A maternal bond is the heavenly feel and is the relationship between a mother and her child. Right from birth, babies can recognize their mother’s smell and voice. Even in the womb, babies can hear their mother’s voice, so it’s not hard to believe that they’re attached right from birth.
Newborns are short-sighted!
Newborns are nearsighted and they see mostly blurry shapes. At birth, a newborn baby’s eyesight is between 20/200 and 20/400 and also their eyes are sensitive to bright light. Hence, they can not see very far, only objects that are 8-15 inches away!
Babies have More Bones than Adults!
A newborn baby has nearly 300 bones in her body, but adult has only 206 bones! The reason is that babies have more flexible cartilage (a firm tissue softer than bone) in their body. As the child grows, some bones fuse together and some of the cartilage hardens and turns to bone.
Learning to Talk Begins in the Womb!
Scientists have discovered that, babies only hours old are able to differentiate between sounds from their native language and a foreign language. Babies in womb begin learning language from their mothers and in about 23 weeks they can enjoy the daily soundtrack of your heartbeat.
Your Baby Loves Your Scent!
Newborns know the unique scent of your breast milk and they have a strong sense of smell. So that, baby can easily find her mother by smelling her and she turns her head to you when she is hungry.
Babies Learn Much Faster than Adults!
Normally, kids learn faster than adults because the prefrontal cortex of the brain. Also, children do have certain advantages when learning a second language. They are learning all the time even before they were born and also simply love the sound of your voice!
Newborns are Tear-Free!
Newborn babies are programmed to announce their arrival with a big “Waah”! But they don’t produce real tears until approximately the age of three weeks, because their tear ducts are not entirely developed. In that time, babies do produce enough moisture to keep the eyes healthy.
Newborns Don’t have Kneecaps!
Babies are born with a cartilaginous structure in their knees but without kneecaps. Cartilage gives structure where it’s needed in the body such as the ears, nose and joints. Then, somewhere between 2 and 6 years old, this cartilage patella starts forming a center of bone.
Their Stomachs are the Size of a Walnut!
The capacity of a newborn’s stomach is influenced by birth weight, but three days after your baby was born, his stomach will have grown to about the size of a walnut. Baby’s stomach can contain 30-59 ml at a feeding by the end of the first week.
Their Taste-Buds Only Recognize Sweet and Sour!
Newborn baby’s taste buds are very sensitive and can recognize sweet and sour tastes, but prefers sweet. Because, taste buds that detect salt do not develop fully until they are around 4 to 5 months old and salt is not a necessary part of their diet at this age.
A Baby Has 10000 Taste Buds!
Adults have about 5,000 taste-buds, but for children its around 10,000 and they react more strongly to flavors. For newborn, these taste buds are not just on tongue but also on the sides, back and roof of the mouth and eventually these extra taste buds disappear.
Newborns are more amazing than you think and research shows that babies display glimmers of consciousness and memory as early as 5 months old. Usually, babies don’t get bored and they spend 60% of all the energy is concentrated in the brain.