Your newborn’s pupils will dilate right after birth.
Your newborn listens even before they’re born, hears sounds immediately after birth and can recognize your voice by day two. It can also read emotions in your tone.
Your baby is unable to taste salt until they are about 4 months old. This is because the kidney is only able to process sodium about that time.
The baby’s brain doubles in the first year of life and by their first birthday, the brain is half the size of the adult brain.
Your newborn will not have a knee cap until they are about 6 months old
Babies have primary knowledge of figures 1, 2, 3. If you suddenly subtracted a figure, the baby`s expression will change.
Your baby may not have tears when they cry, until they are about 5 months old.
Your newborn urinates at a 20 minutes interval daily and every hour at 6 months.
Because of a protein known as noggin, your baby’s skull will not fuse until around age 2.
If your newborn is directly placed on your stomach immediately after birth, the baby may follow the scent of the breast and crawl its way to the mother’s breast to nurse.
Within the first 3 months, your baby`s sight is not farther than 8 or 9 inches.
A newborn moves and adjusts its body to cope with external temperature.
At 9 months, your baby will lose the ability to distinguish between the face of a human being and monkeys.
The intestines of your newborn are about 11 feet long. The length will double by the time the baby becomes an adult.
Your baby will take about 5 to 10 minutes to adapt to the new environment, right after birth.
A baby smiles instinctively, even the blind ones.
A baby’s sense of smell is sharper than that of an adult.
Your newborn is more likely to turn its head to the right than to the left.
At birth, your baby will have 300 bones but by the time they become an adult, there would be 206 bones as the bones would be lesser, having fused together.
Your baby has significantly more taste buds than an adult. A baby has about 30,000 taste buds, on the tongue, the sides, back, and roof of the mouth. An adult has about 10,000.
Male babies have more asymmetrical brain hemispheres than female babies.
A baby’s head is proportionally huge, being one-quarter of the total body length, compared to only one-eighth of the total adult’s length.
The grasp of your newborn is strong enough to hang its whole body in mid air.
Your baby’s heart, beats at 180 pulses per minute at birth.
A baby can breathe and swallow at the same time until they are about 7 months old.
Baby boys are slightly heavier than baby girls.
Your baby is born with a natural swimming ability and can hold its breath.
Your newborn will likely lose all the hair they are born with in the first 3 or 4 months after birth
The average baby will wear more than 2,500 diapers a year.
Your baby’s first poop is known as meconium
Your newborn baby has about one cup of blood in its whole body.
Your baby will prefer a female voice over a male voice.