Interesting facts about newborns

    There are many interesting facts about children that you have not even heard of. If you read about these facts, you can be sure that you will look at your child with completely different eyes.
  • 1) When a child is born, at first he does not feel the taste of salt. He begins to feel it only at 2-6 months (most often by 4 months). There is a theory that only by this time the kidneys develop. They are responsible for the processing of sodium.
  • 2) In most cases, a baby who has recently been born turns his head to the right, and not to the left, while lying on his back. About 15% of children turn it to the left. Pediatricians note that it is best to change the position of the head for children, otherwise skull deformation may occur.
  • 3) But the inner ear is formed in a child before his birth. By about the 9th week of pregnancy, it is fully formed.
  • 4) Surprisingly, babies don't have kneecaps. There is only cartilage tissue, gradually hardening. It becomes solid only by 6 years.
  • 5) Who has more bones? According to the logic, it should be in adults, however, this is not so. Adults have only 206 bones, while newborns have about 300. It is clear that in children the bones are very soft, but as they age, they fuse together, and after a while they become hard. So it turns out that an adult has fewer bones than a baby.
  • 6) Little children urinate often. It is normal for a baby to urinate more than once a day, or even twice. But they are capable of pooping up to 10 times a day - this is considered the norm, so be prepared for this.
  • 7) Now let's talk about premature babies. Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Mark Twain, as well as many other famous people were not full-term. If a baby is preterm, this does not mean at all that he will grow up stupid - these are all prejudices.
  • 8) The russian peasant woman gave birth to the largest number of babies between 1725 and 1765. She was able to give birth to as many as 69 children – that turned out to be a really big family. And she had 16 pairs of twins, triplets and even quadruplets!
  • 9) Antarctica is a country in which children are also born. Did not you know this? Moreover, the first child was born in 1978 in this country. In the same country, but a little later, more babies were born, which is a reason for joy.
  • 10) A newly born baby has no more than a cup of blood in his body.
  • 11) Young children do not remember much information until they are 3 years old. Experts note that information simply does not end up in long-term memory.
  • 12) A newly born baby has an incredible heart rate that can be as high as 200 beats per minute. Even in a one-year-old child, the frequency is 105-110 beats. For comparison, the normal frequency in an adult is about 70-80 beats.
  • 13) Young babies have a strong grip of the hands that can support their weight. However, after a while, the grip becomes weaker.
  • 14) Little babies do not see well. They can distinguish objects only at a distance of 20-30 cm. But they have well-developed peripheral vision. It is worth noting that young children see the world in black and white.
  • 15) Many children are born with blue eyes, but after a year the eyes can change color.
  • 16) Newborns do not dream until they are 2 years old. The fact is that the brain of a small child does not yet have accumulated samples, which is why he does not see dreams.
  • 17) Surprisingly, small babies can swim. In fact, there is a simple explanation for this. Still, up to 9 months, babies are in the amniotic fluid inside their mothers. It is worth noting that this amazing ability disappears somewhere by 6 months. Then you have to learn again.
  • 18) When a child is born, he often cries. But have you noticed that the baby does not have tears? They appear only by 3-4 weeks of age.

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