Learn some amazing, weird, and surprising things about those tiny little humans we adore in this list of 50 fun facts about babies you want to know before you have one!
Basically, if you’re about to become a parent and you have a few minutes, read through this list and become aquatinted with your surprisingly sophisticated and totally weird future roommate!
1. NO KNEECAPS
Babies are born without kneecaps. Well, technically they have kneecaps but they are still soft cartilage and only appear as little smudges on an x-ray. You babies knees won’t be completely ossified for 3-5 years!
2. LOTS OF BONES
Babies have more bones than adults do, 300 bones to be exact! When babies are born not all of their bones have fused together, so as they get older, and their bones fuse together, they will have 206 bones like every other adult.
3. NOSE BREATHERS
Babies are often called obligate or preferential nasal breathers. For the first few months of life, babies only breathe through their month when crying.
4. CUTE FOR A REASON
Newborns are designed to elicit a strong emotional and protective response in their parents. Their big eyes, chubby bodies, and sweet little noses give parents the need to provide comfort and safety. Apparently, cartoon artists intensify those exact features when they want a baby to look cute on screen.
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