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Baby Facts Not Included In The Baby Books

By Bos Newmann

Kids get bigger faster than anybody realizes. In the beginning an infant is a single celled organism and within a very short time it is a living being with a heart, lungs and a brain. In just forty short weeks they go from those few cells to living creatures who are able to live on their own. Personalities and decisions begin being made almost immediately after birth. Things like moving on their own, needing help with diaper changes and even how they learn to speak are pretty commonly understood. Here are some facts about babies and childhood development that you might not know.

The skull of a baby is still in independent plates at the time of birth. The lack of a solid skull is what makes it so scary for so many adults to hold babies right after they are born! If you are not careful when you are handling your baby’s head, you could accidentally do quite a bit of damage so tread lightly and carefully when you hold your newborn! The good news is that, within about three months the soft spot will harden up and not be quite so sensitive. You will need to continue to be careful with the front of your child’s skull for a while longer because the frontal plates take longer (up to eighteen months) to harden up.

Most babies are born knowing instinctually how to swim and how to hold their breath. This instinct starts to fade very quickly, though. Because of this, many early childhood experts recommend that women have water births. Swimming from the womb into life is supposed to make the transition of being born less traumatic for the infant. They believe that a “regular” birth in a brightly lit hospital room is far more traumatic for the baby and that it makes it harder for them to accept that they are no longer physically a part of their mothers.

Did anybody ever tell you that when babies first start to grow, they grow a tail along with their other limbs? That’s right! For the first few weeks after conception takes place your baby will grow a tail as he grows the rest of his vital organs. Eventually the tail will disappear because the rest of the baby’s body will grow and mature-the tail sort of gets absorbed into it. It is not unlike the way frogs develop from tadpoles. Not everyone completely outgrows their tails-some people are born with tails that are still partially intact. From here the parents can choose whether to have the tail removed or to hope that it disappears over time. The good news is that the tail does not have any effect on your baby’s health and removing it should not be a problem.

If you want to learn more about babies there are plenty of little known facts that you can choose from. You already know how fast babies grow up. Do you know the details of child development? Do you know all of the neat things that happen between conception and adulthood? Learning about babies never gets boring, just look at the interesting things you know now that you did not know a little while ago.

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Newmann, Bos "Baby Facts Not Included In The Baby Books." Baby Facts Not Included In The Baby Books. 25 Aug. 2010. 26 May 2017 <>.

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Newmann, B (2010, August 25). Baby Facts Not Included In The Baby Books. Retrieved May 26, 2017, from

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