They affect the majority of women at some point in their life. They keep the world turning.’ Every 3 seconds, one is born. They poop a lot, scream a lot, keep you up, and then smile like a Cheshire cat the next minute. That’s what babies are for. Here are some interesting and surprising baby facts. And be warned: they have a lot more to teach us than you might think. These statistics should change your perspective on your bundle of joy.
INTERESTING BABY FACTS
If you’re a new mom, you’ve undoubtedly learned everything there is to know (and then some!) about bottle feeding, breastfeeding, and diaper changing. But here are a few baby facts you may not be aware of. For example, the most offspring one woman has ever had in her lifetime is 69. Between 1725 and 1765, Mrs. Vassilyev, a Russian woman, gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets!
1. LARGE BABY HEADS
The head accounts for around one-quarter of your baby’s weight.
2. FISH EATING = MASSIVE BABY BRAINS
Fish is the best snack you can feed your baby. Eating more fish while pregnant helps babies’ cognitive function. We’ve all heard that eating fish is good for our brains. Furthermore, eating fish will improve their communication skills. Baby, it’s all about the fish!
3. MEN KNOW MORE ABOUT DIAPER CHANGING THAN WOMEN
That’s correct. Men, not women, are the best diaper changers. According to a recent survey, men take little more than one minute, while women can take up to two minutes. What’s the deal with that?!
4. MAY BABIES WEIGHT MORE
According to research, infants born in the month of May weigh more than 200 grammes more than children born in any other month. Given all of the holiday food, one would think that January would have the heaviest newborns.
5. A BABY IS THINNER THAN A GRAIN OF RICE
That is, when they are four weeks old in the womb!
6. YOUR BABY’S FAVORITE EXERCISE IS SMILING
Babies are born with the ability to grin. We know this because blind newborns smile as well, so it’s not just imitation.
7. BONY CHILDREN
Scientific facts about babies that you may now be aware of! Babies are born with 300 bones, but at adulthood, they only have 206. This is due to the fact that some bones fuse together. Ugh!
8. No knuckles
Your infant is born without kneecaps! Technically speaking, they have a cartilage structure that resembles kneecaps. They do not appear till six months have passed.
9. A twisted head equals a full belly.
Your child did not just witness something interesting. If they move their heads away from a scoop of food, they are already full.
10. AS POWERFUL AS AN OX
This is a fascinating fact about infants! Your little papoose can match the strength of many animals pound for pound, with an oxen serving as the greatest illustration. The legs of your tiny superbaby are quite powerful.
11. CHILDREN COME FIRST
Your unborn child is priority one at all times, even at dinner. They remove the nutrients they require from the umbilical cord and give the mother the remainder. It is therefore very important for a woman to eat healthily while pregnant.
12. UBER – ADVANCED HEARING
Your infant has extremely sophisticated hearing from birth and can identify the source of a sound 10 minutes after birth.