Precious little one you are beginning on an awesome journey like no other.
Parents when you are watching your little tyke growing and developing, especially so much at the beginning of their new life.
There are many cool facts I have heard and would like to share with you about your little miracle.
Infants are born to dance – You are an Amazing Baby
They are born with the ability to respond to the rhythm and the tempo of music, they find the music,
more pleasing than even speech. Music helps give added literacy skills, while developing strength
and endurance. As they dance and jump around, they are happy and full of joy.
It is a lot of fun for
all, as well as provides health benefits for baby too.
Surprising how early babies can identify rhythm in the music, it is good to introduce music as early
as possible, Babies familiar with music have better literary skills, they are learning to decode words
The baby’s brain will double in size over the first year, making it 60% of an adults brain.
It seems impossible that their little head has billions of cells eager to get to work, ready to
develop the connections necessary for everything from their first cry, first step, first diploma,
to a lifetime of loving and socializing. The brain is so active during the first few months,
as many as 1 million new neural connection form every second, 60% of baby’s energy goes
into the brain.
Taste buds – Infants have a sweet tooth
Your Baby can’t taste salt until around 4 months. But they do have a keen sense for sweet
and sour. I’ve heard that Breast Milk is said to be sweet, that is why they like it so much.
The delay for salt maybe do to the development of the Kidneys, the Kidneys start to process
Sodium at about 4 months.
Your little tyke has about 30,000 taste buds, they are on the tonsils, back of the throat, as well
as, the tongue. Adults only have about 10,000. Babies use their mount to explore, and
learn . Their mouths give them a handy way to know different textures and taste, it can
be a none food item as well as food, this is called mouthing.
No Kneecaps – But lots of Bones
This is a surprising tidbit. Babies are born without real Kneecaps, they only have cartilage,
it begins growing into a bony kneecap around 3 to 5 years, expanding into a real kneecap
about 10 to 12 years old. While on the other side of the bone story, baby has 300 bones which
decreases into 206 when they have all fused together, having the same 206 as adults do.
No Tears – Baby cries without tears
Babies may cry for many reasons like:
- just plan fussy
- upset stomach
- just wants to be held and receive attention
- or it could be real pain
There will be no tears until about 3 or 4 weeks
Baby’s Tiny Tummie – Starts at the size of a nut
Staring at birth the stomach is the size of a hazelnut. Then comes day 3, it’s the size
of a large marble. Then day 10 a size of a golf ball.
- Day 7 – stomach holds 1 to 1.4 teaspoon at a time
- End of week 1 —- 1 to 2 ounces per feeding
- Weeks 2 and 3 —- 2 to 3 ounces per feeding (daily 20 to 25 ounces)
- Weeks 4 and 5 —-3 to 4 ounces per feeding (daily 25 to 35 ounces)
- At about a month to 6 months, the milk intake is about the same
No Color in the World after Birth – only Monochrome
How exciting it is to watch your little one start to explore the world. Although, it is hard
to believe that your sweetheart can only see the world in color from the third month of
life. For the first month after Birth, they can only perceive the world in monochrome.
Baby’s first color recognized is red. The last is blue and purples. So for now baby doesn’t
care which color the adorable little ones room is.
Thousands of Diapers Adorn the Cute Little
Bottom – They’re on a 20-minute schedule
Sounds like a lot of late night trips to the store, don’t forget the wipes. Did you know
that you well have put up to about 10,000 diapers over the baby’s Bottom by the first
regular potty training.
- 0 to 1 month —- 10 to 12 a day (320 a month)
- 1 to 5 months old — 8 to 10 a day (870 a month)
- 5 to 9 months old — 8 a day (870 a month)
- 9 to 12 months old —- 8 a day (729 a month)
Time to stock-up — Good Luck
Do Newborns have swimming talents – You
should see their legs and arms go
Baby gives the appearance of swimming, But Sorry.
When placed in water on their tummy their heart rate slows down, they hold their
breath. But more incredible is that they naturally move their legs and arms.
However, the American academy of Pediatrics don’t recommend swimming program
for infants till 1 year old. The little ones don’t have enough strong to hold their head above
water, also their not old enough to hold their breath long enough. They could drown.
The Baby has Hair in the Womb – How about that
Have you ever imagine your sweetheart with fur, or a beard or how about a big old
mustache? OF COURSE NOT!
In the womb your little one, at about 14 or 15 weeks, baby’s tiny hair begin poking
through their skin slightly. Hair follicles are formed before the 22 week.
The tiny hair continues poking through till baby is covered by soft material call lanugo (hair). This keeps baby
warm. As they grow more they add fat to their body, that then keeps them warm.
At that time the lanugo (hair) starts to shed. Most newborns have lost all the
hair by Birth.
Children are the Future of the World – You
are an Amazing Baby
These things are very special. How nature can create so many spectacular sets of
processor to create such a wonderful, adorable, loving little person. This is one of the
most beautiful things their is. Always treasure it, and take a lot of pictures you won’t
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