11 Facts That Might Surprise You About Your Baby
Babies are surprising little creatures that will never cease to amaze us. At KneeBouncers, we strive to understand how babies and toddlers – learn and play. But even after 10 years of studying their development, we still get surprised by the new things we learn in the process.
Here are 11 fun and amazing facts about babies:
- A baby born in May is heavier than babies born in other months!
- They can’t cry. This is not say they can’t be loud, but technically speaking there are no tears until they are about 3 weeks old.
- When born, babies do not have kneecaps!
- 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 right away.
- Reading to your baby is important! Reading to your child at any age will increase their knowledge. (Try reading “Who Says Moo?”!)
- Children laugh on average 300 times a day, adults only 60.
- 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.
- Babies are born with all the brain cells (aka neurons) they’ll ever have.
- Affection and connection with your baby make their brain bigger.