Interesting and fun baby facts
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Fun and Interesting Baby Facts
A baby cannot taste salt up until it is 4 months old. The delay may depend on the development of kidneys, which start to process sodium at about that age.
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In medieval Europe, leeches were commonly used to treat babies’ illnesses. For example, leeches were placed on a baby’s windpipe for croup. Additionally, teething babies were commonly purged or bled.
In the womb, all babies grow mustaches...that they eat. While this sounds really weird, it's right. When a fetus is about four months into pregnancy it develops a mustache that, over the course of a month, spreads over its entire body. This hair is called lanugo and it all falls out before birth (if you're lucky) and is eaten by the baby. It then is digested and becomes part of its first poop (called meconium).
In China, a baby is born with a birth defect every 30 seconds. Birth defects in that country have increased nearly 40% since 2001.
The protein that keeps a baby’s skull from fusing is called “noggin”
The intestines of a newborn baby are about 11 feet long. The length will double by the time the baby grows to adulthood.
A baby has around 30,000 taste buds. They are not just on the tongue but also on the sides, back, and roof of the mouth. Adults have about 10,000.
A baby’s eyes are 75% of their adult size, but its vision is around 20/400. By six months, a baby’s vision should reach 20/20.
Newborns are more likely to turn their heads to the right than to the left.
The inner ear is the only sense organ to develop fully before birth. It reaches its adult size by the middle of pregnancy.
Within a few days of birth, a baby can distinguish between the touch of bristles that are of different diameters.
Adults have 206 bones. When babies are born, they have 300. Their bones fuse as they grow, resulting in fewer bones as adults.
A newborn urinates about every 20 minutes and then roughly every hour at 6 months.
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Babies are the only primates who smile at their parents
A baby is born in the world every three seconds.
Babies' eyes are 75% their adult size when they're born.
Baby poop is the perfect consistency to create the most amount of mess. Newborns may look cute, but the texture of their production is the perfect storm of explosive feces. TheBump.com's Dr. Levine says, "Newborn poop is mostly liquid with some mustard-seed texture mixed in. As a result, it doesn't take much power to propel it across a room".
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Like so many classic villains, newborns don't actually cry tears.
When you hear a newborn baby crying, they're actually just screaming. It isn't until the third week of their life (or sometimes longer) that they start to produce tears when they're crying. Regardless of tear production, though, a baby's cry is always loud enough to wake you up out of a sound sleep.
The soft spot on a baby's head bulges and pulsates. The soft spot on a baby's head is called the fontanelle, and before the skull is fully grown in that spot it isn't just a squishy, sensitive area. It's also a creepy bulging crevice of doom if you look close enough.
Babies born in May weigh more. As if by some creepy medieval magic, babies born in the month of May weigh an average of 200 grams more than other months. Are they in cahoots with the moon? The Earth's rotation?
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