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Top 45 Amazing Facts About New Born | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. The term “infant” is from the Latin infans, meaning “unable to speak” and typically refers to the ages from 1-12 months.
  2. A “newborn” usually refers to an infant in the first 28 days of life.
  3. The word “baby” may come from a baby’s babbling, as in “ba-ba-ba-ba.”
  4. Amazing fact is that for at least 2 seconds, you were once the youngest person in the world.
  5. Amazingly a human embryo is smaller than a grain of rice at four weeks old.
  6. During the nine months between conception and birth, a baby’s weight increases by 3,000 million times.
  7. A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.
  8. It’s amazing that babies start dreaming even before they are born.
  9. Human babies are born 2 months prematurely for our size and lifespan to accommodate proportionately large brain during birth.
  10. In fact, a baby’s head is proportionally huge, being ¼ th of the total body length, compared to only 1/8 th of the total adult’s length.
  11. The grasp of a newborn baby is so strong that its whole body can hang in midair, with its bent fingers supporting its weight.
  12. At the moment of birth, a baby’s heart beats at 180 pulses per minute. Within a few hours, the rate falls to 140 pulses.
  13. At 1 year old, the infant heart rate is 115 beats per minute. An adult’s average resting level is 70-80 beats a minute.
  14. Amazingly a newborn baby sees World upside down for some time before the brain matures to correct it.
  15. Babies are actually born far sighted; Amazingly for the first three months of life your baby can focus on objects about 22 cm away, the perfect distance for seeing mother’s face when feeding. their eyes start to focus properly between 3 to 6 months of age.
  16. Babies are born with natural swimming abilities and can hold their breath. However, this ability quickly disappears.
  17. A new born baby breathes 5 times faster than an adult man.
  18. Amazing fact is that all babies are born color blind.
  19. Approximately 80% of infants are born with some form of birthmark, usually “stork bites” and “port wine stains.”
  20. Babies are born without knee caps. They come after 2 to 6 years.
  21. Amazing fact is that new born baby has very sophisticated hearing and can work out where a sound is coming from just 10 minutes after being born. The inner ear of the baby is fully developed by the middle of pregnancy.
  22. Approximately two or three of every 1,000 children are born deaf or hard-of-hearing.
  23. A baby can recognize the smell and voice of its mother at birth. Your baby’s sense of smell is much stronger than yours. It takes a few weeks before a baby can see the difference between its mother and other adults.
  24. Touch is one of your baby’s most advanced senses at birth and even premature babies born as early as 25 weeks are aware of being touched.
  25. A baby’s first social smile appears between four and six weeks after birth.
  26. Amazingly within a few days of birth, a baby can distinguish between the touch of bristles that are of different diameters.
  27. In fact, a baby has around 10,000 taste buds, far more than adults. They are not just on the tongue but also on the sides, back, and roof of the mouth. Eventually these extra taste buds disappear.
  28. A baby cannot taste salt until it is 4 months old. The delay may be related to the development of kidneys, which start to process sodium at about that age.
  29. A baby’s eyes are 75% of their adult size, but its vision is around 20/400. By 6 months, a baby’s vision should reach normal 20/20.
  30. The birth-to-three months’ period is the fastest rate of brain development in human life span.
  31. The brain of a newborn accounts for 10% of its total body weight. In adults this figure is down to 2%. By the end of the first year, an infant’s brain increases in size 2.5 times. By the end of the 5th year, it is 3 times what it was at birth. By kindergarten, the brain has reached almost its full size.
  32. Between birth and the end of its second year, an infant will have quadrupled in size.
  33. If a person who was born 3 Kg and 20 inches at birth continued growing at the same rate as he does the first year, by the time he reached 20, he would be 25 ft. tall and weigh nearly 145 Kg.
  34. The intestines of a newborn are about 11 feet long. The length will double by the time the baby grows to adulthood.
  35. Meconium, or the greenish-black sticky material in the baby’s digestive track, stands in for fecal material and allows the intestine to develop so it can digest milk immediately after birth.
  36. At around 6 months old, a baby learns that each object is unique. Before this time, whenever it sees a bird in a tree, it always assumes it was the same bird.
  37. Adults have 206 bones. When babies are born, they have 300. Their bones fuse as they grow, resulting in fewer bones as adults.
  38. Amazingly up to the age of six months a child can breathe and swallow at the same time. An adult cannot do this.
  39. 60% of all the energy a baby expends is directed towards brain.
  40. New born babies cry but they have no tears. Their tear ducts aren’t formed until they are a month old.
  41. A newborn urinates about every 20 minutes and then roughly every hour at 6 months.
  42. An average baby will go through approximately 2,700 diapers a year.
  43. Amazing babies born premature include Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Napoleon Bonaparte, Mark Twain, Pablo Picasso, and Sir Winston Churchill.
  44. The largest number of babies born to a woman is 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets.
  45. The Apache Indians ritually killed one twin, arguing that the mother did not have sufficient milk to feed two infants, and some Eskimo tribes left one twin outside to die in the cold.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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