10 Adorable Facts About Your Babies

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Babies are so adorable even though they often terrorize you in your sleep. The following 10 facts you probably didn't know about babies.


1
May is actually the month that sees the heaviest babies born. Usually about an average of 200 grams heavier than any other month.

2
Newborns can scream and holler but can't technically cry. Tears can't actually be created or released until about three weeks in.

3
When babies are born, they have 300 bones. Adults have 206.

4
A baby cannot taste salt until it is 4 months old. The delay may be related to the development of kidneys.

5
A baby's eyes are 75% of their adult size, but its vision is around 20/400. By six months, a baby's vision should reach 20/20.

6
Newborns are more likely to turn their head to the right than to the left.

7
A baby has around 10,000 taste buds on the sides, back, and roof of the mouth. Eventually these extra taste buds disappear.

8
A newborn urinates about every 20 minutes and then roughly every hour at 6 months.

9
Approximately 80% of infants are born with some form of birthmark, usually "stork bites" and "port wine stains."

10
At birth, babies have no kneecaps. Kneecaps do not develop completely until after six months.