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A Few Fun Baby Facts

  • Your baby shares their birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.
  • Babies are born with very poor vision but can recognize their mothers almost straight away.
  • Babies are always born with blue eyes but within a few moments of delivery, their eye color can change. 
  • Babies can swim when they are born and can naturally hold their breath but shortly after birth they lose this ability.
  • Reading to your child at any age will increase their knowledge.
  • Children laugh on average 300 times a day, adults only 60. 
  • Babies don’t suffer from bad breath because they have no teeth - teeth collect bacteria which makes breath smell. 
  • Most babies recognize their mothers' voices when they are born, but take around 14 days to learn to recognize their father's voice.
  • Young babies don't sweat because their sweat glands are not fully developed.
  • A four-month-old fetus will turn away if a bright light is shone on the mother's belly. They also react to sudden loud noises. 
  • Eating fish during pregnancy can boost your baby's brain power, a study of 7,000 mothers found. 
  • A fetus develops unique fingerprints at the age of three months. 
  • A newborn baby focuses best at objects that are 10 inches (25cm) from its nose - that's roughly the distance from its mother's breast to her eyes.
  • Babies generally like high-pitched singing voices.
  • About a quarter of all children go sleepwalking at least once between the ages of 7 and 12. 
  • Children grow twice as fast in spring as they do in autumn, but they put on more weight in autumn than in spring.
  • A baby’s strongest sense is smell and they can recognize their mothers by scent alone. 
  • Babies learn sign language before they can talk. They learn the meaning of waving goodbye, hugging and kissing long before they can speak. 
In all, they are truly wonderful and amazing little creatures!!


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