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Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood only 206 remain. The reason? Some bones fuse together later.

At birth, a child's feet have 22 partially formed bones; by 18, each foot has 26 fully formed bones.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They only develop during the latter half of the first year

Children born in the month of May are on the average 200 grams heavier at birth than children born in any other month.

A newborn baby's head accounts for about one-quarter of its entire weight.

According to researchers at the University of Texas, babies like pretty faces better than plain ones.

A fetus in the womb can hear. Tests have shown that fetuses respond to various sounds as they do to pressures and internal sensations.

The average child will eat 15 pounds of cereal in a year. Newborn babies eat as many as 12 meals a day.

Diaper rash occurs more often after 8 months of age.

Many babies recognize their mothers' voices when they are born

Babies like high-pitched sing-songy voices.

Babies are always born with blue eyes, although the color may change within a few moments of delivery.

A typical newborn baby will double its weight by age six months and triple it by the end of the first year

Babies eyes don't make tears until the baby is between 3 and 6 weeks old.

The average toddler takes 176 steps per minute.

Babies eyes don't make tears until the baby is between 3 and 6 weeks old.


Babies have a biological need and desire to learn.

The basic networking of the brain's synapses nearly completes after the rapid brain development of the first three years.

Babies have a biological need and desire to learn.

The more stimulating experiences the baby is exposed to, the more chances for enhanced learning in the future.

The number of connections in the brain increases or decreases by 25% depending on the environment and stimulation.

Shortly after birth, infants can discriminate among a large number of sounds that occur in many languages.

A week old baby can distinguish his mother's voice and at two weeks he can recognize his father's voice.

Babies gradually develop a preference for the sounds of their native tongue.

Babies prefer high contrast images, like geometric shapes in black, white and red.

Newborn babies have an acute sense of smell, which enables them to recognize the natural scent from their mother's body.

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