Here are 30 Interesting Facts About Babies.

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1. Babies who are born deaf and are exposed to sign language early, babble using sign language – Source

2. The first time a Navajo baby laughs, the family throws a party. The person who made the baby laugh provides the food. – Source

3. Studies have shown that if a baby’s pacifier falls on the ground, putting it in your mouth before putting it back in the baby’s mouth as opposed to washing it in soapy water can help strengthen the baby’s immune system. It can potentially ward off ailments such as eczema and asthma. – Source

4. On the Indonesian island of Tana Toraja, if a baby dies before he/she starts teething, the family cuts a hole in a tree and places the dead child inside. The tree regrows around the baby and absorbs it. – Source

5. In 2010, a Canadian man rescued an abandoned baby to find out later that he was the baby’s father. His girlfriend later reported that she didn’t know she was pregnant up until their son’s birth and didn’t know what to do. – Source


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6. Every unborn baby grows a very fine moustache in the womb, which then spreads to cover the entire body. The baby then eats this fine hair, called lanugo, and excretes it after birth with their first bowel movement, which is a substance called meconium. – Source

7. All expecting mothers in Finland can receive a “starter box” of baby clothes, bedding, nappies and toys from the government for free. – Source

8. In Detroit during the 1930’s, a man named Joseph Figlock was walking down the street when a baby fell from a window and landed on Figlock, neither were harmed. A year later, Figlock was walking down the same street when the same baby fell from the window onto him again and again neither were harmed. – Source

9. By the age of 3, a baby will begin to develop an awareness of being either male or female and begin to act accordingly. – Source

10. Babies pick up on the cadences and rhythms of their mother tongue while in the womb, and you can tell the difference between French, German, and English babies just by their gurgles and cries. – Source

11-15 Interesting Facts About Babies

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11. All giant pandas in the world are on loan from China, and when a baby Panda is born, by agreement, it is sent back to China to help expand the gene pool. The baby pandas are shipped back by FedEx. – Source

12. A baby was raffled away in the Seattle world fair in 1909 and no one knows what happened to him. – Source

13. A group of Japanese scientists hope to clone a baby mammoth within six years – Source

14. Newborn babies have a natural reflex to swim for the first four-six months of their lives. This instinct then disappears and must be re-taught. – Source

15. Nestle paid doctors and nurses in developing countries in the 1970’s to promote their baby formula over breast-feeding. This led to the deaths of thousands of infants due to contaminated water. Nestle knew about this risk. – Source


16-20 Interesting Facts About Babies

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16. The reason babies love peek-a-boo so much and never grow tired of it is because they lack object permanence, or the ability to recognize that an object still exists even if it can’t be observed. – Source

17. Pixar names the babies that are born to anyone involved in making of the film in the credits of every film. – Source

18. In the US, more babies are born on Monday and Tuesday because doctors don’t like scheduling C-sections and induced labor on weekends. – Source

19. The birth rate in Japan is one of the lowest of any developed country to the point that the sales of adult diapers are greater than the sales of baby diapers. – Source

20. Fenugreek, a supplement that increases milk production has a side effect that causes your baby to smell like maple syrup. – Source

21-25 Interesting Facts About Babies

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21. You can tell if a baby is self-aware by drawing a red dot on his/her forehead in front of a mirror. If the baby touches its reflection, he/she is not aware. If it rubs its own forehead to try to remove the mark, it is. – Source

22. Newborn babies choose to look at attractive faces over plain ones, thereby suggesting that recognizing appealing faces is hardwired at birth. – Source

23. The number of sweat glands you have is directly related to the temperature you experienced as a baby. – Source

24. A human touching a baby bird will not cause its mother to abandon it. – Source

25. You should never feed babies honey. It can cause botulism poisoning, which can be fatal. – Source

26-30 Interesting Facts About Babies

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26. Babies can dream from day one and possibly even before birth. – Source

27. Babies begin to develop sleep patterns that change as they grow older. Introducing a toddler pillow can help transition them from their crib to a bigger bed. This ensures they have adequate support and comfort during sleep.

28. To get the look of a “just birthed” baby in movies and TV, they smear the baby with jam and cream cheese – Source

29. Research on one-day-old babies has found that boys look longer at a mechanical mobile while girls look longer at a face. This, as well as the effects of fetal testosterone on later behavior, is argued to be evidence against the sex differences being only due to socialization. – Source

30. Babies who are exclusively breastfed for the first three months have up to 30% more cognitive development than those who are fed exclusively formula – Source

31. Babies are born with 300 bones whereas adults have only 206. Also, babies are born without kneecaps. – Source

Last Update: June 11, 2024

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