Interesting New Born facts you can't resist
Babies are beyond adorable cutie pies but there’s more to them than just cuteness.
They are equipped with some mind-boggling traits.
Here’s a list of 15 amazing facts about new born babies
2. Poor Vision
Babies learn to see over a period of time much like they learn to walk and talk.
At birth, babies can’t see as good as older children or adults.
Their eyes and visual system go through significant improvement that occurs during the first few months of life.
4. New born babies have highly developed sense of smell
Baby’s nose begins to form early in the first trimester of pregnancy.
Babies start using their sense of smell while still in the mother’s womb.
As they breathe and swallow the amniotic fluid, they become familiar with its smell. Research suggests that new born babies have a strong sense of smell and they prefer the smell of their own mother.
6. New born babies love cuddles
Infants are comforted by touch, holding, feeding, cuddling, bathing and soothing closer can help him or her feel more secure.
For the little ones, skin to skin contact plays a vital role in bonding and communication Research suggests that new born babies have a strong sense of smell and they prefer the smell of their own mother.
8. Super Brain!
At the time for birth, the average human baby’s brain is about a quarter of the size of the average adult brain.
It doubles in size in the first year.
It keeps growing to about 80% of adult brain size by age 3 and 90%, nearly full-grown by age 5.
10. New born babies don't need water
Infants don’t need plain water until they are 6 months of age, because until that point they receive all the hydration and nutrients they need through the formula and breast milk.
It’s also important to note that “diluting” formula milk with extra water (more than the canister of formula calls for) can lead to a condition called water intoxication.
12. New born babies eye's are almost as big as adult's.
It’s their abnormally large eyes that makes babies so super cute, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that babies’ eyes are around 70% of their adult size.
The length of a newborn eye is about 16.5 mm, while an adult’s is 24 mm. The most significant period of growth for eye balls is in the first year, with another spurt around puberty.
14. Baby boy and baby girl brains are different
Exactly how different, and what effect this has on development, is hotly debated.
Research suggests that newborn boys' brains may grow faster than girls' brains in the first three months, particularly in areas that control movement. On the other hand, girls may have more sensitive senses, meaning that they can see and hear better than boys to begin with. However, the way you care for your baby is likely to have a much bigger effect on their development than whether they're a girl or a boy. And there are plenty of ways to avoid gender-stereotyping your child.