is a living miracle.

He’s not Chinese

Alyssa s he’s not Chinese it says he’s Japanese in the article.

if he was Chinese. Lets he

if he was Chinese. Lets he wasnt the 2nd child!

why did they have to kick us

why did they have to kick us out of. GAMING WHEN IS TOO MUCH TOO MUCH

or maybe we could start on

or maybe we could start on this 1..........

why not!

why not!

I have never seen AA comment

I have never seen AA comment until now

Whoops! Thanks for the

Whoops! Thanks for the correction, Ava A. :D

@Logan M.

Let's start on this one!!!! Anyone else agree?

sure

sure

but lets wait a while until

but lets wait a while until WORLDteen fixes their problems.

WOW.

I can't believe it! that's mind blowing! I understand why the mother was so worried. Also, what are u guys talking about?

He is so tiny! It is a

He is so tiny! It is a miracle that he is alive!

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@greta_mae

Alyssa S(comment #2), the parents will not have to pay a fine if he was the 1st, or 2nd baby, but the third one they have to pay a fine

@Alyssa S.

Japanese.

Awh

Awwww! He’s so cute!! I’m so glad God protected that little baby!

wow that babies head was as

wow that babies head was as big as the persons two fingers

HE IS SOOOOOOOOOOOO TINY

So tiny and cute

Qué lindo!!

Qué lindo or in Japanese すごくキュートですね so cute!!!! Im glad that he made it

wow!!!!!!five doys after birth!!!!! he's tiny!!!!!!!!!!!

praise God he servived !!!
i was born early to; ) the doctors thoght i would die too but here i am!!!!!!!!!!

WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If the world teen bord seas not to make 500 or 1,000 comment then DONT DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you will get in troble!!!!!!!!!

Tiny

I did not know that a baby could be that tiny! :-D :-)

By the way, everybody, in

By the way, everybody, in case you didn't check on the article, "when is gaming too much", Matthew H. just commented that the whole thing was made up by him!!! So I guess it's still ok to comment on there.

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(THIS IS ANDREW H.)

Very sorry for the joke; I am very sorry WorldTeen. You have my sincere apologies.

-Andrew Herman

(THIS IS ANDREW H.)

Dear WorldTeen and Teens,
I am the one who posed as the Staff, and I only meant to kid around. I am very, very sorry and I will change my behavior from now on. I am open to criticism; you are probably wondering why I did it. Well, to tell the truth, I was upset at seeing very lengthy and non-informal comments being posted, and so I decided to put a "stop" to it. WorldTeen, please do not revoke my commenting privileges because my brother and I share the same account. Yes, I know, it was un-user-like to pose as a Staff member. I am very sorry and you may expect me to be a better commenter.
-Andrew Herman

Thank you Andrew.

I exept your apoligy

Dear WORLDteen Staff and

Dear WORLDteen Staff and Readers,
That was very mature of you, Andrew, I think that you are a good person and I am impressed by your honesty. I speak for myself, and I believe that other WOLRDteen readers will agree, I don't think Andrew should have privileges taken away. This is no excuse, but, he was only kidding and didn't know that it would lead to trouble. We all make mistakes, and there are consequences. Sometimes we have to learn the hard way, but I can tell you this WORLDteen Staff, Andrew, my fellow readers, and I will be more careful about how we comment and the way we use our words. Please consider letting Andrew keep his commenting rights.
Sincerely, Alaina F.

Dear WORLDteen Staff and

Dear WORLDteen Staff and Readers,
That was very mature of you, Andrew, I think that you are a good person and I am impressed by your honesty. I speak for myself, and I believe that other WOLRDteen readers will agree, I don't think Andrew should have privileges taken away. This is no excuse, but, he was only kidding and didn't know that it would lead to trouble. We all make mistakes, and there are consequences. Sometimes we have to learn the hard way, but I can tell you this WORLDteen Staff, Andrew, my fellow readers, and I will be more careful about how we comment and the way we use our words. Please consider letting Andrew keep his commenting rights.
Sincerely, Alaina F.

Whoops, didn't mean to

Whoops, didn't mean to comment twice...

Alaina F

Wow! You took the words right out of my mouth.

Wasted space.

:) I would also like to note that the whole "longest comment", and "2,000 comments" should stop. Who cares who gets the longest comment!? It's just wasted space that others could use to actually comment on the article! If you read the privacy policy you will find the Commenting Rules. It says to comment as if you are speaking in a public place. You wouldn't try to get the "longest sentence" or something like that. And also the WORLDteen staff member did say that the commenting page is not supposed to be used to get the "longest comment" or anything of that sort. Personally, and please don't take offense to this, I think that it is just a waste of time, space, and words. I would deeply appreciate it if you all would consider not doing the "longest comments".
-Thanks! Alaina F.-

Sarah H

God had his eyes on this beautiful baby boy, and has amazing plans for His life! I'm so glad he has a chance to live that life.

I agree with you Alaina F.,

I agree with you Alaina F., that was kind of childish to try to make 1,000 comments, and make the longest comments!! You certainly didn't offend me, and, editors of WorldTeen, I'm very sorry, because I was kind of in the middle of everything, making comments and all.(Of course, If I would have known or looked into it more that it's not allowed, I would have stopped right away.) I also agree that you shouldn't take away Andrew's commenting rights.

Smallest Baby Boy

Wow it was a miracle the baby live Jesus Love The Little Childern

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WOW!!!how did you do that?!!

That is awesome!

I think it just shows what a great God we serve!

OH MY GOSH!!!

He's so small!

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