Think you knew everything about your cute little ones? Here are some amazing facts about babies you probably didn’t know;
1. Babies Can Recognize Their Mother’s Voice As Soon As They Are Born
Usually, it takes a while for a baby’s hearing ability to become fully developed because when they are born; their middle ear is filled with some fluid which hinders their hearing ability. But this does not deter a new born from recognizing and responding to the sound of its mother’s voice.
2. Babies Don’t Cry
Okay, I know you are already thinking “What do you mean babies don’t cry?” Well, babies do cry but they never shed tears. A Baby’s tear duct cannot produce enough teardrops. In the first three months of a baby’s life, the teardrops it produces is only sufficient to protect and lubricate the eyes so they can only yell so much but cannot actually shed tears.
3. Babies Have 270 Bones
If you sat through your biology lessons in high school, you would of course know that the human has 206 bones. But not babies! Babies have 270 bones which reduce to 206 as it grows, due to fusion of its skull and spine.
4. Babies Breathe Faster Than Adults
While an adult takes between 12 and 20 breaths per minute, a baby takes in about 2-4 times more breath per minute.
5. Nearly 33% of New Babies are born with Birthmarks
It has been discovered that for every 3 babies born, it is almost certain that 1 would be born with a birthmark. It has also been established that female babies have birthmarks twice more than their male counterparts.
6. New Babies Cannot Taste Salt
Newly Born babies cannot taste salt until they are about sixteen weeks old because their kidneys are not yet developed enough to process sodium until they are that old.
7. Babies are born with about 10,000 Taste Buds
Babies have more taste buds than adults and babies have around 10,000 taste buds on the tongue as well as at the roof of their mouths and the back and sides of the mouth. Only that these extra taste buds disappear as they grow older.