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Fun baby trivia

Did you know babies don't have kneecaps?

Kneecaps don't fully develop until after six months.

When is the big day?

The most popular day for babies to make their entrance is Tuesday, followed by Monday. Sunday is the slowest day, with 35.1 fewer births than average.

Is there a popular month to arrive?
In 2010, more newborns arrived in September than in any other month. The second, third, and fourth most popular birthday months were August, June, and July, in that order.

OK guys, here’s one for you.
Men are the best at changing a baby’s diaper. Men take just over a
1 minute, while women can take over 2 minutes to change a diaper. Expert in male and female behavior, Corinne Sweet says ‘Changing baby is essentially a mechanical process, men approach it like a pit stop; they want it over as quickly as possible.'

Babies can do the breast stroke...in the womb?
At about the 16th week, the male or female genitals have appeared, and baby takes up swimming. It actually will move around in the womb with a swimming motion until it gets so large that it is no longer able to.

No kneeling for baby.
No kneecaps at birth: babies do not have kneecaps. Rather they have a structure of cartilage that resembles kneecaps. They usually don’t develop them fully until after six months. Most seen on babies who “army crawl” instead of doing it on all fours.

A boy, or a girl?
It is the father’s sperm that decides the sex of your baby.

Be mindful of what you spray.
Air fresheners may cause diarrhea and earache in babies say scientists. They found that infants in homes where air fresheners and aerosols
were used every day were 32% more likely to suffer from stomach and
ear complaints.

No bones about it. Babies have more bones.
When babies are born, they have 300 bones. Adults have 206. Bones fuse together during growth to come up with the new number.

A shake of the head.
A turned head means A full belly. Your newborn didn’t just see something interesting. If he or she turns her head at a spoonful of food, it is because they are full. This is also where shaking your head “no” comes from.

Fish makes babies smarter.
A study of 7000 mothers found that those who ate fish at least once per week had babies who scored higher in verbal skills at 15 months than those whose mothers didn't eat any fish.

Baby + Smile = Gas?
A baby is typically capable of their first non-gassy smile at only one month old. Try engaging them with funny faces or voices to see if they are ready. If unsure about a smile, repeat the gag as necessary.

Places for moms to recharge after baby.

Leftie or rightie?
It is determined at around 10 weeks after birth whether your baby is right-handed or left-handed.

(compiled from various baby-fact websites)