If you love babies, then here are twenty-two fun facts about these little angels that will thrill you!
Almost everyone who sees a baby would instantly fall in love with them, not with their tenderness, milky smell and that smile that just seem to melt at your heartstrings.
Babies have a tenderness that is catching and besides this, there are quite a number of other things about this little species of humans that are fun, surprising or just downright funny.
Here are Twenty-two of such things:
22 Fun Facts About Babies
1.Babies Don’t Cry
This ordinary would be the best news for new parents who lose a whole lot of sleep at the arrival of their new bundle of joy. However, since babies do not actually not cry, this can’t exactly be considered fun for the new parents.
Babies don’t cry, or in actuality, don’t produce any tears when they do until they are at least three weeks old as their tear ducts aren’t fully developed.
2.Babies Have More Bones
Adults have 206 bones, while babies have a whole lot more, about 46% more as babies get born with 300 bones which start to fuse together as they grow to become 206.
3.Babies Need a Lot of Sleep
Babies sleep a lot (about 16 to 17 hours daily) during the first few weeks of their lives, which is truly good news for the parents who would need as much rest as they can get during this period.
4.Babies Can Recognize Your Taste in Music
Research shows that babies can hear from the 16th week in vitro and can actively listen to music from the 24th. Studies also found that playing music aids in your babies development as well as strengthen the bond between mother and child.
5.You Baby Can Produce Poop that Doesn’t Smell
Actually, this happens just that one time when she gives off her first poop called meconium. Meconium is composed of amniotic fluid, mucus and some of the substance ingested by the baby while in the womb. It contains none of the bacteria found in the intestine that gives poop its awful small, which is actually the reason a baby’s poop is devoid of any.
6.Babies Laugh a Lot
About 300 times daily, which is five times the number of times adults do on average. But then again, they have not a care in the world and all the love a person can receive!
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7.Babies Have 1,000 Taste Bud
Babies have about 1,000 taste buds, while adults have around 300 and these develop in their third trimester.
However, they can only recognize sweet and sour tastes and none of salt.
8.Babies Grow a Lot in the Womb
While in the womb, your baby grows a lot, about 3 million times! Which means your baby is growing at every minute of the day!
9.Babies Go Through a Whole Lot of Diapers
From when they are born up until they get potty trained, your baby goes through a whole lot of diapers; about 8,000 in number.
10.A Whole Lot of These Diapers are Used in the First Year Alone
Yea, of the 8,000 diapers used, babies go through almost 30% of this in the first year alone.
11.Babies Have a Hard Time Recognizing Colours for the First Three Months
Your baby will recognize black, white and grey colours easily, but as she grows, the first real colour she’ll come to recognize is red while blue would be among the last colours she’ll master.
12.You will Lose a Lot of Sleep in he First Year
While her arrival can be exciting and bring on a lot of love, one slight price to pay for having this amazing bundle if joy is that you will lose a whole lot of sleep that first year.
Since babies have an irregular sleep pattern, this can disrupt your usual sleep pattern, making you lose an approximate 44 days worth of sleep that year.
You can however, balance this by adjusting your sleep timetable to hers and sleep when she does, that way you are refreshed always.
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13.Babies Prefer High Pitched Voice
Babies prefer a high pitched voice to low pitched one and will respond more to the former.
14.Babies are Born with No Kneecap
They have what appears to be kneecaps where these are supposed to be, but theirs are made of up cartilage and not bones.
15.Babies Have a More Advanced Sense of Smell
Their sense of smell is so heightened, more so than that of adults, and this serves them well as they use this in recognizing their parents.
16.Birthmarks are Quite Common on Babies
Birthmarks, also called angel kisses are quite common and a lot more babies get born with one or more of these (about one third of babies do).
17.They Have a Stomach Size that Grows Exponentially
A newborn’s stomach is quite small, measuring about the size of a hazel nut. This, however continues to grow daily and by day 10, the stomach would have grown to the size of a golf ball.
18.Baby Boys’ Brains Grow Faster Than Baby Girls’ in the First Three Months
Research shows that baby boys’ brains grow faster than baby girls’, although the later have more heightened hearing and vision senses.
19.Babies are Superhuman
Well…almost. Studies have shown that babies can breath and swallow at the same time, up until they are seven months old, a feat that is quite impossible for adults to accomplish.
20.Babies Eyes are Almost as Large as an Adult’s
A baby’s eyes are almost the size of an adults at birth, measuring almost 75% of an adults .
21.Babies Cry in Accents
This might seem weird, but apparently, babies cry in their mother tongue. Which means a baby from Asia would cry in the cadence of his mother tongue, while one from Africa would do so in the same cadence and tone.
22.Your Baby Has a District Cry You Can Recognize
Each baby has a distinct cry and a mother can usually pick out her baby’s from a crowd just three days after her birth.