Saturday, October 20, 2007

Baby Facts

- Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood we have only 206 in our bodies. The reason? Some bones fuse together later.

- 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 it's 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 just as vigorously as they respond to pressures and internal sensations.

- The average child will eat 15 pounds of cereal in a year.

- Diaper rash occurs more often after 8 months of age.

- Baby oil and baby lotion lubricate the skin equally well.

- Aside from medical costs, it's been determined that new parents in the U.S. typically spend $7,000 in a baby's first year on everything from diapers to formula to day care.

1 comment:

Lisa, Lisa Lou, Lisa Pizza- said...

That's why Ashlyn was such a chunky monkey- she was born in MAY!