Most women have them at some point in their lives. They keep the world going ‘round’. They’re born every 3 seconds. They poo a lot, scream a lot, and deprive you of sleep, and then the next minute, they’re smiling like a Cheshire cat. That’s babies for you. Here are a few interesting and surprising facts about babies. And be warned, they have more to teach us than you first thought. These facts will hopefully have you looking at your bundle of joy in a new light.
Fun Facts About Babies
If you’re a recent mom, you probably know all there is to know (and more!) about bottle feeding, breastfeeding, and diaper changing. But here are a few baby things you might not know. For instance, the most children one woman has ever had in a lifetime is – get this – 69. Mrs. Vassilyev, a Russian woman, gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765!
1. Heavy baby heads
Approximately one quarter of your little bambino’s weight is made up of their head.
2. Eating fish = mega baby brains
The best snack you can give your baby is, in fact, fish. Eating more fish during your pregnancy improves brain function in babies. We all know eating fish is supposed to boost our brain power. What’s more, eating fish will provide them with better communication skills. It’s all about the fish, baby!
3. Men have more diaper changing know-how than women
That’s right. Men, not women, are best at changing a baby’s diaper. A recent survey revealed men take just over 1 minute while women can take over 2 minutes. What’s that about?!
4. May babies are heavier
Research has shown children born in the month of May are more than 200 grams weightier at birth than children born in any other month. Surely given all the holiday eating, one would think that January sees the heaviest babies.
5. Babies are smaller than a grain of rice
That is to say when they’re in the womb at four weeks old!
6. Smiling is your baby’s favourite exercise
Babies are born to smile. We know this because blind babies also smile, so it’s not just copying.
7. Bony babies
Scientific facts about babies that you might now know about! When born, babies have 300 bones, but by adulthood, they only have 206. This is because some bones fuse together. Ugh!
8. No Kneecaps
At birth, your little one is kneecapless! Well, technically speaking, they have a structure of cartilage that looks a lot like kneecaps. They don’t develop them until after six months.
9. A turned head = a full belly
Your bambino didn’t just see something exciting. If they turn their head at a spoonful of food, it’s because they’re full.
10. As strong as an ox
This is one interesting facts about babies! Pound for pound, your little papoose is stronger than loads of animals, an oxen being the best example of matching strength. Your little super baby has mega-strong legs.
11. Babies come first
Even when they’re in the womb, your baby is numero uno, dinnertime included. Using the umbilical, they take the nutrients they need and leave mum the rest. That’s why it’s so crucial for a woman to eat healthily during pregnancy.
12. Uber – advanced hearing
Your baby is born with ultra sophisticated hearing and can work out where a sound is coming from just 10 minutes after being born.
From the very moment she or he is born, your little cherub is capable of so much. These are just a few ways a baby demonstrates his or her brilliance. So, remember (and treasure!) these 12 amazing facts about your baby, beautiful and brainy miracle of life.