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

1. No Tears

Babies start crying at the top of their throats soon after coming to this world. However, babies cannot actually shed tears.
Their tear ducts and glands are fully functional, however they are only able to secrete enough tear fluid to lubricate and protect the eye.

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.

3. New born babies are "Great Listeners"

From the 18 weeks of pregnancy, the foetus hears their very first sounds From the mother’s heart beat to the gurgles of her digestive system, her voice and the voices of other family members are part of a baby’s world before birth. Hearing power in new born are well developed.

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.

5. New born babies has 300 bones

A human being is being born with around 300 bones whereas an adult human has 206 bones.
Babies have more cartilage (Cartilage is rubber like padding that covers and shields the end of long bones at the joints) than a grown up.
Cartilage is not as rigid or stiff as bone and it is also less flexible than muscle.
With the course of development, these bones fuse together and hardened by the process called ossification (formation of bones). That’s the reason babies have more bones than an adult.

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.

7. No Knee-caps

A baby’s kneecap, also known as patella is present in babies at birth. However, at that point, the patella is made of cartilage, or flexible, rubber like material.
The cartilage hardens into bone through a process called ossification, usually at the age of 4.

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.

9. Need a lot of sleep

Good sleep duration for a newborn on a regular basis leads to improved attention, emotional regulation, behaviour, learning and memory.
Proper sleep also enhances the quality of life and mental and physical health.
Babies 4 months to 12 months should sleep 12 to 16 hours per 24 hours on regular basis to promote optimal health.

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.

11. New born babies have three times as many taste buds as adults

If you’ve ever wondered how your baby happily munches on bland sweet potato or anything, it’s because infants have far more taste buds than an adult. So they are actually experiencing a taste sensation with that one-ingredient puree.
In fact, babies are born with a whopping 30,000 taste buds all over their tongue and on the roof of their mouth (compared to the average adult's 10,000).
It could also explain fussy eating: a baby’s heightened sense of taste magnifies sharp, bitter flavours like spinach, so they prefer sweeter tastes like fruit and sweet potato.

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.

13. New born babies are born with the ability to swim

Newborns are born with "diving reflex" where they hold their breath when underwater, heart rate slows down and naturally adapt to their surroundings, and even splash about with their arms and legs. If you take your baby to a swimming class you’ll see these innate talents in action! What’s even more incredible is that, like fish, babies can actually breathe and swallow at the same time for the first few months of their life. They learn this talent while in the womb but begin to lose this ability around the 6-month mark.

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.

15. New born baby eye color can change

Have you seen your baby's eye color change?
The production of melanin, responsible for eye color, typically isn't triggered until light hits those pretty peepers. And even so, the amount of melanin totally depends on genetics, which can take time to develop—usually between 6 and 12 months.
Regardless of what eye color they start out with, it’s important to know that their eye color can change for months after their birth.

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