20 Amazing Facts About Babies That You May Not Know
You may think ‘what is there to know about babies?’ They are lovable, cute and they scream. But they are also extremely smart. Each parent thinks their baby is a genius, but truly, human babies are quite intelligent. Infants can grasp abstract concepts, make logical deductions and distinguish emotions. In many ways, they are not very different from adults. However, babies have more to teach us than initially believed. Here are some amazing facts about babies that you may not know.
Smell And Sound
Babies learn to identify the smell and sound of their mother immediately.
Newborn babies cannot cry with tears for three weeks.
Babies are very powerful relative to their small size. You may not believe but they can lift their own body weight without any difficulty.
Every baby is born with natural swimming abilities.
Sometimes, infants sleep with their eyes open.
Danish researchers has found that three-year-old kids could remember the faces of people they had met at the age of 12 months.
Babies can learn from their mothers what to fear very early in life. Distressed mothers give off odor, which is smelled by their babies.
Sleeping babies can sense when their parents are fighting.
Researchers at Harvard University have found that babies less than one year old are aware of social dominance and use size to determine who will win when two individuals’ goals clash with each other.
Unborn babies protect their mothers from pre-eclampsia by releasing a hormone called adrenomedullin. Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy complication which is characterized by high levels of protein in the urine and high blood pressure.
Research suggests that three-month-old babies can learn from lemur screeches.
According to the researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, babies try to practice speech much before they start uttering their first word.
From the time babies are born, they are well aware of the fact that their body is their own.
According to scientists, babies can identify tunes they have heard in-utero, even a year after birth.
According to a study published in the journal PLOS One, babies may show sympathy toward others in distress.
If you are physically and mentally tired of wiping food off the walls, the ceiling, high chair and the table after feeding your kid who takes pride in throwing food all over the place, cheer up. A study suggests that babies who are excellent in creating mess are big learners.
Babies’ cries can boost the sex hormone testosterone in men.
Infants are smart enough to tell the difference between friendly and angry dogs.
Babies are born with 300 bones. Some of these bones ultimately fuse together to form the 206 bones that adults contain.
Feel Good Hormone
The smell of babies activates the feel good hormone called dopamine in mothers. In other words, the baby’s odor generates the same reaction or response in mother’s brain as tempting food.